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In Atlanta, underdog Andre Dickens rises to mayor's office

Dec. 03, 2021 18:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Andre Dickens, who rolled to victory Tuesday in the Atlanta mayor's race, was told he was aiming too high once before. In 2013, he was an administrator at the Georgia Institute of Technology when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta...

Correction: Election 2021-Atlanta Mayor-Dickens story

Dec. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story published Dec. 1, 2021, about the Atlanta mayor’s race, The Associated Press erroneously reported that new mayor Andre Dickens’ mother did not graduate from high school. She did graduate. The story also erroneously said that Dickens is a deacon at his boyhood...

Gubernatorial candidate would work, live in Baltimore

Dec. 03, 2021 12:42 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Annapolis has been Maryland’s capital for centuries, but one candidate for governor says if he’s elected, he’d work and live in Baltimore for most of the year. Rushern Baker, a Democrat who served as the Prince George’s County executive from...

Capitol riot committee has interviewed 250 people so far

Dec. 02, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan to hold...

Nevada company opens Kentucky plant, plans to employ 75

Dec. 02, 2021 04:05 AM EST

PARIS, Ky. (AP) — A manufacturer of customized laser-cut metal parts has opened a facility in central Kentucky where it will employ 75 people. SendCutSend LLC recently opened its $3.9 million operation in Paris, Gov. Andy Beshear said Wednesday. ...

Appeals court weighs Trump arguments to withhold records

Nov. 30, 2021 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of judges on Tuesday questioned whether they had the authority to grant former President Donald Trump's demands and stop the White House from allowing the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection led by Trump's supporters. But...

California lawmakers relocate to make way for new building

Nov. 29, 2021 19:58 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's Legislature will reconvene in about a month, but staff are busy this week building boxes instead of bills as they work to quickly vacate their offices ahead of the scheduled demolition of their nearly 70-year-old workspace. ...

Jan. 6 panel sets contempt vote for former DOJ official

Nov. 29, 2021 19:20 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection will vote Wednesday to hold a former Justice Department official in contempt, demanding criminal charges against a defiant witness for a second time as lawmakers seek answers about the violent attack. ...

Beshear appoints 6th District fish and wildlife commissioner

Nov. 24, 2021 04:02 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A new fish and wildlife commissioner has been appointed for Kentucky's 6th District, and he is the first African-American named to the commission, Gov. Andy Beshear's office said. Jerry Ferrell of Richmond will represent Anderson, Boyle, Casey,...

Missouri Gov. Parson plans trade mission to Israel, Greece

Nov. 23, 2021 18:06 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and the first lady next month will travel to Israel and Greece for a trade mission, the governor's office announced Tuesday. Parson will be overseas Dec. 2-11 for his third trade mission since taking office. He had...