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July 25, 2016 - 12:01am
1 day 18 hours 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
1 day 18 hours 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
2 days 13 hours 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 23, 2016 - 2:28am
41 min 50 sec ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Friends and family are gathering to remember Brad Garafola, one of three officers shot and killed last Sunday by a gunman.

Funeral services are being held Saturday for Garafola in Baton Rouge.

Baton Rouge police Officer Matthew Gerald was laid to rest Friday. The third officer killed, Montrell Jackson, will be buried Monday.

Three other officers were also wounded in the shooting.

The...

July 23, 2016 - 2:24am
41 min 50 sec ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has joined a wide open field seeking a U.S. Senate seat.

On Friday, he declared "the climate of this country has moved in my direction," as he registered to run as a Republican for the Senate seat being vacated by David Vitter.

Duke once served in the Louisiana Legislature, but he hasn't...

July 23, 2016 - 12:32am
41 min 50 sec ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a woman was killed and her husband and young son were among six people injured when they were struck by a driver in a stolen car.

Authorities tell WCAU-TV (http://bit.ly/29TnPE0) that a white Toyota Avalon slammed into a minivan carrying several adults and children in south Philadelphia. Police say it then veered out of control and skidded along a sidewalk, hitting the woman, her husband and their 2-year-old son, who were...

July 22, 2016 - 11:11pm
41 min 50 sec ago

PLAINFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A Florida man has been identified as the pilot killed when a small plane crashed in a northern Illinois neighborhood.

The Will County Coroner's Office identified him Friday as 58-year-old Garry T. Bernardo of Lake Worth, Florida.

No one else was aboard the plane. No injuries were reported on the ground.

Meanwhile, the National Transportation Safety Board says it might take nearly a year to determine the...

July 22, 2016 - 10:19pm
5 hours 41 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — King Ezekiel and his pet tiger Shiva are coming to "The Walking Dead."

The dreadlocked character from the comics will be portrayed in the zombie drama's upcoming seventh season by actor Khary Payton. The character rules a formidable community known as the Kingdom in the comics on which the hit AMC series is based.

The character and his pet were glimpsed in a trailer that debuted during the show's panel at San Diego Comic-Con...

July 22, 2016 - 9:37pm
5 hours 41 min ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Rihanna is checking into the final season of "Bates Motel" as Marion Crane.

The cast and crew of the A&E drama announced at San Diego Comic-Con International that the singer-actress will join them to portray the role originated by Janet Leigh in the original film version of "Psycho."

"Bates Motel" executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse were with cast members Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore, Max Thieriot and Nestor...

July 22, 2016 - 9:03pm
7 hours 31 min ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown is denying parole for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson.

The Democratic governor said Friday Van Houten's "inability to explain her willing participation in such horrific violence" leads him to believe she remains an unreasonable risk to society.

Van Houten, 66, is serving life for the first-degree murders in 1969 of wealthy grocer Leno La Bianca and...

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