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FILE - In this June 27, 2005, file photo, an Arctic grayling is shown in Emerald Lake in Bozeman, Mont. A federal appeals court says U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when it decided against designating a Montana fish as a threatened or endangered species. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, sent a lawsuit seeking federal protections for the Arctic grayling back to a lower court for further consideration. (Ben Pierce/Bozeman Daily Chronicle via AP, File)
August 17, 2018 - 7:54 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An appeals court on Friday told a judge to take another look at whether a Montana fish should be protected, saying that U.S. wildlife officials did not consider all environmental factors when they decided against designating the Arctic grayling as a threatened or endangered...
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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks during an interview with The Associated Press in Los Angeles on Thursday Aug. 16, 2018. Garcetti, who already has visited the important presidential election states of Iowa and New Hampshire, said that he intends to make a decision on his candidacy by March 2019. In a wide-ranging interview, the mayor touched on issues from the city's homelessness crisis to immigration. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
August 17, 2018 - 2:42 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, considering a 2020 presidential run, said Thursday that President Donald Trump has done "plenty of racist things" to divide the nation while failing to deliver on health care reform and other promises. In an interview with The Associated Press,...
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August 15, 2018 - 11:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on three foreign companies it says are helping North Korea with illicit shipments of goods to fund its nuclear program. The Treasury Department said Wednesday it was taking action against the companies, which are based in China,...
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FILE - In this May 10, 2018 file photo, Michael Avenatti is interviewed on the Cheddar network, Thursday, May 10, 2018, in New York. Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of an adult film star, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
August 14, 2018 - 2:21 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the attorney taking on President Donald Trump on behalf of adult film star Stormy Daniels, offered some details on his policy views Tuesday as he weighs an outsider Democratic bid for the White House. Fresh off a visit to early-voting Iowa, Avenatti said he would...
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Troy Balderson, Republican candidate for Ohio's 12th Congressional District, speaks to a crowd of supporters during an election night party Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Newark, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
August 09, 2018 - 7:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's a border crisis in Pennsylvania. The radical left is surging in New Jersey. And Nancy Pelosi is a threat to New York. Republican candidates in the nation's premier midterm battlegrounds have embraced a central message in their fight to maintain the House majority this fall...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2017 file photo, a woman walks out of a convenience store where tobacco is sold in Helena, Mont. A tobacco industry-funded group is asking the Montana Supreme Court to re-phrase a ballot initiative that would raise tobacco taxes to pay for the state's Medicaid expansion and other health programs. The lawsuit filed Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 by Montanans Against Higher Taxes says the ballot statement's wording is incorrect and will cause voter confusion. (AP Photo/Matt Volz, File)
August 07, 2018 - 5:02 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A tobacco industry-funded group wants to change the wording of a citizen's ballot initiative that would significantly raise Montana's tobacco taxes, a legal challenge that is part of the group's expensive effort to defeat the measure when it goes to voters in November. The...
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In this July 24, 2018, photo, U.S. House candidate Ed Case and his wife, Audrey Case, greet evening commuters while campaigning in Honolulu. The seat representing Honolulu in the U.S. Congress is open for anyone's taking, as incumbent U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa runs for governor instead of re-election. (AP Photo/Audrey McAvoy)
August 04, 2018 - 12:30 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — The seat representing Honolulu in Congress is open for anyone's taking, as the incumbent, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, runs for governor instead of re-election. Seven candidates are seeking the Democratic Party's nomination in Saturday's primary in this deep-blue state, including the...
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August 03, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prime Healthcare Services, one of the nation's largest hospital systems, agreed Friday to pay $65 million to settle allegations of Medicare overbilling in California. The company and CEO Prem Reddy agreed to settle a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that 14 of its hospitals...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2018, file photo, Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., asks a question during a Senate Banking Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Heller, considered the most vulnerable GOP senator seeking another term this year, opposed measures to dismantle President Barack Obama's signature law before backing other versions that failed. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
August 02, 2018 - 4:58 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Republican Sen. Dean Heller's sliding positions last year on a long-held GOP promise to repeal Obamacare are providing plenty of fodder for Democrats and activists hoping to stymie his re-election. Heller, considered the most vulnerable incumbent GOP senator, opposed...
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FILE - In this July 28, 2014, file photo, Public Trustee Charles Blahous speaks as then-Treasury Secretary and Managing Trustee Jacob Lew, left, and then-Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, right, listen during a news conference at the Treasury Department in Washington. A new study says ‘Medicare for all’ would raise government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years. “Enacting something like ‘Medicare for all’ would be a transformative change in the size of the federal government,” said Charles Blahous, the study’s author. Blahous was a senior economic adviser to former Republican President George W. Bush and a public trustee of Social Security and Medicare during the Obama administration. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
July 30, 2018 - 12:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study says "Medicare for all" would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years. Historic tax increases would be needed. The study from a libertarian policy institute at George Mason University in Virginia, the Mercatus Center, looked at Sen...
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