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This combination of Nov. 19, 2019 photos shows Marquette University Law Professor Ed Fallone, left, Dane County Circuit Court Judge Jill Karofsky, center, and Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Daniel Kelly, during a candidate's forum for a seat on the state Supreme Court. On Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 voters will narrow the field from three to two for the general election in April. (John Hart/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Primary voters to narrow Supreme Court, 7th District fields

Feb. 18, 2020 4:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Voters will winnow the field of candidates for state Supreme Court and an open congressional seat representing northern Wisconsin in primaries Tuesday. The Supreme Court primary pits incumbent conservative Justice Dan Kelly against liberal challengers Jill Karofsky and Ed Fallone. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, Gov. Kristi Noem gives her first budget address to lawmakers at the state Capitol in Pierre, S.D. Noem will use her State of the State address to pitch prospective businesses on why they should move to South Dakota, the Republican governor told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/James Nord, File)

South Dakota governor backs Native American culture schools

Feb. 18, 2020 2:07 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A proposal to start schools in South Dakota that focus on teaching Native American language and culture has gained a key ally in Gov. Kristi Noem. Noem has found herself at odds with many of the tribes in South Dakota as she pushed revamped laws to punish the “urging” of...

In this Oct. 9, 2019 photo, the staff at the meat-free restaurant Slutty Vegan in Atlanta, treats work like a party. (Todd A. Price/The Daily Advertiser via AP)

Black-owned vegan eateries are spicing up Southern cuisine

Feb. 16, 2020 12:01 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The doors opened at 4 p.m., but the line formed an hour earlier at this restaurant in Southwest Atlanta, minutes from the historically black Clark Atlanta University. No one seemed to mind the wait. "I'm excited," one woman told another. "I heard people are out here until 1 a.m. in the...

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2020, file photo, George Chakuchin, left, and Mick Chakuchin walk on ice over the Bering Sea in Toksook Bay, Alaska. Motor vehicle offices across the U.S. have experienced high demand as an Oct. 1 deadline approaches for Real IDs, special licenses many will need to board domestic flights and enter military bases and some federal buildings, but in remote parts of the country, like rural Alaska, those ID cards may be harder to get. People in Toksook Bay, on an island just off Alaska's western coast, rely on small planes to travel off the island. The near DMV office is 115 miles away in Bethel. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

In Alaska, rural living complicates access to Real ID

Feb. 15, 2020 3:16 PM EST

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — For many Americans, going to a state motor vehicle office can be a tedious time suck. For people who live in rural Alaska's vast patchwork of communities not connected by roads, just getting to a DMV can be a lengthy and pricey ordeal. Motor vehicle offices across the U.S. have...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2004, file photo, Tiffany Carr, executive director of Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence, left, speaks at a news conference held by Gov. Jeb Bush, background right, to announce a public awareness campaign designed to prevent disaster-related domestic violence, in Tallahassee, Fla. On Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ordered an investigation into a nonprofit domestic abuse agency whose CEO, Carr, had received $7.5 million in compensation over a three-year span. (AP Photo/Phil Coale, File)

Florida probes domestic violence agency that paid CEO $750K

Feb. 13, 2020 8:20 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on Thursday ordered an investigation into a nonprofit domestic abuse agency whose CEO had received $7.5 million in compensation over a three-year span. The House also voted to subpoena the Florida Coalition Against Domestic Violence's board of directors...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2020, file photo, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Senate Republicans on Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, blocked Democrat Whitmer's appointee to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing, which Democrats said was payback because Whitmer refused to pull a separate nominee who is opposed by gun-rights groups. The GOP-led Senate's 20-16 vote to reject Anna Mitterling of Mason for a spot on the Natural Resources Commission marked the first time in nearly a decade that the chamber officially rejected a governor's nominee. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan Senate rejects Whitmer appointee to hunting panel

Feb. 13, 2020 4:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Senate Republicans on Thursday blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointee to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing, which Democrats said was payback because Whitmer refused to pull a separate nominee who is opposed by gun-rights groups. The GOP-led...

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

Feb. 13, 2020 1:40 PM EST

Best-Selling Books Week Ended February 8th HARDCOVER FICTION 1. “"Golden in Deat” by J.D. Robb (St. Martin's Press)h" 2. “American Dirt” by Jeanine Cummins (Flatiron Books) 3. “Crooked River” by Preston/Child (Grand Central Publishing) 4. "The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and...

In this Feb. 8, 2020 photo, Ryan Cherry works on an air conditioning unit in Orlando, Fla. Chris served time in prison for felony theft and cocaine possession. When he was released he started his own air conditioning business. When he tried to register to vote, he learned that he owed more than $300 in court fines and fees. Cherry enlisted an advocacy group for help with the cost and registered to vote. (Chris Day/Fresh Take Florida via AP)‚Äč

Florida courts struggle to collect fines owed by ex-felons

Feb. 10, 2020 5:43 PM EST

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — After serving two stints in Florida prison in the 1990s for felony theft and cocaine possession, Ryan Cherry returned home to his family in Orlando to start his own air conditioning business. Cherry, 48, tried to register to vote after Florida voters approved a constitutional...

Mom wants answers after girl taken to mental health center

Feb. 10, 2020 2:53 PM EST

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The mother of a 6-year-old Jacksonville girl who was removed from her classroom and taken to a behavioral health center wants answers from the school system. Martina Falk and her lawyer Reganel Reeves talked to news outlets on Monday morning regarding the incident that took place...

This combination photo shows, from left, Renee Zellweger, Salma Hayek, Cynthia Erivo and Beanie Feldstein at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. (AP Photo)

A breakdown of the gowns, bling and beauty from the Oscars

Feb. 10, 2020 10:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Oscars closed the awards season in style, with statement necklaces and classic gowns, traditional tuxedos and some young rule-breakers. A look at fashion highlights from Hollywood's big night Sunday: THE GOWNS Scarlett Johansson, Renée Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Cynthia Erivo and...