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Faulconer ponders future after drubbing in California recall

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Faulconer said his failed campaign to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom was only his first round and that he would discuss next steps with family and supporters, but his drubbing in the recall contest casts serious doubt on the appeal of a moderate Republican in an...

Attorneys for former Fall River mayor seek leniency

Sep. 14, 2021 09:41 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former mayor from Massachusetts who was convicted of felony fraud and corruption charges is seeking a three-year prison sentence, much less than the 11 years prosecutors had requested. Lawyers for former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia said in a...

Polish nun, cardinal who defied communism are beatified

Sep. 12, 2021 16:04 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's top political leaders on Sunday attended the beatification of two revered figures of the Catholic church — a cardinal who led the Polish church's resistance to communism and a blind nun who devoted her life to helping others who couldn't see. ...

Brian Benjamin is sworn in as New York lieutenant governor

Sep. 09, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin thanked Democratic Gov. Kathy Hochul for choosing him as he was sworn in Thursday to join her 2-week-old administration. “You asking me to join the administration is making it abundantly clear that you want upstate and...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Sep. 01, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

Jamestown Post-Journal. August 28, 2021. Editorial: Hochul Has Only Partially Opened Door On Nursing Home Transparency Gov. Kathy Hochul has done the right thing — quickly — in acknowledging the additional 12,000 COVID deaths in New York. ...

Hochul announces Benjamin as pick for lieutenant governor

Aug. 26, 2021 16:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Kathy Hochul introduced state Sen. Brian Benjamin as her choice for lieutenant governor Thursday in the senator's Harlem district, where the two promised to work together to address the ongoing pandemic and get COVID-19 relief into New Yorkers' pockets. ...

Mayor: Recall pushed by supporters of convicted ex-mayor

Aug. 26, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

RICHWOOD, La. (AP) — The mayor of a northeast Louisiana town says he believes a Nov. 13 recall election against him is backed by aldermen who want a convicted former mayor back in office. The recall petition began the month after former mayor Ed Harris became eligible...

Arizona history-Aug. 29-Sept. 4

Aug. 25, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

Sunday, Aug. 29 On this date in 1905, James H. Tevis, who settled the town of Teviston, now known as Bowie, died. Also on this date, Dr. Richard A. Harvill, former President of the University of Arizona, was born. On this date in 1935, four passengers...

9 women now serving as governors in US, tying a record

Aug. 24, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

With Kathy Hochul officially taking the reins as New York's governor, a historic number of women are currently leading U.S. states — a push towards equality and representation that could continue into next year’s midterm elections. There are now nine women serving as...

TV Academy revokes Cuomo's Emmy amid scandal, resignation

Aug. 24, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after leaving office, scandal-tainted former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo suffered another defeat Tuesday, losing the special Emmy Award he received last year for his daily, televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic. The International Academy...