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

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

Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale
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Weinstein Co., overwhelmed by backlash, may be up for sale

NEW YORK (AP) — The Weinstein Co., besieged by sexual harassment allegations against its namesake and co-founder, may be putting itself up for sale. The company said Monday that it will receive an immediate cash infusion from Colony Capital and is in negotiations for the potential sale of all or a significant portion of the … Continue reading

Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior
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Army Sgt. Bergdahl pleading guilty to desertion, misbehavior

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl told a military judge on Monday that he’s pleading guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. “I understand that leaving was against the law,” said Bergdahl, whose decision to walk off his remote post in Afghanistan in 2009 prompted intense search and recovery missions, during … Continue reading