State governments

A ribbon for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts hangs on a light post, Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, in Brooklyn, Iowa. Tibbetts was reported missing from her hometown in the eastern Iowa city of Brooklyn in July 2018. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
August 24, 2018 - 10:50 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds became emotional Friday discussing her telephone conversation with the mother of slain college student, and she urged residents not to politicize the case. Asked during an impromptu news conference whether she expected Mollie Tibbetts' family to become...
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August 24, 2018 - 7:54 am
CUTHBERT, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on a Georgia county's decision involving the closure of polling places (all times local): 8:50 a.m. Election officials have scrapped a widely condemned proposal to eliminate most of the polling places in a majority black Georgia county. The elections board said it...
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August 24, 2018 - 1:09 am
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Three candidates are competing to become the Republican nominee in a vast congressional district that takes in Arizona's high country, low desert and tribal land. The 1st Congressional District was drawn to be competitive, but it has leaned Democrat since the new outlines...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. Investigators in New York state issued a subpoena to Cohen as part of their probe into the Trump Foundation, an official with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 10:29 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general is looking to open a criminal investigation into whether Michael Cohen violated state tax law, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Thursday. Attorney General Barbara Underwood has requested a criminal referral from the state...
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August 23, 2018 - 5:37 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A lawsuit that seeks to prevent the deportation of immigrants while they are seeking to become legal U.S. residents through marriage will move forward, a federal judge ruled Thursday. Judge Mark Wolf denied the Trump administration's bid to dismiss the case brought by the American...
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FILE - This combination of file photos shows Kansas gubernatorial candidates from left: Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach; Democratic state Sen. Laura Kelly; and Independent candidate, businessmen Greg Orman, who are running in the November 2018 election. Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kobach could be Kansas’ next governor are attacking Orman, a Kansas City-area businessman running as an independent. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 23, 2018 - 4:14 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democrats horrified by the thought that provocative conservative Kris Kobach could be Kansas' next governor are attacking a Kansas City-area businessman whose independent candidacy could thwart their ambitions and help elect the Republican. Their reaction to Greg Orman, the 49-...
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FILE - This May 8, 2018, file photo Republican Senate candidate Mike Braun thanks supporters after winning the republican primary in Whitestown, Ind. One of the chief suppliers for a line of trademarked auto parts sold by Indiana Senate candidate Mike Braun laid off more than 200 American workers and shipped their jobs to Asia. Braun has ignored outsourcing questions. Instead, he attacks his rival, Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly, for once owning stock in a family business that has a factory in Mexico. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
August 23, 2018 - 1:57 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Layoffs came in waves at Westin Automotive's Minnesota plant as production shifted to low-wage factories in Asia, ultimately pushing more than 200 U.S. workers — many over age 50 — out of once-reliable jobs. Despite the move a decade ago, Westin remains a chief supplier of auto...
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FILE - This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. The nation’s largest grocery chain will phase out the use of plastic bags in its stores by 2025. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 23, 2018 - 12:53 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The nation's largest grocery chain has begun to phase out the use of plastic bags as more Americans grow uncomfortable with their impact on the environment. Kroger Co. will start Thursday at its QFC stores in and around Seattle, with the goal of using no plastic bags at those...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Michael Cohen, former personal lawyer to President Donald Trump, leaves federal court after reaching a plea agreement in New York. Investigators in New York state issued a subpoena to Cohen as part of their probe into the Trump Foundation, an official with Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration confirmed to The Associated Press on Wednesday, Aug. 22. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)
August 23, 2018 - 11:54 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Michael Cohen personally called tax officials in New York on the same day he received a subpoena from state investigators looking into the Trump Foundation. A state official confirmed the call from the former personal attorney and "fixer" for President Donald Trump, but would...
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A group of protesters chain themselves to each other outside the Maricopa County Jail in downtown Phoenix during a protest against the sheriff's relationship with Immigration and Customs Enforcement Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. Over 100 activists gathered outside the jail to protest Sheriff Paul Penzone's continued cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Four people were arrested. (AP Photo/Astrid Galvan)
August 22, 2018 - 9:20 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Over 100 activists gathered outside a jail in Phoenix on Wednesday to protest Sheriff Paul Penzone's continued cooperation with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement authorities. Four activists who chained themselves to each other outside one of the jail entrances were arrested in...
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