State governments

Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy, a candidate for Alaska's governor, talks with a reporter at a Republican party held at the Aviator Hotel on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Anchorage, Alaska. (Marc Lester /Anchorage Daily News via AP)
August 22, 2018 - 12:23 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Former state Sen. Mike Dunleavy won the Republican nomination for governor in Alaska, setting the stage for what's expected to be a three-way fight for the office this fall. He topped a crowded field in Tuesday's GOP primary that included former Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, who...
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This NASA satellite imagery shows Hurricane Lane in the Central Pacific Ocean southeast of the Hawaiian Islands Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii is outlined at top left. Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from the powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them. The National Weather Service issued a hurricane watch for Hawaii, Maui and other smaller islands, meaning tropical storm-force winds, excessive rain and large swells could arrive starting Wednesday. (NASA via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 10:58 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii residents rushed to grocery stores Tuesday to stock up on bottled water, ramen and toilet paper as they faced the threat of heavy rain, flash flooding and high surf from a powerful and erratic hurricane expected to churn close to the islands or directly over them. On Tuesday...
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Police stand guard after the confederate statue known as Silent Sam was toppled by protesters on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., Monday, Aug. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
August 21, 2018 - 3:49 pm
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Protesters at North Carolina's flagship university took advantage of a non-confrontational police response to topple a century-old Confederate statue that's long been the target of critics who say it symbolizes racism. Now, backlash over the Monday night takedown could make...
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August 21, 2018 - 3:47 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that the unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. Speaker Tim Armstead...
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August 21, 2018 - 2:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants on Tuesday criticized a move by President Donald Trump's administration to scale back federal restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. Illinois Attorney General Lisa...
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August 21, 2018 - 2:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a motion from rapper Meek Mill to remove a Philadelphia judge from his case after she denied his request for a new trial. The court said Tuesday Mill's attorneys must go through the regular process of appealing Judge Genece Brinkley's...
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August 21, 2018 - 2:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any "new or ongoing compromises" of state or local election systems, a statement seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling. A joint letter...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill speaks to a group of supporters at her Columbia Democratic Party headquarters in Columbia, Mo. Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority. (Hunter Dyke/Columbia Daily Tribune via AP, File)
August 21, 2018 - 10:48 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats hope a ballot proposal to hike Missouri's minimum wage will boost support for Sen. Claire McCaskill's re-election, a seat Republicans are targeting as a top opportunity to insulate their Senate majority. Even if the measure's presence on the Nov. 6 ballot only...
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August 21, 2018 - 8:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is backing billionaire conservative Foster Friess in his bid to be the next governor of Wyoming. Trump tweets his endorsement of Friess, who is on the ballot in Tuesday's Republican primary. Trump tweets that Friess "will be a fantastic Governor! Strong on...
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August 21, 2018 - 1:00 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative advocacy group funded by the billionaire Koch brothers is launching a $1.8 million ad buy for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin announced the TV, cable and digital ad buy on Tuesday. It's the latest in a series of seven-figure ad...
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