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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats say they are increasingly optimistic about their chances of knocking off Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year, even though a top-tier candidate has yet to emerge and they're still recovering from a devastating 2016 election. Democrats...
MATOAKA, W.Va. (AP) — The red caboose parked at the edge of a rundown commercial block is the only rail car some people have seen in Matoaka in more than a year. It bears the markings of the Norfolk and Western Railway, a company merged years ago and absorbed into oblivion, like...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As a onetime county office worker in rural Iowa, Republican Kim Reynolds insists she never saw herself running for office, much less serving as governor. But after a mid-career political surge and the appointment of mentor Terry Branstad as U.S...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail. But...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Courts around the country tried to ease the burden of fines and fees in the wake of riots in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014 that brought attention to a torrent of traffic and other minor citations that saddled people with debt and even sent them to jail. But...
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached — a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers. The former Army captain and Iraq War veteran had a ready reply, telling them, matter-of-factly, that she considered...
BROOKHAVEN, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a suspect is in custody after eight people were killed in a shooting, including a sheriff's deputy. Mississippi Bureau of Investigation spokesman Warren Strain said the shootings occurred at three separate homes Saturday...
ATLANTA (AP) — Democrats hope to enlist military veterans in another type of fight — for majority control of the House. Looking ahead to next year's elections, Democrats are trying to recruit at least two dozen military veterans to challenge Republican incumbents, arguing that...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Federal investigators say 2 planes crashed more than 600 miles apart in Alaska almost simultaneously Saturday, killing a total of four people. KTUU-TV reports ( http://bit.ly/2qv2hEF ) the National Transportation Safety Board said two died and a third...