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No charges in Pennsylvania discarded-ballots case

Jan. 15, 2021 2:56 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — No criminal charges will be filed against a former temporary elections worker authorities have said mistakenly discarded nine military ballots ahead of the November presidential election, a federal prosecutor announced Friday. Officials have previously blamed the decision to toss out...

Andrew Yang announces his run for New York Mayor during a news conference in Morningside Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).

Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially entered the race for mayor of New York City on Thursday, joining a crowded Democratic primary field that includes longtime elected officials and veterans of the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred by the city charter...

5 new NC Court of Appeals judges officially installed

Jan. 14, 2021 12:42 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Five new judges have been officially installed to sit on the bench at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Thursday's online investiture ceremony included live swearings-in within the Raleigh courtroom of the state’s intermediate-level appeals court. The event was closed to the...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Jan. 13, 2021 7:08 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Impeach Trump Again The New York Times Jan. 11 President Trump’s efforts to remain in office in defiance of democracy cannot be allowed to go unanswered, lest they invite more lawlessness from this president or those...

Lawmakers considering whether to extend COVID voting rules

Jan. 13, 2021 6:47 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — With a handful of special elections coming up, Connecticut lawmakers will likely soon decide whether to again give all eligible voters the option of voting absentee to avoid the polls during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The General Assembly's Government Administration and...

Senate President Pro Tempore Phil Berger, R-Rockingham speaks after being sworn in during the opening session of the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

NC legislature opens session subdued amid virus, DC unrest

Jan. 13, 2021 6:26 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Amid worries about COVID-19 and physical security, the North Carolina General Assembly officially began its two-year session Wednesday, with much of the usual pomp subdued in the name of safety. The gavels went down at midday on a House and Senate that remained in Republican hands...

Senator proposes state takeover of K-12 school funding

Jan. 13, 2021 6:10 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska lawmaker on Wednesday proposed a state takeover of K-12 public education funding as a way to lower property taxes. Sen. Tom Briese, of Albion, introduced a constitutional amendment that would require state government to pay for local schools. Currently, public schools are...

FILE — In this Nov. 7, 2018 file photo, J.R. Romano, Connecticut GOP Chairman, calls it a night at 1:35 a.m. with no decision in the Connecticut gubernatorial race, in Rocky Hill, Conn. Romano, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, has resigned abruptly for reasons he has not made clear, saying

Connecticut GOP chair resigns abruptly, reason unclear

Jan. 13, 2021 2:37 PM EST

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Republican Party Chair J.R. Romano, a strong supporter of President Donald Trump, has resigned abruptly for reasons he has not made clear, saying “the decision is what's best for the organization to move forward.” Romano announced his departure in an email...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 13, 2021 12:30 PM EST

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ Jan. 12 The Post and Courier on state Attorney General Alan Wilson and the Republican Attorneys General Association: We’re glad to see S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson repudiate his former deputy’s efforts to drum up attendance at the rally that...

Violent protesters gather outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

CNN has best ratings day ever for Capitol attack

Jan. 12, 2021 6:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The attack on the U.S. Capitol last week brought more viewers to CNN than any other single day in the network's 40-year history. CNN averaged 5.2 million viewers last Wednesday, eclipsing its previous high of 5.1 million on Election Day 2016, the Nielsen company said. The network had 4.47...