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Sheriff's Office: Suspect shot during encounter with police

Yavapai County officials say an armed domestic violence suspect was shot and wounded in an encounter with sheriff's deputies and Chino Valley police officers. The Sheriff's Office says the shooting … Click to Continue »

California governor turns to housing, rail after climate win

Gov. Jerry Brown's aggressive plea for lawmakers to renew California's signature climate change law proved fruitful this week, bolstering his credibility as a world leader in the fight against global … Click to Continue »

Initiative to regulate bathrooms likely to appear on ballot

A new rule on sex, gender, and bathrooms looks likely to go before Anchorage voters next spring. Alaska Public Media reports ( ) a release by the Alaska Family Action … Click to Continue »

Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. In … Click to Continue »

Russian spies' New Jersey home heading up for sale

A New Jersey home that has been vacant since the FBI arrested a family of undercover Russian spies that lived there is heading up for sale. Vladimir and Lydia Guryev … Click to Continue »

3 years after police chokehold death, US probe grinds on

When federal prosecutors asked to meet last month with Eric Garner's family, it stoked speculation that their investigation into his death was finally nearing a resolution three years after his … Click to Continue »

Coast Guard: Missile test could occur as early as next week

The U.S. Coast Guard says a launch from the Kodiak Island rocket launch complex in Alaska will occur as soon as next week. The Kodiak Daily Mirror reports ( ) … Click to Continue »

NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its future

The NAACP is embarking on a nationwide listening tour to help figure out what the future of the nation's oldest civil rights organization will be. The NAACP is beginning its … Click to Continue »

Oklahoma medical board suspends physician over overdoses

An Oklahoma physician has been banned from prescribing opioids and suspended from practicing medicine after several patients died of overdoses. The Oklahoman reports ( ) the Oklahoma State Board of … Click to Continue »

Lawmakers return to Capitol in quest for budget revenue deal

Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are headed back to the Capitol, hoping for a breakthrough about how to pay for spending they've already approved, three weeks into the … Click to Continue »

Under federal sanctions, West Virginia colleges need $245m

State higher education officials say West Virginia's public colleges need $245 million in the next month after U.S. education officials put sanctions on them for Title IV programs for federal … Click to Continue »

Richmond city attorney assaulted by juvenile in courthouse

An official says a Richmond city attorney was assaulted by a juvenile in a courthouse. City Attorney Allen Jackson tells the Richmond Times Dispatch that Deputy City Attorney Kate O'Leary … Click to Continue »

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt relents on pay raises

Minnesota House Speaker Kurt Daudt says he will authorize legislative pay raises for his colleagues in the House. The Star Tribune reports ( ) the Republican made the decision Friday, … Click to Continue »

Pics or it isn't happening: AG office clarifies voter ID law

The New Hampshire attorney general's office is clarifying voter identification laws in the state in advance of a Tuesday special election. Associate Attorney General Anne Edwards says there has been … Click to Continue »

As Venezuela teeters on constitutional crisis, Miami lawmakers warn of a new Cuba

For months, Cuban-American lawmakers have deployed familiar rhetoric to warn Washington colleagues of a democracy under threat in Latin America, where people are deprived of food and the ballot box, … Click to Continue »

Capitol Watch: Cuomo's summer of hell, Heastie heads upstate

In this week's state government news, New York City's transit troubles could make it a long summer for Gov. Andrew Cuomo while Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie heads upstate. Here's a … Click to Continue »

Enrollment down in Arkansas' expanded Medicaid plan

The number of people enrolled in Arkansas' expanded Medicaid program was down by 8,000 in June, likely because of efforts to end coverage for people who are no longer eligible … Click to Continue »

Governor's race has more than just major party candidates

The Democratic and Republican candidates running to replace Gov. Chris Christie get most of the media and public's attention, but five other hopefuls are in the race, including a pastor … Click to Continue »

Auctions coming for 270 foreclosed properties in 8 counties

More than 270 tax-foreclosed properties in eight Michigan counties will be offered at public auctions. The state Treasury department says the auctions will be held between July 31 and Aug. … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Trump to help commission new warship

The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Virginia to commission an aircraft carrier (all times local): 10:15 a.m. President Donald Trump has arrived in Virginia to help commission the … Click to Continue »

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