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Editorial Roundup: New York

May. 19, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

New York Post. May 17, 2022. Editorial: NY’s leaders still in denial on COVID reality How long will it take for New York’s leaders to catch up with evolving COVID reality? The state is spending taxpayer cash to distribute 16.5 million tests, which...

Kansas Supreme Court upholds Republican congressional map

May. 18, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans on Wednesday improved their chances of flipping the only Kansas congressional seat held by a Democrat, when the state’s highest court upheld the new congressional map they drew. The map slices territory out of the Kansas City-area district...

Montana primary voters must be registered by noon on June 6

May. 18, 2022 13:50 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montanans who want to cast a vote in next month's primary election must be registered with their county elections office by noon on June 6, under an order by the Montana Supreme Court. The justices, in a 4-1 ruling Tuesday, said changes to election laws passed...

'Just too far': Ohio mapmakers spar over contempt threat

May. 12, 2022 16:19 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Partisan mapmakers in Ohio made distinctly emotional pleas to the Ohio Supreme Court on Thursday, as justices once again weigh whether to hold the state's redistricting commission in contempt. The bipartisan commission has sent five different plans for state...

Judge says he'll block Gov. Ron DeSantis' redistricting plan

May. 11, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A congressional map approved by Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis and drawn by his staff is unconstitutional because it breaks up a district where Black voters can choose their representatives, a state judge said Wednesday. Leon County Circuit Judge...

Live updates | Russia-Ukraine War

May. 10, 2022 22:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House emphatically approved a fresh $40 billion Ukraine aid package Tuesday as lawmakers beefed up President Joe Biden’s initial request, signaling a magnified, bipartisan commitment to thwart Russian President Vladimir Putin’s bloody three-month-old invasion. ...

UN approves Czech Republic to replace Russia on rights body

May. 10, 2022 12:30 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly Tuesday for the Czech Republic to replace Russia on the world organization’s leading human rights body following its suspension over allegations of horrific rights violations by Russian soldiers in Ukraine. The...

Ohio GOP asks high court to pause map fight for 2022 vote

May. 09, 2022 17:35 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s Republican leaders want to call a time out in the battle over state legislative maps — at least until after this fall’s general elections — and asked the state’s high court on Monday to pause the legal back-and-forth with voting rights and Democratic groups....

EXPLAINER: What comes next with John Lee leading Hong Kong?

May. 09, 2022 03:45 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — There was little doubt about John Lee's election as Hong Kong's next leader. The city's former security chief received more than 99% of the vote from a committee stacked with mostly pro-Beijing members. He was the sole candidate in Sunday's vote. On...

Beijing loyalist John Lee elected as Hong Kong's next leader

May. 08, 2022 07:23 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — John Lee, a hard-line security chief who oversaw a crackdown on Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement, was elected as the city’s next leader on Sunday in a vote cast by a largely pro-Beijing committee. Lee was the only candidate and won with over 99% of the vote...