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Wisconsin Republicans release redistricting plan

Oct. 20, 2021 19:55 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature released their redistricting plans on Wednesday, maps that were immediately blasted as “rigged” because they are based largely on existing districts the GOP drew a decade ago that solidified their majorities. ...

Indicted Nebraska GOP Rep. Fortenberry pleads not guilty

Oct. 20, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges that he lied to federal agents who were investigating illegal contributions to his campaign, and prosecutors say they plan to call a top aide to the Republican congressman as a trial witness....

Redistricting options from NC senators released to public

Oct. 20, 2021 17:30 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After two weeks of mapmaking in open meeting rooms, North Carolina senators have presented some proposals to the public on how they might redraw congressional or state Senate district lines for the next decade. The Senate Redistricting Committee...

Illinois Dems face criticism, not just from GOP, on new maps

Oct. 20, 2021 16:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Democrats are getting pushback on new congressional district boundaries they proposed last week, and not just from Republicans who stand to lose U.S. House seats under the plan. Voters from Chicago's southwest side, who were drawn out of the...

Senate GOP again blocks Democrats' election bill

Oct. 20, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For the third time this year, Senate Democrats on Wednesday tried to pass sweeping elections legislation that they tout as a powerful counterweight to new voting restrictions sweeping conservative-controlled states. Once again, Republicans blocked...

Indiana county's attorney faces meth-dealing charges

Oct. 20, 2021 15:45 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — The attorney for an eastern Indiana county who once served as its top prosecutor has been charged with dealing methamphetamines. Martin R. Shields, 67, was arrested Tuesday and charged in Henry Circuit Court with two counts of dealing in meth and...

Guilty plea entered in state senate election fraud case

Oct. 20, 2021 15:34 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A former campaign worker for a Connecticut state senator pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges that she conspired to fraudulently obtain public funds for the senator's 2018 legislative campaign. Tina Manus, 42, of Stratford, worked on the...

McAuliffe, Youngkin now mum on tax return disclosures

Oct. 20, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The leading candidates for Virginia governor have gone quiet on commitments both previously made to disclose at least some information from recent tax returns before the Nov. 2 election. Neither the campaign of Democrat Terry McAuliffe nor that of...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Oct. 20, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. October 20, 2021. Editorial: ESPRI Funding May Have Ended, But Local Fight Against Poverty Has Not The Empire State Poverty Reduction Initiative did a lot of good in the Jamestown area, and the seeds the state money allowed...

Belarusian authorities raid top independent newspaper

Oct. 20, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus on Wednesday raided the offices of the country's top independent newspaper and took two of its journalists for questioning. Belarusian authorities searched the offices of the Novy Chas (New Time) newspaper in the Belarusian...