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  • Tension continues to subside at Ferguson, Mo., protest site

    FERGUSON, Mo. Summer heat beat down upon the protest strip Thursday, but the tension seemed to be cooling. Marchers were sparse on a hot Thursday night along West Florissant Avenue, scene of nightly protests often tense and sometimes violent since...
  • National Guard withdraws from Ferguson, Missouri

    National Guard withdraws from Ferguson, Missouri
    As Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon ordered the National Guard to begin withdrawing from this St. Louis suburb Thursday, the persistent protests over the police killing of Michael Brown appeared smaller and much more subdued for the second night in a row....
  • Rasmussen Poll Has Foley Up By Seven Points

     Rasmussen Poll Has Foley Up By Seven Points
    Republican Tom Foley led Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, 45 percent to 38 percent, in the first survey of the Connecticut governor's race since Foley won the Republican primary on Aug. 12. The telephone survey of 750 likely voters was conducted Aug. 18...
  • Reader feedback Aug. 22: Mistrial in Newport News, Texas governor indicted

    Mistrial called in Newport News after juror visits crime scene Wednesday in Newport News Circuit Court, a mistrial was called on the third day of the trial of Charles Crist, who is charged with murder and a firearms offense in the slaying of Greg K....
  • Ex-transportation chief seeks political comeback

    Eight years ago, Robert L. Flanagan was one of the most powerful officials in state government, earning $151,262 for overseeing an agency with a $3.7 billion budget and more than 9,200 employees. These days, as a lawyer with a family law practice, the...
  • Ad Watch: Pennsylvania governor's race

    THE RACE: Pennsylvania governor. THE CANDIDATES: Incumbent Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf. THE AD: "Behind" is a 30-second television commercial paid for by PA Families First, a special interest group tied to the Democratic Governor's...
  • It's 'bone-appétit' for California pooches under new law

    (Reuters) - California diners can now legally enjoy a meal on a restaurant patio with their dogs in tow, under a law signed Thursday by Governor Jerry Brown that eliminates health code regulations banning restaurant owners from allowing pooches on the...
  • Lawmakers seek to reduce crack cocaine sentences to those of powder

    The state Senate gave final legislative approval Thursday to a bill that would reduce the penalties for the sale of crack cocaine to the same levels for powdered cocaine, addressing concern that the sentencing disparity harms minority communities....
  • Gov. Brown, California Democrats seek $3 million to help migrant kids

    Seeking to address the swell of unaccompanied children from Central America who have immigrated to the U.S. illegally, Gov. Jerry Brown and California lawmakers announced Thursday a proposal to provide $3 million in legal aid to those minors. "Helping...
  • McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari

    McDonnell trial: Former governor describes broken marriage, fun in a Ferrari
    RICHMOND – Bob McDonnell took a jury to the low point of his marriage Thursday, then turned to the long trend of generosity that landed him and his wife in federal court. His second day of testimony was intensely personal, part rationlization,...
  • New law requires civilian investigation of military sex assault cases

    New law requires civilian investigation of military sex assault cases
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law Thursday a measure requiring that sexual assault allegations by members of the California National Guard, State Military Reserve, and the Naval Militia be investigated and prosecuted by local civilian prosecutors instead...