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July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
6 hours 13 min ago

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January.

You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs. She's running in Florida's 2nd District to become the first Indian-American woman in Congress. It's no easy task....

July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
13 min 41 sec ago

Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January.

You know about Clinton, but probably not Thomas — a conservative Republican, opponent of abortion and Obamacare, former general counsel of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs. She's running in Florida's 2nd District to become the first Indian-American woman in Congress. It's no easy task....

July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
6 hours 13 min ago

Women comprise half of the U.S. population, yet they are underrepresented at various levels of elected office. Here is a closer look at how states compare when it comes to women in elected office:

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STATES WITH THE MOST FEMALE STATE LAWMAKERS, 2016:

— COLORADO, 42 percent.

— VERMONT, 41 percent.

— ARIZONA, 38 percent.

— WASHINGTON, 34 percent.

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July 24, 2016 - 8:44pm
13 min 41 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Experts say the heat wave gripping most of the United States bringing triple-digit temperatures to many regions is not expected to go away anytime soon.

Excessive heat warnings will continue Monday in most of the Midwest, regions out west and in the Philadelphia area, where 50,000 are expected for the start of this week's Democratic National Convention.

A dome of high pressure has been trapping hot air, adding to hot and humid...

July 24, 2016 - 8:33pm
13 min 41 sec ago

KINGMAN, Ariz. (AP) — A Dallas Cowboys bus collided with another vehicle on a highway in northwestern Arizona, and authorities say at least one person was killed.

Team spokesman Rich Dalrymple (DAHL'-rimp-ul) confirmed a Cowboys bus was one of two vehicles involved in a crash Sunday afternoon on U.S. 93. He didn't say if the bus was carrying players or if anyone was hurt.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety says the collision occurred about 30...

July 24, 2016 - 7:40pm
13 min 41 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Police have arrested a man after he spent nearly 12 hours perched in a tree in Seattle.

KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/29TPCI7 ) the man climbed onto the roof of an apartment building in the Lake City neighborhood at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday. He then crawled across some power lines and made his way into a nearby tree.

Police say the incident started with some sort of domestic dispute. The man was wanted for domestic violence vandalism...

July 24, 2016 - 7:10pm
13 min 41 sec ago

BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Police have identified the four people killed in a weekend shooting at a Texas apartment complex.

Bastrop Police Det. Vicky Steffanic on Sunday said 21-year-old Erica Rodriguez, 20-year-olds Alejandro Martinez and Paula Nino, and one unidentified 3-year-old boy were killed in a Saturday shooting at the complex.

Steffanic did not identify the suspected gunman. She said Saturday that the gunman was among the deceased....

July 24, 2016 - 6:53pm
13 min 41 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have released the name of the 12-year-old boy who died after hiking in triple-digit temperatures.

Authorities said Sunday that Cody Flom was hiking with an adult male Friday afternoon in the Sonoran Desert Preserve when he became ill.

The man tried to carry him off the trail and then tried dialing 911, but his phone didn't work. Police say he left the boy to get help.

Flom was airlifted to a hospital...

July 24, 2016 - 6:36pm
13 min 41 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a car crash that critically injured a driver and shut down part of a Phoenix freeway was started by a fight between the man and a passenger.

Authorities say the southbound lanes on a section of State Route 51 near the Northern exit were closed for several hours Sunday.

They say 23-year-old Luis William Winiker got into an argument with the driver. That's when Winiker allegedly deliberately crashed the car into a center...

July 24, 2016 - 6:33pm
13 min 41 sec ago

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Some massage parlors in Virginia's Hampton Roads region are selling sexual favors, raising concerns about prostitution and human trafficking.

The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports (http://bit.ly/2a5fOuy) that the erotic parlors reflect a national trend. Across the country, nearly 4,800 establishments secretly sell sex, according to a 2013 study from the Urban Institute.

One local online forum indicates that 29 parlors in Virginia'...

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