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State & Nation
October 9, 2022
GOP optimistic about Senate chances despite Walker turmoil

By Steve Peoples AP National Politics Writer NEW YORK (AP) Leading Repub- licans are entering the final month of the midterm campaign increasingly optimistic that a Senate majority is within reach even as a dramatic family fight in Georgia clouds one of the party’s biggest pickup opportunities. And as some Democrats crow on social media about apparent Republican setbacks, […]

October 2, 2022
Network nightly newscasts morph, adapt for the streaming age

NEW YORK (AP) For more than half a century, ABC, CBS and NBC have aired evening newscasts each weeknight on television. This fall, the competition has spread to another medium. The launch of John Dickerson’s “CBS News Prime Time” in September means that all three news divisions have unique streaming newscasts at night, a nod […]

September 25, 2022
'Art of the steal': Trump accused of vast fraud in NY suit

By Michael R. Sisak & Larry NeumeisterAssociated Press NEW YORK (AP)  Former President Donald Trump padded his net worth by billions of dollars and habitually misled banks and others about the value of prized assets like golf courses, hotels and his Mar-a-Lago estate, New York’s attorney general said Wednesday in a lawsuit that seeks to […]

September 17, 2022
Ex-aide who alleged sexual harassment sues Andrew Cuomo

NEW YORK (AP) A onetime aide to former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sued him Wednesday, saying he sexually harassed her and then smeared her reputation after she became the second woman to publicly accuse him of misconduct. Charlotte Bennett’s lawsuit, filed in a federal court in New York City, repeats many of the allegations […]

September 10, 2022
Powell: Higher rates won’t likely cause deep US recession

By Christopher RugaberAssociated Press WASHINGTON (AP) The last time the Federal Reserve faced inflation as high as it is now, in the early 1980s, it jacked up interest rates to double-digit levels – and in the process caused a deep recession and sharply higher unemployment. On Thursday, Chair Jerome Powell suggested that this time, the […]

September 3, 2022
CDC advisers weigh who needs updated COVID booster and when

COVID-19 boosters updated to match the newest omicron strains are about to roll out, and government advisers met Thursday to decide who should roll up their sleeves -- and when. The tweaked shots made by Pfizer and rival Moderna promise Americans a chance at their most up-to-date protection at yet another critical period in the […]

August 27, 2022
Who gets student loan forgiveness? Relief prompts joy, angst

By Bianca Vazquez TonessAssociated Press For Nick Marcil, the cancellation of $10,000 of his student loans could mean at last moving out of his parents’ house. Marcil, 24, studied at a Pennsylvania state college, earned scholarships and worked jobs while pursuing degrees in education but still owed $18,000 before Wednesday’s action by the Biden administration […]

August 21, 2022
Dueling views remain a year after Afghan pullout

WASHINGTON (AP) A year after America's tumultuous and deadly withdrawal from Afghanistan, assessments of its impact are divided – and largely along partisan lines. Critics slam the August 2021 evacuation of more than 120,000 American citizens, Afghans and others as poorly planned and badly executed. They say the complete withdrawal of U.S. forces opened the […]

August 13, 2022
Alex Jones' $49.3M verdict and the future of misinformation

By Michael R. SisakAssociated Press Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre – $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation's deadliest school shooting was a hoax – a punishing salvo in a fledgling war on harmful misinformation. But what does this […]

August 6, 2022
EXPLAINER: Why is China staging drills around Taiwan?

BEIJING (AP) China is staging live-fire military drills in six self-declared zones surrounding Taiwan in response to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island Beijing claims as its own territory. China has warned aircraft and ships to avoid the areas during the exercises, which run through Sunday. The drills appear to […]

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Matteson, Juanita June  “Howell”

WALWORTH: Juanita “Howell” Matteson passed away peacefully at the age of 90, on January 25, 2023. Juanita is predeceased by her husband, Ronald; parents, Earl and Myrtle “Runkle” Howell; Sister, Virginia Stremmel; brothers Richard Howell and Hubert Howell; daughter Linda Matteson and granddaughter Michelle Tucker.  She is survived by her son, Gerald (Teresa) Matteson; daughter, Kathy […]

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