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Florida Sees Rise in Flesh-Eating Bacteria Amid Ian Concerns

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida has seen an increase in cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year driven largely by... Read More

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Florida has seen an increase in cases of flesh-eating bacteria this year driven largely by a surge in the county hit hardest by Hurricane Ian. The state Department of Health reports that as of Friday there... Read More

2022-10-19 12:55:34
by Kate Michael
California Governor Seeks Windfall Tax to Put Gas Money Back in People’s Pockets

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Late last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a windfall tax on oil companies that would... Read More

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Late last month, California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a windfall tax on oil companies that would be reverted back to California taxpayers. Such a tax is necessary, Newsom said, because they have “failed to provide an... Read More

Ryan, Vance at Odds on Abortion, Jan. 6 in Ohio Senate Debate

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Republican JD Vance deflected accusations of being political lapdogs to... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democratic U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan and Republican JD Vance deflected accusations of being political lapdogs to their parties Monday, as they met in a heated second debate for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat. Vance used the... Read More

2022-10-17 15:14:00
by Dan McCue
Enel North America Opens Oklahoma City Office

OKLAHOMA CITY — Enel North America, the subsidiary to Italian multinational Enel S.p.A., has opened a new office and training... Read More

OKLAHOMA CITY — Enel North America, the subsidiary to Italian multinational Enel S.p.A., has opened a new office and training space in midtown Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, capping a decade of rapid growth in the state. According to the company, which... Read More

Kemp, Abrams to Debate on 1st Day of Early Voting in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Early in-person voting begins in Georgia on Monday, hours before the candidates for governor meet in the... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — Early in-person voting begins in Georgia on Monday, hours before the candidates for governor meet in the first of two scheduled debates. Democrats in particular are trying to push their supporters to cast ballots early in races that include a... Read More

Biden Pushing Lower Prescription Drug Costs in Midterm Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to highlight his administration’s efforts to lower prescription drug costs on... Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Joe Biden is set to highlight his administration’s efforts to lower prescription drug costs on Friday as part of his three-state Western tour this week, as he confronts a sobering inflation report in the waning... Read More

2022-10-14 15:36:46
by Dan McCue
DeSantis Signs Executive Order Waiving Some Florida Election Laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Thursday waiving portions of Florida’s election law in response... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order on Thursday waiving portions of Florida’s election law in response to the devastation wrought in some parts of the state by Hurricane Ian. The order comes two weeks after the... Read More

Ohio Dems Press Party to Invest in High Stakes Senate Seat

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats across Ohio are pleading for help in the state's Senate contest, afraid they may lose a winnable... Read More

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Democrats across Ohio are pleading for help in the state's Senate contest, afraid they may lose a winnable election unless national party leaders make major investments in the coming days. So far, the most powerful groups in Democratic... Read More

Georgia Features Deep South's Only Competitive US House Race

GEORGETOWN, Ga. (AP) — In an uphill fight against a 30-year incumbent, Republican congressional candidate Chris West was scratching for... Read More

GEORGETOWN, Ga. (AP) — In an uphill fight against a 30-year incumbent, Republican congressional candidate Chris West was scratching for votes in Georgia's second-smallest county on a recent October evening. West was telling voters in Georgetown, just across the Chattahoochee... Read More

2022-10-12 21:02:27
by Dan McCue
New Jersey Lawmakers Move to Improve Trenton’s Water Quality

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a new initiative aimed at helping the... Read More

TRENTON, N.J. — Lawmakers in the state of New Jersey on Wednesday unveiled a new initiative aimed at helping the Trenton Water Works produce safe drinking water that meets all requirements of the state’s Safe Drinking Water Act. The new... Read More

2022-10-12 20:51:43
by Dan McCue
Federal Appeals Court Allows New York’s Restrictive Gun Law to Stand During Appeal

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court judge on Wednesday allowed a restrictive new gun law in New York State... Read More

NEW YORK — A federal appeals court judge on Wednesday allowed a restrictive new gun law in New York State to remain in effect while the attorney general appeals a lower court ruling that temporarily blocks parts of the measure.... Read More

To Hold House, Democrats Eye GOP-Held Districts Won by Biden

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — While preparing to march in a Saturday morning parade through this fast-growing city's west side,... Read More

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — While preparing to march in a Saturday morning parade through this fast-growing city's west side, Democratic congressional candidate Hillary Scholten warned her staff that the area was traditionally very conservative and they should brace for possible booing.... Read More

2022-10-11 19:35:42
by Dan McCue
Supreme Court Sides With GOP Candidate in Pennsylvania Ballots Case

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania judgeship and threw out... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with an unsuccessful Republican candidate for a Pennsylvania judgeship and threw out a lower court's ruling that cleared the way for the counting of mail-in ballots in the race that he had... Read More

Carbon Monoxide Leak at Day Care Center Injures Kids, Staff

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A carbon monoxide leak at a Pennsylvania day care center sent nearly 30 children and four... Read More

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A carbon monoxide leak at a Pennsylvania day care center sent nearly 30 children and four adults to the hospital early Tuesday, but none of the injuries were considered serious, authorities said. Emergency responders went to... Read More

Fight for Black Voters Intensifies in Close Pa. Senate Race

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Sheila Armstrong grew emotional in recounting how her brother and nephew were killed in Philadelphia, Dr. Mehmet... Read More

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — As Sheila Armstrong grew emotional in recounting how her brother and nephew were killed in Philadelphia, Dr. Mehmet Oz — sitting next to her inside a Black church, their chairs arranged a bit like his former daytime TV show... Read More

