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Supreme Court takes up closely watched double jeopardy case

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Constitution says you can't be tried twice for the same offense. And yet Terance Gamble is sitting in prison today because he was prosecuted separately by Alabama and the federal government for having a gun after an earlier robbery ...

Wisconsin GOP votes to weaken Democrat who defeated Walker

By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans pushed through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition Wednesday to pass far-reaching legislation that would shift power to the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat ...

Report: Moonves obstructed sexual misconduct investigation

By MAE ANDERSON, AP Business Writer NEW YORK (AP) — An internal investigation of former CBS chief Les Moonves has turned up more evidence of sexual misconduct as well as lying and destruction of evidence, throwing into jeopardy his $120 million severance package, The New York Times reported ...

Good boy: Sully the service dog visits Bush’s casket

By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — It's often said that if you want a friend in Washington, get a dog. For the last six months, Sully the service dog was President George H.W. Bush's. The yellow Labrador Retriever visited the president's casket in the Capitol Rotunda ...

Visitors honor Bush for military victory, disabled rights

By CALVIN WOODWARD, LAURIE KELLMAN and ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Soldiers, people in wheelchairs and long lines of other Americans filed through the hushed Capitol Rotunda on Tuesday to view George H.W. Bush's casket and remember a president whose legacy included ...

2 attorneys general to subpoena Trump Organization, IRS

By TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Internal Revenue Service and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump ...

Ballot fraud investigation muddies North Carolina election

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Allegations of flagrant absentee ballot fraud in a North Carolina district have thrown the Election Day results of one of the nation's last unresolved midterm congressional races into question. Unofficial ...

Wisconsin Republicans to vote on weakening governor’s power

By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Just weeks away from losing control of both the governor and attorney general's offices, Wisconsin Republicans planned dramatic lame-duck votes Tuesday on a sweeping attempt to limit the powers of incoming Democrats, a ...

Fate of New Hampshire official raises question about primary

By HOLLY RAMER, Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire might celebrate 100 years of holding the nation's earliest presidential primary in 2020 without the man long credited with protecting the state's coveted position. If Bill Gardner is ousted this week after 42 years on the ...

George HW Bush flies back to capital to lie in state

By JUAN LOZANO, NOMAAN MERCHANT and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — Sent off with a 21-gun salute, George H.W. Bush left his beloved Texas for the final time Monday, headed to Washington as the nation paid tribute to the 41st president for a lifetime of public service ...