Chris Christie forms institute to talk politics
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who once told a heckler to "sit down and shut up," is forming a think tank to discuss ways to bring civility back to...
Secret’s out on hard-hitting Air Force linebacker
AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (AP) — Air Force senior linebacker Kyle Johnson did some mapping and data collecting during his confidential summer internship at a think tank in the nation's...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative think tank has filed a federal lawsuit against Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, alleging he violated the First Amendment rights of staff members who were...
The Latest: Legal experts say case against Evers strong
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on lawsuit filed against Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (all times local):
Legal experts say a conservative think tank whose reporters were barred...
Is your debt ‘good’ or ‘bad’? It depends
Are student loans good debt that can open the door to a career or an insurmountable burden? Is all credit card debt a sign of reckless spending, or can it be a smart way to cover an expense? In...
Trump appoints Scott Walker to board of think tank
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It's been a busy week for former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker.
On Monday, he announced he would not run for office in 2022 because he had accepted a full-time position...
BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A new study has found that prices Montana hospitals charge for patients with private health insurance can be double what the federal government sets as fair.
HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Former western Kansas Congressman Tim Huelskamp has resigned as the leader of an Illinois-based group that dismisses climate change and promotes free-market...
ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish press union says it will file a criminal complaint against a report by a pro-government think tank, saying the way it listed journalists working with international media...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota think tank official has been suspended for comments she made about Somali Americans in a New York Times story.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The millionaire founder of an "alt-right" think tank may be dismissed as a defendant in a lawsuit related to a deadly white nationalist rally in Virginia.
LONDON (AP) — Katie Jones sure seemed plugged into Washington's political scene. The 30-something redhead boasted a job at a top think tank and a who's-who network of pundits and experts, from the...
HAVANA (AP) — One of Cuba's only independent think tanks said Monday that it is closing because of pressure from what it described as powerful institutions on and off the communist island, though...
JERUSALEM (AP) — A U.S. think tank that analyzes misinformation online said Friday that an Israel-based influence campaign busted by Facebook had stumped for the winning candidate in the February...
BEIJING (AP) — Diplomats have visited a Canadian think tank expert whose detention in China is believed to be an attempt to pressure Canada to release Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou.
Analysis: Collins is most likely to work across aisle
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say Republican Sen. Susan Collins toes the party line too often. But a Georgetown University think tank says she's the most likely to work across party lines.
Mattis returning to research role at Stanford think tank
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jim Mattis, who resigned as Pentagon chief three months ago, is returning to Stanford University.
The Hoover Institution at Stanford announced Tuesday that Mattis will join...
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Institute founded by Sanders’ wife, son is shutting down
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The Sanders Institute, a think tank founded by Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' wife and son, is shutting down, at least for now, amid criticism that the...
Will robots take your job? Quarter of US workers at risk
Robots aren't replacing everyone, but a quarter of U.S. jobs will be severely disrupted as artificial intelligence accelerates the automation of existing work, according to a new Brookings...
Korea talks in Sweden have ended, few details given
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Talks between American, South Korean and North Korean diplomats in Sweden — considered a preparation for an upcoming U.S.-Korea summit, have ended, an official with the independent think tank that co-hosted the meeting said Tuesday.
Stephanie Blenckner of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, or SIPRI, that focuses on research on conflicts, armaments and arms control, said the talks ended Monday evening. She gave no details.
Battle lines forming ahead of a looming US privacy law fight
Consumer advocates and the data-hungry technology industry are drawing early battle lines in advance of an expected fight this year over what kind of federal privacy law the U.S. should have.
Lawsuit: Florida think-tank fired worker over military duty
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A former employee of a Tallahassee conservative think tank says he was fired because he had to spend time on military duty with the U.S. Air Force Reserve.
Christopher Ricardo filed a federal lawsuit last week against The James Madison Institute. Ricardo's lawsuit says he worked at the institute from September 2016 until August 2017 as director of donor relations.
AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuke workers, US officials
LONDON (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of U.S.-Iranian relations.
AP Exclusive: Iran hackers hunt nuclear workers, US targets
LONDON (AP) — As U.S. President Donald Trump re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran last month, hackers scrambled to break into personal emails of American officials tasked with enforcing them, The Associated Press has found — another sign of how deeply cyberespionage is embedded into the fabric of US-Iranian relations.
When it comes to natural gas, US ‘open for business’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington's largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership.
Think tank: Russia emerges as world’s No. 2 arms producer
HELSINKI (AP) — A Swedish think tank said Monday that Russia has emerged as the world's second-largest arms producer after the United States. Russia surpassed Britain, which had held that spot since 2002 and remains Western Europe's No. 1 arms maker.
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Coming up: Yet another state report on transportation needs
BOSTON (AP) — No one would fault Massachusetts residents for being skeptical that an upcoming report from a special commission on the future of transportation will do much to ease their daily commute.
Sanders Institute set to host first big meeting
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A think tank founded by the wife and son of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is going to be hosting its first big meeting where academics, artists and policy makers from across the world will gather on the shores of Lake Champlain to look for solutions to what they consider to be the most intractable challenges facing the country and the world.
Think tank remembering the late Democratic US Sen. Pell
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A think tank is remembering the late Democratic U.S. Sen. Claiborne Pell's legacy.
The Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy in Newport wrote about Pell because Thursday is the centennial of his birth.
Pell was born Nov. 22, 1918, in New York City. He represented Rhode Island in the Senate for 36 years and was the force behind a grant program that has helped many Americans attend college.
