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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 ...

1 child dead, 45 people hurt in Arkansas charter bus crash

By JILL BLEED, Associated Press LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — One child was killed and at least 45 other people were injured when a charter bus carrying a youth football team from Tennessee rolled off an interstate off-ramp and overturned before sunrise Monday in central Arkansas, authorities ...

Washington mental hospital sees rise in attacks

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — The tall, lanky patient walked out of his room at Washington state's largest psychiatric hospital and spit on two patients before ducking back inside. A few minutes later, he came back out and punched two patients, so Larry ...

NASA spacecraft arrives at ancient asteroid, its 1st visitor

By MARCIA DUNN, AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex, right on cue, pulled within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the ...