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Poll shows support for charter schools, vouchers is growing

Maria Danilova, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:13pm

Support for charter schools and private school voucher programs has gone up over the past year, with Republicans accounting for much of the increase, according to a survey published Tuesday.

A look at the leading candidates for Brazil's presidency

Sarah Dilorenzo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:09pm

With poll-leading former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in jail and likely to be barred from running, Brazil's presidential election is wide open. A look at the five contenders with the best chances, according to polls:

Primaries for governor, US House top Alaska ballot

Becky Bohrer, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:01pm

Primaries for governor and U.S. House top the ticket in Alaska Tuesday.

Utah rooftop solar installations drop 23 percent in 1 year

Liesl Nielsen,  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:41pm

Utah rooftop solar installations dropped about 23 percent in one year thanks, in part, to the end of a system called net metering, industry experts say.

Asian shares gain despite doubts over US-China trade talks

Yuri Kageyama, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 9:01pm

Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday amid doubts about the prospects for resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

Federal officials pledge readiness for pipeline spills

John Flesher, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 6:36pm

Federal officials said Monday they were prepared to act quickly if oil pipelines in a sensitive Michigan waterway leak, drawing a skeptical response from a U.S. senator who said the handling of a suspected anchor strike last spring exposed flaws in the system.

Farmers protest California water plan aimed to save salmon

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:47pm

Hundreds of California farmers rallied at the Capitol on Monday to protest state water officials' proposal to increase water flows in a major California river, a move state and federal politicians called an overreach of power that would mean less water for farms in the Central Valley.

Beating King of Pop, The Eagles have No.1 album of all-time

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 5:05pm

The Eagles' greatest hits album has moonwalked past Michael Jackson's "Thriller" to become history's best-selling album of all-time in the U.S.

The Latest: Judge's order prevents hunting of wolf pack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:54pm

The Latest on efforts to kill a wolf pack in Washington state to prevent them from preying on cattle (all times local):

The Latest: Police investigating Colorado man found affair

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:33pm

The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local):

Box office Top 20: 'Crazy Rich Asians' gets even richer

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 4:07pm

Propelled by an extra strong Sunday, the opening weekend grosses for "Crazy Rich Asians" were even higher than expected. The Warner Bros. romantic comedy earned $26.5 million in its first weekend in theaters, and $35.3 million since it hit theaters Wednesday.

Logo: Kentucky distiller sues Dylan company over trademark

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 3:52pm

Heaven Hill Distillery of Kentucky is taking Bob Dylan's whiskey company to court, claiming trademark infringement involving its logo.

FBI: Chinese man kidnapped after business meeting in LA

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:11pm

The FBI is looking for three suspects who kidnapped a Chinese man after a business meeting in the Los Angeles area last month, but authorities haven't heard from the kidnappers since they demanded a $2 million ransom and the man remains missing, investigators said Monday.

Maine's governor calls lawmaker 'the most repugnant human'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 2:10pm

Gov. Paul LePage called a fellow Republican "the most repugnant human being" on Monday and stormed away from lawmakers who are investigating whether his administration retaliated against mill owners at odds with the governor on softwood lumber tariffs.

AbbVie donates $100M to Ronald McDonald House Charities

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 1:26pm

Drugmaker AbbVie is donating $100 million to Ronald McDonald House Charities, which help provide housing to pediatric patients and their families throughout the U.S.

Keystone XL company moves to condemn South Dakota land

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:29pm

The company planning the Keystone XL oil pipeline is moving to condemn private land in South Dakota.

Washington judge blocks kill order on wolves to save cattle

Nicholas K. Geranios, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 12:21pm

A judge in Washington has issued an emergency order blocking the state from killing members of a wolf pack that have been preying on cattle.

Blue Cross makes steps to combat opioid crisis

The Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 11:04am

Blue Cross of Idaho, which insures more than 500,000 residents, is implementing new guidelines for the prescription of opioid painkillers.

AP sources: Prosecutors preparing charges against Cohen

Tom Hays, Associated Press  |  Posted Aug 20th - 10:38am

Two people familiar with the federal investigation of Michael Cohen told The Associated Press prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against the former personal lawyer of Donald Trump that could be brought this month.