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Advocacy group urges changes to Catholic abuse review boards

Nov. 22, 2019 5:34 PM EST

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The bishop of the Kansas City-St. Joseph Roman Catholic diocese, who was recently appointed chairman-elect of the U.S. Catholic church’s national committee for protecting abuse victims, should lead an effort to change boards that review abuse allegations to make them more...

CMP takes heat for cutoff notices in cold weather

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A ratepayer advocacy group says 50 Central Maine Power customers embroiled in billing disputes have received disconnect notices. CMP Ratepayers Unite tells the Portland Press Herald that the volume of cold-weather shutoff notices is a slap in the face to CMP customers caught up in an...

What’s next in impeachment: A busy December, and on to 2020

Nov. 22, 2019 4:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of public hearings, Democrats could soon turn the impeachment process over to the House Judiciary Committee. They’re moving “expeditiously” ahead as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has instructed. At some point in the coming weeks, the House intelligence...

Leading white Democrats court black votes; some find trouble

Nov. 22, 2019 4:16 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Coming out of their debate in a key center of black America, the leading Democratic presidential contenders aimed for the party’s crucial black and minority vote, with the scramble putting internal party tensions on display. From black protesters disrupting Elizabeth Warren to the...

UK party leaders grilled by wary voters on Brexit and more

Nov. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.’s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric....

New rules expose infighting among Wyoming Republicans

Nov. 22, 2019 3:00 PM EST

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — New Wyoming Republican Party rules calling for disciplinary action against party members who break from the state party leadership’s views have exposed a rift between state and county GOP leaders. The new rules come after some county party leaders, such as Natrona County GOP...

Lawsuit challenges state’s political donor disclosure laws

Nov. 22, 2019 11:55 AM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The constitutionality of Rhode Island’s political donor disclosure laws is being challenged in a federal lawsuit. The suit was filed Thursday by the conservative advocacy group the Gaspee Project and the nonprofit Illinois Opportunity Project, represented by attorneys from...

Norment elected GOP minority leader in Virginia state Senate

Nov. 22, 2019 9:56 AM EST

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — State Sen. Tommy Norment will lead Republicans as they prepare to operate in the minority in the Virginia state Senate. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the James City Republican was re-elected Thursday. Norment was first elected to the Senate in 1992. He said in a...

Analysis: Lots of impeachment evidence but one thing missing

Nov. 22, 2019 8:09 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — After two weeks of riveting public hearings in the House impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, there is a mountain of evidence that is now beyond dispute. Trump explicitly ordered U.S. government officials to work with his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on matters related to...

Obama warns against ‘purity tests’ in the Democratic primary

Nov. 22, 2019 6:52 AM EST

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Former President Barack Obama warned Democrats on Thursday against adopting “purity tests” in the presidential primary and said any adversity the candidates face in the contest will make whoever emerges an even stronger nominee. Obama spoke to about 100 donors...