State governments

Rains and wind pelt Charleston, S.C., early on the morning of Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019, as Hurricane Dorian enters the area. Hurricane Dorian has begun raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard, threatening to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to southwest Virginia with a dangerous storm surge after its deadly mauling of the Bahamas. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
September 05, 2019 - 7:50 am
ABACO, Bahamas (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Dorian (all times local): 10:45 a.m. North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper warned residents that extensive damage is expected at the coast regardless of whether Hurricane Dorian makes landfall. Cooper said Thursday morning at a news conference that the...
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US Army National Guard Pvt. Christopher Zambuto, left, and Specialist Jermaris Hamilton assemble cots in a shelter for Hurricane Dorian evacuees inside the old Sears location at Northgate Mall, on Wednesday, Sep. 4, 2019, in Durham, NC. (Casey Toth/The News & Observer via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 2:38 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Hurricane Dorian , back to a Category 3 storm, began raking the Southeast U.S. seaboard early Thursday and left tens of thousands without power as it threatened to inundate low-lying coasts from Georgia to Virginia with a life-threatening storm surge after its deadly mauling...
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Denise Aguilar, right, joins others in a march through the Capitol to protest the state Legislature's passage of a measure to crack down on doctors who sell fraudulent medical exemptions for vaccinations, in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. Lawmakers sent the bill to Newsom on Wednesday but he said he wants last-minute changes. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
September 04, 2019 - 5:27 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Medical groups and a lawmaker behind California legislation to crack down on vaccine exemptions said Wednesday they were surprised by Gov. Gavin Newsom's last-minute call for changes to the bill, a move that inserted fresh uncertainty into one of the year's most...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Gonzalez' bill, AB273, that now makes it illegal to trap animals in California for recreation or to sell their fur, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:45 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to ban commercial fur trapping, ending the practice nearly 200 years after animals like beavers and otters introduced the American West to international trade. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he had signed a bill...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019 file photo, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, D-San Diego speaks during the Assembly session in Sacramento, Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed Gonzalez' bill, AB273, that now makes it illegal to trap animals in California for recreation or to sell their fur, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 04, 2019 - 4:42 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California on Wednesday became the first state to ban commercial fur trapping, ending the practice nearly 200 years after animals like beavers and otters introduced the American West to international trade. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday he had signed a bill...
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September 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
DENVER (AP) — After watching his mother die slowly when he stopped her medication, Neil Mahoney knew he wanted the option of ending his own life peacefully when a doctor told him in July that he had months to live after being diagnosed with cancer. A physician was willing to help him do that under...
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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott talks a mass shooting in Odessa during a news conference Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, in Odessa, Texas. (Mark Rogers/Odessa American via AP)
September 04, 2019 - 1:58 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday rejected calls from Democrats for immediate votes on new gun safety measures following a violent August that began and ended with mass shootings that left 29 people dead and injured dozens more. The Texas Legislature doesn't meet again...
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Andrew Parker watches the latest on Hurricane Dorian from the bar at Huc-A-Poos pizza restaurant, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019, in Tybee Island, Ga. Parker said he's been through eight hurricanes in his lifetime as a resident of Tybee. And like the others Parker said he plans on riding Dorian out at his home on the island. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)
September 04, 2019 - 1:23 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Weakened but still deadly, Hurricane Dorian crept up the Southeastern coast of the United States on Wednesday and millions were ordered to evacuate as forecasters said near-record levels of seawater and rain could inundate the area. The Category 2 storm, which ravaged the...
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FILE - In this April 18, 2017, file photo, state Sen. Jake LaTurner, R-Pittsburg, speaks to reporters after his appointment as state treasurer by Gov. Brownback during a news conference at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. LaTurner has abandoned a campaign for an open U.S. Senate seat to challenge first-term GOP congressman Steve Watkins that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat.(AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
September 04, 2019 - 11:32 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' Republican state treasurer on Wednesday abandoned a campaign for an open Senate seat to challenge a GOP freshman congressman that he describes as vulnerable to Democratic defeat. Treasurer Jake LaTurner's announcement came little more than a week after former GOP Gov...
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FILE - This Jan. 22, 2018, file still frame from video provided by KCBS-TV shows a Tesla Model S electric car that has crashed into a fire engine on Interstate 405 in Culver City, Calif. A government report says the driver of the Tesla that slammed into a firetruck was using the car’s Autopilot system when a vehicle in front of him suddenly changed lanes and he didn’t have time to react. The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, that the driver never saw the parked firetruck and didn’t brake. (KCBS-TV via AP, File)
September 04, 2019 - 9:31 am
DETROIT (AP) — A government investigation has found that a design flaw in Tesla's Autopilot semi-autonomous driving system and driver inattention combined to cause a Model S electric car to slam into a firetruck parked along a California freeway. The National Transportation Safety Board determined...
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