Legislature

FILE - In this Jan. 12, 2018, file photo, Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., leaves in a T-6 World War II airplane after speaking at a rally in Phoenix. Women with military experience _ many of them combat veterans _ are among the record number of female candidates running for office this year. (AP Photo/Matt York)
August 17, 2018 - 8:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A dragon winds around a cherry tree in the tattoo across MJ Hegar's arm and back, over the shrapnel wounds she had, at one point, not wanted to see with her young children around. But nine years after being shot down in Afghanistan, then winning a lawsuit against the federal...
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August 17, 2018 - 12:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has convened a rare August work period that's serving as a reminder of how much has changed in the unlikely partnership between Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump. This time last year, the two men were barely on speaking terms. Their...
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One of three simultaneous drug overdose victims is treated on the New Haven Green, a city park in New Haven, Conn., Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Investigators try to determine exactly what sickened the victims. People started falling ill Wednesday morning, mostly on the New Haven Green. No deaths were reported. Police have arrested a man who they say may have passed out free samples of synthetic marijuana. (Brian A. Pounds/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP)
August 16, 2018 - 10:44 pm
Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people's homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to...
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FILE - In this May 2, 2004 file photo, Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee greets the audience as he arrives for a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in New Delhi, India. Former prime minister Vajpayee, who pursued both nuclear weapons and peace talks with Pakistan, died Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at age 93. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan)
August 16, 2018 - 9:33 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Former Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a Hindu nationalist who set off a nuclear arms race with rival Pakistan but later reached across the border to begin a groundbreaking peace process, died Thursday after a long illness. He was 93. The All India Institute of Medical...
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This Feb. 27, 2018 photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Brandon Hein, who was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year old son of a Los Angeles police detective. Another teen confessed to the killing but Hein was also sentenced to life in prison under California's "felony murder" rule. California lawmakers are considering limiting the felony murder rule that holds accomplices to the same standard as if they had personally committed the crime. (California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)
August 16, 2018 - 8:51 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Hein was 18 when he and three other teenagers were charged in the 1995 stabbing death of the 16-year-old son of a Los Angeles police detective. One of Hein's friends pulled a knife during a fistfight over marijuana. James Farris III died; Jason Holland testified...
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Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson talks to reporters on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, about his decision to join the U.S. Senate race in New Mexico. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
August 16, 2018 - 7:52 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson said in seeking to make history and capture a U.S. Senate seat in New Mexico he'll have to give up a few of his favorite activities: marathon biking rides, hanging out in his northern New Mexico "dream" home and tuning...
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August 16, 2018 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, an independent agency, said Thursday that a White House official called to talk about a proposed merger between Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc. and Tribune Media Co. Ajit Pai told a Senate panel that Don McGahn, the White House...
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FILE-In this Tuesday, May 22, 2018 photo, an electronic voting machine is shown during voting in the Georgia Primary, in Kennesaw, Ga. Georgia's top elections official, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, now the Republican nominee for governor, is looking at new voting machines to replace the state's aging electronic touchscreens by 2020. Meanwhile, he's defending the current system as "accurate and secure" enough for elections this fall. (AP Photo Mike Stewart)
August 16, 2018 - 7:20 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Republican gubernatorial nominee Brian Kemp says Georgia's aging electronic voting machines should be replaced, coming around to a position critics say he's resisted for eight years as the state's top elections official. There's just one thing — Kemp says it can't be done in time for...
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Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro speaks during a news conference at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A Pennsylvania grand jury says its investigation of clergy sexual abuse identified more than 1,000 child victims. The grand jury report released Tuesday says that number comes from records in six Roman Catholic dioceses. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 16, 2018 - 6:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Reeling from a landmark grand jury report on child sexual abuse, the leadership of Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic Church is under pressure to support a change in state law to give those victims a temporary opportunity to file lawsuits on decades-old abuse claims. Bishops...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., arrives at the chamber to begin work on a judicial confirmation, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
August 16, 2018 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has put more judges on the circuit courts this far into his first two years than other administrations had, thanks to Senate Republicans. The Senate on Thursday confirmed two more of Trump's nominees, bringing to 26 the number of new appellate judges that...
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