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Midwest battleground states tap candidates for midterm elections

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 11:33pm
Voters chose nominees on Tuesday in the key battleground states of Wisconsin and Minnesota, setting up what are expected to be tight races as November's congressional elections draw near.

New Mexico Judge gets death threats after granting bail to compound members

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 10:00pm
A New Mexico judge received death threats on Tuesday a day after she granted bail to two men and three women charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their compound to carry out attacks, court officials said.

Wisconsin, Minnesota races could serve as barometer of voter intensity

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:30pm
Voters had their say in primary races in the upper Midwestern states of Wisconsin and Minnesota on Tuesday, two key battlegrounds in November's congressional elections that could determine control of Congress.

In first, transgender woman wins Democratic nomination for Vermont governor

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 9:29pm
Vermont Democrats made Christine Hallquist the first openly transgender person to win a major party nomination for statewide office in U.S. history as she clinched Tuesday's primary election for governor.

Wisconsin, Minnesota primaries to gauge strength of opposition to Trump

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:45pm
States such as Wisconsin helped drive Donald Trump’s surprising presidential win two years ago, and Tuesday's primaries there and in neighboring Minnesota could serve as a barometer of opposition strength headed into the November midterm elections.

Outrage, praise as New Mexico compound members granted bail

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:22pm
A New Mexico judge's decision to grant bail to two men and three women charged with child abuse and accused of training children at their remote compound for attacks was slammed by the state's governor and many locals but praised by others who said they posed no danger.

Nine hurt as Denver gas explosion levels residential building

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 7:11pm
Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment house, a fire department spokesman said.

Ford to invest $740 million in Detroit train station, city development project

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 6:11pm
Ford Motor Co disclosed Tuesday it will spend $740 million on a project to revamp Michigan Central Station, Detroit’s historic but dilapidated former rail station, as well as other neighborhood sites.

U.S. lawsuit over photos at U.S.-Mexico border crossings is revived

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:57pm
A federal appeals court on Tuesday revived a lawsuit by border policy activists challenging the constitutionality of a U.S. government policy requiring advance permission to take photos or shoot film at ports of entry on the U.S.-Mexico border.

Nine hurt as gas explosion levels Denver building

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 5:56pm
Nine people were injured, one critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building, a fire department spokesman said.

Trump administration sued over Arkansas' Medicaid work requirements

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:57pm
Advocacy groups on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging the decision by President Donald Trump's administration to allow Arkansas to impose work requirements on Medicaid recipients in the state.

Natural gas explosion levels Denver building, nine hurt

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:31pm
Nine people were injured, one of them critically, on Tuesday when a natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building on Tuesday, a fire department spokesman said.

Pennsylvania report details decades of sexual abuse by priests

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 4:15pm
Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania sexually abused thousands of children over a 70-year period and silenced victims through "the weaponization of faith" and a systematic cover-up campaign by their bishops, the state attorney general said on Tuesday.

Natural gas explosion collapses Denver building, people trapped

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:56pm
A natural gas explosion leveled a Denver apartment building on Tuesday, injuring several people and trapping an unknown number of residents in the rubble, local media reported.

Yosemite reopens its valley, as flames and smoke linger

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:42pm
The heart of Yosemite National Park in California, shut down for nearly three weeks due to a deadly wildfire, was reopened to visitors on Tuesday, but smoke limited visibility and a key route to the park's best known landmarks remained closed.

Pennsylvania report to detail decades of sexual abuse by priests

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 3:23pm
Decades of child sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania will come under public scrutiny for the first time on Tuesday with the release of a long-delayed report on a grand jury investigation led by the state's attorney general.

Puerto Rico utility completes restoration 10 months after Maria

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 2:51pm
Puerto Rico's electric utility said it completed restoration of power to all of its customers on Tuesday, more than ten months after Hurricane Maria left 1.5 million homes and businesses in the dark.

Illinois attorney general sues Trump Tower for river violations

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 1:52pm
Illinois' attorney general announced a lawsuit on Tuesday against Trump Tower in Chicago, alleging the violation of environmental laws and a threat to fish in the Chicago River.

Top West Virginia judge retires after impeachment vote

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:27pm
A West Virginia Supreme Court justice retired on Tuesday, the day after state lawmakers voted to start impeachment proceedings against the full court, accusing four judges of lavish spending that included a total of more than $1 million in office renovations.

Evacuations, rescues as 'historic' floods hit northeastern U.S.

Tue, 08/14/2018 - 12:18pm
New Jersey declared a partial state of emergency on Tuesday as forecasts for further heavy rainfall posed new danger in parts of that state, New York and Pennsylvania, where rescuers hauled people from waterways, flooded cars and homes.