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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 5, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Representatives should reverse whitewash of political corruption Altoona Mirror Aug. 4 Area representatives should push their new House speaker to quickly reverse a quiet whitewash of corruption made by Mike Turzai on his...

Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Big Arizona voter turnout brings slow results, few surprises

Aug. 5, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters turned out in near-record numbers to set the stage for a high stakes battle for the U.S. Senate, keep former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comeback hopes alive and give a strong challenger to a wounded incumbent congressman. Dr. Hiral Tipirneni won a four-way Democratic primary Tuesday...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...

Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Arizona voters head to polls for GOP, Democratic primaries

Aug. 5, 2020 1:54 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona will be in the national spotlight in November as a presidential battleground and the home of one of the most closely watched Senate contests in the country. But Tuesday's primary featured few big-ticket contests. Republican Sen. Martha McSally comfortably defeated businessman Daniel...

The Latest: Veteran congressman ousted in Missouri primary

Aug. 5, 2020 12:34 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri primary election (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Cori Bush, a onetime homeless woman who led protests following a white police officer’s fatal shooting of a Black 18-year-old in Ferguson, ousted longtime Rep. William Lacy Clay Tuesday in...

Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 4, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

The (Anderson) Herald Bulletin. July 30, 2020. Gov. Eric Holcomb ought to rethink his position on voting by mail. “I am just one of those old-fashioned guys that wants to vote in person,” he said at a news conference this month. “And I also just wanted to see with my own two eyes whether it...

Arizona voters will find COVID-19 precautions at polls

Aug. 3, 2020 8:29 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Voters going to the polls Tuesday for Arizona’s primaries will find larger venues to allow for social distancing and poll workers wearing masks as the tradition of casting a ballot adjusts to the coronavirus pandemic. Most of those who will vote have already done so by mail or at an...

File-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office intervened, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several political scandals. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Navy reluctant to reinstate former Missouri Gov. Greitens

Aug. 2, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office appeared to intervene, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several scandals, including campaign...

Man gets 20 years for threatening Trump, prosecutor

Jul. 31, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to “put a bullet” in Trump and...

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

Jul. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrest July 21 of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended both politics and policy-making in Ohio. The Ohio House removed Householder from his post Thursday in a unanimous, bipartisan vote and...