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Appeals judge in Georgia dies; DA says homicide unlikely

Aug. 24, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — An appeals judge in Georgia was found Saturday shot dead behind his Albany home, but officials do not believe it was a homicide. Albany police were dispatched to the residence and found Judge Stephen Goss, 60, in a wooded area dead from a gunshot wound, news outlets reported. Dougherty...

Montana is back among states without state-funded preschool

Aug. 24, 2019 11:21 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana enters the upcoming school year back among the handful of states without publicly funded preschool, and the unions and education groups that are otherwise staunch allies of Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock are a big reason why his fledgling pre-kindergarten program fizzled. The...

Mississippi gubernatorial candidate not going for 'nice guy'

Aug. 23, 2019 3:43 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican Tate Reeves was a 29-year-old banker and political novice when he won his first statewide office in Mississippi in 2003. After two terms as treasurer and the next two as lieutenant governor, Reeves now has his sights set on becoming governor. To advance to the Nov. 5...

For Democrats, a shift toward the middle on health care

Aug. 23, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rank-and-file Democrats appear to be shifting to the middle on health care, worried about what's politically achievable on their party's top 2020 issue. While "Medicare for All" remains hugely popular, the majority say they'd prefer building on "Obamacare" to expand coverage instead of a...

Money crunch after Planned Parenthood quits federal program

Aug. 22, 2019 8:37 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are charging new fees, tapping financial reserves, intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after its decision to quit a $260 million federal family planning program in an...

Head Start program changes signs on buses for migrant kids

Aug. 22, 2019 7:56 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Officials with an organization that provides early education programs for children of migrant and seasonal workers says they are changing the signs on their buses. The Idaho Statesman reported Tuesday that the Community Council of Idaho plans to remove and conceal the "Migrant and...

Ohio State to host Arkansas State in 2022

Aug. 22, 2019 7:18 PM EDT

Ohio State will host Arkansas State in 2022. Arkansas State made the announcement Thursday in a news release. The teams will face off on Sept. 10, 2022, at Ohio Stadium in the first-ever meeting between the programs. Ohio State will open its 2022 season at home against Notre Dame on Sept. 3 before playing...

Man accused in 1987 Canada abduction pleads guilty in US

Aug. 22, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Canadian man who authorities say abducted his toddler son in Toronto in 1987 and lived on the lam for 31 years pleaded guilty Thursday to a U.S. charge in Connecticut. Allan Mann Jr. admitted to a federal judge in New Haven that he provided false information about his identity to...

Trump scraps plan to push for foreign aid cut

Aug. 22, 2019 5:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing bipartisan opposition, President Donald Trump has scrapped an effort to cut some $4 billion in foreign aid that lawmakers had already approved. A senior administration official and a Democratic congressional aide confirmed the decision Thursday. Both spoke on condition of anonymity...

Connecticut estimates 200,000 impacted by immigration change

Aug. 21, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials on Wednesday estimated as many as 200,000 residents, including tens of thousands of children on a public health care program, could be impacted by sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, food stamps...