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

Dec. 02, 2022 10:58 AM EST

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Arizona election equipment was...

Abortion rights groups look to next fights after 2022 wins

Dec. 01, 2022 00:59 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened by the results of November's midterms, abortion rights supporters say they are preparing for even bigger fights in state legislatures and pivotal elections to come, including 2024 races for Congress and president. Victories for abortion rights ballot...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 17, 2022 15:15 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader Telegram. November 14, 2022. Editorial: Grants provide small businesses an opportunity Starting a new business is hard. The past few years haven’t made things any easier. The combination of the disruptions of the pandemic and this year’s...

Odds are good for sequel to California sports betting effort

Nov. 10, 2022 16:30 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The effort to legalize sports betting in California ran headlong into a typical challenge for competing ballot measures as each was battered in a torrent of negative advertising that doomed both to spectacular failure in the most expensive ballot race in U.S. history. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Nov. 10, 2022 15:59 PM EST

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. November 8, 2022. Editorial: Dialogue needed between schools, parents Over the past couple weeks we’ve seen discussion nationally on schools’ efforts to rein in cell phones and pushback from parents. Honestly, both sides have valid...

Election takeaways, take 2: Congress control on knife's edge

Nov. 09, 2022 17:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wednesday was a day for sorting, sifting and framing of an expensive, exhaustive and highly negative midterm election campaign. And nothing was quite yet certain, most importantly which party would control Congress or whether majority power would be split between...

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 03:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by Ashraf Khalil, Annie Ma, Aamer Madhani, Chris Megerian, Mallika Sen and AP journalists around the country. ...

Ohio Democrats net wins in US House races, incumbent ousted

Nov. 09, 2022 02:40 AM EST

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Democrat Marcy Kaptur, the longest-serving woman in U.S. House history, won another term after facing her toughest challenge in decades, while longtime Republican Rep. Steve Chabot lost his seat in a newly redrawn district. The victories for Democrats on Tuesday...

Tennessee Republican Gov. Bill Lee wins reelection bid

Nov. 08, 2022 23:44 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has won his reelection contest, keeping Republican control of a top statewide office that hasn’t been in Democratic hands for more than a decade. Lee defeated Democrat Jason Martin on Tuesday to clinch another four-year term in...

Republican Sen. Rand Paul wins 3rd term in Kentucky

Nov. 08, 2022 23:03 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a libertarian-leaning conservative and former presidential candidate, won a third term Tuesday by defeating a rival from the other end of the political spectrum, progressive Democrat Charles Booker. First elected in the...