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Lobster biz hopes for stability after tumultuous Trump era

Nov. 22, 2020 1:12 PM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — President Donald Trump positioned himself as a friend of New England's lobstermen, but members of the industry said they are looking forward to something that has been lacking in the crustacean business: stability. Trump's trade war with China led to a rocky few years for the...

Burgum nemesis chosen by GOP to fill dead candidate's seat

Nov. 18, 2020 9:53 PM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A powerful Republican North Dakota lawmaker who lost his seat after being targeted by Gov. Doug Burgum has been chosen by party activists to return to his old seat to replace a candidate who died before the election. Rep. Jeff Delzer was named by Republican district activists at a...

People continue counting and processing ballots through the early hours of Wednesday morning on Nov. 4, 2020 at the TCF Center in Detroit. Nicole Hester/ Arbor News via AP)

Michigan court rejects appeal over counting ballots

Nov. 16, 2020 8:24 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — An effort to stop the certification of Detroit-area votes from the Nov. 3 election was rejected Monday by the Michigan appeals court. The court wasn't convinced that a Wayne County judge made “manifest error” in refusing to stop the work of county canvassers, who must certify...

Judge refuses to stop certification of Detroit-area votes

Nov. 13, 2020 2:25 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Friday refused to stop the certification of Detroit-area election results, rejecting claims that the city had committed fraud and spoiled the count with its handling of absentee ballots. It's the third time a judge has refused to intervene in crucial steps that are necessary to...

This photo taken Sept. 30, 2020, shows U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler during an appearance in Traverse City, Mich., where he announced an environmental justice grant for Detroit and pledged a more community-oriented focus in a second Trump administration. (AP Photo/John Flesher)

Trump tests limits as Cabinet members fan out to key states

Oct. 30, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos planned a “Moms for Trump” rally in her home state of Michigan. The Department of Homeland Security's top official was in Texas to celebrate completion of a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall. The chief of the Environmental Protection...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey leave following a court hearing in St. Louis. The St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters in June are asking a judge to disqualify the city's top prosecutor, contending that Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner's allegations against them were politically motivated. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson File)

Gun-wielding St. Louis couple seek prosecutor's removal

Oct. 28, 2020 4:55 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The attorney for a St. Louis couple facing felony charges for waving guns at racial injustice protesters who marched near their home asked a judge Wednesday to remove the city's top prosecutor and her entire office from the case. A grand jury earlier this month indicted Mark McCloskey, 63,...

Moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News speaks as President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Trump plans to debate Biden despite rule changes

Oct. 19, 2020 8:55 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump plans to attend Thursday’s debate with Democratic nominee Joe Biden despite rule changes — opposed by his campaign — that are meant to foster more ordered discussions....

Jacksonville seeks $150K from GOP convention host committee

Oct. 18, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville city officials are seeking reimbursement for more than $150,000 in expenses for law enforcement costs, consulting fees and other funds spent preparing to host the National Republican Convention that never took place in their city. The festivities, which were to be...

FILE - In this April 21, 2020 file photo, Kimberly Klacik, who is the Republican 7th Congressional District candidate, poses at her campaign headquarters in Timonium, Md. Klacik says her social media ads blaming Democrats for Baltimore's woes helped to secure a speaking role for her at the Republican National Convention in August. Rep. Kweisi Mfume defeated her with 74% of the vote in an April special election. But Klacik has a huge fundraising edge heading down the stretch. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Republican's ads draw Trump's aid in deep blue Maryland race

Oct. 16, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Republican Kimberly Klacik isn’t just criticizing her opponent, Rep. Kweisi Mfume, in a Maryland congressional race in a heavily Democratic district: She’s blaming Democrats for more than five decades of difficulties in Baltimore and other cities that have been troubled...

Mark and Patricia McCloskey leave following a court hearing Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, in St. Louis. The McCloskeys have pleaded not guilty to two felony charges, unlawful use of a weapon and tampering with evidence, after been seen waving guns at protesters marching on their private street this past summer. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

St. Louis couple who waved guns at protest plead not guilty

Oct. 14, 2020 3:00 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple celebrated in some circles and vilified in others for waving guns at protesters marching on their private street pleaded not guilty to two felony charges at a brief hearing Wednesday. Mark and Patricia McCloskey, who are both attorneys in their early 60s, were indicted...