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In this undated photo provided by Julia Letlow's campaign, Letlow poses for a portrait. Letlow, the widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, announced Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, that she is entering the race to fill the Louisiana congressional vacancy left by her husband’s death from complications related to COVID-19. (Campaign office of Julia Letlow via AP)

Letlow's widow enters race for Louisiana congressional seat

Jan. 14, 2021 4:58 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The widow of Republican U.S. Rep.-elect Luke Letlow, who died from complications related to COVID-19 before he could take office, declared Thursday that she is entering the race to fill the Louisiana congressional vacancy left by her husband's death. Julia Barnhill Letlow, a...

FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 18, 2009 file photo, Rev. Raphael Warnock delivers a sermon during a church service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. Warnock is senior pastor at Ebenezer, the church where the late Dr. Martin Luther King once also pastored. (AP Photo/John Amis)

Warnock condemns Capitol rioters in post-election sermon

Jan. 10, 2021 4:12 PM EST

In his first sermon since being declared a winner in Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff election, the Rev. Raphael Warnock on Sunday addressed last week’s deadly Capitol Hill riot that all but overshadowed his historic victory. “Just as we were trying to put on our celebration shoes, the ugly side...

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, center, holds a press conference Wednesday evening, Jan. 6, 2021, at the Georgia State Capitol in Atlanta, to condemn the breach of the U.S. Capitol. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Georgia's GOP governor under fire after US Senate losses

Jan. 9, 2021 8:26 AM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Even though he wasn’t on the ballot, Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has been painfully bruised by the 2020 elections. In a state long dominated by Republicans, Democrats won Georgia’s electoral votes for president in November and two U.S. Senate seats in runoff elections Tuesday,...

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the west wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

Jan. 9, 2021 1:49 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): 1:30 a.m. Seattle’s police chief says two city officers were apparently in Washington, D.C., Wednesday when a violent mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters...

Workers at the Gwinnett County Georgia elections headquarters process absentee ballots for Georgia's Senate runoff election in Lawrenceville, Ga. on Wednesday,  Jan. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Ben Gray)

Georgia legislature braces for a battle over voting laws

Jan. 8, 2021 8:56 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — After record-breaking turnout that helped propel Democrats to victory in Georgia's presidential contest and two U.S. Senate runoffs, Republicans in the state legislature are proposing limits and additional requirements on voting. The plans largely seek to limit absentee voting by mail, which...

Outgoing Dickinson, Texas mayor Julie Masters, right, holds up a ping-pong ball bearing the name of Sean Skipworth at Dickinson City Hall on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. The drawing settled a tie between Dickinson mayoral candidates Jennifer Lawrence and Sean Skipworth. (Stuart Villanueva/The Galveston County Daily News via AP)

Mayor of Houston suburb chosen by pulling a name from hat

Jan. 8, 2021 4:45 PM EST

DICKINSON, Texas (AP) — The race to be the mayor of a Houston suburb ended this week with the winner’s name being drawn from a top hat. Sean Skipworth and Jennifer Lawrence were vying to be the next mayor of Dickinson, but they each ended up with 1,010 votes after a runoff election last month and a...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 file photo, supporters of President Donald Trump are confronted by U.S. Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington. On Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, The Associated Press reported on stories circulating online incorrectly asserting that Capitol rioters were antifa activists. At center is Jake Angeli, wearing fur hat with horns, a regular at pro-Trump events and a known follower of QAnon. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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

Jan. 8, 2021 4:42 PM EST

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: ___ No truth to alleged ‘evidence’ that Capitol rioters were antifa...

A currency trader walks by the screens showing the Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI), left, and the foreign exchange rate between U.S. dollar and South Korean won at the foreign exchange dealing room of the KEB Hana Bank headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Jan. 8, 2021. Asian shares mostly rose Friday on hopes for additional economic stimulus after U.S. Congress confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Asian shares mostly up on Wall Street rally, stimulus hopes

Jan. 7, 2021 10:29 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher Friday on hopes for additional economic stimulus after U.S. Congress confirmed Joe Biden as the winner of the presidential election. Japan's state of emergency to combat surging coronavirus cases, which kicked in Friday, did little to dampen market optimism....

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rev. Raphael Warnock waves to supporters during a drive-in rally, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Savannah, Ga. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris made a campaign stop for Georgia candidates Warnock and Jon Ossoff before the runoff election Tuesday. (AP Photo/Stephen B. Morton)

Black leaders cheer Georgia success, push for more progress

Jan. 7, 2021 9:04 PM EST

What started as a day of celebration for Black organizers, voters and other Georgians who helped deliver two historic Senate runoff victories was overshadowed Wednesday when a violent, mostly white mob of President Donald Trump’s supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. But Black leaders and organizers say the...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler greets supporters during a Republican election-night watch party, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

GOP's Loeffler concedes to Warnock in Georgia runoff

Jan. 7, 2021 7:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler on Thursday conceded to Democrat Raphael Warnock in one of two Georgia Senate runoffs that will give control of the U.S. Senate to Democrats. Loeffler, who was appointed to the position a year ago to replace outgoing Sen. Johnny Isakson, posted a video to...