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Rural Nevada judge who once ran for state treasurer indicted on federal fraud charges

Jul. 18, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada justice of the peace who ran unsuccessfully for state treasurer in 2022 has been indicted on federal charges alleging she used money donated for a memorial to slain police officers for political campaign costs, rent and her daughter’s wedding. The...

US judge dismisses Republican challenge over counting of post-Election Day mail ballots in Nevada

Jul. 17, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by national and state Republicans that sought to bar Nevada from counting mail ballots received after Election Day. A state law passed by Democrats in 2021 allows election officials to tally ballots received...

Nevada county reverses controversial vote and certifies two recounts while legal action looms

Jul. 16, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Commissioners in Nevada's second most populous county certified the results of two local recounts on Tuesday, reversing course on a controversial vote against certification that spurred legal action and put Washoe County in unchartered legal territory. The 4-1...

Violence plagued all levels of American politics long before the attempt on Trump's life

Jul. 16, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Long before a would-be assassin wounded former President Donald Trump, the fuse of political violence had been burning across America. Members of Congress have been shot. One lawmaker's staffers in Virginia were attacked with a baseball bat. In Louisville, a...

Biden says cooling political rhetoric doesn't mean he'll 'stop telling the truth' about Trump

Jul. 16, 2024 20:49 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Joe Biden returned to the campaign trail on Tuesday for the first time since the attempted assassination of Donald Trump, continuing his calls to calm the divisive rhetoric on both sides but also arguing that doing so "doesn’t mean we should stop telling the truth”...

JD Vance charted a Trump-centric, populist path in Senate as he fought GOP establishment

Jul. 16, 2024 17:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Ohio Sen. JD Vance traveled to the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, he wasn’t there to reassure Europe and other global allies that America would aid Ukraine in its war against Russia, as all of the other senators were. Instead, Vance was...

Athletics' temporary Sacramento ballpark will have hydration element because of summer heat

Jul. 16, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — A new artificial turf surface at the Oakland Athletics' temporary home in Sacramento, California, will have a hydration element because of summer heat at the open-air ballpark. “We think that’s the best that we can do in terms of playing surface in the...

The Democratic National Committee says it's investing $15 million in 7 swing state parties

Jul. 16, 2024 06:22 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are trying to offer political counterprograming to the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, announcing $15 million to fund campaign operations in seven key swing states — even as some in the party have urged President Joe Biden to bow out of November's...

Biden to call for 5% cap on annual rent increases, as he tries to show plans to tame inflation

Jul. 15, 2024 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is ready to propose a 5% cap on annual rent increases for tenants of major landlords as he tries to show he's doing something about the high cost of housing, according to a person familiar with the plan. The proposal, to be announced while the...

Conservative groups are pushing to clean voter rolls. Others see an effort to sow election distrust

Jul. 13, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

Conservative groups are systematically attempting to challenge the legitimacy of large numbers of voter registrations across the country before the presidential election. The strategy is part of a wider effort raising questions about the integrity of this year's election as former...