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Trump rebuked with stinging losses in Georgia GOP contests

May. 25, 2022 02:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Gov. Brian Kemp of Georgia easily dispatched Donald Trump's hand-picked challenger on Tuesday in a Republican primary that demonstrated the limits of the former president and his conspiracy-fueled politics in a critical swing state. Kemp will face Democrat Stacey...

Takeaways: Trump's big defeat; election denial backfiring

May. 25, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss. It's a huge warning sign...

FDA chief to detail delays inspecting baby formula plant

May. 25, 2022 00:33 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal plans to inspect a baby formula factory linked to the nationwide shortage were slowed by COVID-19, scheduling conflicts and other logistical problems, according to prepared testimony from the head of the Food and Drug Administration. FDA Commissioner...

Biden to sign policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 25, 2022 00:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd's death. The decision reflects Biden's struggle to use the limited...

Biden says 'we have to act' after Texas school shooting

May. 24, 2022 23:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lamenting a uniquely American tragedy, an anguished and angry President Joe Biden delivered an urgent call for new restrictions on firearms Tuesday night after a gunman shot and killed at least 19 children at a Texas elementary school. Biden spoke from the White...

After Texas shooting, Conn. senator begs for gun compromise

May. 24, 2022 22:42 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A U.S. senator who came to Congress representing the Connecticut community where 26 elementary school students and educators were killed nearly a decade ago begged his colleagues Tuesday, as the latest school shooting unfolded, to pass legislation addressing the nation's...

Georgia primary running smoothly despite new election law

May. 24, 2022 22:07 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — In the first statewide test of new voting restrictions, Georgia's high-stakes primary election appeared to be running smoothly Tuesday with no reports of major problems in one of the nation's most important battleground states. A record number of ballots cast during...

US safety, savings rules set stage for baby formula shortage

May. 24, 2022 20:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A massive recall is getting most of the blame for the U.S. baby formula shortage, but experts say the products have long been vulnerable to this type of crisis due to decades-old policies that have allowed a handful of companies to corner the market. Those...

Biden to sign policing order on anniversary of Floyd's death

May. 24, 2022 21:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress deadlocked over how to address racism and excessive use of force, President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order on policing Wednesday, the second anniversary of George Floyd's death. The decision reflects Biden's struggle to use the limited...

US to end Russia's ability to pay international investors

May. 25, 2022 02:38 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will close the last avenue for Russia to pay its billions in debt back to international investors on Wednesday, making a Russian default on its debts for the first time since the Bolshevik Revolution all but inevitable. The Treasury Department said in a...

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Democrat Tabitha Johnson-Green advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 10th Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 03:17 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Tabitha Johnson-Green advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 10th Congressional District.

Republican Mark Gonsalves advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 7th Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 03:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mark Gonsalves advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 7th Congressional District.

Caesar Gonzales wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 03:16 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Caesar Gonzales wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Republican Michael Corbin advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 7th Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 03:15 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Michael Corbin advances to primary runoff election in Georgia's 7th Congressional District.

School massacre continues Texas' grim run of mass shootings

May. 25, 2022 02:37 AM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Once again, one of America's deadliest mass shootings happened in Texas. Past shootings targeted worshippers during a Sunday sermon, shoppers at a Walmart, students on a high school campus and drivers on a highway. Among the latest victims were 19 children in...

Bob Christian wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

May. 25, 2022 02:28 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bob Christian wins Democratic nomination for U.S. House in Georgia's 6th Congressional District.

Takeaways: Trump's big defeat; election denial backfiring

May. 25, 2022 02:12 AM EDT

Former President Donald Trump's crusade for vengeance suffered two devastating blows after Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger won their primaries Tuesday despite rejecting Trump's entreaties to reverse his 2020 election loss. It's a huge warning sign...

Greene, McBath win US House races; Cuellar in tight runoff

May. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the last remaining anti-abortion Democrats in Congress was facing his toughest primary challenge yet in Tuesday's runoff, while a staunch gun safety advocate ousted her House colleague in a fierce member-on-member congressional primary in suburban Atlanta. ...

Natalie James wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Arkansas primary election.

May. 25, 2022 02:11 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Natalie James wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Arkansas primary election.

Zeigler, Allen in GOP runoff for secretary of state

May. 25, 2022 02:09 AM EDT

The Republican nominations for four statewide races were on the ballot Tuesday, along with a constitutional amendment to fund improvements at state parks and historical sites. Here is a rundown on key races: SECRETARY OF STATE Outgoing State Auditor Jim...