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Today in History

Oct. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 2014, a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in...

Texas' new elections chief joined Trump's challenge in 2020

Oct. 21, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday picked as the state's new elections chief an attorney who briefly joined former President Donald Trump's legal team last year as it challenged the 2020 election results. John Scott is also a former state...

Senate confirms Tana Lin as US judge in Seattle

Oct. 21, 2021 14:56 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Senate on Thursday confirmed civil rights attorney Tana Lin as a federal judge in Seattle. Lin, the president of the board of the American Civil Liberties Union of Washington, will be the first former public defender and the first Asian American...

Today in History

Oct. 21, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2021. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1966, 144 people, 116 of them children, were killed when a coal waste landslide...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 16, 2021. Editorial: Let’s keep local control over our elections board We should keep the influence of political parties out of the Floyd County Elections Board. Allowing political parties to...

Police shooting looms over Emanuel in confirmation battle

Oct. 19, 2021 15:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal police shooting of a Black teen in Chicago seven years ago is looming large over the city’s former mayor, Rahm Emanuel, as he looks to win confirmation as President Joe Biden’s ambassador to Japan. Several liberal House lawmakers and...

Group sues to obtain Wisconsin DNR board chairman's texts

Oct. 19, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An environmental advocacy group filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking the Department of Natural Resources policy board chairman's text messages. Midwest Environmental Advocates filed the lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court against Fred Prehn, the board...

EU top official clashes with Polish PM over rule of law

Oct. 19, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official locked horns Tuesday with Poland's prime minister, arguing that a recent ruling from the country's constitutional court challenging the supremacy of EU laws is a threat to the bloc's foundations and won't be left unanswered. ...

5 applicants being considered for Tennessee judicial opening

Oct. 19, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Five applicants will be considered for an opening in the Court of Criminal Appeals Western Section, the Tennessee Supreme Court said. The opening was created by the retirement of Judge Alan E. Glenn. The applicants are Donald...

Ex-WVa gov spokesman named interim public broadcasting chief

Oct. 18, 2021 17:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority has named former gubernatorial spokesman Butch Antolini as interim executive director of West Virginia Public Broadcasting. The authority approved Antolini's appointment Monday, the Charleston...