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In Cooper lawsuit, North Carolina judges block new makeups of 2 boards, leave 5 intact

Mar. 01, 2024 16:29 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New compositions of North Carolina boards that approve transportation policy and spending and select economic incentive recipients are unconstitutional because lawmakers would have too much control over them, a panel of trial judges ruled. Three judges hearing...

High-stakes GOP congressional primary in Ohio takes voters, Republicans on a roller coaster ride

Mar. 01, 2024 13:38 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The roller coasters at nearby Cedar Point have nothing on the area's Republican congressional primary. When Republican J.R. Majewski announced his “(almost) resignation” from the high-stakes northwest Ohio contest this week, it was just the latest turn in...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Texas' state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 13:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Less than a week after staging rival events on the banks of the Rio Grande River along the U.S.-Mexico border, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will face voters on the Texas primary ballot in a state that has openly clashed with the Biden administration over...

Mexico is about to have its biggest election ever. Here's what to know

Mar. 01, 2024 10:42 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Campaigning formally starts on Friday for the biggest election in Mexico's history. Voters will choose the president, along with the winners of 628 seats in Congress and thousands of local positions. Elections will occur in all 32 jurisdictions, with more than...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Arkansas' state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 10:04 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will compete for votes in Arkansas on Tuesday but not against each other. At least not yet. Both front-runners are already eyeing a rematch of the 2020 presidential election, and the race in Arkansas as well as...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the California state and presidential primaries

Mar. 01, 2024 08:51 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Super Tuesday fast approaching, presidential campaigns are eyeing the biggest prize of the day, the California primary. Democratic President Joe Biden and Republican front-runner Donald Trump both hope that California –- contests in other states – can...

Illinois AP names Class 3A-4A All-State girls’ basketball teams

Mar. 01, 2024 08:12 AM EST

MOLINE, Ill. (AP) — Here are the Illinois Media Class 3A-4A All-State girls’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of newspaper writers/editors, TV/radio broadcasters, and internet-site operators. All media members covering high school basketball in the state were eligible to...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Mar. 01, 2024 07:12 AM EST

Boston Globe. February 25, 2024. Editorial: To maintain confidence in SJC, nominee should offer clear answers on when she’d recuse herself Cases involving priorities of Governor Maura Healey are sure to come before the Supreme Judicial Court. If they do, will her...

Justin Amash announces Republican bid for Michigan US Senate seat after having previously left GOP

Feb. 29, 2024 23:39 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Justin Amash, who left the GOP in 2019 after calling for the impeachment of then-President Donald Trump, announced a Republican bid for Michigan's U.S. Senate seat Thursday. Amash represented Grand Rapids from 2011 to 2021, and he becomes the...

Missouri Republicans try to remove man with ties to KKK from party ballot

Feb. 29, 2024 17:22 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party on Thursday denounced a GOP candidate for governor with ties to the Ku Klux Klan, saying party officials will go to court if necessary to remove him from the ticket. Southwestern Missouri man Darrell Leon McClanahan, who has...