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Kohler to be Conn. secretary of state for next 6 months

Jun. 30, 2022 10:31 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired official from the state attorney general's office will serve as Connecticut's secretary of the state for the next six months, completing the term of Denise Merrill following her resignation to care for her husband, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. ...

Jan. 6 panel subpoenas counsel who resisted Trump schemes

Jun. 29, 2022 21:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection issued a subpoena Wednesday to former White House counsel Pat Cipollone, whose reported resistance to Donald Trump's schemes to overturn his 2020 election defeat has made him a long-sought and potentially revelatory...

Health, public safety secretaries confirmed by NC Senate

Jun. 29, 2022 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's most recent Cabinet replacements were confirmed unanimously by the state Senate on Wednesday. The chamber voted separately to confirm Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kody Kinsley — the first openly gay...

South Dakota interim AG dismisses 2 of Ravnsborg's top aides

Jun. 29, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's interim attorney general on his first day in office Tuesday dismissed two of former Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg's top appointees who were involved in the aftermath of Ravnsborg's 2020 fatal car crash. Ravnsborg was removed from office...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Jun. 29, 2022 16:21 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling is expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Germany gets 1st Black member of state government

Jun. 29, 2022 13:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The daughter of two Malian refugees has become the first Black member of a state government in Germany. Aminata Touré was named Wednesday to the Cabinet of Governor Daniel Günther in Germany's northernmost state of Schleswig-Holstein, on the border with Denmark. ...

Colorado GOP voters reject indicted clerk for election post

Jun. 29, 2022 01:06 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado Republicans on Tuesday chose a former local official who pledged to keep politics out of running elections as their nominee for secretary of state over an indicted county clerk who gained national prominence by promoting conspiracy theories about voting machines. ...

Colorado GOP rejects candidates who back Trump election lie

Jun. 29, 2022 00:27 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republicans in Colorado rejected two prominent candidates whose political profiles were centered on election falsehoods in a fresh reminder that fealty to former President Donald Trump's lies about mass voter fraud is no guarantee of success with conservative voters. ...

Court kills Flint water charges against ex-governor, others

Jun. 28, 2022 17:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The Michigan Supreme Court on Tuesday threw out charges against former Gov. Rick Snyder and others in the Flint water scandal, saying a judge sitting as a one-person grand jury had no power to issue indictments under rarely used state laws. It’s an astonishing...

Live updates | Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Jun. 25, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — PHOENIX — Police fired tear gas from the windows of the Arizona Capitol building to disperse hundreds of people demonstrating outside, as lawmakers briefly huddled in a basement. The lawmakers were working to complete their 2022 session as thousands of...