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UK prime minister to lead tributes to slain lawmaker Amess

Oct. 18, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will lead a special session of tributes in Parliament on Monday to the Conservative lawmaker stabbed to death as he met constituents, an attack that has fueled concern about politicians' safety and the level of vitriol directed at them. ...

Japan leader calls for greater military capability, spending

Oct. 18, 2021 06:55 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Fumio Kishida called for increases in Japan's military capability and spending in response to what he described as growing threats from China and North Korea in a public debate with eight other political party leaders ahead of upcoming national elections. ...

Crunch time: Biden faces critical next 2 weeks for agenda

Oct. 18, 2021 06:19 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is entering a crucial two weeks for his ambitious agenda, racing to conclude contentious congressional negotiations ahead of both domestic deadlines and a chance to showcase his administration’s accomplishments on a global stage. ...

Tennessee lawmakers to address Ford factory incentives

Oct. 18, 2021 05:03 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's General Assembly is set to address funding, buildout and oversight of a $5.6 billion campus where Ford Motor Co. plans to build electric F-Series pickup trucks at the Memphis Regional Megasite industrial complex. A special session...

West Virginia Senate set to continue redistricting work

Oct. 18, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Senate is set to continue work on its redistricting map after final action was postponed three times. The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on Monday. Third readings on the proposed 17-district map were postponed Wednesday,...

Analysis: Ex-lawmaker argues for Mississippi abortion limits

Oct. 17, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Agriculture Commissioner Andy Gipson is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold abortion restrictions that he helped put into state law. Gipson is a Republican and was a state representative and chairman of the House Judiciary B...

Analysis: Lawmakers travel Louisiana to talk redistricting

Oct. 17, 2021 16:01 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana lawmakers are moving behind-the-scenes conversations about redrawing state political maps to public hearings around the state over the next three months, to discuss the once-a-decade process that decides how people are represented in government. ...

Chicago's postal delivery delivery under fire at hearing

Oct. 17, 2021 15:15 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago’s postal delivery service has come under fire as “dysfunctional” for widespread delays in mail delivery at a recent congressional field hearing. The city's residents have complained for months that they aren't receiving important mail,...

South Dakota pheasant hunters see blue skies, lots of birds

Oct. 17, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Pheasant hunters from around the country making their annual trek to South Dakota were greeted Saturday with warm weather and blue skies on opening day. Despite extreme drought conditions in the spring, when pheasants nest and hatch, a mild...

House of Representatives staffer faces child porn charges

Oct. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EDT

BURKE, Va. (AP) — A man who works for the sergeant-at-arms of the U.S. House of Representatives has been charged with possession of child pornography, according to police. Stefan Bieret, 41, of Burke, Virginia, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with 10 felonies...