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George Santos ends comeback bid for Congress after raising no money

Apr. 23, 2024 18:32 PM EDT

Former U.S. Rep. George Santos on Tuesday said he is dropping his longshot bid to return to Congress, months after he was expelled from the House while facing a slew of federal fraud charges. Santos, who was running as an independent candidate for the 1st Congressional District in...

Dean Phillips gains his first delegates. Here’s why they’ll likely vote for Biden at the convention

Apr. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former presidential candidate Dean Phillips will receive at least three of Ohio's delegates to the Democratic National Convention even though he has dropped out of the race and endorsed President Joe Biden. But they're likely to be Phillips delegates in name only. ...

North Carolina legislature reconvenes to address budget, vouchers as big elections approach

Apr. 23, 2024 17:58 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly begins its annual work session Wednesday with a little extra money to spend and limited pressing issues to address before key elections this fall and longtime state government leaders depart. Following their landmark 2023...

Pennsylvania's primary will cement Casey, McCormick as nominees in a battleground US Senate race

Apr. 23, 2024 16:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tuesday's Pennsylvania primaries will cement the lineup for a high-stakes U.S. Senate race between Democratic Sen. Bob Casey and Republican challenger David McCormick, a contest that is expected to cost hundreds of millions of dollars and could help decide control of the...

Tabloid publisher says he pledged to be Trump campaign's 'eyes and ears' during 2016 race

Apr. 23, 2024 16:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A veteran tabloid publisher testified Tuesday that he pledged to be Donald Trump 's “eyes and ears" during his 2016 presidential campaign, recounting how he promised the then-candidate that he would help suppress harmful stories and even arranged to purchase the silence of a...

Richmond Mayor Stoney drops Virginia governor bid, will run for lieutenant governor

Apr. 23, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced Tuesday he is dropping his bid for Virginia governor in 2025, avoiding a nomination contest with U.S. Rep. Abigail Spanberger, and will instead run for lieutenant governor. A former member of ex-Gov. Terry...

Trump could avoid trial this year on 2020 election charges. Is the hush money case a worthy proxy?

Apr. 23, 2024 08:43 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump faces serious charges in two cases over whether he attempted to subvert the Constitution by overturning the results of a fair election and illegally remain in power. Yet it’s a New York case centered on payments to silence an adult...

A well-known figure in a German far-right party tells his trial he is completely innocent

Apr. 23, 2024 08:30 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One of the best-known figures in the far-right Alternative for Germany party said Tuesday at his trial on charges of using a Nazi slogan that he is “completely innocent.” Björn Höcke went on trial at the state court in the eastern city of Halle last week, months...

Modi is accused of using hate speech for calling Muslims 'infiltrators' at an Indian election rally

Apr. 23, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's main opposition party accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of using hate speech after he called Muslims “infiltrators" — some of his most incendiary rhetoric about the minority faith, days after the country began its weekslong general election. The...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Apr. 23, 2024 07:11 AM EDT

Indianapolis Business Journal. April XX, 2024. Editorial: Voting is crucial to democracy and your way to influence policy On the one hand, it’s hard to understand why so many people don’t vote. Voting is an opportunity to influence the government...