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Casey, Barletta debate ends in emotional exchange over TV ad

Oct. 20, 2018 10:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The first debate between Pennsylvania's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey and his Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, touched on health care, abortion rights and the economy under President Donald Trump before it ended in a personal and emotional exchange Saturday. The hourlong...

Where Pennsylvania's candidates for governor stand on issues

Oct. 19, 2018 4:07 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at where the two candidates for Pennsylvania governor — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican nominee Scott Wagner — stand on some key issues, from abortion rights to taxes. Wolf is seeking a second 4-year term. Wagner, who runs a waste-hauling company, served...

GOP veteran struggles to adjust as seat suddenly isn't safe

Oct. 19, 2018 12:15 AM EDT

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (AP) — On primary Election Day in 2006, Margaret Prowell went to the polling place down the road from her new suburban Chicago home and asked for a Democratic ballot. The election judges were taken aback. This was Illinois' 6th Congressional District, a place represented for three...

US judge extends hold on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Oct. 18, 2018 7:34 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge is again extending his temporary block on one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. The Mississippi law bans abortion after 15 weeks. Mississippi's only abortion clinic sued when Republican Gov. Phil Bryant signed it March 19. U.S. District Judge Carlton...

Gubernatorial hopefuls describe differences in 2nd debate

Oct. 16, 2018 1:33 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo and Republican gubernatorial hopeful Allan Fung would take different approaches to protecting abortion rights and enforcing immigration law if elected in November. The front-runners in the race for governor sought to communicate their differences to...

Gubernatorial candidates lay out vision for Rhode Island

Oct. 15, 2018 12:16 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's major gubernatorial candidates have different plans for how to improve the state's economy, combat opioid addiction and keep school children safe. On Nov. 6, voters will choose between Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, Republican nominee Allan Fung and independent Joe...

Supreme Court asked to review abortion law signed by Pence

Oct. 15, 2018 11:40 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments over a law that bars women from having abortions based on gender, race or disability. Vice President Mike Pence signed the law in 2016 when he was Indiana's governor. But federal courts have blocked it, saying it violates a...

Baldwin, Vukmir debate about immigration, health care

Oct. 14, 2018 12:24 PM EDT

WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Republican Leah Vukmir drew stark contrasts on health care, abortion, immigration and other issues during their second debate of the campaign. Both candidates were on the offensive, the Milwauke Journal Sentinel reported. Baldwin leads in the...

Stapleton, Polis meet in Colorado gubernatorial debate

Oct. 13, 2018 11:17 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republican Treasurer Walker Stapleton and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis clashed again Saturday over health care, guns and Colorado's energy future in the fifth one-on-one debate of their gubernatorial race. Stapleton again criticized Polis' plans for a universal health care system, saying...

Alabama eyeing constitutional amendment on abortion

Oct. 13, 2018 9:01 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters will decide whether to add anti-abortion language into the state constitution that would have the state recognize the "rights of unborn children" — language that could restrict abortion if the Supreme Court ever gives states more power to curtail access. The...