WASHINGTON | Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department’s internal watchdog is expected to criticize the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, stepping into a political minefield while examining how a determinedly nonpartisan law enforcement agency came to be entangled in the 2016 presidential race. The inspector general’s report is set for release Thursday afternoon. It’s likely … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Report on FBI actions in Clinton email case set for release

AUGUSTA, Maine | Couriers to deliver ranked voting results to Maine’s capital

AUGUSTA, Maine — Couriers will begin delivering ballots to Maine’s state capital on Thursday as residents await the results of the nation’s biggest test of ranked-choice voting. A private courier service will start delivering hands ballots and memory sticks to a secure site in Augusta. Vote counting will begin on Friday and continue next week. … Continue reading AUGUSTA, Maine | Couriers to deliver ranked voting results to Maine’s capital

SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks slump after Fed signals faster rate hikes

SEOUL, South Korea — Asian stocks slumped Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve raised its key interest rate and said it would pick up the pace of future increases. South Korea’s market benchmark tumbled 1.6 percent on the first trading day after a meeting of U.S. and North Korean leaders. KEEPING SCORE: Japan’s Nikkei 225 … Continue reading SEOUL, South Korea | Asian stocks slump after Fed signals faster rate hikes

COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board to hear former juror’s death sentence regrets

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Parole Board on Thursday planned to hear from a juror who recommended that a convicted killer be sentenced to death, but now believes he should be spared. At issue is the case of death row inmate Raymond Tibbetts, who is set to die in October for killing Fred Hicks at … Continue reading COLUMBUS, Ohio | Parole board to hear former juror’s death sentence regrets

PHOENIX | Arizona lawmaker criticized for race, immigration comments

PHOENIX — A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona. Rep. David Stringer, a Republican from Prescott, spoke Monday at the Yavapai County Republican Men’s Forum. His speech was livestreamed on Facebook and saved to his … Continue reading PHOENIX | Arizona lawmaker criticized for race, immigration comments

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — In 1978, the Democratic governor of New Jersey threw the first dice at an Atlantic City casino to kick off an era of legal gambling in the state. Forty years later, another Democratic governor will place the state’s first legal bet on a sporting event. Gov. Phil Murphy plans to place … Continue reading ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. | New Jersey set to begin taking legal sports bets

PHILADELPHIA | Washington’s battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

PHILADELPHIA — George Washington’s personal Revolutionary War headquarters flag is going on display at Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution, just in time for Flag Day. The faded and fragile blue silk flag marked Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the war. Its appearance at the museum is the flag’s first public display in Philadelphia … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | Washington’s battlefield flag on view at revolution museum

LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates

A look at what’s happening around the majors Thursday: FANTASTIC FREEMAN Freddie Freeman didn’t get down on himself after his 16-game hitting streak ended on June 4. Instead, the Atlanta slugger just picked right back up where left off — extending his latest streak to seven games with a pair of hits in a win … Continue reading LEADING OFF: Freeman leads Braves, Verlander dominates