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Trump's long-teased White House bid is low key in 1st week

Nov. 23, 2022 05:37 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — From the moment he left the White House in defeat last year, Donald Trump has teased the prospect of a third presidential campaign. But in the week since he officially declared his candidacy, the former president has been uncharacteristically low key. There has been...

Editorial Roundup: Indiana

Nov. 22, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Indianapolis Business Journal. November 18, 2022. Editorial: Actionable workforce proposals are step to a better Indiana Call us jaded. We’ve seen dozens of recommendations over the years for boosting the state’s workforce readiness and preparing Indiana for the...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Nov. 16, 2022 15:41 PM EST

Orlando Sentinel. November 11, 2022. Editorial: As Florida’s veteran population changes, meet new needs Ask most Floridians to envision a typical military veteran and they’ll probably describe an older man, possibly wearing a ball cap embroidered with the details...

2022 midterms live updates: Latest election news from AP

Nov. 09, 2022 20:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-ground updates on the 2022 U.S. midterm elections from The Associated Press. Live updates — all times Eastern — are produced by AP journalists around the country. You can find updates from Election Night itself at this page....

GOP’s Ken Paxton wins 3rd term as Texas attorney general

Nov. 09, 2022 01:08 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton won reelection Tuesday, adding to Republicans' decades of dominance in the state’s top offices despite a slew of legal problems and dysfunction in his agency. Paxton secured a third term as Texas’ top lawyer, setting up...

Texas: What to expect on election night

Nov. 03, 2022 09:15 AM EDT

Texas is booming, adding nearly 4 million new residents over the past decade and gaining two U.S. House seats. It’s also becoming younger and more diverse, making the midterm election another test of whether Texas’ rapidly changing demographics will shake up nearly 30 years of GOP power. ...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Oct. 31, 2022 15:53 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. October 28, 2022. Editorial: How Texas can help reverse opioid overdoses Opioid abuse continues to create medical emergencies that deserve state dollars Opioid abuse is a multifaceted problem that impacts national security, economic...

Judge dismisses case of Texas man who waited 6 hours to vote

Oct. 21, 2022 16:11 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has dismissed illegal voting charges against a Houston man who stood in line six hours to cast a ballot in the 2020 presidential primary and became a figure over Republican efforts to tighten election laws. The decision this week followed a wider...

Judge rules new DACA program can continue temporarily

Oct. 14, 2022 16:10 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the current version of a federal policy that prevents the deportation of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children can continue, at least temporarily. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen — who last year...

Biden nominates 7 for US attorney, judge and marshal slots

Oct. 14, 2022 15:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is putting forth seven new Justice Department and judicial nominations covering three U.S. attorney's offices in Texas and other senior posts. One is a prosecutor who vowed to seek the death penalty for a man who killed nearly two dozen people in a...