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Primary night: Dems go for diversity, GOP for Trump choices

Aug. 15, 2018 2:03 AM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrats embraced diversity Tuesday in a primary night of firsts, while Republicans in Minnesota rejected a familiar face of the GOP old guard in favor of a rising newcomer aligned with President Donald Trump. In Vermont, Democrats rallied behind the nation's first transgender...

In upset, Stefanowski wins GOP nod for Connecticut governor

Aug. 14, 2018 11:39 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Bob Stefanowski, a former GE executive who pitched himself to voters as Bob the Rebuilder, won Tuesday's Republican primary for Connecticut governor in an upset and will face a fellow wealthy businessman, Democrat Ned Lamont, in November. A political newcomer who bypassed the...

Officials: Man who stole plane, died in crash not a pilot

Aug. 12, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Investigators are piecing together how an airline ground agent stole an empty commercial airplane, took off from Sea-Tac International Airport and crashed into a small island in the Puget Sound after being chased by military jets that were quickly scrambled to intercept the aircraft....

Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

Aug. 7, 2018 6:15 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Experts are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics or feed live salmon to try to save a young emaciated orca that's part of a critically endangered pod of killer whales. But veterinarians haven't spotted the 3½-year-old female killer whale in several days. They are...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 4, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Jay Sekulow, member of President Donald Trump's legal team; Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., Roy Blunt, R-Mo. ___ CBS' "Face the...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Aug. 3, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Jay Sekulow, member of President Donald Trump's legal team; Govs. John Kasich, R-Ohio, and Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" —...

2020 talk includes Washington governor, a key Trump foe

Aug. 1, 2018 3:44 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, a two-term Democratic governor and former congressman, is best known outside the state for his focus on climate issues and renewable energy, but lately he's getting notice for a different role: adversary to President Donald Trump. In a televised moment...

Georgia governor's matchup sets a battle for the middle

Jul. 25, 2018 9:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — With the Georgia governor's race now set, the contest between Republican Brian Kemp and Democrat Stacey Abrams becomes a question of which candidate can move beyond their partisan bases to capture the electoral middle in this emerging battleground state. Kemp, a two-term secretary of state...

New endangered Puget Sound orca dies soon after birth

Jul. 25, 2018 5:36 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The first calf born in three years to the endangered orcas that spend time in Pacific Northwest waters died Tuesday, the latest troubling sign for a population already at its lowest in more than three decades. A dead orca was seen being pushed to the surface by her mother about a half hour...

AP Exclusive: Washington psychiatric hospital called 'hell'

Jul. 6, 2018 5:38 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Behind tall brick walls and secure windows, hundreds of patients at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital live in conditions that fail U.S. health and safety standards, while overworked nurses and psychiatrists say they are navigating a system that punishes employees who speak out...