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As some drop hints about running for Alaska governor in 2018, Walker remains a wildcard

Three Republicans -- including two current lawmakers -- say they're thinking about running for Alaska governor in 2018....

NKorea fires apparent Scud-type missile into eastern waters

North Korea fired an apparent ballistic missile that landed in the waters of Japan's economic zone, South Korean and Japanese officials said....

In life and death, Denny Clifford saw the bright side

When my friend, Dr. Dennis Clifford, began to die of lung cancer, he began to write. About life. And about death. In life and death, he always saw the bright side....

S.Korea military: North Korea fires unidentified projectile

North Korea on Monday fired an unidentified projectile off its east coast, South Korea’s military said, in what is likely the latest test-launch of a ballistic missile as the North...

Biden says New Jersey race is country's most important

Former Vice President Joe Biden has lent his support to New Jersey's Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy at an appearance with the Democratic gubernatorial front-runner....

Kushner’s security clearance should be reviewed, top Democrat on House Intelligence Committee says

WASHINGTON – The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff of California, said Sunday that White House adviser Jared Kushner’s security clearance should be...

Nevada lawmakers struggling with school voucher issue

Nevada lawmakers are counting down the final week of the biennial session with a key budget issue still unresolved....

New suit accuses jailed former speaker of sex assault

An Illinois man accuses Dennis Hastert of sexually assaulting him in bathroom stall when he was a 4th grader...

Russell school district's resource officer embraces mission

Russell school district's resource officer embraces mission....

Is Adam Braseel serving life for another man's crime?

Is Adam Braseel serving life for another man's crime?....

Rhode Island's governor uses incentives to lure tech jobs

Gov. Gina Raimondo's strategy of using tax credits to spur Rhode Island's economic development could create nearly 1,500 new jobs promised by 17 companies that have signed deals...

Lawyers seek release of man as US seeks country to take him

Lawyers in Massachusetts are seeking the release of a man they say is being unlawfully detained by federal immigration officials while they try to find a country to deport him to....

New York senators' scandal highlights vast stipend system

Few state legislatures have a bonus system as extensive as the one in New York's state senate....

Manchester attack transforms Britain's election campaign

Until a week ago, two things were widely agreed about Britain's upcoming general election: it was producing the dullest campaign in recent memory and the result was a foregone...

Uber blames Alabama mayors for stalling ride-booking law

A statewide framework to regulate ride-booking firms such as Uber and Lyft stalled in the Legislature, and it's unclear when such companies could begin offering new service in...

Hamptons braces for sunshine, parties, and noisy aircraft

The issue of aircraft noise has long been a problem, but East Hampton town's attempts to enact curfews that limit overnight flights and the loudest aircraft have been struck down...

Homeland security chief defends Kushner’s alleged proposal for “back channel” to the Russians as “a good thing”

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, the lone administration official to speak out publicly about reports that Jared Kushner sought a back channel to communicate with the...

Once an unlikely candidate, Iowa's governor embraces new job

Gov. Kim Reynolds acknowledges growing more comfortable with her ascent to Iowa's job following her mentor's appointment as U.S. ambassador to China....

Wisconsin Democrats view Republican Gov. Walker as beatable

Wisconsin Democrats say they are increasingly optimistic about their chances of knocking of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, even though a top-tier candidate has yet to emerge and...

Florida could pave new changes in 'stand your ground' laws

Florida could be the first state to spell out that prosecutors _ and not defendants _ have the burden of proof in pretrial "stand your ground" hearings....