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Transit projects will accompany I-66 switch to Express Lanes

Car drivers are not the only people slated to benefit from the adoption of Express Lanes on Interstate 66 in northern Virginia later this year. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe will … Click to Continue »

New Mexico woman sentenced in VA fraud case

A Las Cruces woman has been sentenced to four months in prison for her conviction on theft of government property and forgery charges stemming from a scheme to defraud the … Click to Continue »

Girl's mother thankful Trump spoke of abduction in UN speech

The mother of a Japanese girl abducted by North Korea is thankful President Donald Trump mentioned her in his U.N. speech and hopes it could be a chance for a … Click to Continue »

New Mexico presses forward with Medicaid premiums, copays

New Mexico is pressing forward with plans to limit increases in state spending on Medicaid health care for low-income and disabled residents by adding monthly premiums and copays from patients, … Click to Continue »

New Mexico elections agency defends campaign restrictions

New Mexico campaign finance regulators are sticking to conclusions that drastically limit Republican Congressman Steve Pearce's access to federal campaign funds as he runs for governor. Secretary of State Maggie … Click to Continue ...

Mexicans dig in rubble seeking survivors as quake kills 248

Rescuers and volunteers frantically dug through the rubble of collapsed schools, homes and apartment buildings long into the night, looking for survivors of Mexico's deadliest earthquake since 1985 as the … Click to Continue »

Benton County bans new pot shops from entering market

Benton County commissioners have voted to ban new legal pot stores from entering the market in unincorporated parts of the county, although current legal retailers will be grandfathered in — … Click to Continue »

As Syrian war winds down, Israel sets sights on Hezbollah

With President Bashar Assad seemingly poised to survive the Syrian civil war, Israeli leaders are growing nervous about the intentions of his Iranian patrons and their emerging corridor of influence … Click to Continue »

Police: Woman killed when vehicle slams into tractor trailer

State police say a woman was killed when her vehicle slammed into the back of a tractor trailer as she was exiting the Maine Turnpike. Maine Department of Safety Spokesman … Click to Continue »

Police: Man holding stick shot by officer in Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City police say a man holding a stick was shot and killed by an officer on the city's southeast side. Police Capt. Bo Mathews says officers were responding to … Click to Continue »

Australia prime minister says 50 refugees will soon go to US

The first 50 refugees to be resettled in the United States under a contentious agreement with Australia will be notified within days that they will be leaving the Pacific island … Click to Continue »

Immigrant hurricane victims turn to churches amid fear

Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning bleach. For many of them, the … Click to Continue »

Iowa Supreme Court to hear woman's $75 speeding ticket case

An Iowa woman who says she was wrongly ticketed by an automated traffic camera when she wasn't speeding has accomplished the unusual feat of getting the state Supreme Court to … Click to Continue »

Missouri governor put to the test by St. Louis protests

As a candidate for Missouri governor, Eric Greitens asserted that there could have been peace "by the second night" if a governor with a calm and commanding presence had intervened … Click to Continue »

UN chief to open signing for 1st nuclear ban treaty

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will open the signing ceremony for the first treaty to ban nuclear weapons and the Security Council hold a high-level meeting on its far-flung peacekeeping operations … Click to Continue »

Clinton mocks 'manspreading' Putin

When Hillary Clinton took the guest's seat on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on the psychiatrist's couch. Clinton … Click to Continue »

Ex-Mountie who smuggled narwhal tusks to be sentenced

A retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer accused of smuggling narwhal tusks across the border is due to be sentenced for money laundering. Prosecutors say Gregory Logan, of St. John, … Click to Continue »

Massachusetts town votes to keep legal pot businesses out

Voters in Milford have voted to ban recreational pot shops and other marijuana businesses from operating in the town. The Milford Daily News reports ( ) 56.3 percent of voters … Click to Continue »

Hassan introduces $1,000 tax credit bill

Middle-class families would get a $1,000 tax credit under a bill being introduced by U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan. Hassan, a Democrat, says her Middle Class Tax Break Act would apply … Click to Continue »

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Sept. 20, the 263rd day of 2017. There are 102 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On September 20, 1967, the … Click to Continue »

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