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North Carolina lawmakers approve mask bill that allows health exemption after pushback

Jun. 11, 2024 18:09 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A new, reworked version of a bill that originally caught flak for removing a pandemic-era health exemption for wearing a mask in public was approved by North Carolina lawmakers on Tuesday. The amended bill still increases punishments for people wearing masks...

Appointed by Trump, Hunter Biden trial judge spent most of her career in civil law

Jun. 08, 2024 00:07 AM EDT

The judge presiding over Hunter Biden's federal gun trial in Delaware is a former corporate civil lawyer with a background in biology who was nominated to the bench by the Biden family's chief political antagonist: former President Donald Trump. But even while that might raise...

Former officers who defended the US Capitol on Jan. 6 visited the Pa. House. Some GOP members jeered

Jun. 06, 2024 18:34 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A visit to the Pennsylvania House floor by two former police officers who helped protect the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot of 2021 drew boos and walkouts by some Republican legislators this week. Witnesses said the appearance Wednesday by former U.S....

North Carolina GOP lawmakers agree to add a health exemption to a bill that limits masking

Jun. 06, 2024 17:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in North Carolina struck a compromise on a bill that now maintains a health exemption for masking in public while preventing the use of masks during criminal activity, but only one chamber chose to vote on it Thursday. The state Senate...

Trump raises $141 million in May, bolstered by guilty verdict

Jun. 03, 2024 18:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump 's campaign and the Republican National Committee say they raised $141 million in May, a massive fundraising haul that includes tens of millions of dollars raised in the aftermath of his guilty verdict in his criminal hush money trial. Trump's...

Prosecutors ask judge to deny George Santos' bid to have some fraud charges dropped

Jun. 03, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to reject former U.S. Rep. George Santos ’ bid to have some of the fraud charges against him dropped as his trial approaches. The New York Republican, who last year became only the sixth lawmaker in history to be expelled...

Ohio's Republican governor signs measure ensuring Biden appears on the fall ballot

Jun. 03, 2024 11:53 AM EDT

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has signed a measure to ensure President Joe Biden will appear on the state ballot in November. DeWine, a Republican, signed the measure — which relaxes a state candidate filing deadline — Sunday along with a related bill that imposes a ban on foreign...

From his Montana ranch, a retired lawmaker is angling for a comeback in a crowded House race

Jun. 01, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — From a ranch in one of America’s largest and newest congressional districts, where agriculture and Republicans dominate the landscape, a retired six-term Montana lawmaker and grandfather is taking an unlikely path in search of a political comeback. Former...

FACT FOCUS: Trump responds to guilty verdict with attacks and false claims

Jun. 01, 2024 00:35 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump on Friday addressed his conviction on 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in what prosecutors have called a scheme to illegally influence the 2016 election by paying hush money to silence the accounts of women who claimed to have extramarital sex with him....

Ohio Senate approves fix assuring President Biden is on fall ballot

May. 31, 2024 23:24 PM EDT

A temporary fix allowing President Joe Biden to appear on this fall’s ballot cleared the Ohio Senate on Friday as the Republican-dominated Legislature concluded a rare special session. The vote came one day after the House approved the measure, along with a ban on foreign nationals...