State governments

FILE - In this May 24, 2017, file photo, Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend. Schatz said Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that Gov. David Ige has a "tough decision in front of him" in terms of leadership changes and that restoring the public's confidence in the alert system is critical. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
January 18, 2018 - 4:12 am
HONOLULU (AP) — A timeline shows Hawaii officials botched efforts to immediately correct a false missile alert over the weekend, taking more than 20 minutes to contact federal authorities for approval they didn't need and then taking another 15 minutes to cancel the alert that was sent to mobile...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony honoring former Sen, Bob Dole on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
January 18, 2018 - 3:55 am
President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year. Trump will appear with the Republican nominee for a Pittsburgh-area House seat. But the White House...
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President Donald Trump, accompanied by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., speaks to members of the media as they arrive for a dinner at Trump International Golf Club in in West Palm Beach, Fla., Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
January 18, 2018 - 12:56 am
HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 40 terrifying minutes passed between the time Hawaii officials fired off a bogus alert about an incoming missile over the weekend and the moment the notice was canceled. The state was slow to contain the situation, waiting 23 minutes to call officials with the Federal...
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Detective walks next to a home Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, where police arrested a couple on Sunday accused of holding 13 children captive, in Perris, Calif. Authorities said an emaciated teenager led deputies to the California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo)
January 18, 2018 - 12:12 am
PERRIS, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on family members found shackled in a California home (all times local): 9 p.m. Psychiatrists are not surprised it took years for a 17-year-old California girl to escape the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children. Such behavior is...
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In this undated photo provided by the Patty for Senate Campaign, Patty Schachtner, the St. Croix County medical examiner and Somerset school board member, poses for a photo. Schachtner knocked off state Rep. Adam Jarchow in the Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018, special election for a Wisconsin state Senate seat. Schachtner's victory in a traditionally conservative part of the state, and one that went strongly for President Donald Trump in 2016, is being treated by Democrats as a positive sign for the November election. (Patty for Senate Campaign via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 10:58 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A small-town medical examiner has given Democrats across the country another shot of hope heading into the fall election by upsetting a Republican legislator in a conservative Wisconsin state Senate district. Patty Schachtner's victory Tuesday over state Rep. Adam Jarchow marks...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican lawmaker's discovery of a magnetic box containing a high-tech tracking device affixed to the bottom of his truck is being investigated by Oklahoma officials, who also revealed that four other GOP legislators have reported concerns they were being followed. The...
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January 17, 2018 - 5:03 pm
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a court's ruling in the deportation case of the Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children. (all times local): 5:00 p.m. Attorneys for a Mexican mother of four U.S.-born children who was deported last year while claiming she was threatened by a drug cartel say they...
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Emergency personnel work at the scene of a partially submerged car in a canal in Metairie, La., Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. Authorities said an 8-month-old baby in the car was killed. Investigators believe the driver lost control on an icy overpass and plunged into the canal. (Matthew Hinton/The Advocate via AP)
January 17, 2018 - 4:33 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local): 4:20 p.m. The winter storm has blanketed North Carolina's largest cities with snow, forcing school cancellations, causing hundreds of crashes and leaving thousands in the dark. The National Weather Service...
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January 17, 2018 - 4:01 pm
GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis health network said it paid a $55,000 ransom to hackers to regain access to hospital computer systems, making it the latest health system around the globe targeted by money-seeking hackers. Hancock Health said an "unidentified criminal group"...
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FILE – Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg. This combination of file photos shows New Jersey Gov. Christine Todd Whitman, left, leaning on crutches while answering questions about surgery that removed a plate from her right leg implanted after a skiing accident in Switzerland, during a Nov. 8, 1999, ceremony at the Old Barracks in Trenton, N.J.; New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey, center, who broke his left leg while vacationing in Cape May, N.J., using crutches as he leaves a lectern following a Feb. 6, 2002, news conference at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J.; and New Jersey Gov. Jon S. Corzine, right, who was seriously injured in an automobile accident on April 12, 2007, using crutches to walk down the steps of Drumthwacket, the official governor's residence, on May 7, 2007, in Princeton, N.J. (AP Photos, File)
January 17, 2018 - 2:25 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Republican Chris Christie left the New Jersey governor's office with his popularity in tatters, but at least he didn't break a leg. Christie is the first elected New Jersey governor in more than two decades not to suffer a broken leg while in office. — JON CORZINE: The Democrat...
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