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Andrew Giuliani invokes famous dad in bid for NY governor

Jun. 27, 2022 00:21 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After 2020, Rudy Giuliani is not someone most politicians would summon to hold a news conference on their behalf. As the frontman of former President Donald Trump’s false claims of election fraud, Giuliani made notorious appearances before cameras where he...

State GOP to decide AG, other nominees amid infighting

Jun. 24, 2022 17:45 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republicans are meeting to choose candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor and other statewide offices with the impeachment conviction and removal of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg hanging over their convention in Watertown. ...

Jan. 6: Pressure, unsung heroes and Trump's Watergate echoes

Jun. 24, 2022 15:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee launched under deep political skepticism: What more could be said about the deadly insurrection at the Capitol in 2021 that played out for all the world to see? Quite a lot, it turns out. The public hearings this month...

Auschwitz Museum says it's a target of Russian propaganda

Jun. 24, 2022 13:24 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Auschwitz-Birkenau museum alleged Friday that it was the target of “primitive" propaganda spread by Russian state agencies on social media. The museum said that social media posts falsely claim to show anti-Russian stickers placed around the memorial at...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 24, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Posts mislead on photo of Zelenskyy...

Hearing: Trump told Justice Dept. to call election 'corrupt'

Jun. 23, 2022 22:30 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump hounded the Justice Department to pursue his false election fraud claims, striving in vain to enlist top law enforcement officials in his desperate bid to stay in power and relenting only when warned in the Oval Office of mass resignations, according to testimony...

Takeaways: Trump risked provoking 'constitutional crisis'

Jun. 23, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Jan. 6 committee used Thursday's hearing to show how Donald Trump tried to install a loyalist atop the Justice Department who would pursue his false claims of voter fraud and stop the certification of the 2020 election that Democrat Joe Biden won. It's...

New Mexico election drama has roots in wider county movement

Jun. 23, 2022 14:20 PM EDT

SANTA FE, New Mexico (AP) — A rural New Mexico county's initial refusal to certify its primary election results sent ripples across the country last week, a symbol of how even the most elemental functions of democracy have become politicized pressure points amid the swirl of lies stemming from...

Massachusetts man pleads guilty in pandemic loan fraud case

Jun. 23, 2022 09:09 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man who lied on his application for federal coronavirus business stimulus funds and then used some of the $400,000 he received to pay his mortgage has pleaded guilty to wire fraud, federal prosecutors said. Adley Bernadin, 44, of Stoughton, entered his...

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

Jun. 22, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials after the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience far beyond Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.S who said the stories could easily have been their...