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Majority of NY Assembly would oust Cuomo if he doesn't quit

Aug. 04, 2021 18:09 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A majority of state Assembly members support beginning impeachment proceedings against Gov. Andrew Cuomo if he doesn't resign over investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women, according to an Associated Press count Wednesday. ...

Bill tightening NC sheriff candidate rejection gets final OK

Aug. 04, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina legislature has agreed that people convicted of a felony can't run for sheriff even if that crime has been formally removed from their criminal records. The House voted 71-39 on Wednesday to accept Senate changes to a measure...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 04, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

Newsday. August 3, 2021. Editorial: It’s time for Cuomo to resign Earlier this year, beset by allegations of sexual harassment, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo requested an independent, outside review of the accusations. And he asked the public to reserve...

Albuquerque mayor faces ethics complaint in reelection bid

Aug. 04, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Critics of Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller have filed a new ethics complaint alleging that the Democrat violated the city's election laws by using a city employee for campaign purposes. The complaint filed Tuesday by supporters of Sheriff Manuel...

A majority of NY state Assembly members now favor impeaching Gov. Cuomo if he doesn't resign, according to an AP count

Aug. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of NY state Assembly members now favor impeaching Gov. Cuomo if he doesn't resign, according to an AP count.

Cuomo investigation: What we know and what's next

Aug. 04, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s monthslong fall from grace reached a nadir Tuesday, when investigators said they substantiated sexual harassment allegations against him from 11 women, many of whom have worked for him. Cuomo, once widely beloved for his...

San Francisco's mayor agrees to $23K fine for ethics breach

Aug. 03, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Mayor London Breed on Monday agreed to pay nearly $23,000 in a fine to the city for a series of ethics violations while in office, including asking a former governor to release her brother from prison and allowing a former head of public works embroiled in...

Lawmaker who ID'd rape accuser may lose committee assignment

Aug. 03, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Idaho legislative ethics committee decided Tuesday that a lawmaker who publicized the name of a Statehouse intern who reported that she was raped by another lawmaker should be stripped of one of her committee assignments for acting in an a manner “unbecoming” to...

Cuomo urged to resign after probe finds he harassed 11 women

Aug. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo faced mounting pressure Tuesday to resign, including from President Joe Biden and other onetime Democratic allies, after an investigation found he sexually harassed nearly a dozen women and worked to retaliate against one of his accusers. ...

Liberal Virginia prosecutors' ouster sought by petition

Aug. 03, 2021 17:35 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia-based group with Republican ties is launching an effort to have three liberal prosecutors in northern Virginia removed from office. The group called Virginians for Safe Communities said it will collect petitions seeking to oust the...