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Suspect charged in shooting death of a Houston-area deputy who responded to pizzeria assault

Jul. 12, 2024 10:36 AM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A suspect was arrested and charged with the fatal shooting of a Houston-area sheriff’s deputy who had joined a search for a man who pistol-whipped a Little Caesars Pizza worker over a mistaken order, authorities said. Deputy Fernando Esqueda, 28, was killed early...

Republican primary in Utah US House race drops into recount zone, threatening Trump-backed incumbent

Jul. 10, 2024 01:27 AM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Republican primary race to represent Utah’s 2nd District in Congress narrowed into recount territory on Tuesday after dueling endorsements from influential Republicans created a conundrum for voters who had little time to get to know the incumbent before casting...

US Rep. John Curtis wins Utah GOP primary for Romney’s open seat, while Gov. Spencer Cox also wins

Jun. 26, 2024 02:03 AM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A pair of moderate Utah Republicans won primary elections Tuesday for U.S. Senate and governor over far-right candidates who are loyalists to former President Donald Trump, the latest example of how Utah is a rare Republican state that doesn’t fully embrace Trump’s...

North Carolina Senate OKs $500 million for private school vouchers, student accounts

May. 02, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Senate Republicans pushed legislation through their chamber Thursday to set aside roughly $500 million more for now for programs that provide taxpayer money to help K-12 students attend private schools and eliminate their waiting lists. On a...

North Carolina Republicans seek hundreds of millions of dollars more for school vouchers

May. 01, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Addressing a sharp increase in private-school grant applications, North Carolina Republicans advanced legislation on Wednesday to spend hundreds of millions of dollars now to eliminate a large waiting list this fall for Opportunity Scholarships and to permanently meet...

Utah Republicans to select nominee for Mitt Romney's open US Senate seat

Apr. 26, 2024 17:00 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nearly a dozen Utah Republicans vying to replace Mitt Romney in the U.S. Senate are set to square off Saturday for the party nomination in a race expected to reveal the brand of political conservatism that most appeals to modern voters in the state. Romney has...