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New York scraps word ‘inmate’ in state law

Aug. 12, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has amended several state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 11, 2022. Editorial: Black bears are here to stay. We need to learn to live with them. West Hartford resident Bill Priest said it best: “I was in total shock.” And let’s all be honest with each other, how else would you...

Frenemies reunited: Newsom names former LA mayor to new post

Aug. 11, 2022 18:25 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday appointed one-time nemesis and rival Antonio Villaraigosa, the former Los Angeles mayor, to a new post helping steer a gusher of federal dollars to road, port and transit projects. These days, the two are more friends than...

Beto O'Rourke responds to heckler over Uvalde with expletive

Aug. 11, 2022 17:52 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke responded to a heckler at a campaign stop with an expletive after the Texas gubernatorial candidate heard a cackled laugh while criticizing the ease with which the Uvalde elementary school gunman legally purchased an AR-15-style rifle. By...

Louisiana Lt. Gov. Nungesser planning to run for governor

Aug. 11, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE (AP) — After much speculation, Republican Louisiana Lt. Gov. Billy Nungesser has confirmed that he plans to join the wide-open 2023 race to succeed Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. Nungesser, who has long been considered likely to throw his hat into the gubernatorial...

Judge: No `competent evidence' in Nevada primary challenge

Aug. 11, 2022 15:49 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge who dismissed Republican Joey Gilbert’s lawsuit challenging his defeat in Nevada's gubernatorial primary says Gilbert failed to present “any competent evidence” that he received more votes than GOP nominee Joe Lombardo. “Mr. Gilbert cannot...

Gov. Kay Ivey's office dismisses rumors of health concerns

Aug. 11, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's office said Thursday that the 77-year-old governor remains “healthy and cancer-free" and dismissed rumors that she is having health issues. Ivey spokeswoman Gina Maiola issued the statement after a week of rumors and media inquiries...

Abortion ruling prompts variety of reactions from states

Aug. 11, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

The U.S. Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 decision that had provided a constitutional right to abortion. The ruling was expected to lead to abortion bans in roughly half the states, although the timing of those laws taking effect varies. Some Republican-led...

Georgia's Kemp seeks tax breaks, rebutting Abrams on economy

Aug. 11, 2022 14:29 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia GOP Gov. Brian Kemp unfurled the first major policy proposals of his reelection bid Thursday, pledging to spend $2 billion on another state income tax rebate and revival of a long-dormant state property tax break while contending with Democratic challenger Stacey Abrams...

Trump's bond with GOP deepens after primary wins, FBI search

Aug. 11, 2022 07:55 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's pick for governor in the swing state of Wisconsin easily defeated a favorite of the Republican establishment. In Connecticut, the state that launched the Bush family and its brand of compassionate conservatism, a fiery Senate contender who promoted...