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California firefighters gain ground against big wildfires after hot, windy weekend

Jun. 17, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters increased their containment of a large wildfire in mountains north of Los Angeles on Monday after a weekend of explosive, wind-driven growth along Interstate 5. The Post Fire was 8% surrounded after scorching more than 24 square miles (61 square...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

Jun. 16, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

Deadlines are coming up between now and July 5 in five states where advocates are trying to gather enough voters' signatures to put abortion-related questions on ballots in November's elections. Measures that would enshrine the right to abortion in state constitutions are already on...

Trump once defied the NRA to ban bump stocks. He now says he 'did nothing' to restrict guns

Jun. 14, 2024 15:57 PM EDT

Less than six years ago, then-President Donald Trump took on the influential gun lobby after the deadliest massacre in modern U.S. history. He announced that he had told the National Rifle Association that “bump stocks are gone,” arguing they “turn legal weapons into illegal machine guns.”...

Biden campaign calls on GOP to drop lawsuits over mail ballots, citing Trump's new fondness for it

Jun. 13, 2024 09:14 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — President Joe Biden's reelection campaign on Thursday called on top Republicans to drop litigation seeking to curtail aspects of mail balloting now that Donald Trump has begun to embrace the method. Trump for years falsely claimed voting by mail was riddled with...

John Lee wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nevada's 4th Congressional District

Jun. 13, 2024 00:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Lee wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Nevada's 4th Congressional District.

Runner-up criticizes Nevada GOP Senate nominee Sam Brown while other former rivals back him

Jun. 12, 2024 22:09 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The bitter primary that saw nearly a dozen Republican Senate candidates swipe at retired Army Capt. Sam Brown is fading out of view for some, who say their quest to take down incumbent Democrat Sen. Jacky Rosen trumps any intra-party grievances from the past 11 months. ...

Incumbent fends off far-right challenge in local Nevada race with potential elections implications

Jun. 12, 2024 16:19 PM EDT

A Republican incumbent on a commission that has a hand in overseeing elections in Nevada's major swing county has fended off a far-right challenge and secured her party's nomination in a race that could have had implications for national elections. Heading into Nevada's primary on...

Impaired driver who fatally struck 2 Nevada state troopers gets maximum prison sentence

Jun. 12, 2024 16:04 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man who was driving while impaired when he fatally struck two state troopers last year on Nevada's busiest freeway has been sentenced to prison. Jemarcus Williams received the maximum sentence Tuesday of 16 to 40 years for two counts of DUI resulting in death,...

2 to vie in November to become Las Vegas mayor and succeed Goodman duo dating to 1999

Jun. 12, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada congresswoman and a current Las Vegas City Council member have emerged from a primary field of 14 candidates to become the first mayor not named Goodman in 25 years in Nevada's largest city. The winner in the November runoff will be sworn in next...

Retired Army Capt. Sam Brown overcomes crowded GOP Senate primary field, setting up key Nevada race

Jun. 12, 2024 02:44 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Republican Sam Brown overcame a crowded field of primary opponents to win Nevada’s GOP U.S. Senate primary Tuesday, setting up a fierce general election battle against incumbent Democratic Sen. Jacky Rosen that could decide which party controls the U.S. Senate. ...