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Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Apr. 15, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Idaho newspapers: And the 2021 hypocrisy award goes to ... April 15 The Lewiston Tribune The Idaho Legislature may not go home for weeks, but already, the session’s prize for blatant...

US expels Russian diplomats, imposes sanctions for hacking

Apr. 15, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday announced the U.S. is expelling 10 Russian diplomats and imposing sanctions against dozens of companies and people, holding the Kremlin accountable for interference in last year's presidential election and the cyber hacking of federal...

Proposals to require voter ID fail in committee in Maine

Apr. 15, 2021 11:08 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Three proposals to require Maine voters to show photo identification before casting ballots failed to gain support in committee. The Maine Legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee voted down all the proposals on Wednesday. Each vote was...

Saddler joins race for GOP Senate nomination in Georgia

Apr. 15, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Latham Saddler, a Navy veteran and former Trump administration official, has joined the Republican race to challenge Georgia Democratic U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock in 2022. Saddler announced his candidacy Thursday, calling for patriotic unity. He's the...

Bulgaria: President to consult parties on forming new govt

Apr. 15, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s new parliament convened Thursday for its first session since the country's April 4 general election. Lawmakers from six political forces were sworn into the 240-seat national legislature. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov's GERB party won...

'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance quits firm after tweets

Apr. 15, 2021 07:08 AM EDT

MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance has resigned from the board of a company that uses green technology to mass-produce food in Appalachia, days after sending some controversial tweets. Vance was an early investor in AppHarvest, a...

Months after hack, US poised to announce sanctions on Russia

Apr. 14, 2021 23:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is preparing to announce sanctions in response to a massive Russian hacking campaign that breached vital federal agencies, as well as for election interference, a senior administration official said Wednesday night. The...

Big-business pushback against voting measures gains momentum

Apr. 14, 2021 19:45 PM EDT

Big business has ratcheted up its objections to proposals that would make it harder to vote, with several hundred companies and executives signing a new statement opposing “any discriminatory legislation." The letter, published Wednesday in The New York Times and The...

Delaware AG says ex-police chief not fit for pubic office

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Delaware attorney general’s office has asked a judge to prevent a former police chief who was convicted of official misconduct from taking office as a town commissioner. Authorities said in Wednesday’s Superior Court filing that they are...

Pennsylvania's shrinking delegation will mean hard decisions

Apr. 14, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — There may be nothing more nerve-wracking for a member of Congress than redistricting, when the once-a-decade redrawing of district boundaries injects a dose of uncertainty into their political careers. In Pennsylvania, redrawing the districts to...