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Many states' governor's races become proxy battle over Trump

Sep. 23, 2018 1:05 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — It's a resume that reads like an ideal springboard to higher office: investigated sexual assaults of Olympic gymnasts, charged government officials responsible for a tainted water crisis, bucked the governor on tax hikes. With that background and his party controlling all statewide...

Correction: Carbon Fee-Washington story

Sep. 12, 2018 2:39 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — In a story Sept. 11 about a proposed fee on carbon pollution, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Shell pledged money to the initiative. Shell pledged money to oppose the initiative. A corrected version of the story is below: Take 2 for Washington state: Carbon fee on fall ballot...

Jewell Loyd scores 23, Storm beat Mystics 89-76 in Game 1

Sep. 8, 2018 12:00 AM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Jewell Loyd was unselfish in the deciding game of the WNBA semifinals, giving up her spot on the floor and choosing not to mess with what was going right for the Seattle Storm at the time. Her decision appeared to be rewarded in Game 1 of the Finals. "It's amazing how many times when you're...

Canada court halts Pacific pipeline in blow to Trudeau

Aug. 30, 2018 8:24 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canada's Federal Court of Appeal on Thursday halted the contentious Trans Mountain pipeline expansion that would nearly triple the flow of oil from the Alberta oil sands to the Pacific Coast — a setback that comes just as the government is buying the project. The court ordered the...

Hospital staff question officials after 2nd attack in a week

Aug. 30, 2018 8:04 PM EDT

LAKEWOOD, Wash. (AP) — Staff say another nurse was attacked at Washington state's troubled psychiatric hospital this week, just days after an incident Sunday in which a patient is accused of punching a nurse, knocking her to the floor and stomping on her head. Workers at Western State Hospital rallied...

APNewsBreak: DNC, TV networks discuss presidential debates

Aug. 25, 2018 7:04 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The Democratic Party has begun conversations with television networks about a series of presidential primary debates in 2019, a top party official has told The Associated Press. The talks are "in the very early stages," according to the official, who was not authorized to discuss the matter...

States blast Trump administration coal plan, mull lawsuits

Aug. 21, 2018 5:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants on Tuesday criticized a move by President Donald Trump's administration to scale back federal restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan...

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....