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  • Judge halts proceedings in child stabbing case

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A judge halted court proceedings Monday for one of two 12-year-old girls accused of trying to kill a classmate to please a fictional character called Slender Man while the girl undergoes a competency evaluation. The girl's attorney, Maura McMahon, told Waukesha...

  • State Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud case

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg accepted Wright's one-sentence letter, which...

  • Burger King wants Hawaii needle lawsuit dismissed

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn't attend a settlement conference. Clark Bartholomew sued after he said he was injured in 2010 when he bit into a Triple Stacker from a...

  • PG&E officials removed for improper communications

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Four senior officials with Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and the state commission regulating it were removed or resigned over emails released Monday showing the utility and state regulators appeared to negotiate which judge would be assigned to hear one of the...

  • Kansas voter wants to keep Democrat in Senate race

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A northeast Kansas resident told the state Supreme Court on Monday that he wants to vote for the Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate, and joined a Republican-backed effort to keep the Democrat on the ballot against three-term incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts. An...

  • Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ATLANTA (AP) — A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious Monday over public education as each attacked the other's record and questioned his opponent's plans to improve it. It was the first time both candidates have shared a...

  • Bombing suspect's lawyers: Didn't pose as FBI

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Attorneys for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday denied as "false" and "preposterous" an allegation that defense team members posed as FBI employees while investigating the case in Russia. "Let us be clear: at no time have members of the defense...

  • US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers. The NLRB agreed with a November 2008 ruling by one of its...

  • Court schedules hearing on marijuana question

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state Supreme Court will consider whether New Mexico's largest county can put nonbinding questions about marijuana penalties and taxes on the November general election. The court on Monday scheduled a hearing Sept. 23 in a legal challenge by Bernalillo...

  • GOP candidate calls for electronic balloting

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Republican candidate for state secretary David D'Arcangelo pledged Monday to bring electronic balloting to Massachusetts and make public records more readily available if elected. D'Arcangelo, standing outside the Massachusetts Statehouse with a life-size cardboard...

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