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Kentucky State Police remind drivers: Remember kids in cars

Jun. 11, 2019 5:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — With temperatures rising, Kentucky State Police say parents and drivers should be extremely cautious not to leave children in hot cars. The agency says statistics show deaths of children being left in hot cars are climbing. Last year, 52 children died that way, including three in...

Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

Jun. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story published June 5 about a federal forensic analysis of electronic poll books in Durham County, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that paper ballots were issued after poll books malfunctioned in the county on Election Day in 2016. In fact, paper ballots...

N Carolina elections director, top lawyer exiting roles

May. 31, 2019 4:55 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The professionals in charge of protecting North Carolina's elections for more than five years are being replaced. State elections director Kim Strach and top elections attorney Josh Lawson leave their jobs Friday. Strach was ousted earlier this month from the job she's held since 2013....

Elections boards told how to collect records for prosecutors

May. 6, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Elections workers in more than 30 eastern North Carolina counties have been told how to collect records, ballots and other documents from hundreds of voters in response to federal prosecutors' initial demands last summer for information. A State Board of Elections lawyer wrote local...