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  • A 50- state tally by The Associated Press shows election officials in 21 states confirm their election systems were targeted by hackers last year. The states are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, Washington and...

  • The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • *Investors shrug off latest North Korea rhetoric. NEW YORK, Sept 22- The S&P 500 closed slightly higher on Friday even though Apple was a drag, as worries about Washington's latest healthcare legislation proposal eased and investors shrugged off concerns about North Korea. "The removal of the healthcare overhang, the fact the North Korea market impact is...

  • PITTSBURGH— A sheriff is warning that a website promising to help Pennsylvania residents apply and pay for concealed-carry gun permits online is a scam. Kraus says the website claims to help people in Florida, Louisiana, Michigan and Wisconsin get permits. He says people can't register for permits online in Pennsylvania and the state doesn't involve...

  • BOISE, Idaho— The U.S. Forest Service and Idaho have forged 10 agreements for logging and restoration projects on federal land in what officials say could become a template for other Western states to create jobs and reduce the severity of wildfires. Under the deals, Idaho foresters will administer timber sales on about 10,000 acres the federal agency has on its...

  • Lisa Murkowski, among a handful of GOP senators who've not said how they'll vote and whose backing party leaders desperately need. The language would shield Alaska from cuts the legislation would make in Medicaid by limiting spending to a specified amount per beneficiary under the health care program for the poor. And studies released by the nonpartisan...

  • WASHINGTON— Provisions shoehorned into the Republican health care bill dangle extra money for Alaska and Wisconsin, home states of one GOP senator whose vote party leaders desperately need and another who co-sponsored the legislation, according to analysts who've studied the legislation. Aides say the legislation is still changing as leaders hunt the 50...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 20- The Federal Reserve, the world's largest holder of U.S. debt, announced on Wednesday it was edging back from the market and investors barely budged. "The Fed's balance sheet will finally be turning a corner," said Brian Jacobsen, senior investment strategist at Wells Fargo Asset Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. In New York, JPMorgan chief...

  • MADISON, Wis.— Nonpartisan attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislature are warning that portions of a newly signed law speeding up legal appeals related to a planned flat-screen display factory could be unconstitutional. The analysis of the law passed for Foxconn Technology Group was prepared by attorneys for the Wisconsin Legislative Council on Tuesday at...

  • WASHINGTON— With time growing short, President Donald Trump and Republican Senate leaders are engaged in a frantic search for votes in a last-ditch effort to repeal and replace the Obama health law. Lindsey Graham, R- S.C., his best friend in the Senate? Republicans must act by Sept. 30 in the Senate or face the prospect of a Democratic filibuster.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. forecasters said. Just to the north of...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, U.S. forecasters said. Just to the north of...

  • CHICAGO, Sept 19- A Wisconsin appeals court on Tuesday upheld the state's "right-to-work" law, which bars mandatory union membership and prohibits unions or employers from requiring non-members to pay dues. In July, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago threw out a similar federal challenge and also ruled the law constitutional. It marked a win for...

  • Bob Corker says he's reached a tentative agreement with other Republicans on the Senate Budget Committee on how much its tax plan would add to the government's debt. Traditional Capitol Hill scorekeepers are likely to say the GOP plan would add more than $1 trillion over a decade to the $20 trillion- plus debt. A Republican on the Senate Budget Committee says...

  • The Kaiser Family Foundation said Tuesday that 50 percent of companies with three to 49 employees offered coverage this year. "There's just not as much money around for compensation, including benefits," said Gary Claxton, a Kaiser vice president and lead author of the nonprofit health policy organization's annual health benefits study.

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month. The storm plowed through Dominica, a mountainous island nation of 72,000 people in the...

  • WASHINGTON— Senate Republicans are zeroing in on a tax outline that would add about $1.5 trillion to the government's $20 trillion debt over 10 years, justifying the spurt of red ink with promises of surging economic growth and a burst of new revenues. The agreement would represent an about-face for Capitol Hill GOP leaders such as Senate Majority Leader Mitch...

  • SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month. The storm plowed through Dominica, a mountainous island nation of 72,000 people in the...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix in the Virgin Islands, with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said...

  • PONCE, Puerto Rico, Sept 19- Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation. Croix, the National Hurricane Center said in an advisory. The storm plowed through Dominica, an island nation...