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The Latest: In NYC, Arlington, not everyone Amazon thrilled

Nov. 13, 2018 10:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Amazon's second headquarters (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Not everyone in New York and Virginia is happy about being chosen to become the spot for new Amazon headquarter locations. Some see the billions in tax breaks as corporate welfare while others are worried about home...

Today in History

Nov. 7, 2018 9:58 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 7, the 311th day of 2018. There are 54 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Nov. 7, 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won an unprecedented fourth term in office, defeating Republican Thomas E. Dewey. On this date: In 1862, during the Civil War,...

Virginia expands Medicaid, big victory for Democratic leader

Nov. 1, 2018 7:52 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — About 400,000 newly eligible low-income Virginia adults can start enrolling in Medicaid, a major achievement for the state's Democratic governor. Medicaid expansion enrollment starts Thursday in Virginia for coverage that will start at the beginning of 2019. Expanding Medicaid was...

Early returns: Excited bases for Democrats and Republicans

Oct. 26, 2018 8:50 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than two weeks before Election Day, early voting returns forecast a midterm election turnout not seen in decades, with Republicans and Democrats demonstrating engaged bases on each end of the political spectrum. That level of enthusiasm — turnout is well ahead of the 2014 pace...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Stacey Abrams' trying to mobilize Georgia's sporadic voters

Oct. 13, 2018 3:31 AM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...

Inside Stacey Abrams' strategy to mobilize Georgia voters

Oct. 12, 2018 6:21 PM EDT

FOREST PARK, Ga. (AP) — Matrice Peavy is thrilled to see a young staffer for Georgia's Democratic gubernatorial nominee on her front stoop, and the 46-year-old mom assures the canvasser that she wants to help Stacey Abrams win. "She's for all the people ... and she loves her family," Peavy says,...

Correction: Tropical Weather-The Latest story

Oct. 12, 2018 3:41 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — In a story Oct. 11 about Hurricane Michael, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Karen Clark & Company is an insurance company. Karen Clark & Company is a risk-modeling firm. A corrected version of the story is below: The Latest: Georgia crops hit hard by...

Tennessee Democrat praises GOP governor he hopes to replace

Sep. 28, 2018 12:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Democrat Karl Dean is giving campaign trail shout-outs to Republican Gov. Bill Haslam even as Dean seeks to replace him. Never mind that the popular term-limited governor has given his full blessing to Dean's GOP opponent, Bill Lee. For Dean, the praise has a purpose. As...