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Convicted ex-Nebraska Rep. Fortenberry begins appeal

Jun. 29, 2022 18:14 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska began the process of filing an appeal Wednesday, one day after he was sentenced to two years of probation for lying to FBI agents about an illegal campaign contribution from a Nigerian billionaire. Fortenberry, a...

Democrats energized by tight race in GOP-leaning Nebraska

Jun. 29, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A special election in Nebraska was supposed to be an easy win for House Republicans. It instead was the tightest race in decades in the GOP-dominated district, boosting confidence among Democrats hoping to energize voters by tapping into public outrage over the U.S. Supreme...

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...

Hard-line conservative Reps. Boebert, Miller win primaries

Jun. 29, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two of Congress’ staunchest conservatives repelled more centrist alternatives to lock up Republican nominations on Tuesday, even as the party’s voters chose to turn out a six-term incumbent in Mississippi. Illinois Republican Rep. Mary Miller won her primary...

Nebraska GOP state Sen. Flood wins ex-congressman’s seat

Jun. 29, 2022 00:30 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska state Sen. Mike Flood won a special election Tuesday to replace former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, a fellow Republican who was sentenced to two years of probation earlier in the day for a conviction on charges that he lied to federal agents. Flood beat...

Takeaways from first primaries since Roe v. Wade overturned

Jun. 29, 2022 00:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A rare Republican who supports abortion rights found success in Colorado in the first primary elections held since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, while New York's first female governor positioned herself to become a major voice in the post-Roe landscape. ...

Republican Mike Flood wins special election to U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District

Jun. 28, 2022 23:25 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mike Flood wins special election to U.S. House in Nebraska's 1st Congressional District.

Ex-GOP US Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska gets 2 years probation, $25K fine for lying about illegal campaign contributions

Jun. 28, 2022 12:06 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ex-GOP US Rep. Fortenberry of Nebraska gets 2 years probation, $25K fine for lying about illegal campaign contributions.

Marlin Briscoe, 1st Black starting QB in AFL, dies at 76

Jun. 27, 2022 22:04 PM EDT

Marlin Briscoe, who became the first Black starting quarterback in the American Football League more than 50 years ago, died Monday. He was 76. His daughter, Angela Marriott, told The Associated Press that Briscoe died of pneumonia at a hospital in Norwalk, California. He had been...

Royals send Santana, $4.3M to Mariners for 2 young pitchers

Jun. 27, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals traded first baseman Carlos Santana and nearly $4.3 million to the Seattle Mariners for right-handers Wyatt Mills and William Fleming on Monday, clearing the way for Kansas City to bring up hot prospect Vinnie Pasquantino. Pasquantino was not in...