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Recount begins in Pennsylvania's GOP primary for Senate

May. 27, 2022 18:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Recounting began Friday in the too-close-to-call Republican primary contest for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, with barely 900 votes separating celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick. Montour County began the recount...

NRA meets in Texas after school massacre, protest roils

May. 27, 2022 18:04 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — One by one, they took the stage at the National Rifle Association’s annual convention and denounced the massacre of 19 students and two teachers at an elementary school across the state. And one by one, they insisted that changing U.S. gun laws or further restricting access to...

Former US Army reservist found guilty in Jan. 6 riot

May. 27, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Army reservist described by prosecutors as a Nazi sympathizer was convicted Friday of storming the U.S. Capitol to obstruct Congress from certifying President Joe Biden’s 2020 electoral victory. Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, who worked a security...

World War II vet gets congressional medal, dies next day

May. 27, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (AP) — A World War II veteran from Chippewa Falls has died the day after receiving a congressional medal. The Eau Claire Leader-Telegram reported Friday that Raleigh Nayes was part of Merrill’s Marauders, a unit of several thousand U.S. soldiers who attacked...

NH court releases redistricting map that moves 5 towns

May. 27, 2022 16:05 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Supreme Court on Friday released a congressional redistricting plan that moves just five towns from the state's 1st District to the 2nd, rejecting a last-minute attempt by Republicans to block its takeover of the process. Both the House and...

Progressive ousts Biden-backed Schrader in Oregon primary

May. 27, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Seven-term U.S. Rep. Kurt Schrader, a centrist who was endorsed by President Joe Biden, has been ousted in the Democratic primary in Oregon by progressive challenger Jamie McLeod-Skinner after results were delayed more than a week by a ballot-printing issue. ...

McCarthy, GOP lawmakers escalate standoff with Jan. 6 panel

May. 27, 2022 15:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy is making it clear that he will likely defy a subpoena from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack, escalating a standoff with the panel over his and other GOP lawmakers’ testimony. In an 11-page...

Cuellar, Cisneros runoff in Texas remains too early to call

May. 27, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas primary runoff between Democratic U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar and his progressive challenger, Jessica Cisneros, remained too early to call Friday. Cuellar led Cisneros by 175 votes, or 0.4 percentage points, out of 45,209 ballots counted as of 3 p.m. ET...

Perkins wins Oregon's Republican U.S. Senate primary.

May. 27, 2022 12:59 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Jo Rae Perkins has won Oregon’s Republican U.S. Senate primary. Perkins, a frequent candidate for public office, has been criticized for her belief in QAnon, a wide-ranging and baseless conspiracy theory that depicts former President Donald Trump as a hero...

Lori Chavez-DeRemer wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 5th Congressional District

May. 27, 2022 12:00 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lori Chavez-DeRemer wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in Oregon's 5th Congressional District.