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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Parnell leads gubernatorial rivals in cash on hand

    Updated: 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

    Updated: 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...

  • Kobach foe criticizes 'dual' Kansas voting system

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Secretary of State Kris Kobach's opponent in the Republican primary predicts that a "dual" voting system for helping Kansas enforce a proof-of-citizenship rule will confuse voters and suppress turnout. Challenger Scott Morgan's criticism of the Kobach-designed...

  • 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...

  • 7th death blamed on 2013 Philly building collapse

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The family of a truck driver who died of heart disease weeks after he survived a deadly building collapse in Philadelphia filed a wrongful-death lawsuit Tuesday linking his death to the catastrophe. Danny C. Johnson, 59, spent an hour buried in the rubble last...

  • Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Doctors had a simple goal when they first saw how a football-sized rock thrown from an interstate overpass in central Pennsylvania had shattered Sharon Budd's skull: keep her alive. After nearly two weeks, including a surgery lasting more than 13 hours that...

  • Southwest, South score low on child welfare index

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several states in the Deep South and Southwest have earned dismal scores on an annual child welfare index that cited poverty and single-parent house households as worrisome trends that must be turned around for things to improve. Mississippi rated as the...

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