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Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Feb. 21, 2024 07:15 AM EST

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. February 14, 2024. Editorial: Thom Tillis defies Trump, tells colleagues to ‘grow a spine’ on Ukraine Last week we wrote about Sen. Thom Tillis and his disappointing decision to withhold support for the bipartisan...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary

Feb. 21, 2024 06:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump and Nikki Haley will face off Saturday in South Carolina’s first-in-the-South Republican presidential primary, the first head-to-head matchup for the last two remaining major candidates since the New Hampshire primary a month ago. The contest takes...

Biden wants people to know most of the money he's seeking for Ukraine would be spent in the US

Feb. 20, 2024 21:51 PM EST

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — At a bustling construction site outside of Dallas, there are hopes that Congress can finally pass nearly $95 billion in foreign aid including funding for Ukraine — because factory jobs in the United States depend on that money. Aerospace and defense company...

Rivals of Pakistan's ex-premier Khan name Shehbaz Sharif as joint candidate for prime minister

Feb. 20, 2024 21:47 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The political rivals of Pakistan’s imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan announced details of a power-sharing agreement late Tuesday, naming Shehbaz Sharif as their joint candidate for prime minister. The much-awaited announcement followed days of talks...

Wisconsin Republican-controlled Senate votes to reject Evers appointees

Feb. 20, 2024 16:47 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate voted Tuesday to reject four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' appointees, including a member of the state's natural resources policy board and a former lieutenant governor who was to serve on a hospital governing board. ...

The US vetoes an Arab-backed UN resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza

Feb. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday vetoed an Arab-backed and widely supported U.N. resolution demanding an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war in the embattled Gaza Strip, saying it would interfere with negotiations on a deal to free hostages abducted in...

Early voting in Ohio's March 19 primary begins Wednesday; registration closing Tuesday

Feb. 20, 2024 15:45 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Some county election boards in Ohio are remaining open late Tuesday, the final day to register for the March 19 primary. Early voting begins Wednesday. Ohioans are choosing party nominees for president, U.S. Senate, state Legislature, Ohio Supreme Court and...

As Belarus votes in tightly controlled elections, its leader accuses the West of fueling unrest

Feb. 20, 2024 15:33 PM EST

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — The authoritarian leader of Belarus on Tuesday accused the West of trying to foment protests during parliamentary and local elections this month in order to undermine his rule, while the country's opposition leader-in-exile denounced the vote as a “cynical farce” and...

US appeals court to decide if Pennsylvania mail-in ballots with wrong date still count

Feb. 20, 2024 13:19 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A federal appeals court must decide if Pennsylvania voters need to put accurate handwritten dates on the outside envelopes of their mail-in ballots for the votes to count, a dispute with implications for this year's presidential contest. The 3rd U.S. Circuit...

Hungary's governing party says it's ready to approve Sweden's NATO accession on Monday

Feb. 20, 2024 06:58 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A vote in Hungary's parliament on ratifying Sweden's bid to join NATO could come as early as Monday, according to a senior member of the country's governing Fidesz party. It would bring an end to more than 18 months of delays by the nationalist government that have...