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Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 09:46 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...

California Democratic supremacy tested by crime, inflation

May. 10, 2022 01:29 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats in many parts of the country are facing a potentially grim political year, but in California no one is talking about the liberal stronghold changing direction. California's largely irrelevant Republican Party could field only little-known candidates...

Abuse-clouded prison gets attention, but will things change?

May. 05, 2022 01:15 AM EDT

DUBLIN, Calif. (AP) — For months, inmates and staff say, their calls for help were ignored. And in this aging prison of deep despair — a place where sexual abuse has been rampant, authorities acted with utter indifference and the workforce was deeply demoralized — the cries for help had been...

Millions in out-of-state money fuels candidates for governor

Mar. 08, 2022 16:24 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Wes Moore, a Democratic candidate for Maryland governor, raised over $4 million and topped a crowded primary field in fundraising last year, the campaign tapped into millions in out-of-state contributions to help build its foundation. Along with the...

House Dems demand prison rape audit at Calif. federal lockup

Mar. 03, 2022 13:06 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several House Democrats are demanding the federal Bureau of Prisons make public an audit that examines reports of sexual assault at a federal women's prison in California where inmates say they've been subjected to rampant sexual abuse that has led to the arrests of four...