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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Nov. 8, 2019 4:22 PM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the real facts: ___ CLAIM: Video shows British Labour Party's Brexit minister stumped on...

Former deputy pleads guilty to sexual assault of teenager

Nov. 7, 2019 12:13 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A former law enforcement officer in Mississippi has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl. Jason Pittman of Jackson pleaded guilty Tuesday to two charges of sexual battery. Attorney General Jim Hood says in a news release Thursday...

Analysis: Trump's GOP has no answer for suburban slide

Nov. 6, 2019 3:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The suburban revolt against President Donald Trump's Republican Party is growing. And if nothing else, the GOP's struggle across the South on Tuesday revealed that Republicans don't have a plan to fix it. In Kentucky, Trump and his allies went all in to rescue embattled Gov. Matt Bevin, who...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 7 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 3:04 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in seven other statewide races on Tuesday, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans kept...

Dems flip Virginia; Kentucky governor race too close to call

Nov. 6, 2019 8:44 AM EST

Democrats took full control of the Virginia legislature for the first time in more than two decades while the race for governor in deeply Republican Kentucky was too close to call despite a last-minute boost from President Donald Trump. In Kentucky, Democratic challenger Andy Beshear held a narrow lead and...

Republican wins competitive race for Mississippi governor

Nov. 6, 2019 1:18 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans strengthened their dominance in Mississippi by keeping the governorship and picking up the last remaining statewide office that has been held by a Democrat. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated fourth-term Attorney General Jim Hood in the...

The Latest: GOP on track to keep legislative supermajorities

Nov. 6, 2019 12:50 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on Mississippi's elections (all times local): 11:40 p.m. Republicans will expand their supermajority in the Mississippi state Senate and are on their way to retaining their supermajority in the state House. In the Senate, they had 23 candidates unopposed and are on track to...

Mississippi Republicans sweep governor, 6 statewide offices

Nov. 6, 2019 12:47 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi voters handed Republicans continued control of the governor's office and victories in six other statewide races, as they also decided a host of legislative and local offices. Here's a look at the key races on Mississippi ballots: GOVERNOR Republicans are keeping their hold...

Republican Lt. Gov. Reeves wins Mississippi governor's race

Nov. 6, 2019 12:38 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republicans are keeping their hold on the governorship in Mississippi, despite facing the best-funded Democrat to run for the position in more than a decade. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves on Tuesday defeated Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood and two candidates who ran low-budget campaigns....

The Latest: Democrat concedes Mississippi governor's race

Nov. 6, 2019 12:09 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi election (all times local): 11:05 p.m. Democrat Jim Hood is conceding the Mississippi governor's race and thanking people for letting him serve four terms as attorney general. Hood was defeated Tuesday by Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves in the open race...