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Incumbent Lucy McBath beats 2 Democratic primary foes in new Atlanta-area congressional district

May. 21, 2024 19:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's elections on Tuesday include a state Supreme Court race that's grown unusually heated by the sleepy standards of the state's nonpartisan judicial elections, as well as a five-way GOP primary for an open seat in the strongly Republican 3rd Congressional District south and...

Lucy McBath wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Georgia's 6th Congressional District

May. 21, 2024 19:42 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lucy McBath wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Biden, Trump win Kentucky primaries as presidential nominating season nears its end

May. 21, 2024 19:39 PM EDT

President Joe Biden and his Republican rival, Donald Trump, piled up more delegates Tuesday as both presumptive nominees won primaries in Kentucky. Voters in Oregon also had their chance to weigh in. The symbolic decisions provide a few more delegates to the national conventions and...

Thomas Massie wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District

May. 21, 2024 19:17 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Thomas Massie wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District.

Hal Rogers wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 5th Congressional District

May. 21, 2024 18:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hal Rogers wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 5th Congressional District.

Morgan McGarvey wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District

May. 21, 2024 18:44 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Morgan McGarvey wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Kentucky's 3rd Congressional District.

Iran's president and foreign minister die in helicopter crash at moment of high tensions in Mideast

May. 20, 2024 23:50 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and the country’s foreign minister were found dead Monday hours after their helicopter crashed in fog, leaving the Islamic Republic without two key leaders as extraordinary tensions grip the wider Middle East. ...

The White House says FDIC chairman to step down following report on agency's toxic workplace culture

May. 20, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The White House said Monday that the chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation will step down, a departure that follows the release earlier this month of a damning report about the agency’s toxic workplace culture. The White House said Martin Gruenberg...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

May. 20, 2024 14:38 PM EDT

North Platte Telegraph. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Mail ‘efficiency’? Rural America deserves better We’ll give one cheer for this week’s news that North Platte’s mail sorting won’t move to Denver until at least the first of next year. It’s a...

Who is Mohammad Mokhber, appointed Iran's acting president after a helicopter crash?

May. 20, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's first Vice President Mohammad Mokhber was appointed acting president of the Islamic Republic on Monday after the death of President Ebrahim Raisi in a helicopter crash. Mokhber, 68, has largely been in the shadows compared to other...