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Farage’s Brexit Party hit by split a week before UK election

Dec. 5, 2019 8:22 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — One week before Britain votes in a national election, fractures were emerging Thursday within jittery political parties unsure how a volatile electorate will judge them. The Brexit Party led by Nigel Farage, which became the U.K.’s top party in European elections earlier this year, saw...

Pelosi to deliver public statement on Trump impeachment

Dec. 5, 2019 7:20 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday she would deliver an unusual public statement on the status of the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. On Wednesday, Pelosi met behind closed doors with her Democratic caucus, asking, ”Äre you ready?" The answer...

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy seeks re-election

Dec. 5, 2019 6:55 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy says she will seek re-election next year. In a statement shared by the Ohio Republican Party, the 57-year-old Kennedy noted she has worked in the justice system for over three decades, including as a police officer, a lawyer and a magistrate...

Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy seeks re-election

Dec. 5, 2019 1:59 AM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Supreme Court Justice Sharon Kennedy says she will seek re-election next year. In a statement shared by the Ohio Republican Party, the 57-year-old Kennedy noted she has worked in the justice system for over three decades, including as a police officer, a lawyer and a magistrate...

Washington state gets first Native American justice

Dec. 4, 2019 5:49 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee named Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying the appointment of the first Native American justice to the state’s highest court marked a historic day. Montoya-Lewis, an enrolled member of the Pueblo of Isleta who is...

Bloomberg: I 'regret' impact of police tactics on minorities

Dec. 3, 2019 8:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Michael Bloomberg expressed regret on Tuesday for the impact his hard-line policing tactics had on minorities during his time as New York City mayor and pledged during a meeting with advocates of reform to focus on criminal justice if elected president. “One of the things I...

Tennessee election security lawsuit in appeals court Tuesday

Dec. 3, 2019 6:08 AM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal appeals court in Cincinnati is holding oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county. The Shelby County Advocates for Valid Elections are hoping the appellate judges will call for a switch to handwritten ballots and a...

Polish ruling party leader Kaczynski has knee surgery

Dec. 3, 2019 5:48 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An official says Poland's powerful ruling party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski has successfully undergone a planned knee surgery. Law and Justice party official Malgorzata Gosiewska said Tuesday he was doing fine. Gosiewska told RMF FM radio that Kaczynski will be returning to work soon....

Judges: New North Carolina Congress map will be used in 2020

Dec. 2, 2019 9:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday there wasn’t time to scrutinize the boundaries further for any left-over extreme partisan bias. The three-judge panel...

Mississippi judges appointed to hear 8 election challenges

Dec. 1, 2019 6:22 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court has appointed judges to hear challenges in eight local elections. County supervisor races are being challenged in Jasper, Leflore, Madison, Monroe and Washington counties. Elections for chancery clerk and circuit clerk are disputed in Quitman County. The...