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Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Sep. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state...

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to be deposed in census case

Sep. 21, 2018 6:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's intent and credibility are so central to how a citizenship question landed on the 2020 census that he can be questioned under oath about it, a judge said Friday, calling the government's spirited opposition to a deposition "surprising, if not unsettling."...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

Sep. 20, 2018 9:35 PM EDT

ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, authorities and witnesses said. Workers at the Rite Aid distribution center in...

Buoyant stocks lift US household wealth, mainly for affluent

Sep. 20, 2018 4:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A rising stock market lifted U.S. household wealth to a record $106.9 trillion in the April-June quarter, the culmination of a decade of economic recovery but a gain that is concentrated largely among the most affluent. The value of Americans' stock and mutual fund portfolios rose $800...

Sheriff: Suspect in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland is a female temporary employee

Sep. 20, 2018 3:12 PM EDT
ABDERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Sheriff: Suspect in shooting at Rite Aid distribution center in Maryland is a female temporary employee.

Kentucky editorial roundup

Sep. 20, 2018 12:40 PM EDT

Summary of recent Kentucky newspaper editorials: ___ Sept. 17 The Independent of Ashland on the poverty rate in Kentucky: The persistence of poverty in Kentucky continues. ... CNHI Kentucky's Ronnie Ellis reports the strong economy has helped lower the poverty rate in Kentucky. Still, Kentucky has one of the...

Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

Sep. 20, 2018 7:39 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader and a push toward a constitutional revision. The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his...

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Sep. 18, 2018 12:11 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the...

Report urges UK to lift cap on skilled migrants after Brexit

Sep. 18, 2018 7:36 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Citizens of European Union countries should not have easier access to the U.K. after Brexit than people from other parts of the world, a government-commissioned report recommended Tuesday. EU citizens now can live and work in the U.K. under the bloc's free-movement rules, but that will end...

Emergency crews throw supply lifeline to isolated Wilmington

Sep. 17, 2018 8:23 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Throwing a lifeline to a city surrounded by floodwaters, emergency crews delivered food and water to Wilmington on Monday as rescuers picked up more people stranded by Hurricane Florence and the storm's remnants took aim at the densely populated Northeast. The death toll from...