Mike Pence’s brother launches run for Indiana US House seat
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Mike Pence’s brother launches run for Indiana US House seat

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Greg Pence, one of Mike Pence’s older brothers, launched a campaign Wednesday for the eastern Indiana congressional seat that the vice president and former governor represented for 12 years. A campaign announcement video touts Greg Pence as a Republican who believes in “fiscal responsibility, the sanctity of life” and “our Second Amendment … Continue reading

Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial
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Prosecutor grateful for verdict in ex-cop’s 4th murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma prosecutor said Thursday that he isn’t surprised or disappointed that a jury convicted a white former police officer of manslaughter instead of murder in his fourth trial for killing his daughter’s black boyfriend. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler said he’s just relieved there was a conviction after former … Continue reading

Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda
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Russia’s Putin: Trump’s foes have blocked his agenda

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia remains open to cooperation with Washington even though President Donald Trump’s political foes in the U.S. have tried to prevent him from fulfilling his campaign promises. Asked at a forum of foreign policy experts if Russia is annoyed with Trump’s unpredictability, Putin said that it’s … Continue reading

Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial
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Jury convicts ex-Oklahoma police officer in 4th murder trial

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white former Oklahoma police officer was convicted of first-degree manslaughter late Wednesday in the off-duty fatal shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend after jurors in three previous trials couldn’t decide whether to find him guilty of murder. Jurors deliberated about six hours before finding ex-Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler, 57, guilty … Continue reading

Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach
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Gov. McAuliffe announces STIHL Inc. to invest over $20 million in City of Virginia Beach

RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today, Oct. 17,  that STIHL Inc., the manufacturer of the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world and a full line of outdoor power tools, will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the City of Virginia Beach. The company will construct a state-of-the-art, 80,000-square-foot administration … Continue reading

Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests
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Wisconsin governor tells NFL players to stop anthem protests

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he thinks NFL players should stop protesting during the national anthem and instead speak out against domestic violence. The Republican former presidential hopeful sent a letter Monday to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith saying he believes players are showing disrespect … Continue reading

Democrats accuse EPA’s Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds
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Democrats accuse EPA’s Pruitt of misusing taxpayer funds

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-ranking Congressional Democrats are calling on a federal watchdog to review whether Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt broke the law by making a video for a private group opposing an Obama-era clean-water rule. Pruitt flew to Colorado for an August event organized by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, an industry trade … Continue reading