• August 30, 2016

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The Latest: Congressman leaves hospital after heart attack

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a heart attack suffered by a Nevada congressman (all times local):

20 Democratic senators blast steep price hike for EpiPens

WASHINGTON (AP) — Twenty Democratic senators are demanding answers about steep price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen injector device.

The Latest: Governor downplays reports that he might resign

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Latest on fallout from GOP Gov. Paul Lippage's obscenity-laced tirade against a Democratic legislator (all times local):

Appeals court refuses to halt trial in USS Cole attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to halt the military commission trial of a Saudi national charged with orchestrating the 2000 attack on the USS Cole that killed 17 U.S. sailors.

The Latest: Benghazi emails among those recovered by FBI

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

Agriculture closes offices in 5 states after threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department said Tuesday it had closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats that it considered serious.

FBI to soon release documents related to Clinton email probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is expected to release documents soon related to its investigation into Hillary Clinton and her use of a private email server, a law enforcement official said Tuesday.

National Democratic groups delaying ads in Ohio Senate race

Major national Democratic political groups are canceling ad spending in the Ohio Senate race as Democratic former Gov. Ted Strickland fails to get traction against incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman in the critical swing state.

Florida primary election kicks off smoothly

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has had a smooth start to a primary election Tuesday that will set the field for a race that could determine whether Democrats regain control of the U.S. Senate, the state's top elections official said.

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school

WASHINGTON (AP) — The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according FBI interviews with his flight instructors.

US Agriculture Department says it has closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — US Agriculture Department says it has closed offices in five states after receiving anonymous threats.

French economy chief Macron, eyeing presidential bid, quits

PARIS (AP) — French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron, an outspoken former investment banker who has encouraged start-ups and more labor flexibility, has quit the socialist government amid speculation that he is considering a presidential bid.

French official: Business-friendly Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns ahead of possible presidential bid

PARIS (AP) — French official: Business-friendly Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron resigns ahead of possible presidential bid.

Comey: FBI wants 'adult conversation' on device encryption

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey warned again Tuesday about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption and said investigators were collecting information about the challenge in preparation for an "adult conversation" next year.

United States, India agree to boost ant-terror cooperation

NEW DELHI (AP) — The United States and India agreed Tuesday to boost counterterrorism cooperation by expanding intelligence sharing about known or suspected extremists and terrorist threats.

Gov. LePage wants to make amends, doesn't rule out resigning

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage said Tuesday that he plans to meet with a Democratic lawmaker to try to make amends for leaving an obscene voicemail message and that he isn't ruling out resigning.

Nevada congressman hospitalized after heart attack

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A spokesman says U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy of Nevada is recovering after suffering a heart attack.

Residents have opportunity to address Killeen City Council today

It’s residents’ turn.

Bill to increase farm overtime moves to California governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown will again consider a historic proposal calling for farmworkers to receive the same overtime pay as other hourly workers, after the Assembly approved legislation to phase in the change.

Phoenix sheriff enters primary amid toughest campaign yet

PHOENIX (AP) — Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has turned out to be the toughest election in his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metro Phoenix.

Longtime aide Huma Abedin like 'second daughter' to Clinton

SOUTHAMPTON, N.Y. (AP) — Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has won plaudits for her campaign instincts, her deep-rooted loyalty and her glamorous personal style. But she has been thrust into the spotlight for another attribute — as a wronged political wife.

Seattle weighs new rules for businesses with hourly workers

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle leaders have proposed new scheduling rules for hourly retail and food-service employees, including requiring employers to schedule shifts two weeks in advance and compensate workers for some last-minute changes.

A guide to Florida's primary election

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida voters will select Tuesday the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day.

Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses

SEATTLE (AP) — Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign.