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U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall, R-Kan., talks to the crowd in front of photo of Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett while attending a Concerned Women for America event outside a gun store in Kansas City, Kan. Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020. Marshall is facing stiff competition from state Sen. Barbara Bollier in the race to fill an open Senate seat in Kansas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

GOP in ruby red Kansas stresses over costly Senate race

Oct. 22, 2020 5:20 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Republicans who were desperate to have Kansas Congressman Roger Marshall as their candidate for an open Senate seat are finding the race to be anything but the sure thing they once thought it would be. GOP groups are pouring in millions of dollars to help the two-term congressman...

FILE  - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, Indiana state schools Superintendent Jennifer McCormick speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis. Students in Indiana will return to school this fall, but what that looks like will vary widely across the state.  Following the Indiana Department of Education’s release of school reentry guidelines last week,  McCormick addressed teachers and administrators during a webinar, emphasizing the freedom local leaders have to determine how their schools will operate during the coronavirus pandemic.  (AP Photo/Tom Davies, file)

Indiana governor challengers name education department picks

Oct. 22, 2020 1:36 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Democratic candidate for Indiana governor is trying to spur support in the last days of the campaign by highlighting the state schools superintendent position that isn’t being decided by voters for the first time in more than a century. Woody Myers, a physician and former...

Bio highlights of Indiana governor candidates

Oct. 17, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A look at the candidates for Indiana governor in the Nov. 3 election: ERIC HOLCOMB Party: Republican Age: 52 Residence: Indianapolis Background: bachelor’s degree from Hanover College; served six years in the Navy Career: Various positions with Gov. Mitch Daniels, including...

FILE In this file photo taken on Friday, June 14, 2019, Kyrgyzstan's President Sooronbai Jeenbekov leaves a news conference in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The president of Kyrgyzstan announced his resignation in a bid to end the turmoil that has engulfed the Central Asian nation after a disputed parliamentary election. In a statement Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020 released by his office. (AP Photo/Vladimir Voronin, File)

Kyrgyzstan's president says he's quitting to avoid bloodshed

Oct. 15, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan’s embattled President Sooronbai Jennbekov said Thursday he was resigning following protests over a disputed parliamentary election, the third time in 15 years that a leader of the Central Asian country has been ousted by a popular uprising. Supporters of Jennbekov's rival,...

FILE - In this Jan. 28, 2016, file photo, then Oklahoma Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, talks to the media about the upcoming legislative session at the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday, Oct. 12, 2020, that he has named Bingman, his chief policy advisor, to Oklahoma's new secretary of state and Native American affairs. Bingman is also a citizen of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

Former Oklahoma Senate leader appointed secretary of state

Oct. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Monday the appointment of former Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman as Oklahoma's new secretary of state and Native American affairs. Bingman, who also is a member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, joined the Stitt administration in August as the...

Democratic attorney general candidate Jonathan Weinzapfel responds to a question during an interview, Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana race opens up after attorney general's troubles

Oct. 10, 2020 1:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Democrats are targeting the state attorney general’s race as their best chance to break the stranglehold Republicans have over state government. Democrats spent months castigating current Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill over allegations that he drunkenly groped a...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Oct. 9, 2020 3:59 PM EDT

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: Bumgardner has nothing to apologize about The Day Oct. 7 A month ago, the racist-tinged Facebook posts of a Republican member of the Groton Board of Education shook a school system, and a community, which was...

An anti-government protester holds a national flag, as she passes in front of Lebanese army soldiers during a protest against rising prices and worsening economic and financial conditions, in Zalka, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanon's outgoing PM rejects end to subsidies amid crisis

Oct. 9, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s outgoing prime minister on Friday adamantly rejected any move to end subsidies of goods in the crisis-hit country, warning it would lead to a “social explosion” as the central bank’s reserves dwindle and the local currency continues to drop, throwing more...

A Lebanese army soldier passes in front of an anti-government protester holding a national flag and blocking a main highway that links Beirut with north Lebanon during a protest against rising prices and worsening economic and financial conditions, in Zalka, north of Beirut, Lebanon, Monday, Oct. 5, 2020. Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades made worse by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

Lebanese president to hold consultations on new PM next week

Oct. 7, 2020 4:24 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's President Michel Aoun has called for binding consultations with members of parliament next week to name a new prime minister, his office said Wednesday. The announcement comes two weeks after the latest prime minister-designate resigned amid a political impasse over the formation of...

Republican attorney general candidate Todd Rokita speaks during a news conference, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Indiana attorney general candidates split over virus powers

Oct. 6, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s attorney general candidates are divided over how the Republican governor has used the state’s emergency powers law to impose a mask mandate and other coronavirus-related executive orders that have stirred discord among conservative voters. But it is the...