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N.C. bond packages resurface after veto crumbled cash plan

May. 27, 2020 2:43 AM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Borrowing money to pay for North Carolina university and school buildings, roads and other projects is getting attention again at the General Assembly after a pay-as-you-go construction expansion plan crumbled last year beneath a veto. Republican House Speaker Tim Moore and other...

Ethics panel wants to look at anti-corridor group's donors

May. 23, 2020 1:40 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A group that opposes a hydropower transmission corridor in western Maine must disclose financial information so the ethics commission can continue investigating whether campaign finance laws were broken. The ethics commission unanimously ordered the disclosures Friday following a...

Judge blocks law that prevented absentee ballot collection

May. 20, 2020 6:01 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — With the state’s primary elections less than two weeks away, a Montana judge temporarily blocked a voter-approved law that restricts the collection of absentee ballots, the ACLU of Montana said Wednesday. The temporary restraining order affects the law passed by voter referendum...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019 file photo, Puerto Rico Gov. Wanda Vazquez speaks during an interview with the Associated Press at the official residence La Fortaleza, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Vazquez announced on Saturday, May 16, 2020, that she will hold a non-binding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state. (AP Photo/Dennis M. Rivera Pichardo, File)

Puerto Rico to hold statehood referendum amid disillusion

May. 16, 2020 2:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Gov. Wanda Vázquez announced on Saturday that she will hold a nonbinding referendum in November to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a U.S. state, a move that comes amid growing disillusion with the island’s U.S. territorial status. For the first time in the...

FILE - In this April 7, 2020, file photo voters line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. Six months from Election Day, President Donald Trump’s prospects for winning a second term have been jolted by a historic pandemic and a cratering economy, rattling some of his Republican allies and upending the playbook his campaign had hoped to be using by now against Democratic Joe Biden.  (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

A referendum election in November? Trump allies see risks

May. 2, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six months from Election Day, President Donald Trump’s prospects for winning a second term have been jolted by a historic pandemic and a cratering economy, rattling some of his Republican allies and upending the playbook his campaign had hoped to be using by now against Democrat...

In this image made from a teleconferencing video provided by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, its members hear the first arguments Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in a lawsuit over the validity of petitions for a referendum on a hydropower transmission project. Seen in top row, from left, are Justices Thomas Humphrey and Joseph Jabar; middle row, Justices Jeffrey Hjelm, Ellen Gorman, Andrew Horton and attorney Nolan Reichl; bottom row, attorney David Kallin and Assistant Attorney General Phyllis Gardiner. (Maine Supreme Judicial Court via AP)

Lawyers clash over petitions via video before supreme court

Apr. 28, 2020 5:24 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Attorneys clashed over disputed petitions needed to put a $1 billion hydropower transmission project to a statewide vote Tuesday in the first state supreme court arguments delivered via video conferencing. Backers of the New England Clean Energy Connect contend Secretary of State...

The remaining residents are evacuated from Freedom Square of Seminole, Friday, April 17, 2020. in Seminole, Fla. Three nursing home residents have died of the coronavirus in an outbreak that has afflicted Freedom Square of Seminole, a sprawling retirement community that has seen dozens of residents hospitalized because of the virus, officials said. (Dirk Shadd/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

The Latest: South Korea virus cases maintain downward trend

Apr. 17, 2020 11:40 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Trump hoping to resume campaign rallies without social...

In this April 7, 2020, photo, voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election in Milwaukee. The devastating coronavirus pandemic stands poised to reshape the political map this November. The virus has pummeled battleground states and alarmed Republicans who see early warning signs for an election that could be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s management of the crisis. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Coronavirus could complicate Trump's path to reelection

Apr. 17, 2020 6:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus is poised to reshape the political map, pummeling battleground states and alarming Republicans who see early signs of an election that could be a referendum on President Donald Trump’s management of the crisis. The pandemic, which has killed more than 30,000 Americans...

A South Korean Confucian scholar wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus casts his vote for the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Nonsan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. South Korean voters wore masks and moved slowly between lines of tape at polling stations on Wednesday to elect lawmakers in the shadows of the spreading coronavirus. (Kim Jun-beom/Yonhap via AP)

Asia Today: Millions vote in South Korea despite virus

Apr. 15, 2020 12:28 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Millions of South Korean voters wore masks and maintained social distancing as they voted in parliamentary elections on Wednesday, with a surprisingly high turnout despite the spreading coronavirus. The government resisted calls to postpone the elections billed as a midterm referendum on...

A South Korean Confucian scholar wearing a face mask to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus has his temperature checked upon his arrival to cast his vote for the parliamentary elections at a polling station in Nonsan, South Korea, Wednesday, April 15, 2020. South Korean voters wore masks and moved slowly between lines of tape at polling stations on Wednesday to elect lawmakers in the shadows of the spreading coronavirus.   (Kang Jong-min/Newsis via AP)

High turnout in South Korean election despite virus fears

Apr. 15, 2020 9:23 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Millions of South Koreans wore masks and disposable gloves as they voted in parliamentary elections Wednesday, the highest turnout in nearly three decades despite the coronavirus. The government resisted calls to postpone the elections billed as a midterm referendum on President...