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Mort Sahl, comedian who satirized politics, dies at 94

Oct. 26, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Satirist Mort Sahl, who helped revolutionize stand-up comedy during the Cold War with his running commentary on politicians and current events and became a favorite of a new, restive generation of Americans, died Tuesday. He was 94. His friend Lucy...

Former MLB manager Valentine runs for mayor in hometown

Oct. 26, 2021 12:11 PM EDT

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Former Major League Baseball manager and player Bobby Valentine scoffs at any suggestion he might be out of his league running for mayor in his hometown of Stamford, Connecticut’s second-largest and fastest-growing city. The 71-year-old rookie...

Today in History

Oct. 26, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 26, the 299th day of 2021. There are 66 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On October 26th, 2001, President George W. Bush signed the USA Patriot Act, giving...

Youngkin's school warnings intensify the GOP's suburban push

Oct. 25, 2021 20:17 PM EDT

ASHLAND, Va. (AP) — Glenn Youngkin wants voters in Virginia to hear an urgent message: Your children are in danger. In a speech in Northern Virginia's suburbs last week, the Republican candidate for governor highlighted the murky case of a student who allegedly...

Court tosses suit against Texas county's drive-thru voting

Oct. 25, 2021 18:23 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A 2020 lawsuit to bar drive-thru voting in Houston was rejected Monday by a federal appeals court in New Orleans. The lawsuit was filed ahead of last November’s presidential election by one voter and three candidates for office. The 5th U.S. Circuit...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 25, 2021 10:01 AM EDT

Dallas Morning News. Oct. 20, 2021. Editorial: Do you have special session fatigue? We do Now that the third special session of the Texas Legislature is over, we can’t help but to ask this nagging question: When did Texas tilt...

Sluggish pace of confirmations vexes Biden White House

Oct. 25, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s willingness to confirm a president's nominees took a downward turn during Donald Trump’s first year in office. And it has only gotten worse for President Joe Biden. About 36% of Biden's nominees have been confirmed so far in the evenly...

Kentuckians get probation in connection with Capitol riots

Oct. 22, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

A Kentucky couple who pleaded guilty to misdemeanors in connection with the Jan. 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol were sentenced to five years of probation Friday and fined $5,000 each. Lori Vinson and Roy Vinson of Morganfield were also ordered to perform 120 hours of...

Memorial service in honor of Colin Powell set for Nov. 5

Oct. 21, 2021 15:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A memorial service for Colin L. Powell, the retired Army general and former secretary of state who died on Monday, will be held Nov. 5 at Washington National Cathedral, a spokeswoman said Thursday. “There will be very limited seating and it will be...

'The stakes are enormous': Bannon case tests Congress' power

Oct. 20, 2021 22:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. House is expected to hold Steve Bannon in contempt of Congress. It's up to the Justice Department, and the courts, to determine what happens next. As lawmakers ready a Thursday vote to send a contempt referral to the U.S. attorney’s office...