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Updated 5 days, 18 hours ago

Local lawmaker calls for investigation after Inslee reportedly brings infested apples into pest-free area

A local lawmaker is calling for an investigation and possible penalties after recent reports that Governor Jay I...

Updated 4 minutes ago
Historical panel votes to keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state historical review panel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against relocating a monument to the 200 Alamo defenders killed by the Mexican army in 1836.

Updated 43 minutes ago
Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in a U.S. Senate race in North Carolina whose outcome could decide the chamber’s c...

Updated 1 hour, 40 minutes ago
NY urged to avoid another surge of virus in jails, prisons

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state’s lawmakers and governor to ensure prisons and jails won’t again face a staffing shortage, barriers...

Updated 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
New Mexico taps federal loans to pay unemployment

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has depleted its unemployment benefits trust fund and begun to use federal loans to keep up with claims — spending that can trigger higher taxes if not repaid, a top labor officia...

Updated 3 hours, 7 minutes ago
Michigan House votes to repeal ban on ticket scalping

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday voted to lift the state's rarely enforced ban on ticket scalping, bringing the long-proposed bill closer to the governor's desk.

Updated 3 hours, 43 minutes ago
Lawsuit filed over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a federal judge to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they're rejected due to signature issues.

Updated 4 hours, 4 minutes ago
Senate OKs bill to loosen virus limits on restaurants, bars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to loosen Gov. Tom Wolf's pandemic restrictions on Pennsylvania's bars and restaurants easily passed the state Senate on Tuesday.

Updated 4 hours, 4 minutes ago
New Jersey lawmakers advance budget hiking taxes on wealthy

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a $32.7 billion budget that hikes income taxes on millionaires and businesses.

Updated 4 hours, 4 minutes ago
Sullivan says he looks forward to evaluating Trump nominee

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican facing re-election, said President Donald Trump is “well within his constitutional authority” to nominate someone to fill the U.S. Supreme Court ...

Updated 4 hours, 7 minutes ago
Official: At least 4 more Oklahoma inmates die from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Tuesday reported two more inmates have died due to COVID-19, and seven other deaths are possibly the result of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Updated 4 hours, 7 minutes ago
AP FACT CHECK: GOP ads twist Mark Kelly's ex-company's deal

Republicans in an Arizona U.S. Senate race are distorting the details of a development deal for a high-altitude balloon company co-founded by Mark Kelly, the Democratic candidate for the seat. Contrary to their T...

Updated 4 hours, 43 minutes ago
2 Marines accused in drug overdose case of fellow Marine

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to a fellow Marine who died from an...

Updated 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
The Latest: Collins to vote no on court pick before election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

Updated 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
Arkansas reports 12 more virus deaths, 12 more in hospital

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas on Tuesday reported 12 more deaths and 12 more people in the hospital from the illness caused by the new coronavirus.

Updated 5 hours, 7 minutes ago
Nevada Democrats to appeal ruling in $100M taxation case

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats promised Tuesday to appeal a judge’s ruling that lawmakers in 2019 improperly approved two funding measures without a constitutionally required two-thirds majority vote —...