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Lawyers seek to halt Purdue Pharma political contributions

Jul. 11, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should not be able to make any more political contributions without a judge's permission, lawyers for its creditors said in a court filing. The issue came up this week after it was reported that the company, which has a long history of influencing policymakers, made contributions to...

A pastor speaks during an invocation prayer at the annual Republican Party of Wisconsin State Convention, Saturday, July 11, 2020, at KI Convention Center in Green Bay, Wis. (Ebony Cox/The Post-Crescent via AP)

Trump advisers rally Wisconsin Republicans, mock Democrats

Jul. 11, 2020 12:21 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A pair of President Donald Trump's top advisers touted him to Wisconsin Republicans on Saturday as a defender of law and order who will win over key Black voters, while casting presumed Democratic rival Joe Biden as out of touch and Biden's party as a “mob” bent on...

Tanzania's ruling party nominates president to run again

Jul. 11, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

DODOMA, Tanzania (AP) — Tanzania’s ruling party on Saturday nominated President John Magufuli to run for a second five-year term, while opposition parties and human rights groups demand an independent electoral body to oversee the October vote. The unanimous decision by the Chama cha Mapinduzi party...

People's Action Party Secretary-General and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, right, verifies his identity with a polling official at the Alexandra Primary School polling center in Singapore, Friday, July 10, 2020. Wearing masks and plastic gloves, Singaporeans began voting in a general election that is expected to return Prime Minister Lee's long-governing party to power. (AP Photo)

Singapore's ruling party holds on to power but faces setback

Jul. 10, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's long-governing party comfortably won Friday's general elections as expected amid the coronavirus pandemic, but faced a setback as the opposition made minor gains. Lee said his People’s Action Party secured 83 parliamentary seats, retaining...

FILE - In this Friday, July 19, 2002, file photo, a U.S. Air Force B1-B bomber drops live bombs at the Nevada Test and Training Range in Indian Springs, Nev. Nevada's congressional Democrats gained backing from Gov. Steve Sisolak in a bid to block a measure to let the military widen boundaries of a vast U.S. Air Force bombing range in southern Nevada into a national wildlife refuge. The governor, a Democrat, joined U.S. Representatives Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee on Thursday, July 9, 2020, citing opposition to the idea by groups including the Moapa Band of Paiutes and the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta, File)

Nevada Democrats aim to block Nellis bombing range expansion

Jul. 10, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Steve Sisolak said he is backing Nevada's Democratic congressional delegation, which is opposing a military effort to widen the boundaries of a vast U.S. Air Force bombing range into a national wildlife refuge. Sisolak joined Reps. Dina Titus, Steven Horsford and Susie Lee on Thursday...

FILE - In this Oct. 3, 2019, file photo, Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill holds a press conference in South Bend, Ind. Votes are being tallied Friday, July 10, 2020, to decide whether Republicans will nominate Attorney General Hill for a new term despite allegations of groping four women that resulted in a month-long suspension of his law license. (Robert Franklin/South Bend Tribune via AP, File)

Indiana GOP ousts attorney general after groping allegations

Jul. 10, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill’s bid for reelection was scuttled Friday as he lost the Republican nomination following a monthlong suspension of his law license over allegations that he groped a state lawmaker and three other women during a party. Former U.S. Rep. Todd...

Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

Jul. 10, 2020 4:00 PM EDT
SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's long-ruling party has won Friday's general elections but faces a setback after opposition made minor gains.

N.C. Republicans try again to dislodge voter ID from courts

Jul. 10, 2020 3:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders are trying to reinstate the implementation of a voter photo identification requirement. Attorneys for the GOP legislators have filed a motion asking trial court judges to lift an order that blocked enforcement of a 2018 law that laid out...

Indiana Republicans reject Attorney General Curtis Hill for reelection after allegations of groping 4 women

Jul. 10, 2020 1:40 PM EDT
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Republicans reject Attorney General Curtis Hill for reelection after allegations of groping 4 women.

North Dakota GOP wants Dem candidate removed from ballot

Jul. 10, 2020 12:49 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Republican Party is asking the state Supreme Court to remove Democratic candidate for state insurance commissioner from the November ballot, alleging she hasn’t lived in the state long enough to run for statewide office. The GOP said it wants the state high...