June 18

Alabama's Roy Moore to announce US Senate plans Thursday

Conservative lightning rod Roy Moore of Alabama will announce this week if he is running for U.S. Senate in 2020.
June 18

The Latest: Man convicted of killing sheriff's deputy

The Latest on the deputy killing trial (all times local):
June 18

Flap over Lt. Gov. aide's firing roils Kentucky leadership

When the Kentucky governor's chief of staff authorized the firing of a top aide to the lieutenant governor he "overstepped his boundaries," Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton said Tuesday, ratcheting up an unsettling election-year dispute for Republicans.
June 18

AP source: Manafort to remain in federal custody

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort has been transferred to a correctional facility in New York but will remain in federal custody while he faces state fraud charges, a Justice Department official said Tuesday.
June 18

Property taxes go up same under Evers, Republican plans

Property taxes would increase the same on average under Gov. Tony Evers' budget proposal as they would under the alternative Republican plan.
June 18

Biden teases a $19.8M fundraising haul for this quarter

Joe Biden touted fundraising figures on Monday that suggest he has taken in at least $19 million this quarter, a sum that — if true — would top what all of his leading rivals raised during the last period.
June 18

WEDC determines Exact Sciences doesn't owe anything

Wisconsin's economic development agency has determined that Madison-based medical diagnostics firm Exact Sciences Corporation doesn't have to repay any tax credits, after the company pledged to return $61,000 for jobs created outside the state.
June 18

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday

The Federal Reserve is likely — if not certain — to leave interest rates alone when its latest policy meeting ends Wednesday. But expectations are high that the Fed and its chairman, Jerome Powell, will signal that a rate cut may come soon for the first time in more than a decade.
June 18

Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans' giving patterns.
June 18

Retired Oklahoma judge to mediate opioid settlement funds

A former Oklahoma State Supreme Court justice will attempt to resolve a dispute over how to disburse an $85 million settlement of a state lawsuit with Teva Pharmaceuticals.
June 18

NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules

Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban dreadlocks, weaves and baggy pants.
June 18

Florida parking lot shooter wants sheriff as defense witness

Attorneys for a white man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed black man during a dispute over a parking space want to call a Florida sheriff as an expert witness.
June 18

AP names Michael Tackett deputy Washington bureau chief

The Associated Press on Tuesday named Michael Tackett, an award-winning journalist, as deputy bureau chief in Washington, directing coverage of the White House, Congress and politics.
June 18

Honolulu City Council courted by opposing rental interests

Debate over vacation rental bills has led to accusations that Honolulu City Council members have become targets for influence peddling, a report said.
June 18

Alabama mayor walks out of meeting with no talk of comments

An Alabama mayor and city leaders refused to acknowledge questions on the mayor's statements about "killing out" gay and transgender people at a city council meeting.
June 18

Consumer group warns of dangers of classic summer toys

A consumer advocacy group is reminding parents of the dangers of classic summertime toys like baby pools, high-powered water guns and inflatable pool rings.
June 18

'The Profit' loses city vote against his huge US flag

A North Carolina city has voted against the flying of really big flags, holding its ground against a reality TV star's huge Stars and Stripes.
June 18

US Education Department to investigate UNC Middle East event

The U.S. Department of Education is investigating a conference on the Middle East held at the University of North Carolina after a legislator raised complaints that participants were biased against Israel.
June 18

Klobuchar lists executive orders she'd sign as president

Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar has released a list of 100-plus executive orders she says she'd sign in her first 100 days in office.
June 18

Group seeks hate crime probe of Ali mural vandalism

A Muslim advocacy group wants Kentucky authorities to investigate vandalism on a mural of boxing champ Muhammad Ali as a possible hate crime.