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COLUMBIA, S.C | Top DNC official considers challenging Graham in S. Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With confidence in his national connections and fundraising ability, a top official with the Democratic National Committee said Thursday that he is launching an exploratory committee with the goal of replacing Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina in 2020. “If my hunch is right, if people in South Carolina really … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C | Top DNC official considers challenging Graham in S. Carolina

BISMARCK, N.D | North Dakota ponders ban on public firearm buyback programs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota legislators are considering a ban on public firearm buyback programs, which local governments and law enforcement agencies even in some gun-friendly conservative states commonly use to voluntarily remove weapons from the street. Republican state Rep. Luke Simons, the primary sponsor of the bill, told a House committee Thursday that … Continue reading BISMARCK, N.D | North Dakota ponders ban on public firearm buyback programs

MINNEAPOLIS | Man charged with firing on school bus, wounding driver

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors say a 31-year-old security guard fired five shots into the windshield of a school bus that had scraped his car on a snowy highway near downtown Minneapolis, wounding the driver but not striking a child who was on board. Kenneth Lilly, of St. Paul, was charged Thursday with attempted second-degree murder … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Man charged with firing on school bus, wounding driver

WASHINGTON | Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump threw his weight behind his daughter’s latest White House effort Thursday, backing her initiative to provide an economic boost to women in the developing world. The president on Thursday launched the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, a governmentwide project led by senior adviser Ivanka Trump. The initiative involves … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ivanka Trump project seeks to help women in developing world

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: UN chief believes aid must not be politicized

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela’s political crisis (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The U.N. says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres believes “humanitarian aid should never be used as a political pawn.” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters Thursday that humanitarian assistance should be based on needs and “carried out in accordance with the principles … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: UN chief believes aid must not be politicized

CUCUTA, Colombia | US emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border

CUCUTA, Colombia (AP) — Trucks carrying U.S. humanitarian aid destined for Venezuela arrived Thursday at the Colombian border, where opposition leaders vowed to bring them into their troubled nation despite objections from embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Two semi-trailers loaded with boxed emergency food and medicine rolled into the Colombian border city of Cucuta, which is … Continue reading CUCUTA, Colombia | US emergency aid for Venezuela arrives at Colombian border

Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorney Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Statement of Support

Wisconsin – United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin Matthew D. Krueger issued the following statement regarding Milwaukee Police Officer Matthew Rittner, who was shot and killed in the line of duty yesterday: “Our heartfelt condolences go out to Officer Rittner’s family, friends, and law enforcement colleagues. Officer Ritter selflessly dedicated himself to … Continue reading Wisconsin News: U.S. Attorney Fallen Law Enforcement Officer Statement of Support

Ohio News: Cleveland, Six people indicted for their roles in $48 million health care fraud conspiracy at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Austintown and Whitehall

Cleveland, Ohio – Six people from Ohio were indicted in federal court for their roles in a health care fraud conspiracy in which Medicaid was billed $48 million for drug and alcohol recovery services which were not provided, not medically necessary, lacked proper documentation, or had other issues that made them ineligible for reimbursement. Named in … Continue reading Ohio News: Cleveland, Six people indicted for their roles in $48 million health care fraud conspiracy at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers in Austintown and Whitehall