Groups: Nevada’s old mine sites could help meet energy goal
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A think tank and an advocacy group say Nevada could adapt old mines and former industrial sites to meet an aggressive clean energy benchmark that voters have endorsed with a statewide initiative.
Suspected Russian hackers impersonate State Department aide
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia.
The "spear phishing" attempts began on Wednesday, sending e-mail messages purported to come from a department public affairs official.
Hear the one about Trump? You’ve probably heard a lot
NEW YORK (AP) — Did you hear the one about President Trump? Or, more precisely, did you hear all 3,128 jokes?
A think tank that has studied the content of late-night comedy for the past 26 years said Donald Trump was the butt of more jokes in 2017 than any other public figure has for a single year. By a lot.
Clarification: Election 2018-Governor-Maine story
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — In a story Nov. 7 about Democratic Attorney General Janet Mills being elected governor, The Associated Press described the Maine Heritage Policy Center group as a Republican group. The story should have made clear that the center is a conservative group and that it describes itself as a free-market think tank.
2 scholars due to speak at Harvard barred from leaving China
BEIJING (AP) — A researcher at a prominent Chinese think tank repeatedly targeted by the Communist government said Monday he and the organization's director have been barred from leaving the country.
Jiang Hao told The Associated Press on that he and director Sheng Hong were due to attend a symposium at Harvard University this month marking the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening policy.
The Latest: Think tank touts Evers’ use of uncredited text
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on plagiarism charges against Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers (all times local):
The president of a conservative think tank whose material was lifted without credit by Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers isn't criticizing what happened.
Group expects NY school enrollment decline to continue
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A fiscally conservative think tank says New York's public school enrollment continues to decline.
The Empire Center reports that public school enrollment for the completed 2017-2018 school year was estimated at 2.6 million, or more than 15,000 down from the year before.
The Albany-based center says Census data showing a continued decline in the state's population of school-age children points to another enrollment decrease in the new school year.
The Latest: FBI aware of hack political found by Microsoft
The Latest on efforts by Russia to disrupt midterm elections in the U.S. using fake internet domains (all times local):
The FBI says it's aware of actions taken by Microsoft to take down fake websites that parroted those of U.S. political organizations.
Microsoft on Tuesday blamed a hacking group tied to the Russian government for creating the fake sites that mimicked two American conservative think tanks, as well as websites belonging to the U.S. Senate.
Hatch Center launches $40M fundraising push for next chapter
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Orrin Hatch is stepping down, but he's not planning on fading away.
The long-serving Republican senator spoke Monday at an event kicking off a $40 million fundraising campaign to build the Hatch Center library and think tank in Salt Lake City.
"I may be leaving the Senate, but I am in no way leaving public life. I am simply taking the fight to another arena," he said.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois worker behind the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court decision that eliminated fees paid by nonmembers of public employee unions is joining the group that oversaw his case.
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — An Olympia-based think tank is suing to force Washington state and a union for home-care workers to reimburse those workers for union dues or fees they didn't want to pay.
The Freedom Foundation filed the lawsuit Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Tacoma. It seeks class-action status on behalf of hundreds or thousands of in-home care providers for elderly or disabled clients covered by Medicaid in the past four years.
BOSTON (AP) — Gaining admission to the University of Massachusetts' flagship campus in Amherst is, on average, more difficult for Massachusetts residents than for those who live outside the state, a new report suggests.
The Pioneer Institute, a Boston-based think tank which released the study on Tuesday, said it challenges the widely-accepted belief that nonresident applicants are held to more rigorous academic standards than their Massachusetts counterparts.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based policy think tank charged Thursday.
The push to turn White Sands National Monument into a national park is ramping up and one think tank says such a change could boost recognition of the southern New Mexico destination.
It is home to the world's largest gypsum dune field.
A study released Friday by the nonprofit research group Headwaters Economics found redesignation of White Sands could result in more than $6 million in new spending and more jobs.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Signed boxing gloves from Muhammad Ali, documents from the Bill Clinton impeachment and 3,000 boxes of other papers and memorabilia from a 42-year career in Washington, D.C., will be part of a library and think tank being named for retiring U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch on Wednesday.
Do wage theft laws in Ohio harm or help workers?
Cleveland, Ohio -- Matthew J. Grassi got to savor victory for only a few minutes.
The Ohio Department of Commerce had just awarded him $1,701 in a wage theft claim against his former employer. Then the investigator told him, "It is going to really be difficult for you to see this money."
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A study by a think tank indicates the average monthly premium for health care insurance in Nevada has increased by more than 45 percent this year.
The Nevada Appeal reports the study by the Washington-based Urban Institute shows significant cost increases for even the lowest priced insurance plan in Nevada.
Proposal: Raise state’s gas tax to highest-in-nation 85 cents a gallon
The Illinois Economic Policy Institute proposed more than doubling the state’s motor fuel tax — from 34 cents to 85 cents — but a free market think tank said lawmakers should look at finding ways to cut costs before hiking the gas tax.
During a House hearing last week, Mary Craighead, from the Illinois Economic Policy Institute, said the roads in Illinois are so bad, and the backlog of infrastructure improvements is so large, that policymakers should increase the gas tax.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. university institute at the cutting edge of research on North Korea says the South Korean government has terminated its funding, forcing it to close after it rejected demands to change its leadership.
Robert Gallucci, chairman of the U.S.-Korea Institute at John Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, said it will close in May after rejecting "utterly inappropriate meddling" in its academic affairs.