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MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin’s Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

MADISON, Wis  — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a sweeping package of Republican legislation Friday that restricts early voting and weakens the incoming Democratic governor and attorney general, brushing aside complaints that he is enabling a brazen power grab and ignoring the will of voters. Signing the bills just 24 days before he leaves office, … Continue reading MADISON, Wis | Wisconsin’s Walker signs sweeping lame-duck GOP bills

CONCORD, N.H. | Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

CONCORD, N.H.— Dartmouth College was sued Thursday for allegedly allowing three professors to create a culture in their department that encouraged drunken parties and subjected female students to harassment, groping and sexual assault. Seven women filed the lawsuit in federal court in New Hampshire against the elite college’s trustees. It contends that professors William Kelley, … Continue reading CONCORD, N.H. | Dartmouth sued following professor misconduct allegations

ATLANTA | Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

ATLANTA — Political activist Leah McElrath was reviewing her electronic ballot at a polling place in Houston when she was shocked to find Republican Ted Cruz listed as her choice in Texas’ high-profile U.S. Senate race. McElrath had voted a straight ticket for Democrats, but the machine had switched her vote in the Senate race … Continue reading ATLANTA | Voters raise concerns about voting machines, poll access

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. | California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. — The animal rights group PETA alleges dogs at one of the nation’s largest canine blood banks are mistreated, but the non-profit that runs the Southern California facility says the retired racing greyhounds are well-cared for and save other dogs’ lives. People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals sent complaints this week … Continue reading GARDEN GROVE, Calif. | California canine blood bank disputes PETA abuse claims

WASHINGTON | GOP, home to Trump and tea party, decries Dems’ ‘mob rule’

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic “mob rule” to amp up GOP voters for next month’s critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it’s Trump and the tea party movement who’ve boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to dangerous levels. Less than a month from voting in which … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP, home to Trump and tea party, decries Dems’ ‘mob rule’

WASHINGTON | GOP, home to Trump and Tea Party, decries Dems’ mob rule

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump and Senate Republicans are forecasting nightmarish Democratic “mob rule” to amp up GOP voters for next month’s critical midterm elections, flipping the script from complaints that it’s Trump and the Tea Party movement who’ve boosted rowdy and divisive tactics to dangerous levels. Less than a month from voting in which … Continue reading WASHINGTON | GOP, home to Trump and Tea Party, decries Dems’ mob rule

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — The heads of the World Bank and IMF appealed Thursday to the U.S. and China to cool their dispute over technology policy and play by world trade rules, as tumbling share prices drove home potential perils from a clash between the world’s two biggest economies. Global economic growth is slowing but … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | As markets swoon, finance chiefs urge US, China to cool it

NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF head says Pakistan help must be transparent

NUSA DUA, Indonesia  — The Latest on the IMF-World Bank annual meeting (all times local): 11:45 a.m. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde has said a bailout package for Pakistan would need to be fully transparent. Lagarde said Thursday that she had not yet seen a formal request for help but thought she might … Continue reading NUSA DUA, Indonesia | The Latest: IMF head says Pakistan help must be transparent