State governments

Two people hug as they wait to be reunited with students on lockdown near Graham-Kapowsin High School, Frontier Middle School, and Nelson Elementary School, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Graham, Wash. Authorities said two students were shot near the high school Tuesday afternoon. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
December 05, 2017 - 8:05 pm
GRAHAM, Wash. (AP) — Washington state authorities say two male students have been shot near a high school in the small city of Graham near Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday both victims were hospitalized and expected to survive, but that their conditions were not immediately...
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December 05, 2017 - 7:12 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Native tribe and three environmental groups sued the U.S. government, claiming an agency granted mineral exploration permits without considering how a mine could affect a major salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The lawsuit filed Monday by the Chilkat Indian...
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December 05, 2017 - 6:02 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Former U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge is out of the hospital more than two weeks after suffering a heart attack and is continuing his recovery in a Texas rehabilitation facility. A Tuesday statement issued through a family spokesman quoted Ridge saying he's making...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore's U.S. Senate campaign has been punctuated by tense moments and long stretches without public appearances. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:28 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Having declared war on the Republican establishment, populist firebrand Steve Bannon will rally Alabama voters Tuesday night alongside GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore even as new evidence of sexual misconduct surfaces against the nominee. The former White House chief...
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December 05, 2017 - 5:13 pm
ST. IGNACE, Mich. (AP) — State officials say the flow of crude oil through twin underwater pipelines has been halted temporarily because of high winds and waves in the channel where Lakes Huron and Michigan meet. The Michigan Agency for Energy says the temporary shutdown of Enbridge Inc.'s Line 5...
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FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a rally, in Fairhope, Ala. In the face of sexual misconduct allegations, Moore's U.S. Senate campaign has been punctuated by tense moments and long stretches without public appearances. Moore faces Democrat Doug Jones for Alabama's U.S. Senate seat in the Dec. 12 election. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:10 pm
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the Alabama Senate race (all times local): 5:10 p.m. GOP Sen. Jeff Flake is showing his opposition to Republican Roy Moore's candidacy for Alabama Senate by donating to the campaign of Moore's Democratic opponent. Flake tweeted a picture of a $100 check from...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Monsanto asked a judge Tuesday to prevent Arkansas lawmakers from banning the use of a weed killer that farmers in several states have said drifts onto their crops and causes widespread damage. The agribusiness asked a Pulaski County judge to issue a preliminary injunction...
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December 05, 2017 - 4:38 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Four groups including an Alaska Native tribe are suing the U.S. government over mining exploration permits granted near a major southeast Alaska salmon river and bald eagle preserve. The Chilkat Indian village of Klukwan (KLUK-wahn) and three environmental groups on Monday...
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Former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Richard Cordray announces he is a Democratic candidate for Ohio governor Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, at "Lilly's Kitchen Table" Restaurant in Grove City, Ohio. Cordray chose his hometown of Grove City for his announcement. (Brooke LaValley/The Columbus Dispatch via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 4:38 pm
GROVE CITY, Ohio (AP) — Former consumer watchdog Richard Cordray said Tuesday that he will focus his campaign for governor on improving the lives of Ohio's families and maintain a tone unlike the one he encountered in Washington. At a hometown diner called Lilly's Kitchen Table crowded with press...
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Gloria Allred, right, and her client Summer Zervos, center, push through media as they leave Manhattan Supreme Court in New York, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, following a hearing in Zervos's defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. She claims that he made unwanted sexual contact with her at a Beverly Hills hotel in 2007. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
December 05, 2017 - 4:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for President Donald Trump argued on Tuesday that a defamation lawsuit filed by a former contestant on his reality TV show "The Apprentice" who accused him of unwanted sexual contact should at least be blocked while he's in office because he's too busy and important. Summer...
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