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Government shutdown grounds sports at Air Force Academy

The Air Force Academy has called off sports events because of the federal government shutdown. Hours after the partial shutdown took effect, the academy said both home and away events … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Mayors fire up crowd at Houston women's march

The Latest on women's marches around Texas (all times local): 1:47 p.m. At a rally during the women's march in Houston, the city's current and former mayors spoke in favor … Click to Continue »

Capitol Watch: Cuomo pivots to left; lawmakers eye budget

In this week's New York state government news, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pivot to the left is getting noticed, and the Senate and Assembly get down to scrutinizing Cuomo's $168 … Click to Continue »

Event that pokes fun at Rhode Island politics to end

An annual stage show that lampoons politics in Rhode Island is coming to an end. The last edition of the Providence Newspaper Guild Follies will be held on Feb. 23. … Click to Continue »

GOP gubernatorial hopefuls face first non-partisan moderator

Four Republican candidates vying for the nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November's election will take their first questions together from a non-partisan moderator as they work to … Click to Continue »

Governors wagering sweet treats of NFC championship game

The governors of Minnesota and Pennsylvania are wagering some sweet treats on Sundays NFC championship game. Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf will win a five-pound Pearson's Salted Nut Roll if the … Click to Continue »

Missouri governor: 'no blackmail,' 'no violence' in affair

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says there was no blackmail or threatened violence in an extramarital affair he had in 2015. In his first interview since acknowledging the affair, the Republican … Click to Continue »

Paige Petersen sworn as justice on Utah Supreme Court

The Utah Supreme Court's newest member is now on the bench. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that Justice Paige Petersen was sworn in Friday to fill a vacancy created by … Click to Continue »

Government shutdown shutters Independence Hall, Liberty Bell

The federal government shutdown has shuttered the Philadelphia sites where the Declaration of Independence and Constitution were signed and the Liberty Bell hangs. Security guards stood around Independence Hall on … Click to Continu...

Crowds gather for Women's March 2018 in Louisiana

Big crowds are gathering in north and south Louisiana as part of women's marches worldwide to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from sexual … Click to Continue »

Yosemite National Park open but services are curtailed

Yosemite National Park in California is open to visitors despite the government shutdown but there'll be nobody to greet them, help them navigate the trails or even make sure they're … Click to Continue »

US docks lab for improper shipments of radioactive material

The federal government is imposing a $3.1 penalty on the Los Alamos National Laboratory's operators for a previously disclosed mistake involving improperly packed shipments of small amounts of radioactive material … Click to Continu...

Richmond women's march draws more than 1,000 in protest

More than 1,000 people have marched in Richmond as part of women's marches around the world to protest President Donald Trump's policies and focus public attention on issues ranging from … Click to Continue »

New Hampshire considers safeguards against balance billing

New Hampshire patients would be better protected against surprise medical bills under legislation being considered by House lawmakers. The House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee held public hearings on two … Click to Continue...

Kenner mayoral candidate kicked off ballot

Kenner mayoral candidate Vinny Mendoza has been kicked off the ballot, leaving incumbent Mayor Ben Zahn and two challengers. Times-Picayune reports state District Judge Lee Faulkner Jr. disqualified Mendoza … Click to Continue »

Thousands taking part in women's marches in New Jersey

Thousands of activists are rallying in New Jersey to mark the second anniversary of marches in support of women's rights. The marches being staged Saturday in Leonia, Monroe, Morristown and … Click to Continue »

Trial will decide fate of straight-party voting ban

A federal judge has declined to dismiss a lawsuit over Michigan's ban on straight-party voting. The decision Friday means Judge Gershwin Drain will hold a trial on whether the law … Click to Continue »

Officials ID man killed by officers in northeast Iowa

Iowa officials have identified a man shot by police earlier this week in northeast Iowa as a Minneapolis resident. The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said late Friday that 29-year-old … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Some US parks open, some closed amid shutdown

The Latest on how the government shutdown is affecting national parks (all times local): 10:35 a.m. Visitors can still ride snowmobiles and snow coaches into Yellowstone National Park to gaze … Click to Continue »

2 appointments by Martinez fill Court of Appeals vacancies

Gov. Susana Martinez has appointed a state District Court judge and a state Court of Appeals staff attorney to fill two vacancies on the appellate court. Judge Jennifer Attrep of … Click to Continue »

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