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Graham seizes the spotlight, but his health bill’s prospects still uncertain

Sen. Lindsey Graham had just finished a day as the star of the Senate, the man dozens of reporters chased and the vice president wanted as his travel companion. So … Click to Continue »

US report: Egypt falls short on rights, Sinai monitor access

A damning Trump administration report says Egypt is failing to protect free speech and its minorities, investigate abuses by its forces or grant U.S. monitors access to the conflict-ridden Sinai … Click to Continue »

Alaska sees 26 percent drop in health insurance rates

Some of the highest insurance rates in the nation just got a little bit cheaper. Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield is the sole provider for the Alaska individual health insurance … Click to Continue »

Las Vegas officials waiting for Denver to act on pot lounges

Officials with authority over the Las Vegas Strip on Tuesday decided to wait until the city of Denver approves the nation's first marijuana club before they further discuss licensing and … Click to Continue »

Biden hosts discussion on job opportunities, challenges

Americans are capable of finding ways to harness automation and technological advances to spur job growth and creation, not just worrying about robots replacing humans, former Vice President Joe Biden … Click to Continue »

Morgantown businessman accused of campaign fraud

Federal prosecutors have charged a Morgantown businessman with campaign finance fraud, alleging he used employees and their spouses to front donations to federal candidates that exceeded donation limits. According to … Click to Continue »

Republican governor's group attack Murphy with new ad

The Republican Governors Association has entered the race to succeed term-limited Gov. Chris Christie with an ad taking aim at Democrat Phil Murphy. Murphy is leading in polls and fundraising … Click to Continue »

Puerto Rico will need billions in federal help after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico’s power grid is a mess. The island’s utility provider filed for a form of bankruptcy in July, and two months later Hurricane Irma passed just north of San … Click to Continue »

Cuba again denies role in 'health attacks' on US diplomats

The Cuban government has again denied any involvement in or any knowledge of a mysterious series of health incidents that have affected American diplomats in Havana. At a meeting on … Click to Continue »

Rail board members question bullet train budget overruns

The board overseeing California's bullet train project has approved roughly $50 million in contract amendments to deal with unanticipated construction and environmental review costs. Several members of the California High-Speed … Click to Continue »

North American Soccer League sues US Soccer Foundation

The North American Soccer League has sued the United States Soccer Foundation, saying it has illegally protected the monopoly position of its business partner: Major League Soccer. The lawsuit was … Click to Continue »

Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan

The board of the nation's largest irrigation district on Tuesday rejected participation in Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion plan to build two giant tunnels to re-engineer California's north-south water delivery … Click to Continue »

Judge OKs lawsuit seeking better protection of Puget Sound

Washington's Department of Ecology faces the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal money after a federal judge declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon-based environmental group. … Click to Continue »

Department of Natural Resources eases campfire restrictions

State officials will ease restrictions on recreational campfires because of recent rain and cooler temperatures. The Washington State Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that effective … Click to Continue ...

Security measures needed for soldier's terrorism case

Trial for a Hawaii-based Army soldier accused of attempting to support the Islamic State group won't happen until at least late next year. That's because of the amount of classified … Click to Continue »

Obama to campaign for Democrat in race to succeed Christie

The campaign of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy says former President Barack Obama will be campaigning for him in the state ahead of Election Day. Campaign spokesman Dan Bryan said … Click to Continue »

Montana attorney general releases report on substance abuse

Substance abuse affects the health and quality of life of many Montanans, leading to medical, legal, financial and family problems that cost the state millions of dollars and many lives … Click to Continue »

The Latest: California farming district rejects tunnels plan

The Latest on a water district vote on Gov. Jerry Brown's $16 billion tunnel project (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Board members of a key California farming district have voted … Click to Continue »

The Latest: Sessions asks 'sanctuary cities' to reconsider

The Latest on the Trump administration's opposition to "sanctuary cities" that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration officials (all times local): 2:10 p.m. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has urged "sanctuary … Click to Contin...

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___ Facebook may be facing an 'era of accountability' NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That's after … Click to Continue »

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