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AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Pennsylvania's presidential and state primaries

Apr. 19, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will go before voters Tuesday in Pennsylvania’s presidential primaries, a prelude to the November general election, when the commonwealth is expected to once again play a critical role in the race for the White House....

Arizona Republican drops reelection effort after accusation he forged signatures

Apr. 18, 2024 22:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A leader of the conservative group Turning Point Action resigned from the organization Thursday and dropped his bid for reelection to the Arizona House of Representatives after he was accused of forging signatures on his nominating petitions. Republican state Rep....

Poland's president becomes the latest leader to visit Donald Trump as allies eye a possible return

Apr. 18, 2024 02:00 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump met Wednesday in New York with Polish President Andrzej Duda, the latest in a series of meetings with foreign leaders as Europe braces for the possibility of a second Trump term. The presumptive Republican nominee hosted Duda at Trump...

South Carolina Republicans reject 2018 Democratic governor nominee's bid to be judge

Apr. 17, 2024 17:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republicans in the South Carolina General Assembly on Wednesday took the rare move of rejecting the only remaining candidate in a race to be a circuit judge — the 2018 Democratic nominee for governor. James Smith's nomination became an issue in recent days....

Editorial Roundup: South Dakota

Apr. 17, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

Yankton Press & Dakotan. April 15, 2024. Editorial: ‘Election Integrity’ And The Basics A Republican candidate for the District 17 House today finds himself on the outside looking in on the June GOP primary after his candidacy was decertified Friday because it...

Milan's famous La Scala names new director of the opera house after months of controversy

Apr. 17, 2024 11:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Milan's La Scala, one of the world’s most prestigious and historic opera houses, has named Fortunato Ortombina as its new director, ending months of political controversy. He will step into the post in September at the famed Teatro alla Scala. The city's mayor,...

Anti-Trump Republican Larry Hogan navigates dangerous political terrain in pivotal Senate contest

Apr. 17, 2024 09:11 AM EDT

STEVENSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Andy DePaola welcomed Larry Hogan to his family's restaurant with a big smile and a handshake. The warning came a few minutes later. DePaola, the 64-year-old namesake of DePaola's Bagel and Brunch here in Maryland’s conservative Eastern Shore, whispered...

Figures and Dobson win nominations for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 23:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters decided primary runoffs on Tuesday for the state's newly redrawn 2nd Congressional District, setting up a potentially historic November race that could play a part in the battle for control of the U.S. House of Representatives. Shomari...

Caroleene Dobson wins the Republican nomination for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 22:08 PM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Caroleene Dobson wins the Republican nomination for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.

Shomari Figures wins Democratic nomination in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 21:49 PM EDT
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Shomari Figures wins Democratic nomination in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.