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Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence

Oct. 20, 2018 8:06 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California. As more Californians have poured across the state line over the past few years, many of them escaping...

South Carolina gov hopefuls clash in 1st of 2 debates

Oct. 17, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — With less than three weeks until Election Day, the men vying to be South Carolina's next governor got a chance Wednesday to begin drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them. The debate in Florence is the first of two general election debates for Republican...

Washington state ends 'racially biased' death penalty

Oct. 11, 2018 7:26 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington's Supreme Court unanimously struck down the state's death penalty Thursday as arbitrary and racially biased, making it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment. Execution was already extremely rare in Washington, with five prisoners put to death in recent decades...

Poland vetoes EU rights report not citing Christians, Jews

Oct. 11, 2018 3:50 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's government says it is vetoing the adoption of an annual report on the European Union's guiding civil rights document because it did not call for protecting Christians and Jews from religious discrimination. Justice Minister Zbigniew Ziobro's decision on Thursday to oppose the...

Libertarian says Trump, Democrats need a swing-vote senator

Oct. 10, 2018 1:12 AM EDT

TUCUMCARI, N.M. (AP) — The nation rejected him in 2016 as an offbeat alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. The rest is not yet history as Gary Johnson, a former governor of New Mexico, seeks a seat in the U.S. Senate as a Libertarian and political wild card. Johnson says his high-desert home...

Ex Pennsylvania governor joins safe injection site effort

Oct. 3, 2018 6:16 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell has joined the effort to open Philadelphia's and possibly the nation's first supervised drug injection site— saying Wednesday that he would support the effort even if it meant facing federal charges. The 74-year-old Rendell joined the board of...

San Francisco mayor weighs drug injection site, despite veto

Oct. 2, 2018 3:42 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Driven in part by family tragedy, San Francisco Mayor London Breed has repeatedly pledged to open what could be the first supervised drug injection site in the country. However, California Gov. Jerry Brown made the promise tougher to keep when he vetoed legislation over the weekend...

DeWine, Cordray spar, but align against right-to-work

Oct. 1, 2018 10:15 PM EDT

MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's major party governor candidates both said Monday that they'd veto right-to-work legislation and foster a civil, bipartisan spirit in Ohio government. And that's about where the agreements ended between Republican Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray,...

Brown shows governing philosophy in final bill action

Oct. 1, 2018 9:03 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Preparing to leave office after four decades, California Gov. Jerry Brown exercised his final signatures and vetoes this weekend to put the closing stamp on a governing philosophy he has espoused during two separate eight-year stints. The actions, and the quirky statements that...

Mayor vetoes move to rename street honoring Manafort father

Oct. 1, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut mayor has nixed the renaming of a street honoring the father of Paul Manafort. New Britain Republican Erin Stewart on Monday vetoed the proposal, accusing local Democrats of trying to "score cheap political points" and attempting to "invent or rewrite history." The...