State governments

September 10, 2018 - 6:00 pm
A California utility plans to replace 3,400 miles of overhead power lines with insulated wire to reduce the risk of them sparking when hit by tree limbs or other objects, the company announced Monday. Southern California Edison aims to replace the lines by 2025 to align itself with legislation that...
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FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker arrives to deliver his state of the state address at the Capitol in Madison, Wis. Walker and his allies are trying to change the conversation of his re-election campaign, as bad news continues to pile up for the two-term Republican incumbent. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)
September 10, 2018 - 3:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Embattled Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his allies tried to change the conversation of his re-election campaign on Monday, as bad news continued to pile up for the two-term Republican incumbent. The Republican Governors Association announced a new attack ad against his...
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This photo provided by the Santa Rose County Jail in Milton, Fla., shows Joseph Maldonado-Passage, an Oklahoma zookeeper, who was indicted on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin, the operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary, says she was the target of Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the nickname "Joe Exotic." Maldonado-Passage, who remains jailed in Florida, also ran unsuccessfully for Oklahoma governor as a Libertarian this year. (Santa Rosa County Jail via AP)
September 10, 2018 - 1:35 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The operator of a Florida-based animal sanctuary says she was the target of an Oklahoma zookeeper who was indicted last week on federal murder-for-hire charges. Carole Baskin of Big Cat Rescue said she's clashed in the past with Joseph Maldonado-Passage, who goes by the...
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FILE - in this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, the U.S. Capitol is seen at sunrise, in Washington. Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump’s presidency are on the line as the 2018 primary season winds to a close this week, jumpstarting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats’ ability to harness a wave of opposition to Trump and whether the president can motivate his staunch supporters when he’s not on the ballot. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 10, 2018 - 10:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Control of Congress and the future of Donald Trump's presidency are on the line as the primary season closes this week, jump-starting a two-month sprint to Election Day that will test Democrats' ability to harness opposition to Trump and determine whether the Republican president...
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Map shows probable path of Hurricane Florence. ; 1c x 3 inches; 46.5 mm x 76 mm;
September 09, 2018 - 6:14 pm
A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Florence churned across the Atlantic on Sunday toward a possible direct hit on the U.S. Southeast late this week, triggering warnings to people up and down the coast to get their emergency kits ready, map out escape routes and fill sandbags. Red flags flying on...
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September 09, 2018 - 5:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Tropical Storm Florence (all times local): 6 p.m. Forecasters are warning that the threat is rising of life-threatening storm surge and freshwater inland flooding from prolonged heavy rains once Hurricane Florence nears the Southeast seaboard in coming days. The...
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This enhanced satellite image made available by NOAA shows Tropical Storm Florence, center, in the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018 at 2:45 p.m. EDT. (NOAA via AP)
September 08, 2018 - 10:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday. Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center said, adding...
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Phil Bredesen, Democratic candidate in this year's U.S. Senate race in Tennessee, speaks to a group of mostly-female supporters on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018, in Germantown, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
September 08, 2018 - 8:15 pm
GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn could make history by becoming the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate in Tennessee. She is running against Democrat Phil Bredesen, a former Tennessee governor who says he always has been very interested in seeing women get ahead...
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Thousands of people gather in front of Paris town hall during a protest, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Demonstrators in cities across France and Europe were marching on Saturday as part of a global day of protest ahead of a climate action summit this month in San Francisco, California. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
September 08, 2018 - 11:27 am
PARIS (AP) — Thousands of people have joined a march and rally held in Paris as part of an international mobilization to show popular support for urgent measures to combat climate change. Crowds overflowed a plaza in front of City Hall before marching east to the Place de la Republique on Saturday...
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Former President Barack Obama makes a campaign stop at Caffe Paradiso in Urbana, Ill., Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, where he did a campaign stop with Illinois Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker, left, following his speech at the University of Illinois. (AP Photo/Sara Burnett)
September 08, 2018 - 1:04 am
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on former President Barack Obama (all times local): 7 p.m. Former President Barack Obama has issued a scorching critique of his successor, accusing President Donald Trump of "capitalizing on resentments that politicians have been fanning for years." Obama spoke at the...
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