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RFK assassin Sirhan asks to go home to live 'in peace'

Sep. 28, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The lawyer for Sirhan Sirhan, who assassinated presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, on Wednesday asked a judge to free him and played a recording of her client saying he is now dedicated to nonviolence and wants only to “return home to my brother and live...

Election worker charged with crimes tied to Aug. 2 primary

Sep. 28, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — An election worker in the Grand Rapids area was charged with two crimes after a witness reported seeing him place a USB flash drive into an electronic poll book at the close of the Aug. 2 primary, authorities said Wednesday. The incident had no impact on...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Sep. 28, 2022 15:48 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Sept. 26 The Washington Post on congressional stock-trading It is a long-running scandal that members of Congress are allowed to trade individual stocks. They have access to privileged...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Sep. 28, 2022 14:44 PM EDT

South Florida Sun Sentinel. September 26, 2022. Editorial: Pete Antonacci was the ultimate right-hand man Pete Antonacci was around so long, it was natural to assume he would be there forever. But his long career abruptly ended last Friday when he died of a heart...

Progressive Democrats frustrated with 2022 primary losses

Sep. 28, 2022 00:09 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than two months until the midterm elections, progressive Democrats are facing a test of their power. Their party is heading into the final stretch of the campaign with a robust set of legislative accomplishments that include long-term progressive...

Funds to aid Jackson's water system held up as governor rose

Sep. 27, 2022 15:00 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Years before people in Jackson were recently left without running water for several days, Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves claimed to have helped block money to fund water system repairs in the capital city. Reeves, a Republican, blames Jackson's water crisis on...

Las Vegas newspaper wants slain reporter's devices returned

Sep. 23, 2022 17:51 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Las Vegas Review-Journal is demanding that authorities don’t review a slain reporter’s electronic devices and reporting materials, which were seized by authorities after his death. Jeff German's cellphone, four computers and external hard drive could be...

Judge: Maryland can start counting mail-in ballots earlier

Sep. 23, 2022 16:31 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge granted an emergency petition on Friday filed by the Maryland State Board of Elections to enable the counting of mail-in ballots earlier than they were during the state's July primary. Montgomery County Circuit Court Judge James Bonifant...

Trump allies create a new super PAC called MAGA Inc.

Sep. 23, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Top allies of former President Donald Trump are creating a new super PAC that's expected to serve as the main vehicle for his midterm spending and could become a key part of his campaign infrastructure should he move forward with a 2024 White House run. The...

Candidates for top Arizona election job spar in debate

Sep. 22, 2022 22:12 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican Arizona lawmaker who embraces election conspiracies and has former President Donald Trump’s endorsement sparred with the Democrat who helped oversee the 2020 election in Maricopa County in a debate Thursday evening as they each seek the state's top elections post. ...