State governments

FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds as she reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount in Hampton, Va. A three judge panel on Wednesday, Jan., 3, 2018, has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling in an election recount between Republican incumbent state Del. David Yancey and Simonds, that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House of Delegates. State elections officials plan to meet Thursday, Jan. 4, to randomly pick a winner in the contest. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 7:32 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There's no winner yet in Virginia's hotly contested race for a House seat despite a general election, a recount and a legal battle. Now election officials are turning to a ceramic bowl. But even that may not be enough. Although a drawing of names is scheduled for Thursday...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, responds to reporters asking questions as he leaves the White House in Washington. Trump has signed an executive order disbanding his voter fraud commission. The White House in a statement blamed the decision on numerous states that have refused to provide voter information to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
January 04, 2018 - 6:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is disbanding his controversial voter fraud commission amid infighting, lawsuits and state officials' refusal to cooperate. On Twitter early Thursday he said states that wouldn't cooperate must know they have people voting illegally. Trump convened the...
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Sea ice floats in Boston Harbor, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, in Boston. After a week of frigid temperatures, a major winter storm is predicted for the region on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
January 04, 2018 - 6:42 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. were hunkered down as a massive winter storm packing snow, ice and high winds, followed by possible record-breaking cold, moved up the Eastern Seaboard, with the worst conditions expected from the Carolinas to Maine. The massive storm...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds as she reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount in Hampton, Va. A three judge panel on Wednesday, Jan., 3, 2018, has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling in an election recount between Republican incumbent state Del. David Yancey and Simonds, that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House of Delegates. State elections officials plan to meet Thursday, Jan. 4, to randomly pick a winner in the contest. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 6:14 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — There's no winner yet in Virginia's hotly contested race for a House seat despite a general election, a recount and a legal battle. Now election officials are turning to a ceramic bowl. But even that may not be enough. Although a drawing of names is scheduled for Thursday...
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Children sled down a hill on a golf course at the Isle of Palms, S.C., Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. A brutal winter storm dumped snow in Tallahassee, Florida, on Wednesday for the first time in nearly three decades before slogging up the Atlantic coast and smacking Southern cities such as Savannah and Charleston, South Carolina, with a rare blast of snow and ice. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)
January 04, 2018 - 5:13 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Residents across a huge swath of the U.S. were hunkered down as a massive winter storm packing snow, ice and high winds, followed by possible record-breaking cold, moved up the Eastern Seaboard, with the worst conditions expected from the Carolinas to Maine. The massive storm...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds as she reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount in Hampton, Va. A three judge panel on Wednesday, Jan., 3, 2018, has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling in an election recount between Republican incumbent state Del. David Yancey and Simonds, that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House of Delegates. State elections officials plan to meet Thursday, Jan. 4, to randomly pick a winner in the contest. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 4:54 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Neither a general election, nor a recount, nor a legal battle have been able to produce a winner in Virginia's hotly contested race for a House seat. So now election officials are turning to a ceramic bowl. But even that may not be enough. Although a drawing of names is...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds as she reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount in Hampton, Va. A three judge panel on Wednesday, Jan., 3, 2018, has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling in an election recount between Republican incumbent state Del. David Yancey and Simonds, that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House of Delegates. State elections officials plan to meet Thursday, Jan. 4, to randomly pick a winner in the contest. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 4:52 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia legislative election that could determine which party controls the House is set to be decided by chance. That's after an election, a recount and a legal battle all failed to determine a winner. Virginia elections officials will conduct a blind drawing Thursday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday Dec. 19, 2017, file photo, Democrat Shelly Simonds as she reacts to the news that she won the 94th District precincts by one vote after previously trailing incumbent David Yancey by ten votes post-election, following a recount in Hampton, Va. A three judge panel on Wednesday, Jan., 3, 2018, has rejected a request to reconsider its ruling in an election recount between Republican incumbent state Del. David Yancey and Simonds, that could determine partisan control of the Virginia House of Delegates. State elections officials plan to meet Thursday, Jan. 4, to randomly pick a winner in the contest. (Joe Fudge/The Daily Press via AP, File)
January 04, 2018 - 4:51 am
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia legislative election that could determine which party controls the House is set to be decided by chance. That's after an election, a recount and a legal battle all failed to determine a winner. Virginia elections officials will conduct a blind drawing Thursday...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Sorihin, a foreign fisherman who was granted a U.S. visa as a victim of human trafficking in San Francisco, shows a finger he injured while fishing aboard a U.S.-flagged fishing boat in the Pacific. Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, that they settled their lawsuit against Thoai Van Nguyen, the California-based owner and captain of the Sea Queen II. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 04, 2018 - 4:29 am
A human trafficking lawsuit just settled between two Indonesian fishermen and an American boat owner will not impact nearly 800 other foreign fishermen in Hawaii's fleet who are banned from leaving boats when the vessels reach shore, industry officials say. The 130 commercial fishing boats based in...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2016, file photo, Sorihin, a foreign fisherman who was granted a U.S. visa as a victim of human trafficking in San Francisco, shows a finger he injured while fishing aboard a U.S.-flagged fishing boat in the Pacific. Attorneys for Sorihin, who uses just one name, and Abdul Fatah told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, that they settled their lawsuit against Thoai Van Nguyen, the California-based owner and captain of the Sea Queen II. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
January 04, 2018 - 3:17 am
A human trafficking lawsuit just settled between two Indonesian fishermen and an American boat owner will not impact nearly 800 other foreign fishermen in Hawaii's fleet who are banned from leaving boats when the vessels reach shore, industry officials say. The 130 commercial fishing boats based in...
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