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A worker inspecst the the area around the collapsed Morandi highway bridge, in Genoa, northern Italy, Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with France collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa during a sudden, violent storm, sending vehicles plunging 90 meters (nearly 300 feet) into a heap of rubble below. (AP Photo/Nicola Marfisi)
August 16, 2018 - 10:21 am
MILAN (AP) — The latest developments following the deadly collapse of a highway bridge in Italy (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The highway company responsible for the Genoa bridge that collapsed says that it would take "rigorous action" if it emerges that any of its staff were in any way responsible...
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File - In this May 19, 2018 file photo tourists Randy Wilkie and Keya Cole from Buffalo, New York, check out the offerings of cannabis at one of the MedMen cannabis dispensaries in Los Angeles, prior to boarding the Green Line Trips bus tour. When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is getting a sluggish start. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48 million between April and June, state officials announced Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, a jump from the prior three months but well below the windfall envisioned by the state. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)
August 15, 2018 - 8:57 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — When it comes to the taxman, California's legal pot market is off to a sluggish start. Marijuana cultivation and excise tax collections hit $48 million between April and June, state officials announced Wednesday. That's a jump from the prior three months but well below the...
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Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Bakersfield, answers questions during an event with the Public Policy Institute of California in Sacramento on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018. (Renee C. Byer/The Sacramento Bee via AP)
August 15, 2018 - 7:36 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy blasted his home state of California as out of touch Wednesday, criticizing leaders for increasing the gas tax and failing to get a handle on long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles. At the same time, the Republican defended the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2018, file photo, Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a news conference in Topeka, Kan. With Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want. There's no guarantee that the business wing of the Republican Party will collectively back Kobach given the likely candidacy of independent Greg Orman, a Kansas City-area businessman who ran a strong campaign for U.S. Senate two years ago. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 15, 2018 - 5:31 pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — With Kris Kobach as the Republican nominee for governor, Kansas Democrats may have the candidate they want. Kobach, who serves as secretary of state, has earned a national reputation for his tough views on illegal immigration, his push for voting laws such as photo ID and proof...
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President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 14, 2018 - 7:53 am
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 — and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers." Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him — a claim that Cuomo's office...
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President Donald Trump speaks in Utica, N.Y., Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, at a joint fundraising committee reception in Utica, N.Y. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
August 13, 2018 - 11:11 pm
UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to challenge him in 2020 — and warned the Democrat, "Anybody that runs against Trump suffers." Trump also said that Cuomo once called him and promised that he wouldn't run against him — a claim that Cuomo's office...
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In this Aug. 5, 2018, photo, independent U.S. House candidate Alyse Galvin, center, speaks during a meet-and-greet at a tea shop in Juneau, Alaska. Galvin is running in the Aug. 21 Democratic primary for U.S. House in Alaska. The state Democratic party changed its rules to let independents run in its primary. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)
August 12, 2018 - 1:25 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — When Alyse Galvin ran into resistance from some state legislators in a fight over school funding, she didn't give up. She got a loudspeaker. In 2017, the activist, along with other worried moms, helped gather hundreds of letters from Alaskans urging legislators not to cut...
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FILE- This March 5, 2018, file photo show the East Front of the U.S. Capitol at sunset in Washington. On Friday, Aug. 10, the Treasury Department releases federal budget data for July. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
August 10, 2018 - 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government recorded a $76.9 billion deficit in July, with increased government spending and tax cuts keeping the country on track to record its biggest annual deficit in six years. The Treasury Department reports that in the first 10 months of this budget year, the...
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August 10, 2018 - 7:26 am
LONDON (AP) — Almost 15 years after it was canceled, "Friends" is still there for British viewers. The catchphrase-generating New York sitcom is the most popular show on U.K. streaming services, beating big-budget original productions from Netflix and Amazon. Research by U.K. broadcast regulator...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2018 file photo, Hawaii lawmakers applaud after Gov. David Ige, who is running for a second term in office, signed legislation in Honolulu. Ige faces a stiff challenge in the Democratic primary on Saturday, Aug. 11, 2018, from U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is giving up her seat in Congress to block him from a second term. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy, File)
August 09, 2018 - 6:47 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige wants voters to look at his four years of accomplishments, including his handling of the Big Island's erupting volcano, as reasons to give him a second term. But U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, his main opponent in Saturday's Democratic primary in the heavily blue...
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