Month: October 2018

Former Dem operative Mike Stark denies battery claim by GOP campaign manager: ‘I do not assault or batter women’

Mike Stark, a former Democrat operative for American Bridge 21st Century who was arrested earlier this week and accused of “battery” against the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt, on Friday vehemently denied the allegations against him and insisted that he has a video that proves him innocent.

The Latest: Supreme Court stalls youth climate change case

SEATTLE (AP) – The Latest on a youth climate change lawsuit against U.S. government (all times local): 4:10 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court has temporarily blocked a high-profile climate change lawsuit that 21 young activists brought against the federal go…

Alaska governor Walker suspends reelection campaign

Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) announced Friday that he is ending his bid for reelection less than three weeks before Election Day and endorsing Democrat Mark Begich over Republican Mike Dunleavy.The announcement came…

Judge tosses NRA lawsuit over Seattle’s gun-storage law

SEATTLE (AP) – A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by the National Rifle Association against Seattle’s new gun-storage law. The Seattle Times reports King County Superior Court Judge Barbara Linde ruled Friday, tossing the lawsuit on technical grou…

Alaska’s independent governor suspends re-election bid

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker suspended his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made d…

Saudis say journalist killed in ‘fight’ at consulate; 18 detained

Saudi Arabia on Friday said that missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed at its consulate in Istanbul after what it said was an argument and fist fight between he and a group of people who had met him, an explanatio…