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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home confinement while awaiting trial. U.S. District Judge Ted Stewart said during a...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Lt. Gov. Tina Smith on Wednesday to replace fellow Democratic Sen. Al Franken until a special election in November, setting up his long-time and trusted adviser for a potentially bruising 2018 election. Smith was widely...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New studies find global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year. While scientists say man-made climate change didn't trigger Harvey, two studies presented Wednesday calculate that a warmer, wetter world tripled...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand got a fight she wants after President Donald Trump lashed out at the New York Democrat in a provocative tweet that claimed she'd begged him for campaign contributions and would "do anything" for them. Gillibrand, who's up for re-election...
MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) — Democrat Doug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama, combining strong turnout among African-Americans and white liberals with enough crossover support from conservatives who couldn...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton was set to reveal his choice Wednesday to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as his longtime adviser Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Dayton has declined to answer questions about the appointment since Franken...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is set to name his choice to replace Al Franken in the U.S. Senate, with the top contender seen as Democratic Lt. Gov. Tina Smith. Dayton was expected to make the appointment Wednesday, nearly a week after Franken announced his...
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who has been accused by several women of inappropriate behavior refused to resign on Tuesday amid calls for him to leave his post from leaders of the House majority and the head of the state Democratic Party. State Rep. Dean Westlake,...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Doug Jones, a Democrat who once prosecuted two Ku Klux Klansmen in a deadly church bombing and has now broken the Republican lock grip on Alabama, is the state's new U.S. senator. Here are some facts about Jones: CLOSE TO HOME Jones, 63, grew up in the...
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Dr. Sebastian Gorka visits St. Louis to announce his support for Tony...
Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers a pie to April Ryan...
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids has hired a new president. Television station...
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Anyone celebrating on New Year's Eve in northern Illinois' Winnebago County can forget about...
BEIJING (AP) — Britain's finance minister told the Chinese premier there are "many opportunities" for closer...
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO said Friday that it is concerned about a Russian missile system that could carry nuclear...