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House Dems propose $28 million to address formula shortage

May. 17, 2022 17:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats unveiled a $28 million emergency spending bill Tuesday to address the shortage of infant formula in the United States. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, the Democratic chair of the House Appropriations Committee, said the money would increase Food and Drug...

Election 2022: Pennsylvania, North Carolina hold key races

May. 17, 2022 17:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday faces the strongest test yet of his ability to shape a new generation of Republicans as voters in Pennsylvania and North Carolina decide whether to rally around his hand-picked choices for critical U.S. Senate seats. ...

Wisconsin judge skeptical of election grant arguments

May. 17, 2022 16:54 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge on Tuesday voiced skepticism about a lawsuit challenging the legality of private grant money awarded to Madison to help run the 2020 election, calling some of the arguments “ridiculous,” a “stretch” and “close to preposterous." The lawsuit...

North Carolina voters whittle down candidates in primaries

May. 17, 2022 16:52 PM EDT

RALElGH, N.C. (AP) — Voters in North Carolina whittled down candidates seeking to serve on Capitol Hill, in the General Assembly and on the judicial bench as they chose Democratic and Republican party nominees Tuesday. The top-line race on party ballots was for U.S. Senate, where...

Clashes break out in Tripoli, drive rival Libyan PM away

May. 17, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — An attempt by one of Libya’s rival prime ministers to seat his government in the capital of Tripoli triggered clashes Tuesday between competing militias, forcing the newly appointed premier to leave the city. The development underscored the fragility of the...

Alaska judge orders board to adopt interim redistricting map

May. 17, 2022 16:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A state court judge has said a majority of members on the board tasked with redrawing Alaska's political boundaries appeared to have adopted a map that splits the Eagle River area into two Senate districts for “political reasons,” and he ordered a new map to be used this...

House panel rejects bills restricting lessons on race

May. 17, 2022 16:38 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A state lawmaker's attempt to set restrictions on what public schools in Louisiana can teach about race was rejected by a House committee Tuesday, with some panel members saying the legislation needlessly encroached on state and local education officials' duties, and other...

EXPLAINER: GOP leaders announce deal on $9.8B spending plan

May. 17, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican leaders in the Oklahoma House and Senate announced an agreement Tuesday on a $9.8 billion spending plan for the upcoming fiscal year, the largest in state history. Unlike previous years, Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt was not included in a statement...

Indiana legislative race with 6-vote margin going to recount

May. 17, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A recount will be held in a Republican primary race for a suburban Indianapolis legislative seat where the top two candidates are separated by six votes. The recount announced Tuesday follows local election officials certifying results showing Hamilton County...

Buffalo shooter's previous threat raises red-flag questions

May. 17, 2022 16:18 PM EDT

Less than a year before he was accused of opening fire and killing 10 people in a racist attack at a Buffalo, New York, grocery store, 18-year-old Payton Gendron was investigated for making a threatening statement at his high school. New York has a “red flag" law designed to keep...