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  • Texas woman accused of mailing bombs to Obama, governor

    (CNN) The evidence against a Texas woman accused of sending homemade bombs to President Obama and the governor of Texas includes a cell phone, a cigarette package, a salad dressing cap and, authorities say, some very distinctive cat hair. Julia Poff faces six charges after she was indicted earlier...
  • Man in prison 39 years for crime he didn’t commit pardoned

    California Gov. Jerry Brown has pardoned a man in prison for 39 years for two murders he didn’t commit. Brown signed the pardon Wednesday, the same day Craig R. Coley, 70, walked out of the state prison in Lancaster. Brown said in a statement announcing the pardon that Coley...
  • Chris Christie getting road named for him in home county

    MORRIS PLAINS, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may be deeply unpopular in his state, but in his home county he’s getting a road named after him. Christie on Monday will be on hand when a new access road to Central Park of Morris County is christened Governor...
  • Transgender woman wins Virginia House seat, making history

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – A transgender candidate defeated an incumbent Virginia lawmaker who sponsored a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms she could use. Democrat Danica Roem, a former journalist, is set to make history as the first openly transgender person elected and seated in a state legislature in...
  • Texas Department of Public Safety confirms church shooting suspect; ‘not random act,’ Abbott says

    The Texas Department of Public Safety has confirmed that 26-year-old Devin Patrick Kelley of New Braunfels is the suspect in the mass shooting Sunday at a South Texas church that killed at least 26 people and wounded 20 more. The agency, which confirmed Kelley’s name around 6:20 a.m. Monday,...
  • GOP’s Susan Collins to stay in Senate, ditches governor run

    ROCKPORT, Maine (AP) – Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins announced Friday that she’s staying out of the Maine governor’s race because she believes she can do more good for the state by staying in Washington. “I am a congenital optimist. I continue to believe that Congress can, and will, be...
  • Illinois Governor Agrees to Allow Medicaid Coverage for Abortions

    (CHICAGO) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner ended months of speculation Thursday and signed legislation allowing state health insurance and Medicaid coverage for abortions, a reversal of the first-term Republican’s stance on the proposal last spring. HEALTH CARE 81% of Voters Don’t Like How Republicans Are Handling Health Care The...
  • Governor Cuomo will visit Virgin Islands to assess damage from Irma

    Gov. Cuomo will visit the U.S. Virgin Islands on Friday to assess damage from Hurrican Irma because their governor — who is a Brooklyn native and former NYPD cop – asked Cuomo to tour the damage and help with recovery. “In the wake of Hurricane Irma, I invited Governor...
  • Georgia Tech, UCF football game canceled due to Irma

    ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s football game Saturday against the University of Central Florida has been canceled. Channel 2’s Sports Director Zach Klein broke the news Monday afternoon as Irma continued moving through much of Georgia. According to sources, UCF’s players were sent home last week before Hurricane Irma arrived...