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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte speaks during his final address at the Senate prior to a confidence vote, in Rome, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021. Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte fights for his political life with an address aimed at shoring up support for his government, which has come under fire from former Premier Matteo Renzi's tiny but key Italia Viva (Italy Alive) party over plans to relaunch the pandemic-ravaged economy. (Roberto Monaldo/ Lapresse via AP)

Italian PM Conte works to cement majority after narrow vote

Jan. 20, 2021 5:11 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte worked to solidify his majority in parliament Wednesday after narrowly winning a Senate confidence vote after a junior coalition ally yanked his support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic. Conte was expected to brief President Sergio...

Cooper raised $41 million; outspent GOP candidates still won

Jan. 14, 2021 3:27 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic candidates dominated fundraising in last fall's elections for the top statewide positions in North Carolina government, according to campaign finance reports filed this week. But it didn't always translate into victories. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper reported raising another...

Bill Rappleye, longtime political reporter, dies from cancer

Jan. 8, 2021 11:55 AM EST

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A longtime political reporter in Rhode Island who won numerous awards over a 40-year career has died at 66. Bill Rappleye died Thursday, reports WJAR-TV, the television station where he'd worked. He had brain cancer. Rappleye spent 18 years at the NBC affiliate mainly covering...

Judge weighing disputed ballots in undecided NY House race

Jan. 4, 2021 1:23 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A judge in upstate New York on Monday was reviewing 2,500 challenged ballots that could determine the winner of the nation's last undecided U.S. House race. Entering the new year, former U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney, a Republican, had a 29-vote lead over the incumbent Democrat, U.S. Rep....

Utility-consumer balance at issue in Georgia PSC runoff

Jan. 1, 2021 8:23 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's pair of U.S. Senate runoffs have prompted hundreds of millions of dollars in campaign spending, but the low-profile runoff for the state's Public Service Commission is no small matter either, with billions of dollars in utility bills at stake. Incumbent Republican Lauren...

GOP’s Springer defeats salon owner who defied virus rules

Dec. 19, 2020 10:36 PM EST

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas lawmaker backed by Republican Gov. Greg Abbott won a state Senate runoff Saturday night against a Dallas hair salon owner who was jailed for defying the governor's coronavirus restrictions. Republican state Rep. Drew Springer's victory over fellow Republican Shelley Luther in...