State governments

This undated photo provided by Georgia Department of Corrections shows Keith Leroy Tharpe. Georgia is preparing to put to death Tharpe, who killed his sister-in-law 27 years ago. But his lawyers say the execution should be stopped because his death sentence is tainted by a juror’s racial bias. Lawyers for the state dispute that and say 59-year-old Tharpe should die as scheduled on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. (Georgia Department of Corrections via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 6:58 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prisoner who faces execution this week lost his bid for clemency Monday before the only state authority with the power to commute a death sentence. Keith Leroy Tharpe, 59, is scheduled to be put to death Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson for the September 1990 shooting...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 1957, file photo, white girls from Central High School laugh as troopers with bayonets force them to move in Little Rock, Ark. Federal forces were used to enforce integration in the face of racial tension in Arkansas. (AP Photo/File)
September 25, 2017 - 6:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton told surviving members of the Little Rock Nine on Monday that they could wear dancing shoes to celebrate their integration of Central High School but must be ready to don marching boots as struggles for equality continue. Inside the school's...
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A hat rests on a bed surrounded by debris after Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. The island territory of more than 3 million U.S. citizens is reeling in the devastating wake of Hurricane Maria. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
September 25, 2017 - 6:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ramped up its response Monday to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico while the Trump administration sought to blunt criticism that its response to Hurricane Maria has fallen short of it efforts in Texas and Florida after the recent hurricanes there. Five days after the...
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Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 25, 2017 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's criticism of protesting athletes (all times local): 5:30 p.m. National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players' views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable...
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Several New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Houston Texans, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
September 25, 2017 - 6:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's criticism of protesting athletes (all times local): 5:30 p.m. National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players' views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable...
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September 25, 2017 - 3:01 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina promised tax breaks, worker training and other incentives worth more than $570 million to attract a Foxconn electronics plant that could employ 8,800 people, but the state lost out to Wisconsin's promise of five times more in incentives. The North Carolina...
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Former Word of Faith Fellowship church member Rachael Bryant poses for a photo with her tax records at her home in Charlotte, N.C., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. She and 10 other members of the evangelical North Carolina-based church say their leader, Jane Whaley, coerced congregants into filing false unemployment claims after the faltering economy threatened weekly tithes from church-affiliated companies. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
September 25, 2017 - 1:46 pm
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — When Randy Fields' construction company faced potential ruin because of the cratering economy, he pleaded with his pastor at Word of Faith Fellowship church to reduce the amount of money he was required to tithe every week. To his shock, Fields said church founder Jane Whaley...
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Jennifer Lopez announces her new hurricane recovery efforts for Puerto Rico Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017 in New York. She pledge to donate time and money help the recovery efforts. (AP Photo/Michael Noble Jr.)
September 25, 2017 - 1:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lopez has pledged $1 million toward hurricane relief efforts in her family's native Puerto Rico. Lopez announced during a news conference with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday that she would give money from her ongoing Las Vegas residency to various charities in the...
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In this 2008 photo, a Convoy Security Element with Company A, 10th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, aligns a re-supply convoy headed out of Forward Operating Base, Warrior, Kirkuk, Iraq. American military contractors operating in Iraq have accused Baghdad of using strong-arm tactics to force them to pay exorbitant taxes, a practice they’ve warned is undermining the mission to defeat the Islamic State extremists. To compel payment of the taxes, which can run into the millions of dollars, they say Iraqi authorities have held up the delivery of critical supplies, including food, fuel and water, bound for U.S.-led coalition forces combating the insurgents.(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Jason Jordan via AP)
September 25, 2017 - 12:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — American military contractors operating in Iraq are accusing Baghdad of employing strong-arm tactics to make them pay exorbitant income taxes, a practice they've warned the Trump administration is hampering the fight against Islamic State extremists. To force payment of the taxes...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017, file photo, Joseph Jakubowski is escorted into a room at the Rock County Courthouse for his preliminary hearing in Janesville, Wis. Jakubowski, who is accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump, is set to go on trial in federal court in Madison beginning Monday, Sept. 25, 2017. (Angela Major/The Janesville Gazette via AP, File)
September 25, 2017 - 10:15 am
MADSION, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of stealing an arsenal of firearms from a southern Wisconsin gun shop and sending an anti-government manifesto to President Donald Trump says he regrets surviving his failed attempt to run from authorities. Joseph Jakubowski says his 10 days on the run last April...
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