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Lottery: Winner of $487M Powerball set to claim prize
The New Hampshire Lottery says the winner of the $487 million Powerball jackpot in July is set to claim the prize        
-1 points by The Detroit News | New Hampshire United States Puerto Rico U.S. state Massachusetts New Hampshire Lottery English language Washington D.C.
Lions sign OL Farris to practice squad, release RB Winn
Undrafted free agent from Ohio State played in three exhibition games with Detroit.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Ohio Major League Baseball University of Michigan American football U.S. state Columbus Ohio National Hockey League Michigan
Iowa man killed in South Dakota motorcycle crash ID'd
CUSTER, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified an Iowa man who died in a crash involving two motorcycles in South Dakota's Custer State Park. The Highway Patrol says the motorcycles were traveling together on state Highway 87, failed to negotiate a curve and went in the ditch Wednesday afternoon. Seventy-two-year-old ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Iowa Black Hills Custer South Dakota Custer State Park Mount Rushmore Native Americans in the United States U.S. state
Christie orders flags to half-staff on 9/11
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has ordered flags at state government buildings lowered to half-staff on Sept. 11 in memory of those killed in the terrorist attacks. In his executive order, the Republican says almost 700 New Jerseyans were among the nearly 3,000 who perished 15 years ago. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | President of the United States Federal government of the United States State U.S. state Government New Jersey Washington D.C. Sovereign state
Denver linebacker Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall took to one knee during the national anthem before Denver's season opener
2 points by The Boston Globe | The Star-Spangled Banner United States Denver Broncos Super Bowl U.S. state 2009 NFL season American football Flag of the United States
Federal audit rips Nevada’s Hardest Hit Fund contractor for ‘culture of waste and abuse’
Millions of dollars meant to help distressed Nevada homeowners stay in their homes at the height of the recession were squandered by a Nevada contractor on excessive rent, holiday parties, employee gift cards and other lavishness.
166 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Las Vegas metropolitan area Nevada Mercedes-Benz Carson City Nevada Las Vegas Nevada Clark County Nevada Federal government of the United States U.S. state
$39 million plan aims to prevent spread of invasive species
HONOLULU (AP) - The state has proposed a $39 million biosecurity plan to be implemented over the next decade that seeks to bolster its fight against invasive species. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports (http://bit.ly/2co8tMR ) the plan unveiled Wednesday outlines ways to combat invasive species in Hawaii and prevent new ones ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Proposal Hawaii Honolulu Pacific Ocean Proposals Barack Obama California U.S. state
Digital sign added to landmark theater gets mixed reviews
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A digital sign added to a downtown Sioux Falls landmark theater is raising eyebrows. The Argus Leader reports (http://argusne.ws/2cbaokL ) some city residents like the addition to the State Theatre and think it will get people's attention. For others it raises questions about the priorities ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota U.S. state New York City History Argus Leader Theatre The Washington Times State
Letter: Volinsky is a fighter
Volinsky is a fighterBack in the days when it seemed like a fool’s errand to take on the school funding issue in this “local control”-obsessed state, one man stepped into the breach. Andru Volinsky spent literally thousands of hours spearheading the Claremont school funding suit, fending off a hosti...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Separation of powers U.S. state State School New Hampshire Federal government of the United States United States Constitution United States
ITT Technical Institute faces more suits over shutdown
The for-profit college chain is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down        
-1 points by The Detroit News | U.S. state Indiana Carmel Indiana University United States Chicago Michigan ITT Technical Institute
Hepatitis A outbreak caused by frozen strawberries sickens 89 people in 7 states
Nearly 90 people have fallen ill as part of a hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries.
13 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | U.S. state American Civil War Illness Virginia United States Southern United States Epidemiology Maryland
Tossing nets: Recreation shrimping season opening on coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - The fall recreational shrimping season is getting underway on the South Carolina coast. Media outlets report the two-month shrimp-baiting season opens at noon Friday. Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources say a good harvest is expected following a good spring shrimping season. The shrimp ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | South Carolina Southern United States North Carolina Confederate States of America Columbia South Carolina English-language films U.S. state Charleston South Carolina
ITT Technical Institute faces more lawsuits over shutdown
CARMEL, Ind. (AP) - The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is facing more lawsuits from employees following its decision to shut down. The Indianapolis Star reports (http://indy.st/2bWfpLB ) that two new lawsuits say the company violated federal law by not providing 60 days' notice. Another lawsuit earlier this week ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | U.S. state Carmel Indiana United States Indiana English-language films ITT Technical Institute Indianapolis Vocational education
R.I. mafia capo fingers ‘Cadillac Frank’
An aging Rhode Island mafia captain is helping the feds in their case against “Cadillac Frank” Salemme and an associate for the 1993 killing of Southie nightclub owner Stephen DiSarro, whose remains were unearthed in March behind a mill in Providence.
