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  • State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision

    State of emergency declared in Missouri ahead of grand jury decision
     Missouri's governor declared a state of emergency on Monday and authorized the state's National Guard to support police in case of violence after a grand jury decides whether to indict a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager....
  • Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno

    Pennsylvania governor: No need to fire Joe Paterno
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett suggested Thursday that former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno should have kept his job in 2011 amid the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. "They probably shouldn't have fired him, they probably should've...
  • Wisconsin prosecutors seek ruling to restart Gov. Walker probe

    Wisconsin prosecutors seek ruling to restart Gov. Walker probe
    Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday are asking a federal appeals court to allow them to restart an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker's campaign and special interest groups during elections in 2011 and 2012. The...
  • Eric Frein search continues, Pocono Mountain schools reopen

    Eric Frein search continues, Pocono Mountain schools reopen
    Students in the Pocono Mountain School District returned to school under tight security Tuesday morning as police continued to search for Eric Frein, the survivalist and military buff accused of fatally shooting one state trooper and seriously wounding...
  • Governor's debate in Florida stalls over a fan

    Governor's debate in Florida stalls over a fan
    In the long, and often weird, history of political debates, this may have been a first: A gubernatorial debate stalled for six minutes because of a fight over whether one candidate could bring a fan. No, not the cheering kind of fan -- although both...
  • Federal court lifts injunction in Scott Walker case

    Federal court lifts injunction in Scott Walker case
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned an earlier ruling that had halted an investigation in Wisconsin into possible illegal coordination between Governor Scott Walker's campaign and special interest groups in 2011 and 2012 elections. A federal...
  • Same-sex marriage clears court hurdles in Idaho, North Carolina

    The Supreme Court cleared the way Friday for gay marriages to begin in Idaho by lifting a temporary order from earlier this week. The justices turned down an appeal from Idaho's governor seeking to block same-sex marriages there. An earlier temporary...
  • Convicted? Indicted? Caught on video? Many voters don't seem to care

    Convicted? Indicted? Caught on video? Many voters don't seem to care
    It is a tough campaign season for a lot of incumbents this year, with a grumpy electorate and Congress having few achievements to tout, but New York Rep. Michael Grimm would seem to be in a particular jam. The record of the Republican from Staten...
  • Wisconsin governor Scott Walker wins re-election

    Wisconsin governor Scott Walker wins re-election
    Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker has won re-election, Reuters/Ipsos projected on Tuesday, prevailing in a tough fight against Democratic challenger Mary Burke. Walker, 47, a conservative Tea Party favorite considered to have presidential...
  • Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot

    Pricey governor's race, pot question top Florida ballot
    The record-setting $200 million race for governor and a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana have pumped up the stakes for Tuesday's election, but many voters still may stay away. It's a mid-term election — the kind that people...
  • CDC recommends looser Ebola monitoring than state quarantines for health workers

    The federal government announced new guidelines Monday for monitoring healthcare workers returning from West Africa that are far less restrictive than the quarantines that some states put in place for aid workers at risk of contracting Ebola. The...