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Senate Republicans confirm Evers' Cabinet appointments

Sep. 28, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State Senate Republicans confirmed four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet appointments Tuesday after letting them languish for months but took no action on a key pick that would give the governor control of wildlife and pollution policies. The...

Retired judge picked to investigate deadly force by police

Sep. 27, 2021 17:59 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired judge who also has served as a prosecutor and public defender was picked Monday to become Connecticut's first inspector general, a position created to investigate any use of deadly force by police. Robert Devlin, 71, was chosen from...

Today in History

Sep. 27, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, Sept. 27, the 270th day of 2021. There are 95 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 27, 1996, in Afghanistan, the Taliban, a band of former seminary students, drove...

Today in History

Sep. 26, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Sunday, Sept. 26, the 269th day of 2021. There are 96 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept. 26, 1789, Thomas Jefferson was confirmed by the Senate to be the first United...

Poll numbers down, justices say they aren’t politicians

Sep. 25, 2021 08:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Supreme Court justices delivered the same plea in rapid succession in recent days: Don’t view justices as politicians. The justices have reason to be concerned. Recent polls show a sharp drop in approval of a court now dominated by...

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark dies

Sep. 24, 2021 14:39 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Cornelia Clark has died at the age of 71, the court announced Friday. She had been diagnosed with cancer. According to a news release, Clark died overnight after 16 years in her role, serving the longest tenure of...

Supreme Court sets Barrett ceremonial swearing-in for Oct. 1

Sep. 24, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it will hold a ceremonial swearing-in for Justice Amy Coney Barrett on Oct. 1, delayed by nearly a year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Attendance for the courtroom ceremony will be by invitation only, the court said Friday....

First woman municipal judge named in Gautier, Jackson County

Sep. 24, 2021 12:03 PM EDT

GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) — A former city attorney for a Mississippi city has been appointed as municipal judge. The Gautier City Council named Amy Lassitter St. Pe' to the bench for Gautier and Jackson County. The move makes her the first female municipal judge for those...

McVey appointed WVa insurance commissioner, successor named

Sep. 23, 2021 04:08 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Allan L. McVey has been appointed as West Virginia's insurance commissioner. Gov. Jim Justice announced McVey's appointment Wednesday. McVey fills the vacancy created by the resignation of Jim Dodrill. McVey served as...

Arizona history-Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Sep. 22, 2021 16:55 PM EDT

Sunday, Sept. 26 On this date in 1864, the First Territorial Legislature convened in Prescott, adopted a code of laws, created the four original counties of Pima, Mohave, Yavapai and Yuma and established a university and a Board of Regents. On this...