9 points by Boston Herald | James J. Bulger Mafia Cosa Nostra Massachusetts State Police United States Winter Hill Gang Made man U.S. state
Army's Fort Jackson begins talks on its 100-year celebration
FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) - The Army's largest training installation is hosting a series of lectures leading up to the celebration of Fort Jackson's 100-year anniversary in 2017. Columbia mayor Bob Coble is scheduled to give the opening remarks on Friday at 3 p.m. at the NCO Club on the ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Columbia South Carolina South Carolina Andrew Jackson U.S. state English-language films Maryland North Carolina Tennessee
West Virginia names new acting state personnel director
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia is getting a new state head of personnel. A news release Thursday says Joe Thomas has been named acting director of the West Virginia Division of Personnel. Acting Administration Secretary Mary Jane Pickens tapped Thomas to replace Sara Walker, who retired on Aug. 31 ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | West Virginia Virginia Charleston West Virginia Nevada U.S. state Human resources West Virginia State University Native Americans in the United States
Embattled Nebraska senator may survive cybersex scandal
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Bill Kintner is the kind of unabashed conservative whose comments on immigration, gay rights and fellow legislators have made even supporters cringe.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Nebraska Legislatures Legislator Legislature Legislators Judiciary U.S. state Management occupations
After months behind bars, the face of the armed Oregon occupation goes on trial
For weeks in Oregon’s rugged backcountry, the two brothers were the face of the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge —  two men dressed in flannel and cowboys hats with copies of the Constitution jammed in their breast pockets. Now Ammon and Ryan Bundy — behind bars since the occupation wound...
1011 points by Los Angeles Times | Federal government of the United States United States Constitution United States Congress U.S. state United States federal courts Government of the United States United States Law of the United States
Burlington superintendent gets approval for 3-year work visa
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - A Canadian man hired last year to become the superintendent of the Burlington School District will be able to stay in the United States for the next three years. The Burlington Free Press (http://bfpne.ws/2caeHLK ) reports that Yaw Obeng's three-year work visa has received federal approval. ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Vermont United States Burlington Vermont Canada U.S. state Washington D.C. University of Vermont Gannett publications
Ohio colleges field queries from potential ITT transfers
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Some Ohio colleges are fielding queries from potential transfer students left stranded in the midst of their studies when the for-profit chain ITT Technical Institute closed its campuses. The for-profit college closed its more than 130 campuses across 38 states after the U.S. Department of Education ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | University Ohio Democratic Party U.S. state United States State Sherrod Brown George Voinovich
Part of well-known family, Sununu says, ‘I need to make the case for myself’
Republican Chris Sununu is already the closest candidate to the governor’s office.In a picture that hangs outside the office, a young Sununu, bundled in a parka, smiles and poses side by side with his brothers and sisters on a snowy ski hill.The image appears in the official portrait of Sununu’s fat...
33 points by Concord Monitor | John E. Sununu New Hampshire Voting John H. Sununu Democracy Waterville Valley New Hampshire Judd Gregg U.S. state
News Analysis: Crux of Connecticut Judge’s Grim Ruling: Schools Are Broken
A decision that threw out the state’s education financing system as unconstitutional spoke to a larger nationwide truth.
2061 points by The New York Times | High school School Education College Teacher United States Connecticut U.S. state
Man sentenced to 12 years for Fargo restaurant robbery
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - A man accused of shooting and injuring a Fargo restaurant employee during a robbery has been sentenced to 12 years in prison. Carl Smith is one of five people charged in federal court for the September 2015 robbery at a Taco John's restaurant. Authorities say Smith ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | North Dakota English-language films Crime Robbery U.S. state Theft Piracy Minnesota
National Guard put on alert as protesters await decision on North Dakota pipeline
The governor of North Dakota has activated the state's National Guard ahead of a U.S. District judge's decision Friday morning that could inflame protesters who have been gathered here for weeks in an effort to block a pipeline project. An encampment stretching a half-mile amid pastureland along...
2028 points by Los Angeles Times | North Dakota Sioux Lakota people South Dakota Standing Rock Indian Reservation Petroleum U.S. state Minnesota
Denver LB Brandon Marshall takes a knee during anthem
Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver's season opener against Carolina ...
2 points by Las Vegas Sun | United States The Star-Spangled Banner U.S. state Olympic Games Flag of the United States North Carolina High school Cold War
Asians are now the fastest-growing group in U.S. as Latino population slips, study finds
The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the last seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a study released Thursday found. The Pew Research Center study, which analyzed...
