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Takeaways: Election denier wins, bad behavior dooms Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 01:40 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump's support was enough to elevate his Senate candidate to victory in North Carolina on Tuesday, while his pick in Pennsylvania remained in a tough fight in that state's Senate primary. In a key congressional race, a Republican...

Controversies sink reelection bid of GOP Rep. Cawthorn

May. 18, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Madison Cawthorn’s unexpected 2020 win made him the youngest member of Congress and a rising Republican star. Then the scandals started to pile up. On Tuesday, the 26-year-old conservative North Carolina firebrand left his election night party early,...

Wisconsin chairman rescinds killer's parole at Evers request

May. 13, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Parole Commission's leader agreed Friday to rescind a convicted murderer's parole at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' request after the governor came under criticism from rival Republicans looking to unseat him in November. Evers sent a letter Friday...

Former national security adviser Robert McFarlane dies at 84

May. 13, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House national security adviser Robert C. McFarlane, a top aide to President Ronald Reagan who pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an illegal arms-for-hostages deal known as the Iran-Contra affair, has died. He was 84. McFarlane, who lived in...

Nebraska GOP strains to unite after Trump's candidate loses

May. 11, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republicans struggled to put the bruising campaign for governor behind them on Wednesday as a rally that was intended to highlight party unity instead showed division following the first major loss for a candidate endorsed by Donald Trump in this year’s midterm...

Trump candidate loses in Nebraska, wins in West Virginia

May. 11, 2022 09:22 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Republican voters in Nebraska picked Jim Pillen as their nominee for governor, siding with the University of Nebraska regent backed by the state’s outgoing governor over a rival supported by former President Donald Trump and accused of groping multiple women. ...

Probe: LA mayor 'likely knew' about alleged sex misconduct

May. 10, 2022 21:17 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A top Senate Republican released an investigation Tuesday that concluded Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti “likely knew or should have known” that a former top adviser was allegedly sexually harassing city employees, a finding that appears to contradict the mayor's assertion...

Spain fires intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

May. 10, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government fired the director of the country's top intelligence agency Tuesday following the hacking of politicians’ cellphones, including the devices of the prime minister and several supporters of the Catalonia region’s secession. The National...

2022 midterms: What to watch in Nebraska, West Virginia

May. 10, 2022 00:13 AM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The top race in Tuesday's primary elections in Nebraska and West Virginia is a heavily contested Republican primary for Nebraska governor, featuring a Donald Trump-endorsed candidate who has been accused of groping multiple women. Voters in Nebraska will also be...

Costa Rica's new leader takes over with a blast at the past

May. 08, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Rodrigo Chaves began a four-year term as Costa Rica's president on Sunday, taking office with a lengthy list of reproaches for his predecessor and the country's political class while promising great change. Shortly after being given the ceremonial...