2022-10-11 12:52:31
by Dan McCue
Poll Finds Disconnect Between Ohio’s Red State Reputation and Residents’ Views

BEREA, Ohio — Voters in Ohio are a lot more centrist and progressive than most political pundits give them credit... Read More

BEREA, Ohio — Voters in Ohio are a lot more centrist and progressive than most political pundits give them credit for being, a new statewide poll has found. The statewide Ohio Pulse Poll was developed by the Baldwin Wallace University... Read More

2022-10-10 20:50:40
by Dan McCue
Iowa Ag Chief Touts Success of Farmer Mental Health Program

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa farmers are reaping the benefits of a new mental health and wellness and stress assistance... Read More

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa farmers are reaping the benefits of a new mental health and wellness and stress assistance program, according to Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. The program, Farm and Ranch Wellness: Meeting Local Needs, started in... Read More

Johnson, Barnes Polished in 1st Wisconsin Senate Debate

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes stuck to their scripts... Read More

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and his Democratic challenger Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes stuck to their scripts — and their time limits — as they met for a debate Friday evening in a hotly contested race that... Read More

2022-10-07 19:52:44
by Tom Ramstack
DC Government Shielded From Liability After Mental Patient Murders Neighbor

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled late last month that the District of Columbia cannot be sued for... Read More

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Court of Appeals ruled late last month that the District of Columbia cannot be sued for the murder of a man at the hands of a mental patient who was under supervised release. The man’s wife,... Read More

2022-10-05 15:10:00
by Dan McCue
Florida Officials Still Trying to Determine Way Forward After Ian

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With the clock ticking ever closer to Election Day, Florida election officials are continuing to tally damage... Read More

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — With the clock ticking ever closer to Election Day, Florida election officials are continuing to tally damage and disruption assessments due to Hurricane Ian and charting a course to a fair and secure election. In an email... Read More

2022-10-04 20:53:20
by Dan McCue
Conservative Justices Appear Inclined to Further Narrowing of Voting Rights Act

WASHINGTON — After nearly two hours of oral arguments on Tuesday, a number of conservative justices on the Supreme Court... Read More

WASHINGTON — After nearly two hours of oral arguments on Tuesday, a number of conservative justices on the Supreme Court appeared to be sympathetic to Alabama’s request that key provisions of the Voting Rights Act be narrowed when it comes... Read More

Arizona Clinic Has Workaround for Abortion Pill Ban

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy... Read More

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix abortion clinic has come up with a way for patients who can end their pregnancy using a pill to get the medication quickly without running afoul of a resurrected Arizona law that bans most abortions.... Read More

Herschel Walker Paid for Girlfriend's Abortion, Report Says

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia,... Read More

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009, according to a new report published late Monday. The candidate called the accusation... Read More

2022-10-03 21:01:03
by Dan McCue
Youngkin Releases ‘All-of-the-Above’ State Energy Plan for Virginia

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled his “2022 Energy Plan” for the state on Monday, adopting an “all-of-the-above”... Read More

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin unveiled his “2022 Energy Plan” for the state on Monday, adopting an “all-of-the-above” approach that includes natural gas, renewable energy, hydrogen and, most notably, nuclear power to meet the state's current and future... Read More

2022-10-03 18:33:24
by Dan McCue
Solicitor General’s Input Sought on Climate Suits Against Energy Companies

WASHINGTON —The Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general’s office to weigh in on a dispute over which courts... Read More

WASHINGTON —The Supreme Court on Monday asked the solicitor general’s office to weigh in on a dispute over which courts — state or federal — can hear climate litigation against fossil fuel companies. The request comes as the justices consider... Read More

Shying From Trump, Ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage Seeks Job Back

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — When then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he credited himself as a prototype... Read More

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — When then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he credited himself as a prototype for the insurgent presidential candidate. "I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular, so I think I should support... Read More

GOP Attacks Georgia's Abrams on Voting as Judge Rejects Suit

ATLANTA (AP) — When Democrat Stacey Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp four years ago,... Read More

ATLANTA (AP) — When Democrat Stacey Abrams narrowly lost the Georgia governor's race to Republican Brian Kemp four years ago, she didn't go quietly. She ended her campaign with a nonconcession that acknowledged she wouldn't be governor, while spotlighting her... Read More

2022-10-01 18:49:53
by Dan McCue
Election Uncertainty Abounds as Florida Cleans Up From Hurricane Ian’s Fury

TALLAHASSEE — Hurricane Ian’s march through Florida and the Caribbean left at least 35 people dead in the Sunshine State,... Read More

TALLAHASSEE — Hurricane Ian’s march through Florida and the Caribbean left at least 35 people dead in the Sunshine State, along with another three in Cuba, and caused anywhere from $66 billion to $75 billion in damage, depending on the... Read More

2022-09-30 18:51:36
by Madeline Hughes
Broadband Grant Leaves Alaskan Village ‘Giddy’

PORT LIONS, Alaska — The residents of the native village of Port Lions and surrounding Alaskan villages are “giddy” at... Read More

PORT LIONS, Alaska — The residents of the native village of Port Lions and surrounding Alaskan villages are “giddy” at the thought of getting internet through the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Tribal Broadband Connectivity Program, said... Read More

In Minnesota, Abortion Key to Keith Ellison's 2nd Term Hopes

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his... Read More

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing... Read More

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