2946 points by Los Angeles Times | United States Population Demography U.S. state New Mexico Alaska California Hispanic and Latino Americans
Former Kaepernick teammate takes knee during anthem
DENVER — Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall, a college teammate of Colin Kaepernick, took to a knee during the playing of the national anthem before Denver’s season opener against Carolina. Kaepernick refused to stand for the anthem during San Francisco’s preseason games , explaining it was to protest racial oppression and police brutality in the United...
69 points by New York Post | The Star-Spangled Banner United States U.S. state Olympic Games Game North Carolina California Flag of the United States
Judge dismisses suit filed to eliminate Mississippi's flag
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to eliminate the Mississippi flag as a state symbol.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | U.S. state Nationalism Red White Mississippi Confederate States of America Green Krzysztof Kieślowski
Dakota Access pipeline: Iowans sue, while North Dakota calls in National Guard (VIDEOS)
As the Dakota Access pipeline faces high-profile opposition in North Dakota, including in federal court from Native tribes, another state’s residents are suing over the crude oil transportation project. Landowners in Iowa want its eminent domain status voided. Read Full Article at RT.com
1130 points by Russia Today | North Dakota Property South Dakota Native Americans in the United States U.S. state Missouri River Montana United States
Trump, Clinton deadlocked in Ohio, Florida: polls
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are deadlocked the key battleground states of Ohio and Florida, a pair of polls released Thursday showed.
17 points by Daily News | United States presidential election 2008 U.S. state North Carolina Pennsylvania Southern United States Ohio President of the United States United States
Judge orders state not to block Planned Parenthood funding
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A judge is ordering the state of Utah not to stop funding its Planned Parenthood branch over advocacy for legal abortion or unproven allegations against the national organization. The move comes after an appeals court decided a defunding order from Utah Gov. Gary Herbert was ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Utah U.S. state Salt Lake City Pregnancy Birth control Appeal Human sexual behavior Orem Utah
First attorney applies to fill Nevada Supreme Court vacancy
A 68-year-old attorney from the Gardnerville-Carson City area is there first person to apply to succeed retired Justice Nancy Saitta on the Nevada Supreme Court. Michael King Powell has worked ...
1 points by Las Vegas Sun | Lawyer Nevada Law United States Carson City Nevada English-language films Reno Nevada U.S. state
Zip line attraction reopens after woman's death
DOVER, Del. (AP) — A zip line attraction at a Delaware state park is reopening two weeks after a woman fell 35 feet to her death after disconnecting herself from a safety system.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Week-day names Delaware Thai solar calendar Fort Delaware State Park Dover Delaware U.S. state Friday Delaware state parks
Welcome to the Purple State Project
Welcome to the Purple State Project. For the 2016 election, The Denver Post is experimenting with new ways to tells stories about Colorado politics that better explain the state's "purple" status.
1 points by The Denver Post | North Carolina U.S. state Federal government of the United States Colorado United States University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Pew Research Center United States Congress
Iowa men charged after alleged ginseng harvest on state land
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Three Iowa men face charges after state conservation officers say they unlawfully harvested ginseng root from state property. Court records show Kyle Jones and Brent Jones, both of Slater, and Bart Bollie of Madrid, were charged Tuesday with fifth-degree theft, unlawful possession of wild ginseng ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Ginseng Iowa Des Moines Iowa U.S. state Property Mississippi River Property law Des Moines River
Study: Latino population growth slips behind Asian Americans
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The growth of the U.S. Latino population — once the nation's fastest growing — slowed considerably over the past seven years and slipped behind that of Asian Americans amid declining Hispanic immigration and birth rates, a…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | New Mexico United States Pine Ridge Indian Reservation Native Americans in the United States U.S. state South Dakota Mexican American Alaska
Michigan State vs. Arizona game moved away from Pearl Harbor
The Armed Forces Classic on Nov. 11 has been moved to the University of Hawaii. A reason was not given.        
