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  • Working-class whites lose voting dominance in Ohio

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Working-class whites are no longer a majority of Ohio's eligible voters, a historic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that has political parties pledging more outreach to a broader coalition of demographic groups. Democrats are working to paint themselves...

  • September election will fill Duncan's senate seat

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A special election to replace longtime Texas state Sen. Robert Duncan of Lubbock will be held Sept. 9. Duncan is leaving the Legislature after more than two decades to become chancellor of the Texas Tech University System. His successor will fill the remainder...

  • Block wants to reduce DMV wait times

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Ken Block says if he would reduce wait times at the Division of Motor Vehicles to 30 minutes or less in his first six months in office. Block spoke outside the DMV's main office in Cranston Tuesday. Gov. Lincoln Chafee...

  • Md. state senator must drop Hershey-bar-like signs

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A federal judge says a political candidate whose last name is Hershey must stop using campaign materials that mimic the look of the famous chocolate bar. The judge ruled Thursday that Maryland state Sen. Stephen Hershey Jr. must stop using his dark brown signs with...

  • Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Byron Mallott (muh-LOT') brought in nearly $300,000 during the latest fundraising period, more than Republican Gov. Sean Parnell. But Parnell had $450,000 available as of Friday. Mallott had about $66,000, plus $10,000 in...

  • Malloy criticizes GOP foes for embracing Christie

    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LEDYARD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is taking issue with state Republicans aligning politically with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Malloy's comment came a day after Christie was in Greenwich attending political fundraisers. Christie promised to return to help...

  • Police probing Brooklyn Bridge flag switch

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two large American flags atop the Brooklyn Bridge — one of New York City's most heavily secured landmarks — were replaced sometime during the night with white banners that were spotted Tuesday morning fluttering in the wind. Police crime scene and intelligence...

  • Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man convicted along with his girlfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman for two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Tuesday to 30 years in federal prison. The man, Jordie Callahan, and his girlfriend were convicted in March of...

  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A destructive wildfire in north-central Washington state grew slightly overnight, but firefighters have made progress in their efforts to get it under control, officials said Tuesday. The Carlton Complex of fires had burned nearly 400 square miles and was 16...

  • George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed — by beetles. Councilman Tom LaBonge says the pine grew to more than 12 feet tall before succumbing to a bark beetle infestation. The tree was removed last month. LaBonge says...

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