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Elizabeth City police chief next NC public safety secretary

Sep. 28, 2021 15:41 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in a northeastern North Carolina city whose agency helped keep the peace there following a fatal shooting this spring involving the local sheriff's department was named Tuesday as Gov. Roy Cooper's next public safety secretary. ...

Biden nominates 9 candidates for federal prosecutor posts

Sep. 28, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating nine lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, a diverse group of candidates in the latest round of picks for the top law enforcement positions. The nominations, announced by the White House on...

Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

Sissy Farenthold, reform-minded lawmaker touted for VP, dies

Sep. 27, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

Frances “Sissy” Farenthold, a reform-minded liberal Democrat in the Texas House who was pushed for the party’s 1972 vice-presidential nomination, has died at age 94, her family said Monday. Farenthold died Sunday at her Houston apartment after a long struggle with...

Retired judge picked to investigate deadly force by police

Sep. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired judge who also has served as a prosecutor and public defender was picked Monday to become Connecticut's first inspector general, a position created to investigate any use of deadly force by police. Robert Devlin, 71, was chosen from...

Today in History

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove...

Today in History

Sep. 26, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2021. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United...

Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians

Sep. 25, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The justices have reason to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp drop in approval of a court now dominated by...

GOP review finds no proof Arizona election stolen from Trump

Sep. 24, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican-backed review of the 2020 presidential election in Arizona’s largest county ended Friday without producing proof to support former President Donald Trump’s false claims of a stolen election. After six months of searching for evidence of...

Wisconsin Senate to vote on Gov. Evers' Cabinet secretaries

Sep. 24, 2021 16:33 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate on Friday scheduled confirmation votes next week for four of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries. Confirming the governor's pick for top-level administration posts had been a pro forma courtesy that...