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  • Medicaid, welfare to play big in Maine campaigns

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul welfare programs, either. But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures...

  • AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment. The ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group had been deployed to the waters near Europe...

  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of tourism dollars to the area. Race organizers, in the...

  • Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager. For Democrats and their...

  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public. Meanwhile, the Missouri attorney general signaled that he...

  • Schauer turns in signatures for Michigan governor

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrat Mark Schauer has made his Michigan gubernatorial campaign official by turning in about 27,000 signatures from all 83 counties to election officials. The former state lawmaker was joined by supporters Friday afternoon at the secretary of state building...

  • APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report. The report, obtained by The Associated Press through a...

  • Recalls this week: lanterns, exercise devices

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Candle lanterns that can melt and pose a fire hazard and gun storage boxes that can unlock when dropped are among this week's recalled consumer products. Others include faulty exercise devices and steel-toed boots. Here's a more detailed look: LANTERNS DETAILS: Pier 1 Imports'...

  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday. The statement from HHS spokeswoman Dori Salcido is in line with comments from Sebelius' fellow Democrats about...

  • New Jersey woman sues over '8THEIST' license plate

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman who says she was denied a license plate referencing atheism filed suit this week, claiming her online application was rejected because it was deemed potentially offensive. Shannon Morgan, of Maurice Township, said in a federal lawsuit filed...

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