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In need of help, Trump finds few willing to work for him

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:42am

To compete against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has finally conceded, he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. Yet he's finding that many of the GOP's most experienced political aides just aren't willing to work for him.

Crews rescue the stranded in West Virginia flooding; 23 dead

Jonathan Mattise, Bruce Schreiner and Claire Galofaro, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:31am

All Karol Dunford has left is a dirty nightgown, caked in mud from the floodwaters that ravaged her West Virginia town and killed at least 23.

Extra security moves honorees to withdraw from pride parade

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 25th - 12:01am

The stepped-up security surrounding San Francisco's LGBT pride celebration has caused two honorary grand marshals and a health clinic that serves sex workers to withdraw from the event's signature parade.

The Latest: Delegate files suit to avoid voting for Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:02pm

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Judge dismisses theater shooting lawsuits against Cinemark

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 9:00pm

A federal judge on Friday dismissed a consolidated group of lawsuits brought against the owner of the Colorado movie theater where a gunman killed 12 people and wounded 70 others.

Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 8:11pm

Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

Wayne State board approves 4.1 percent average tuition hike

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:11pm

Tuition will increase by 3.8 percent -- or $13.19 per credit hour -- for in-state lower-division undergraduates at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Senate advances key bills during catch-all Friday session

Anna Gronewold, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:01pm

The state Senate completed an unusual Friday workday, pushing several key bills forward in an effort to wrap up the General Assembly's 2016 session as quickly as possible.

Probe sought involving claims of school police misconduct

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 6:01pm

Former Las Vegas-area school police officers have taken allegations of misconduct by an internal affairs officer to federal and state authorities, according to a newspaper report.

Judge says Energy Transfer Equity can quit Williams deal

Randall Chase, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:21pm

Texas pipeline company Energy Transfer Equity L.P. can back out of its proposed $33 billion acquisition of Williams Cos., a Delaware judge said Friday.

Officer critical but stable; convicted felon arrested

Maryclaire Dale, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 5:00pm

A police officer was shot several times Friday as he approached people suspected of smoking marijuana behind an apartment building, prompting a three-hour manhunt near Philadelphia that halted a dozen Amtrak trains, authorities said.

No tuition hikes planned for community, technical colleges

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:50pm

Louisiana's community and technical colleges won't be raising tuition rates on students this fall, after lawmakers largely shielded the schools from budget cuts.

The Latest: Suspect on parole in gun case when cop shot

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:31pm

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SEC: Texas CEO used funds on strip clubs, private jets

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 4:10pm

A Texas energy company CEO dubbed the "frack master" is charged with defrauding investors of about $80 million, including misappropriating at least $30 million for personal expenses, including private jets and gentlemen's clubs, to "maintain a lifestyle of decadence and debauchery," according to a lawsuit filed Friday by federal regulators.

US hopes for talks between Venezuela government, opposition

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:51pm

A top U.S. diplomat is calling his visit to Venezuela productive and says he hopes international players will be able to facilitate dialogue between the country's socialist government and its opposition.

The Latest: Calls for 2nd referendum crash UK website

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 3:50pm

The Latest on Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union (all times local):

Firm: California spill went undetected due to pipeline work

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:31pm

The operator of a pipeline that spewed tens of thousands of gallons of crude oil into a Southern California ravine said Friday it didn't detect the leak because the line was undergoing maintenance.

Markets Right Now: Global stocks plunge after British vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:11pm

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

US stocks end sharply lower after British vote to leave the European Union; market has its biggest loss since August

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:11pm

US stocks end sharply lower after British vote to leave the European Union; market has its biggest loss since August.

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries

Stephen Braun, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jun 24th - 2:10pm

An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met.