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Special election runoff will fill seat in Mississippi House

Nov. 22, 2020 10:44 AM EST

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Two candidates will compete in runoff Tuesday to fill a seat in the Mississippi House. Joseph “Bubba” Tubb of Lamar County and Matthew Conoly of Hattiesburg are running in District 87 in parts of Forrest and Lamar counties. Three people were on the ballot Nov. 3....

FILE - In this Feb. 7, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden, center, speaks as Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., listen during a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News, Apple News, and WMUR-TV at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H. Sanders and Warren, the faces of the Democratic Party's far-left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Biden's administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party's progressive base against the political realities of a narrowly divided Senate. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Sanders, Warren under scrutiny as Biden weighs Cabinet picks

Nov. 20, 2020 5:49 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, leaders of the Democratic Party's left wing, are at risk of being excluded from the senior ranks of President-elect Joe Biden's administration as the incoming president balances the demands of his party's progressive base against the political...

Louisiana state education board losing an elected member

Nov. 19, 2020 11:33 AM EST

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — One of the members of Louisiana's top school board is resigning, saying his job has limited the time he can devote to the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education. Tony Davis, a Republican from Natchitoches, is one of eight elected members to the 11-member education board, which...

US Rep. Clark elected to Democratic leadership post in House

Nov. 18, 2020 5:07 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark is continuing her climb through the ranks of the Democratic leadership on Capitol Hill. The 57-year-old Melrose Democrat was elected Wednesday to the position of assistant speaker. That makes her the fourth-ranking member in the chamber, which remains in the hands of...

City leader wins House seat of member who quit to join Trump

Nov. 18, 2020 10:36 AM EST

ALABASTER, Ala. (AP) — A Republican city leader from Shelby County has won the seat of an Alabama House member who quit to join the Trump administration. Alabaster City Council member Russell Bedsole won a special election for the House District 49 seat on Tuesday. Results from the secretary of...

A woman wearing a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus holds an umbrella as she walks out of an underpass tunnel on a rainy morning rush hour in Beijing, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

Asia Today: S. Korea sees biggest jump in cases since August

Nov. 18, 2020 6:54 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has recorded its largest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three months as it gets set to tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area. The Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency reported 313 new cases on Wednesday, raising the...

This photo, date and location not known, provided by the Garcia For Congress campaign shows Mike Garcia. The former naval fighter pilot and Santa Clarita businessman is challenging Democrat Christy Smith in 2020, arguing that the Democratic agenda is out of step with the district anchored in northern Los Angeles County. California’s tarnished Republican Party is hoping to rebound in a handful of U.S. House races but its candidates must overcome widespread loathing for President Donald Trump and voting trends that have made the nation’s most populous state an exemplar of Democratic strength. (Garcia For Congress via AP, File)

Republican widens edge in tight U.S. House fight north of LA

Nov. 17, 2020 7:36 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Garcia extended his narrow lead Tuesday over Democrat Christy Smith in the 25th Congressional District north of Los Angeles, where ballot-counting continued in the back-and-forth contest. By the end of last week, Garcia had opened up a lead of just over 100...

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testifies remotely during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Facebook and Twitter's actions around the closely contested election on Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Washington. (Hannah McKay/Pool via AP)

Twitter, Facebook CEOs vow election action; GOP touts curbs

Nov. 17, 2020 5:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the CEOs of Twitter and Facebook gave assurances of vigorous action against election disinformation, Republicans at a Senate hearing Tuesday pounded the social media companies over political bias, business practices and market dominance, laying the ground for curbs on their long-held...

Mayor of Portland suburb recalled in special election

Nov. 12, 2020 3:13 PM EST

OREGON CITY, Ore. (AP) — The residents of a Portland suburb have voted to recall their mayor. According to the Clackamas County Elections website, FOX12-TV reports 68% of people voted to remove Mayor Dan Holladay from office in Oregon City. Earlier this year, some members of the community began a...

FILE - In this June 28, 2019, file photo, U.S. Rep. Don Young, answers a reporter's question after filing paperwork for re-election at the Alaska Division of Elections in Anchorage, Alaska. Young, the longest-serving Republican ever in the U.S. House, has won his 25th term. Young defeated Alyse Galvin in back-to-back elections for Alaska's sole seat in the House. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessenm File)

Alaska congressman wins 25th term in the U.S. House

Nov. 11, 2020 2:54 PM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Don Young, often referred to as Alaska's third U.S. senator because of his long tenure as the state's sole representative in the U.S. House, has been elected to a 25th term. Young, the longest serving Republican ever in the U.S. House, was declared the winner of the general...