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‘Elvis’ plates in other states take toll on Nevada man

Jan. 18, 2020 12:39 PM EST

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Elvis nearly cost a Nevada retiree a king’s ransom. Almost everyone has a horror story about the frustrations of government bureaucracy. James Mensinger, 82, lived through a nightmare that nearly needed an act of Congress, or at least the help of a U.S. senator, to resolve. It...

FILE - James Mackler poses for a portrait in a Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2018 file photo, in Nashville, Tenn. The campaign arm for U.S. Senate Democrats endorsed James Mackler on Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020 for an open seat in Tennessee.  (AP Photo/Jonathan Mattise, File)

US Senate Dems' campaign arm endorses Mackler in Tennessee

Jan. 16, 2020 12:01 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The campaign arm for U.S. Senate Democrats endorsed James Mackler on Thursday for an open seat in Tennessee. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee praised Mackler's military service in its endorsement. Mackler is a former Army helicopter pilot and served in the Judge Advocate...

FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2014, file photo, former Montana Solicitor General Lawrence VanDyke, center, talks with law students Jason Collins, left, and Tyler Dugger before a Montana Supreme Court candidate forum at the University of Montana in Missoula, Mont. The Senate has confirmed VanDyke as a federal appeals court judge despite a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association and sharp opposition from his home-state senators. (AP Photo/Lido Vizzutti, File)

Senate OKs appeals court judges over home-state opposition

Dec. 11, 2019 6:34 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed two conservative, Justice Department lawyers to posts on a California-based appeals court that President Donald Trump has tagged as a liberal bastion. The two nominees won seats on the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which covers a wide...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks to local residents during a bus tour stop, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019, in Mason City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Richard Bryan, ex-senator and Nevada governor, backs Biden

Dec. 4, 2019 5:26 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Richard Bryan, a former U.S. senator and Nevada governor, said Wednesday that he's endorsing Joe Biden for president in 2020, giving the former vice president the backing of one of the biggest names in the state’s Democratic circles. Bryan told The Associated Press in an interview...