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Omar seeks action over House colleague's remarks on Muslims

Nov. 26, 2021 19:16 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota called Friday for House leaders to take “appropriate action" against Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert for using anti-Muslim language in describing a recent encounter she had with Omar at the U.S. Capitol. ...

GOP field in Pennsylvania's Senate race heads for reshuffle

Nov. 26, 2021 16:25 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican field of candidates aiming to capture Pennsylvania's open U.S. Senate seat in next year's election is churning anew, with the candidate endorsed by former President Donald Trump out and intriguing new candidates possibly in. Out is...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 26, 2021 14:57 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 21, 2021. Editorial: Local zoning drives high housing costs around Maine Municipal officials don’t have to answer to the people who can’t afford to live in their community. When people talk...

Delegation members urge agency to allow mountain foot race

Nov. 26, 2021 14:19 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Several members of New Mexico's congressional delegation are urging the U.S. Forest Service to again allow a decades-old foot race that goes through a wilderness area and up into mountains overlooking Albuquerque. A letter by Sens. Martin...

US lawmakers visit Taiwan; China conducts military patrols

Nov. 26, 2021 10:54 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers met with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday in a surprise one-day visit intended to reaffirm America's “rock-solid” support for the self-governing island that is claimed by China. The visit came as tensions between...

Mitchell Institute is getting a new leader in the new year

Nov. 26, 2021 03:01 AM EST

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A nonprofit founded by retired U.S. Sen. George Mitchell to improve college outcomes for Maine students is getting a new leader. The Mitchell Institute tapped Jared J. Cash to serve as president and chief executive officer of the organization,...

Some fear China could win from US spat with Marshall Islands

Nov. 26, 2021 00:33 AM EST

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — For decades, the tiny Marshall Islands has been a stalwart American ally. Its location in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has made it a key strategic outpost for the U.S. military. But that loyalty is being tested amid a dispute with...

U.S. lawmakers visit Taiwan, plan to meet senior leaders

Nov. 25, 2021 21:39 PM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Five U.S. lawmakers are in Taiwan on Friday in a surprise one-day visit, said the American Institute in Taiwan, the de facto embassy. The lawmakers from the U.S. House of Representatives arrived in Taiwan on Thursday night and will meet with senior...

New maps spark debate over majority-minority districts

Nov. 25, 2021 10:40 AM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Adam Hollier is a lieutenant in the Army Reserves, a paratrooper, Detroit native, a Democrat and a Black man. He is also a state senator who represents a majority-Black district that stretches across the northeastern edge of his economically battered and resilient hometown....

Wolf signals readiness for congressional district map talks

Nov. 24, 2021 17:22 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday released the priorities for drawing Pennsylvania's new congressional districts given to him by the panel he picked, signaling that he is ready to start discussions with Republicans who control the Legislature. In...