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Biles: FBI turned 'blind eye' to reports of gymnasts' abuse

Sep. 15, 2021 20:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles told Congress in forceful testimony Wednesday that federal law enforcement and gymnastics officials turned a “blind eye” to USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse of her and hundreds of other women. ...

New Hampshire lawmakers get public input on redistricting

Sep. 14, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Lawmakers tasked with redrawing New Hampshire’s legislative districts received both sweeping and specific suggestions as they began hearing from the public Tuesday. Members of both the House and Senate redistricting committees hosted their first...

Blinken pushes back on GOP criticism of Afghan withdrawal

Sep. 13, 2021 20:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Antony Blinken pushed back Monday against harsh Republican criticism of the handling of the military withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying the Biden administration inherited a deal with the Taliban to end the war, but no plan for carrying it out. ...

Lawmakers to hold virtual hearing on public housing bills

Sep. 12, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are planning to hold a virtual public hearing on Wednesday looking at the state of public housing in Massachusetts. The Joint Committee on Housing plans to hear testimony on more than 20 bills at the hearing, which is scheduled to begin at...

Republicans start election 'investigation' in Pennsylvania

Sep. 09, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Republicans in Pennsylvania's state Senate held their first hearing Thursday in what they call a “forensic investigation” into last year's presidential election, an underwhelming affair that Democrats nevertheless say is an extension of a national campaign to...

Redistricting commission approves maps as starting point

Sep. 09, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican-dominated commission charged with redrawing the maps of Ohio's legislative districts voted along partisan lines Thursday to use a proposed GOP map as the starting point for three days of public testimony. The 5-2 vote set up a...

Massachusetts lawmakers to hold cybersecurity hearing

Sep. 05, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — How best to improve cybersecurity across the state will be the focus of a public hearing at the Massachusetts Statehouse this week. The Joint Committee on Advanced Information Technology, the Internet and Cybersecurity will hold the virtual hearing on...

Connecticut redistricting panel announces 4 public hearings

Sep. 03, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The General Assembly's Reapportionment Committee on Friday announced plans to hold one virtual and three in-person public hearings later this month to gather input on redrawing Connecticut's legislative and congressional district boundaries. ...

Redistricting commission plans public hearings across Idaho

Sep. 02, 2021 17:47 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho commission charged with redrawing the state's legislative and congressional districts will hold public hearings across the state over the next several weeks. The hearings — one in each region and another online — will allow the...

USA Gymnastics eyes $425 million settlement with survivors

Aug. 31, 2021 20:03 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics could be near the final stages of the legal fallout of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal. The organization and hundreds of women who claim they were abused by the former national team doctor or others affiliated with the national...