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Congressional leaders reach a tentative deal to avoid government shutdown. But Ukraine aid stalls

Feb. 28, 2024 18:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders announced Wednesday they have reached a tentative agreement to prevent a government shutdown for now, days before an end-of-the-week deadline that risked shuttering some federal operations. Under the new plan, Congress would temporarily fund...

New York gets a new congressional map that gives Democrats a slight edge in fight for House

Feb. 28, 2024 18:52 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a new Democrat-drawn congressional map on Wednesday that gives the party a modest boost in a few battleground districts, helping their candidates in a heavily contested election year when House races in the state could determine control of...

New York governor approves new congressional district maps that could give Democrats modest boost in fight for House

Feb. 28, 2024 17:28 PM EST
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York governor approves new congressional district maps that could give Democrats modest boost in fight for House.

'Uncommitted' wins 2 Democratic delegates in Michigan, a victory for Biden's anti-war opponents

Feb. 28, 2024 17:16 PM EST

LANSING, Michigan (AP) — A protest “uncommitted” vote in Michigan that secured two delegates in the state's Democratic primary on Tuesday was meant as a warning to President Joe Biden's reelection over his support for Israel's war against Hamas in Gaza, but eight months from Election Day his...

Bridgeport mayor wins do-over election in race marred by ballot irregularities

Feb. 28, 2024 09:25 AM EST

Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim won a do-over election Tuesday in Connecticut’s most populous city, months after a judge threw out the results of the first one because of allegations of absentee ballot box stuffing during a Democratic primary. Ganim easily defeated fellow Democrat John...

They’re a path to becoming governor, but attorney general jobs are now a destination, too

Feb. 28, 2024 01:21 AM EST

Instead of trying to keep their seats in Congress, two North Carolina politicians are vying for a high-profile office closer to home: state attorney general. The career path that Republican U.S. Rep. Dan Bishop and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jeff Jackson are trying to follow was once a...

The killing of a Georgia nursing student is now at the center of the US immigration debate

Feb. 27, 2024 20:41 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Laken Riley was a 22-year-old nursing student out on her morning run at the University of Georgia when authorities say a stranger dragged her into a secluded area and killed her, sending shockwaves through campus as police searched for a suspect. The arrest of a...

New York Democrats propose new congressional lines that could help them in battleground races

Feb. 27, 2024 20:34 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Democrats are proposing a new congressional map that could shift a few battleground districts in the party’s favor, potentially giving their candidates an advantage in House races that could determine control of Congress. The bill, introduced late...

Georgia lawmakers approve tax credit for gun safety training, ban on merchant code for gun stores

Feb. 27, 2024 18:33 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Separate gun bills passed by the Georgia House of Representatives Tuesday would provide a tax credit to pay for gun safety training and gun safes, while another would prohibit financial institutions from using a code to distinguish firearms retailers. The tax credit...

Proposed new Virginia 'tech tax' sparks backlash from business community

Feb. 27, 2024 18:18 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Trade associations representing hundreds of companies that do business in Virginia have come out swinging against a proposal to expand the state sales tax to cover digital goods, something Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin proposed and Democrats endorsed in their budget...