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Tennessee, other states ask for action on illegal robocalls

Oct. 15, 2018 4:41 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's attorney general has joined several dozen other states to ask the federal government to take action on illegal robocalls. Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III's office said in a news release that a document signed by officials from almost three dozen states asks the...

Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL _ yet

Oct. 15, 2018 3:13 AM EDT

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. Early on, marijuana was touted to the enforcer as a healing option. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. "It helped me sleep, helped with my anxiety and...

Michael's destruction reveals region's weaker building codes

Oct. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Unlike in South Florida, homes in the state's Panhandle did not have tighter building codes It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that...

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

Oct. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how, decades...

Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student's phone

Oct. 14, 2018 10:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia Tech political group said Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. Young Democratic Socialists of America's Georgia Tech chapter posted video from the phone on social...

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

Oct. 14, 2018 8:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign sparred Sunday over health care, approaches to climate change, student loan debt, immigration, tariffs and gun control in the first of three debates. Republican U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci repeatedly criticized incumbent Democrat Sherrod Brown as being a...

Florida Panhandle building codes lagged behind rest of state

Oct. 14, 2018 7:12 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — It was once argued that the trees would help save Florida's Panhandle from the fury of a hurricane, as the acres of forests in the region would provide a natural barrier to savage winds that accompany the deadly storms. It's part of the reason that tighter building codes —...

Calls for new regulation mount as limo crash victims mourned

Oct. 14, 2018 4:03 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM, N.Y. (AP) — The day after a mourning community said last goodbyes to eight of 20 victims of a limousine crash — four sisters and four other relatives — the Senate's top Democrat called on federal regulators to formulate new safety standards for the vehicles. Sen. Chuck Schumer on...

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

Oct. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how, decades...

Nepal says it has blocked 25,000 websites in pornography ban

Oct. 14, 2018 2:16 AM EDT

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepalese internet providers have begun blocking thousands of pornographic websites as part of a government directive aimed at stopping sexual violence, officials said Sunday. The government issued new criminal and civil codes this year that include regulations against the use,...