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Today in History: November 16, Oklahoma wins statehood

Nov. 16, 2022 00:01 AM EST

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Nov. 16, the 320th day of 2022. There are 45 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 16, 1914, the newly created Federal Reserve Banks opened in 12 cities. On this date: ...

Today in History: November 15, Sherman's "March to the Sea"

Nov. 15, 2022 00:03 AM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Nov. 15, the 319th day of 2022. There are 46 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Nov. 15, 1864, during the Civil War, Union forces led by Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh (teh-KUM’-seh) Sherman...

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by Ashraf Khalil, Annie Ma, Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Mallika Sen and AP journalists around the country. ...

Democrat Balint will be Vermont’s 1st woman in Congress

Nov. 08, 2022 23:37 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Democrat Becca Balint on Tuesday won the race for Vermont’s lone seat in the U.S. House, becoming the first woman and first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. Balint, the president of the Vermont state Senate and a former middle-school...

Welch moves from House to Senate to succeed Leahy in Vermont

Nov. 08, 2022 20:56 PM EST

Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch easily defeated a little-known Republican challenger to win the Senate seat being vacated by Patrick Leahy, the longest-serving member of the upper chamber. Welch, who was elected to the House in 2006 and won reelection with lopsided votes every two...

After Pelosi attack, House chair wants answers from police

Nov. 02, 2022 20:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top ally of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is demanding fresh answers from the U.S. Capitol Police about security failures that led to a brutal attack on Pelosi’s husband last week, questioning the embattled agency about whether it can keep lawmakers and their families safe. ...

Vermont: What to expect on election night

Nov. 02, 2022 14:05 PM EDT

Vermont voters this Election Day could choose the first woman to serve in the state’s Congressional delegation. In what some see as an anomaly in deep-blue Vermont, the state is the only one in the country that has never sent a woman or a member of a minority group to represent it...

Vermont's lone US House member eyes move up to Senate

Oct. 31, 2022 09:40 AM EDT

NORWICH, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's lone member of the U.S. House for the past 16 years has always embraced his role as a liberal Democrat but says he'll take the state's tradition of working across the political aisle with him if he's elected to the U.S. Senate next month. Rep. Peter...

Intruder attacks Pelosi's husband, calling, 'Where is Nancy'

Oct. 28, 2022 22:09 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The husband of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was attacked and severely beaten with a hammer by an assailant who broke into the couple's San Francisco home early Friday, searching for the Democratic leader and shouting, “Where is Nancy, where is Nancy?” The...

Candidate likely to become Vermont's 1st woman in Congress

Oct. 27, 2022 17:09 PM EDT

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — In the race for Vermont’s single seat in the U.S. House, Democrat Becca Balint could be on the verge of being elected as the first woman and first openly gay person to represent the state in Congress. Balint, 54, president of the Vermont Senate and a former...