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Arizona Senate's election review records again ruled public

Oct. 15, 2021 14:36 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has rejected the Republican-controlled Arizona Senate’s contention that it can withhold a raft of communications between its leaders and private contractors they hired to conduct an unprecedented review of the 2020 election results in the state’s most populous...

Wisconsin lawmaker returns to work after bout of COVID-19

Oct. 14, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator returned to work Thursday for the first time since COVID-19 left him breathing through a ventilator. Republican Sen. Andre Jacque, of De Pere, was hospitalized Aug. 16 after testing positive for the coronavirus and testifying...

Washington AG: Facebook gave false info in campaign suit

Oct. 13, 2021 19:21 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson says a Facebook representative provided false testimony in a lawsuit that accuses the company of violating state campaign finance laws. The Seattle Times reports that in court filings the Democratic attorney...

Justices' views on abortion in their own words and votes

Oct. 12, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion already is dominating the Supreme Court’s new term, months before the justices will decide whether to reverse decisions reaching back nearly 50 years. Not only is there Mississippi's call to overrule Roe v. Wade, but the court also soon will be asked again to...

Today in History

Oct. 12, 2021 00:10 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Oct. 12, the 285th day of 2021. There are 80 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 12, 2000, 17 sailors were killed in a suicide bomb attack on the destroyer USS Cole...

Michigan redistricting panel advances maps to hearing stage

Oct. 11, 2021 21:13 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's redistricting panel on Monday voted to advance multiple draft congressional and legislative maps to public hearings and gave commissioners more time to submit their own plans. The proposals that received support were collaboratively...

Lawmakers will hear testimony on dozens of health care bills

Oct. 10, 2021 14:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — State lawmakers are planning to host a virtual public hearing Tuesday to take testimony on dozens of health care related bills The Joint Committee on Financial Services will hear from supporters and opponents on a slew of bills from legislation intended to...

Biden nominates fundraiser Tsunis for Greece ambassadorship

Oct. 08, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden announced plans Friday to nominate George Tsunis, an influential Democratic fundraiser and hotelier, to be his envoy to Greece. Tsunis had a previous ambassadorial nomination fall apart. Former President Barack Obama picked Tsunis...

Navajo leaders seek hearing on oil and gas drilling dispute

Oct. 06, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top officials with the largest Native American tribe in the United States are renewing a request for congressional leaders to hold a field hearing before deciding on federal legislation aimed at limiting oil and gas development around Chaco Culture National...

Hearings resume on Ohio House anti-vaccine mandate bill

Oct. 06, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The right of individuals to decline the coronavirus vaccine and the right of businesses to require it as a condition of employment are at the center of debate over proposed House Republican legislation limiting employers' ability to mandate COVID-19 vaccination. ...