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That couch potato at his game console? He might be making millions

Think twice before scoffing at someone who sits much of each day playing video games. It might be that the gamer is engaged in a career. Even a lucrative one. … Click to Continue »

State Police to keep doing own probes of trooper shootings

Pennsylvania's state police force said Friday it will continue to investigate shootings by on-duty troopers, ignoring a grand jury's recommendation that the agency step aside when a shooting involves one … Click to Continue »

Lawyer: Condemned Alabama inmate doesn't remember crime

Lawyers for an Alabama inmate scheduled to be executed next week say multiple strokes and dementia have left him unable to remember his crime or understand his looming execution. Vernon … Click to Continue »

Rebel-themed flag stays down at police office, up elsewhere

A City Council in Mississippi is not challenging the mayor's decision to stop flying the Confederate-themed state flag outside a police building. However, the Tupelo council is requiring that flag … Click to Continue »

Prosecutors: Woman mad at US actions abroad set campus fires

A woman whom prosecutors said was angry about supposed U.S. military actions abroad was charged Friday with setting several fires at a Minnesota university. A criminal complaint said Tnuza Jamal … Click to Continue »

Tabloid held porn star's 2011 interview after Trump threat

A tabloid magazine held back from publishing an adult film star's 2011 account of an alleged affair with Donald Trump after the future president's personal lawyer threatened to sue, four … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Governor took 15 minutes to warn alert was false

The Latest on the mistaken missile alert in Hawaii (all times local): 12:55 p.m. The Hawaii adjutant general says he told Gov. David Ige that a missile alert was a … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Petition reviews for 2 seeking Franks' seat

The Latest on challenges to the right of 2 Democratic candidates to appear on the 2nd Congressional District ballot (all times local): 4 p.m. Maricopa County elections officials are reviewing … Click to Continue »

Analysis: Emboldened Democrats take page from the hard right

Congressional Democrats are taking a page from the playbook of President Donald Trump and hard-line conservatives: Fight for your base and don't blink. In forcing a showdown over immigration — … Click to Continue »

Sen. Rand Paul's alleged attacker charged with federal crime

The man accused of tackling U.S. Sen. Rand Paul in the Republican lawmaker's yard in Kentucky has been charged with assaulting a member of Congress as part of a federal … Click to Continue »

Top GOP lawmaker told party officials he'll run for Congress

Dave Reed, the majority leader of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, is telling Republican Party officials that he plans to run for Congress to succeed U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in … Click to Continue »

Prosecutor clears deputy in eighth-grader's death

A prosecutor has cleared a sheriff's deputy in a 14-year-old boy's death. Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot and killed Jason Pero in November. Investigators said the deputy saw … Click to Continue »

Man arrested by now-convicted police to be freed from prison

An anti-violence worker who claimed Baltimore police wrongly arrested him will be freed from prison after a deal with federal prosecutors. The Baltimore Sun reports that, in the agreement approved … Click to Continue »

Hedge fund founder enters field for Dent's US House seat

Another new face is joining the field vying to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent in the eastern Pennsylvania district that stretches from Allentown to Hershey. Dan David, co-founder of … Click to Continue »

Business Highlights

___ US oil output is booming and seen outpacing Saudis, Russia PARIS (AP) — A global energy agency says that U.S. oil production is growing quickly and is forecast to … Click to Continue »

New Mexico considers switch to redistricting commission

A new effort is underway to hand over New Mexico's post-2020 redistricting process to an independent commission in a push to make Statehouse races more competitive. Republican Sen. Mark Moores … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Lawmakers again asking Supreme Court to step in

The Latest on federal judges approving changes proposed by a court-appointed expert to North Carolina's General Assembly districts (all times local): 5:20 p.m. North Carolina Republican redistricting leaders say they'll … Click to Continue »

South Carolina lawmakers increase pressure on Trump administration ahead of trade talks

Sen. Tim Scott will block the confirmation of nominees for positions in the U.S. Trade Representative’s office until he gets a satisfactory response on some issues that matter to his … Click to Continue »

CFPB drops Kansas payday lending case, stoking fears Trump is backing off the industry

Without explanation, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has dropped a lawsuit in Kansas it had filed a year ago against four payday lending companies. The move reinforced worries among consumer … Click to Continue »

Mississippi secretary of state's truck stolen from his home

Mississippi's secretary of state says somebody stole his pickup truck from the driveway of his home. Delbert Hosemann posted on Facebook that the white Ford F-150 was taken shortly after … Click to Continue »

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