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Herschel Walker paid for girlfriend's abortion, report says

Oct. 04, 2022 10:21 AM EDT

DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Herschel Walker, who has vehemently opposed abortion rights as the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Georgia, paid for an abortion for his girlfriend in 2009, according to a new report published late Monday. The candidate called the accusation a “flat-out lie” and...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Oct. 04, 2022 01:04 AM EDT

Toledo Blade. October 1, 2022. Editorial: Larry Householder starts pre-trial legal joust Former Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder is in the process of carving out a new role in state politics, as an educator on federal corruption law. Mr....

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Oct. 04, 2022 00:36 AM EDT

Detroit News. September 28, 2022. Editorial: Vote Yes on Prop 1 to reform state government Michigan voters adopted term limits in 1992 to put firm caps on the amount of time elected officials could stay in state offices. It’s been a disaster. The...

Kelly, Hobbs face different prospects in crucial Ariz. races

Oct. 04, 2022 00:12 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A year ago, Arizona’s Democratic Secretary of State Katie Hobbs was all over cable news, building a national profile as a defender of democracy and raking in cash for her campaign for governor. Democratic Sen. Mark Kelly, newly elected to finish the late John...

Trump files $475 million defamation lawsuit against CNN

Oct. 03, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump on Monday sued CNN, seeking $475 million in damages, saying the network had defamed him in an effort to short-circuit any future political campaign. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, focuses...

US warns about foreign efforts to sway American voters

Oct. 03, 2022 22:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials are warning ahead of the November midterms that Russia is working to amplify doubts about the integrity of U.S. elections while China is interested in undermining American politicians it sees as threats to Beijing’s interests. An unclassified...

Booker brands GOP Sen. Rand Paul as 'barrier' to progress

Oct. 03, 2022 21:59 PM EDT

Democrat Charles Booker railed against Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul as a “barrier” to progress Monday night as he made a pitch to Kentucky voters in a solo appearance on statewide television. Booker, a former state lawmaker, touted his plans to expand health care access,...

Nevada county's plans to hand-count early ballots challenged

Oct. 03, 2022 20:08 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A rural county in Nevada where conspiracy theories about voting machines run deep is planning to start hand-counting its mail-in ballots two weeks before Election Day, a process that risks public release of early voting results. Several voting and civil rights...

Judge denies GOP appeal for signature checks on mail ballots

Oct. 03, 2022 18:32 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's State Board of Elections directed county election officials on Monday not to engage in signature matching when reviewing absentee ballot envelopes this fall after a judge rejected the GOP appeal of a state board ruling prohibiting the practice. ...

Bosnia's sectarian parties poised to retain power after vote

Oct. 03, 2022 10:50 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia's long-entrenched sectarian parties were poised Monday to be the overall winners of the country's general election despite symbolic successes by some opposition candidates who ran on a corruption-fighting agenda in the Balkan country that is divided...