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Court: GOP mapmaker's files allowed in gerrymandering trial

Jul. 12, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A few dozen computer files recovered from the home of a deceased Republican redistricting consultant can be offered as evidence in next week's partisan gerrymandering trial in North Carolina, state judges ruled on Friday. The three-judge panel presiding over the trial that starts...

Thai leader names new Cabinet with military colleagues

Jul. 10, 2019 8:50 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on Wednesday officially named his new Cabinet, a mix of members of the military government he headed after leading a 2014 coup and key politicians who helped him assemble a majority in the House of Representatives after March elections. Prayuth will be...

Trump officials warn of 'active threats' to US elections

Jul. 10, 2019 7:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration warned of unspecified "active threats" to U.S. elections as top security officials briefed Congress Wednesday on steps the government has taken to improve election security in the wake of Russian interference in 2016. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats,...

Dem in NC US House race redo: $1.74M raised last quarter

Jul. 10, 2019 6:46 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina Democrat in a special U.S. House election forced by a ballot-collection scandal reports raising $1.74 million in the three months ending in June. The quarterly fundraising total means Dan McCready's campaign has nearly $1.8 million to spend for September's special...

Murphy wins North Carolina GOP congressional primary runoff

Jul. 9, 2019 10:39 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A state legislator aided by hardline conservatives on Capitol Hill won the Republican nomination Tuesday for the North Carolina congressional district seat left vacant by the death of Rep. Walter Jones Jr. Voters in the 3rd District GOP primary runoff chose state Rep. Greg Murphy of...

Amy McGrath announces bid for Mitch McConnell's Senate seat

Jul. 9, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amy McGrath, a Marine combat aviator who narrowly lost a House race to an incumbent Republican in Kentucky, has set her sights on an even more formidable target: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. McGrath, whose campaign announcement video in her House race showcased the viral power...

House Judiciary will vote on subpoenas for Kushner, Sessions

Jul. 9, 2019 8:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is moving to authorize subpoenas for several people tied to special counsel Robert Mueller's report, including President Donald Trump's son in law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The resolution coming up for a vote Thursday would...

Correction: Election 2020-Democratic Freshmen story

Jul. 7, 2019 1:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story July 6 about first-term House Democrats, The Associated Press reported erroneously that New York Rep. Anthony Brindisi's first name was Andy. A corrected version of the story is below: House freshmen balance national crises, issues back home Many House freshmen are determined...

Woman drops sexual battery lawsuit against Rep. Cardenas

Jul. 3, 2019 8:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman who alleged that U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas sexually abused her when she was 16 dropped her lawsuit against him on Wednesday and said she was sorry she hired her lawyer, who was given permission by a judge to quit the case. Angela Villela Chavez, 28, of Lancaster made the request to...

States poised to take up fight over partisan gerrymandering

Jun. 28, 2019 1:21 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The battle for political advantage in state capitols is poised to become more intense after the U.S. Supreme Court declared that federal judges have no role in settling disputes over partisan gerrymandering. The ruling this week could empower Republicans and Democrats who hold...