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GOP steps up crime message in midterm's final stretch

Oct. 07, 2022 01:10 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The graphic surveillance video shows a man on a sidewalk suddenly punching someone in the head, knocking them to the ground. With muted screams and gunshots in the background, the video stitches together other surveillance clips of shootings and punching on streets...

Biden: IBM investment to help in tech competition with China

Oct. 06, 2022 20:20 PM EDT

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden predicted Thursday a $20 billion investment by IBM in New York's Hudson River Valley will help give the United States a technological edge against China, hailing the expansion during an appearance with two House Democrats in competitive races in next...

Planned Parenthood pours $5M into vital North Carolina races

Oct. 06, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Planned Parenthood's political arm announced a $5 million investment Thursday in North Carolina's battleground races as Democrats fight to preserve the governor's veto power in one of the last abortion access points in the Southeast. Just 32 days from Election...

LePage: Gov. Mills 'very fortunate' that COVID came to Maine

Oct. 06, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican nominee for governor Paul LePage said during a debate Thursday that his Democratic rival got a political boost from COVID-19, thanks to federal pandemic aid. “This governor has been very, very fortunate that COVID came, because with COVID came...

Wisconsin judge blocks absentee ballot spoiling

Oct. 06, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is prohibiting voters from canceling their original absentee ballot and casting a new one, siding with a conservative group created by prominent Republicans that said the practice known as ballot spoiling is illegal. The ruling Wednesday from...

New S Korea gov't seeks to abolish gender equality ministry

Oct. 06, 2022 10:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s new conservative government said Thursday it will push to abolish a gender equality ministry and create a new agency with broader responsibilities, one of President Yoon Suk Yeol’s campaign promises that roiled March’s hotly contested election. ...

Youngkin ad-maker gets state contract for tourism video

Oct. 05, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin faced criticism from Democrats on Wednesday after news outlets reported that his political ad-maker recently received a six-figure contract to produce a state tourism video featuring the governor. Richmond-based...

Georgia's Warnock outraises Walker as giving to Kemp jumps

Oct. 05, 2022 18:44 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock is maintaining his cash lead in Georgia over Republican challenger Herschel Walker, while incumbent GOP Gov. Brian Kemp's fundraising sharply accelerated over the summer in his race with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams. Walker...

Louisiana Republican AG Jeff Landry launches bid for gov

Oct. 05, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry has officially launched his bid for governor in a highly-anticipated gubernatorial race to succeed term-limited Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards next year. Landry, a conservative Republican and staunch supporter of former...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 05, 2022 13:16 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. September 29, 2022. Editorial: A new level of dishonesty: Mailers targeting NC Democrats photoshop the truth Political advertisements, most of the time, should not be taken at face value. They habitually omit important...