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  • MSU official: Ex.-Gov. Engler to be named interim president

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) – A high-ranking Michigan State University official involved in the board of trustees’ plan said Tuesday that former Gov. John Engler will be named interim president. The official told The Associated Press that the board will vote to hire Engler on Wednesday amid the fallout over sexual...
  • Governors to Trump, Congress: Do more to solve opioid crisis

    CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) – Governors of both parties are calling on Congress and President Donald Trump’s administration to provide more federal money and improve coordination to deal with America’s deadly opioid crisis. The National Governors Association released a list of recommendations for action on Thursday. It comes less than...
  • Missouri Gov. Greitens acknowledges affair, denies blackmail

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is acknowledging he’s been “unfaithful” in his marriage but has denied allegations that he blackmailed the woman to stay quiet, following a bombshell news report that overshadowed his annual address to the legislature. The Republican governor and his wife released a...
  • Gov. Nathan Deal declares tomorrow ‘UGA Football Friday’

    ATLANTA – Governor Nathan Deal will be cheering on the Bulldogs Monday against Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship. On Thursday, Deal tweeted out a picture of the infamous Georgia “G” near the state capitol with the caption, “Here at the Capitol, I’m keeping the main thing...
  • Hyperactive Missouri Gov. Greitens touts his physical feats

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Rappelling into a bull-riding rodeo event , crawling through dirt in a SWAT obstacle course and entering a burning building with firefighters. These could be action movie stunts by Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood star turned California governor. But they were all done by another governor...
  • Utah governor calls Bannon a ‘bigot’ after attacks on Romney

    Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) is calling former Trump aide Steve Bannon “a Mormon bigot” over his comments attacking former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Herbert called Bannon a “Mormon bigot” in response to Bannon, who said Tuesday night that Romney “hid behind” his Mormon religion to avoid serving...
  • Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, governor

    (CNN) The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say, some very distinctive cat hair. Julia Poff faces six charges after she was indicted earlier...
  • Man in prison 39 years for crime he didn’t commit pardoned

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned a man in prison for 39 years for two murders he didn’t commit. Brown signed the pardon Wednesday, the same day Craig R. Coley, 70, walked out of the state prison in Lancaster. Brown said in a statement announcing the pardon that Coley...
  • Chris Christie getting road named for him in home county

    MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be deeply unpopular in his state, but in his home county he’s getting a road named after him. Christie on Monday will be on hand when a new access road to Central Park of Morris County is christened Governor...