-1 points by Detroit Free Press | United States Hawaii Germany USS Arizona Memorial USS Carl Vinson Carl Vinson Oahu U.S. state
Affordable Care Act rates to climb 7 percent in Wyoming
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Health insurance rates for Wyoming residents under the federal Affordable Care Act are set to climb an average of 7 percent next year. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Wyoming is the only company offering insurance under the program in the state and currently insures nearly 24,000 ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Wyoming Insurance U.S. state Taxation in the United States Disability insurance Deductible Utah
Washington man charged in $2.7-million Alaska fraud case
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Federal authorities have arrested a Washington state man suspected of defrauding Alaskans by promising to share a pharmaceutical settlement if they helped pay his medical expenses. Federal prosecutors in Anchorage say 55-year-old Floyd Mann, Jr. of Puyallup (pew-AL-up) bilked Alaskans out of $2.7 million and used ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Washington United States Alaska Fraud U.S. state United States Department of Justice Supreme Court of the United States United States Attorney
Group gets $150,000 contribution under new school choice law
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota organization helping students attend private schools under a state-backed scholarship program has received a $150,000 donation. Des Moines, Iowa-based insurance holding company Sammons Financial Group Inc. has provided the first donation under South Dakota's new school choice law, which was approved this ...
1 points by The Washington Times | South Dakota Nebraska U.S. state Iowa Native Americans in the United States North Dakota Great Plains Education
O'Donnell retiring as head of Rhode Island State Police
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The head of Rhode Island State Police is stepping down. Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday that Col. Steven O'Donnell will retire later this month. O'Donnell has been police superintendent for more than five years and has a decades-long career in law enforcement. He first joined the ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Rhode Island United States Police Providence Rhode Island Massachusetts U.S. state State Sheriff
Missouri man gets prison term for military benefits fraud
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri man who admits he passed himself off as a Navy veteran and fraudulently received more than $234,000 in benefits has been sentenced to four years and three months in federal prison. Sixty-three-year-old Eric D. Smith of Independence also was ordered Thursday in federal ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Missouri Kansas City Missouri Kansas Kansas City Metropolitan Area U.S. state Veteran United States Department of Veterans Affairs Oregon Trail
Donald Trump is finally seeing signs of life in key swing states
But he's still not yet positioned to win.
301 points by The Washington Post | Democratic Party United States presidential election 2008 John McCain U.S. state Barack Obama President of the United States Republican Party Illinois
Gov. Hogan names appointments to Baltimore's District Court
Gov. Larry Hogan's office on Thursday announced three judicial appointments to the District Court in Baltimore. Hogan named Katie O'Hara, Michael Studdard, and Nicole Taylor after reviewing nominees from the judicial nominating commission for Baltimore, according to a statement from the governor's...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | Lawyer Judge Law U.S. state Prosecution Separation of powers Drug Enforcement Administration Judiciary
Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Pa., N.C.; OH, Fla. close: Quinnipiac
Hillary Clinton holds single-digit leads over Donald Trump in head-to-head matchups in the battleground states of Pennsylvania and North Carolina, while the two candidates are tied in Florida and Mr. Trump is slightly ahead in Ohio, according to Quinnipiac University polling released Thursday. Head-to-head, Mrs. Clinton held a ...
32 points by The Washington Times | United States presidential election 2008 President of the United States Democratic Party Ohio Southern United States Bill Clinton Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. state
Man formally charged with vehicular homicide in death of Denver Post reporter
A 23-year-old Denver man has been charged with two counts of vehicular homicide while driving recklessly and drunken driving in the death of Denver Post reporter Colleen O'Connor, according to a news release by Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey's office.
7 points by The Denver Post | Newspaper Associated Press U.S. state Alcoholic beverage Utah Salt Lake City Medicine Crime
Trieu: MSU gets shot to sway 4-star LB Henderson
Jaquan Henderson, a four-star from Covington (Ga.) Newton, is committed to Tennessee, and has been since June, but will visit Michigan State this fall.        
-1 points by The Detroit News | Big Ten Conference Ohio Michigan State University University of Michigan Michigan U.S. state Oak Ridge Associated Universities West Virginia
Missouri appeals court order to reveal execution drug source
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri is appealing a federal court's decision that requires the state to break one of its most-guarded secrets and reveal the name of any supplier of its lethal injection drug.
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Missouri Appeal Capital punishment Kansas U.S. state United States Kansas City Missouri Supreme Court of the United States
Arkansas city denies claims in lawsuit over hot check court
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A central Arkansas city and judge are denying a lawsuit's claims that they're effectively operating a debtors' prison with a court that has imposed hefty fines and jail time on thousands of people whose checks…
-1 points by Arizona Daily Star | Civil liberties Judge Debt Finance Lawyer Arkansas Law U.S. state
Governor candidates react to Dakota Access pipeline protest
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota's Democratic candidate for governor says the state needs to examine its approval process for pipelines in the wake of a large protest near the Standing Rock Reservation. Marvin Nelson tells KFYR-TV he's not against pipelines but feels the approval process should ensure that no ...
5 points by The Washington Times | North Dakota South Dakota Bismarck North Dakota Sioux Standing Rock Indian Reservation Minnesota U.S. state Lakota people