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Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel's capital

Dec. 15, 2018 11:01 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but won't move its embassy until there's a peace settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. Morrison said in a speech that Australia would recognize east...

West Virginia governor appoints friend to Supreme Court

Dec. 12, 2018 6:34 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lifelong friend of West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice was appointed to the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to fill the seat of convicted former Justice Allen Loughry. Justice made Raleigh County Circuit Judge John A. Hutchison his third appointee to a court rocked by an impeachment...

Detroit Council President Brenda Jones sworn into Congress

Nov. 29, 2018 3:22 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit City Council President Brenda Jones has been sworn in to fill Michigan's 13th District House seat, but will only serve in Congress for a few weeks. Jones was given the oath of office Thursday after leaders in the House reached a deal on seating her while she keeps her job in Detroit....

Takeaways from Mississippi's Senate runoff

Nov. 28, 2018 10:56 PM EST

Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith's victory in Mississippi's Senate election runoff was closer than usual in the GOP-dominated Deep South state. But she still was never really threatened by Democrat Mike Espy in Tuesday's contest, which brought the state's long history of racial politics into sharp relief. Some...

The Latest: Man dies before voting, wife returns to vote

Nov. 28, 2018 12:23 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate runoff election in Mississippi (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Election officials say a Mississippi man collapsed and died on the way to vote with his wife who went back later to cast her ballot. Precinct bailiff Keith Varnado tells The Enterprise-Journal...

The Latest: Coliseum decked out in Christmas decor for Trump

Nov. 27, 2018 3:01 AM EST

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Senate race in Mississippi (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Christmas has come to Biloxi, Mississippi, as President Donald Trump holds his second rally of the day in the state. The Mississippi Coast Coliseum has been decked out in an elaborate display that includes...

The Latest: Mississippi Senate candidates make final pitches

Nov. 25, 2018 8:36 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Senate special election runoff in Mississippi (all times local): 7 p.m. The two candidates in a Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff are rallying supporters a day before President Donald Trump visits the state to campaign for Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith. Hyde-Smith...

Democrat's path to victory in Mississippi: black turnout

Nov. 23, 2018 10:39 AM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The special election for a U.S. Senate seat in deeply conservative Mississippi wasn't supposed to be competitive. But hopeful Democrats are eyeing a narrow path to victory next week by driving up African-American turnout after Republican Cindy Hyde-Smith stirred outrage with her...

Trump: Mississippi senator's 'hanging' remark was 'in jest'

Nov. 20, 2018 6:25 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is defending a Republican U.S. senator from Mississippi who praised one of her own supporters by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if the supporter invited her — a remark that has stirred strong emotions in a state with a history of racially...

Former West Virginia Supreme Court justice's job posted

Nov. 20, 2018 3:06 PM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Applications are being accepted to fill a vacancy on the West Virginia Supreme Court after the resignation of a justice who was convicted on felony charges. The Judicial Vacancy Advisory Commission will accept applications through a Dec. 3 deadline, Gov. Jim Justice's office said...