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Correction: Election Security-North Carolina story

Jun. 7, 2019 5:53 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In a story published June 5 about a federal forensic analysis of electronic poll books in Durham County, North Carolina, The Associated Press reported erroneously that paper ballots were issued after poll books malfunctioned in the county on Election Day in 2016. In fact, paper ballots...

Florida deputy charged for inaction during Parkland shooting

Jun. 4, 2019 11:40 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Florida deputy who knew a gunman was loose at the Parkland high school but refused to go inside to confront the assailant was arrested Tuesday on 11 criminal charges related to his inaction during the massacre that killed 17 people. Scot Peterson was on duty as the resource officer at...

Analysis: Time to legislate? Restless senators hope so

Jun. 3, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the old timers in the Senate are getting fed up with the lack of action on legislation, but after weeks of focus on approving President Donald Trump's backlog of nominees, there's a chance the chamber will soon be stretching its legs again. Don't look for action on top-tier issues...

Anti-death penalty prosecutor proud to challenge status quo

May. 29, 2019 3:35 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida's first African American state attorney says she's proud to have challenged the status quo with her opposition to the death penalty, even though she eventually lost a legal fight with Florida's governor on the matter. State Attorney Aramis Ayala told The Associated Press on...

Central Florida state attorney won't seek 2020 re-election

May. 28, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A Florida prosecutor who got into a legal fight with the governor for her blanket refusal to seek the death penalty says she won't seek re-election in 2020. In a video posted on Facebook Tuesday, Aramis Ayala said her decision stems from her opposition to the death penalty and a state...

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

May. 21, 2019 6:32 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders — not surprisingly, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election. But DeSantis' plan to hold a meeting with his elected Cabinet while he's...

Correction: Russia Probe-Florida Voting story

May. 17, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story May 16 about Russian hacking of voter databases in Florida, The Associated Press incorrectly quoted Florida Rep. Stephanie Murphy. She said the public needs to know which counties in Florida were hacked, not which countries. A corrected version of the story is below: Florida...