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Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent

The father of the 22-year-old Briton who police say bombed a concert in Manchester insisted Wednesday that his son was innocent and just had been preparing to go on a … Click to Continue »

Suspected suicide bomb in Jakarta kills policeman, injures 4

A suspected suicide bombing near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital Wednesday night killed a policeman and injured four other officers, police said. Vice National Police Chief Syafruddin, who uses … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Jury weighs case of tribe's marijuana consultant

The Latest the South Dakota drug trial of marijuana consultant Eric Hagen (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A South Dakota jury is weighing the case of a man who faces … Click to Continue »

US: Supreme Court should nix New Jersey sports betting bid

New Jersey's efforts to allow legal sports betting have brought more opposition from the federal government. Acting U.S. Solicitor General Jeffrey Wall filed a brief this week that urges the … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Senate leaders await analysis of GOP health bill

The Latest on Congressional Republican efforts to replace the health care law (all times local): 12:05 p.m. Senate leaders are positioning themselves for a Congressional Budget Office report that will … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Kansas lawmakers rewrite plan for boosting taxes

The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debates over increasing taxes to fix the state budget and raise additional money for public schools (all times local): 11:22 a.m. Kansas legislators have … Click to Continue »

Court of Appeals Judge Elmore won't seek re-election

A North Carolina appeals court judge says he won't run again when his seat comes up for re-election next year. Judge Rick Elmore has served since 2003. The former private … Click to Continue »

Wyoming has highest percentage of government workers

A new report says government workers make up a larger percentage of Wyoming's workforce than any other state in the country. The report by 24/7 Wall Street says state, federal … Click to Continue »

Costs a question as VA plans mental care for discharged vets

Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin is touting new efforts to expand urgent mental health care to thousands of former service members with less-than-honorable discharges. But he's also acknowledging his department … Click to Continue »

US drone strike on Afghan border kills 3 Pakistani Taliban

A Pakistani government official says a suspected U.S. drone strike has targeted a compound in Afghanistan, killing three local Taliban militants. Kamran Afridi, an official in the Pakistani border town … Click to Continue »

Egypt denies Sudan claims of providing vehicles to rebels

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi denied allegations Wednesday by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir that Egyptian armored vehicles were used by rebels in recent attacks in the Darfur region. El-Sissi said in … Click to Continu...

Debate on punishing adults when children find guns stalls

Missouri is one of several states where proposals to punish adults in cases where children gained access to unsecured weapons have stalled in the Legislature. The issue arises after Missouri … Click to Continue »

Judge upholds election OKing tax hike, despite violations

A Delaware judge has upheld a 2015 school district election in which residents approved a property tax increase, despite finding that the district's advocacy for the tax hike violated the … Click to Continue »

Kansas law doesn't address children's access to firearms

Although Kansas has recorded four accidental shooting deaths of young children between 2014 and 2016, legislators have shown little interest in laws that would punish adults who allow children access … Click to Continue »

Federal financial aid official resigns before House hearing

A senior Education Department official in charge of managing federal student aid has resigned ahead of a House hearing. James Runcie submitted his resignation late Tuesday. No reason was given. … Click to Continue »

Biloxi City Council discusses mayor's proposed shelter

The Biloxi City Council held a workshop to discuss the mayor's plans to turn the former Beauvoir Elementary School into a service center and shelter for homeless people. The Sun … Click to Continue »

Oregon self-service gas bill heads to governor's desk

Pumping your own gas — anytime day or night — may soon be an option in nearly half of Oregon's 36 counties. The Oregon Senate gave final approval Tuesday to … Click to Continue »

Poll: NY Gov. Cuomo sees boost in favorability ratings

A new poll suggests New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is enjoying his highest favorability rating in three years. The survey released Wednesday by Siena College found that 61 percent of … Click to Continue »

Vermont lawmakers seek compromise over state budget

Vermont lawmakers are working to find a compromise with Republican Gov. Phil Scott over the state budget, which he has vowed to veto because of a disagreement over teacher health … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Dem wants to know if Trump pressed intel chiefs

The Latest on investigations into Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. election (all times local): 11:30 a.m. The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee says if it's true … Click to Continue »

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