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Biden easily won Virginia. Why is McAuliffe struggling?

Oct. 27, 2021 14:10 PM EDT

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — As Terry McAuliffe made his case for the Democratic nomination for governor of Virginia this summer, he argued the state wanted “seasoned” leadership. The former governor, like the new President Joe Biden, had broad appeal that would keep up Virginians' enthusiasm...

McConnell backs ex-football star Walker for Georgia Senate

Oct. 27, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday endorsed Herschel Walker for the Senate in Georgia, lending the clout of the highest-ranking elected GOP official in the country to the candidacy of a former football star whose turbulent personal history could create...

US says Assange could go to Australian prison if convicted

Oct. 27, 2021 13:51 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.S. authorities launched a new battle on Wednesday to make Julian Assange face American justice, telling British judges that if they agree to extradite the WikiLeaks founder on espionage charges, he could serve any U.S. prison sentence he receives in his native Australia. ...

Sheriff: Movie set showed 'some complacency' with weapons

Oct. 27, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Investigators said Wednesday that there was “some complacency” in how weapons were handled on the movie set where Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed a cinematographer and wounded another person, but it's too soon to determine whether charges will be filed. ...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Oct. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

Charlotte Observer. Oct. 25, 2021. Editorial: New, troubling questions about Madison Cawthorn and Jan. 6 Followers of former President Donald Trump have found one conspiracy theory they don’t like: That some Republican members of Congress may have...

Kleefisch downplays threats targeting school board members

Oct. 27, 2021 13:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch downplayed threats against school board members, saying recently that she would "love” for those targeted with anger during the pandemic to have experienced what she and former Gov. Scott Walker did during the Act 10 union protests a...

Trump-backed lobbyist, Ohio lawmaker seek open House seat

Oct. 27, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The hottest congressional race in next week's off-year election pits a Donald Trump-backed coal lobbyist against a two-term state lawmaker in central Ohio. Political newcomer Mike Carey, the Republican, is favored to win Tuesday's contest, but...

Gov. candidate Herbster backed by Trump, but not Ricketts

Oct. 27, 2021 13:22 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts has split with former President Donald Trump over which Republican candidate should become governor after Ricketts leaves office. Trump on Monday endorsed Falls City businessman Charles Herbster, a close political ally....

US-China tensions evident as Biden heads to twin summits

Oct. 27, 2021 13:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For nine months under President Joe Biden, the U.S. has pursued a diplomatic strategy that could be characterized as about China, without China. On security, trade, climate and COVID-19, the Biden White House has tried to reorient the focus of the U.S....

America 'on fire': Facebook watched as Trump ignited hate

Oct. 27, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The reports of hateful and violent posts on Facebook started pouring in on the night of May 28 last year, soon after then-President Donald Trump sent a warning on social media that looters in Minneapolis would be shot. It had been three days since...