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Ex-Attorney General Lynch speaking at NC King Day service

Jan. 17, 2020 4:44 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper top the list of notables attending the annual observance by state employees of the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lynch was the scheduled keynote speaker at Friday's event at First Baptist...

Del. Marcia Price, D-Newport News,speaks during a press conference dealing with Price's HB1256, a redestricting bill, inside the Pocahontas Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Virginia Democrats weigh differing redistricting reforms

Jan. 14, 2020 5:03 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Democrats argued for years that Republicans abused their majority status by drawing gerrymandered legislative and congressional districts that gave the GOP an unfair advantage on Election Day. Now that they are in charge, Democrats say they still favor redistricting reform,...

FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo, State Rep. John Szoka of Fayetteville, looks over a redistricting map during a committee meeting at the Legislative Office Building in Raleigh, N.C. The reins of political power will be at stake in the 2020 U.S. elections — not just for the presidency, but for thousands of low-profile elections for state House and Senate seats. (Robert Willett/The News & Observer via AP, File )

Redistricting power at stake in 2020 legislative elections

Jan. 11, 2020 9:24 AM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The reins of political power in the U.S. for the next decade could be determined in this year's elections — not necessarily by who wins the presidency, but by thousands of lower-profile contests for state legislative seats across the country. In many states, the winners...

Michelle Balogh, right, and Kelly Willis speak to reporters Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020 following the sentencing of the Mexican man who killed their brother, U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in December 2010, outside court in Tucson, Ariz.  Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes, convicted of murder in the fatal shooting of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, in a case that exposed a botched federal gun program known as

Gunman gets life term in `Fast and Furious' border killing

Jan. 8, 2020 1:54 PM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A man convicted of shooting a U.S. Border Patrol agent nine years ago in a case that exposed a botched federal gun operation known as “Fast and Furious” was sentenced Wednesday to life in prison. U.S. District Judge David C. Bury sentenced Heraclio Osorio-Arellanes to...

FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2017, file photo, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former Uber CEO Kalanick will resign from the company's board next week, effectively severing ties with the company he co-founded a decade ago. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Former Uber CEO Kalanick severs ties with ride-hailing giant

Dec. 24, 2019 2:47 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Travis Kalanick, who built Uber into a ride-hailing giant, only to be ousted as CEO over the company's sexist “bro” culture, is cashing out. Kalanick disclosed Tuesday that he has sold off all his Uber stock — estimated at more than $2.5 billion — and is...

FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, people make their way into the building that houses the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A federal commission said Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, that Uber Technologies, Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund for employees who experienced sexual harassment while at the San Francisco ride-hailing company. The settlement ends an investigation by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission launched in 2017 after a former Uber engineer detailed the harassment she experienced in a widely shared blog post. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

Uber to pay $4.4 million to end federal sex harassment probe

Dec. 18, 2019 7:27 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies Inc. will establish a $4.4 million fund to settle a federal investigation into allegations that the San Francisco company allowed a rampant culture of sexual harassment, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced Wednesday. The agreement ends an...

FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2016 file photo, Republican state Sens. Dan Soucek, left, and Brent Jackson, right, review historical maps during The Senate Redistricting Committee for the 2016 Extra Session in the Legislative Office Building at the N.C. General Assembly in Raleigh, N.C. North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, there wasn't the time to scrutinize the boundaries for extreme partisan bias. (Corey Lowenstein/The News & Observer, File via AP, File)

Judges: New North Carolina Congress map will be used in 2020

Dec. 2, 2019 9:50 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina judges ordered a new U.S. House district map that Republican state legislators drew last month be used in the 2020 elections, deciding on Monday there wasn’t time to scrutinize the boundaries further for any left-over extreme partisan bias. The three-judge panel...