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North Carolina allows bar code ballots despite voter outcry

Aug. 23, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials on Friday certified bar code ballots for use in elections starting next year despite an outcry that they can't be trusted by voters uncertain their choices are accurately counted. The State Board of Elections voted 3-2 to allow a voting-machine maker...

Trump nominates law professor for judicial vacancy

Aug. 15, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump has nominated a law professor who previously worked as a prosecutor, defense attorney and journalist to fill the nation's longest federal judiciary vacancy. Trump nominated Richard E. Myers on Wednesday to be a trial judge in the Eastern District of North...

Trump picks new acting national intelligence director

Aug. 8, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday named Joseph Maguire, the nation's top counterterrorism official, as acting national intelligence director, part of a leadership shake-up at the agency that oversees 17 U.S. spy agencies. Maguire will become acting director on Aug. 15, the same day that...

Trump pick for national intelligence director is withdrawing

Aug. 3, 2019 9:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director, Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe, withdrew from consideration Friday after just five days as he faced growing questions about his experience and qualifications.  The move underscored the uncertainty over his confirmation...

Republicans take wait-and-see approach to Trump intel pick

Jul. 30, 2019 4:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is joining many of his fellow Republicans in taking a wait-and-see approach to President Donald Trump's nominee for national intelligence director, Rep. John Ratcliffe, even as critics assail his lack of qualifications for the job. McConnell said...

Doubts emerge about Trump pick for US intelligence chief

Jul. 29, 2019 9:14 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's pick for national intelligence director has been mayor of a small Texas city, a federal prosecutor and a member of Congress. But questions were already emerging Monday about whether those qualifications are adequate for the position as the nation confronts threats...