State legislature

August 30, 2020 - 9:52 am
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who admitted to circulating revenge porn and abusing young girls online narrowly won his primary race this month with an appeal to young, liberal voters in a safe Democratic district after having run for local office just a year earlier...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2020, file photo, State Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, discusses one of the more than one dozen budget trailer bills before the Senate at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African-Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by police. The state Senate supported creating the nine-member commission on a bipartisan 33-3 vote Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 29, 2020 - 7:44 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are setting up a task force to study and make recommendations for reparations to African Americans, particularly the descendants of slaves, as the nation struggles again with civil rights and unrest following the latest shooting of a Black man by...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2019, file photo, state Sen. Barbara Bollier, D-Mission Hills, speaks during a meeting of Democratic senators at the Statehouse in Topeka, Kan. Bolier is running for Kansas' open Senate seat. (AP Photo/John Hanna, File)
August 29, 2020 - 9:27 am
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Roger Marshall's audience of about 40 people packed a banquet room in a Kansas City-area bistro. No one wore a mask during his lunchtime remarks about the coronavirus. The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat put one on later while talking to masked...
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A young man wearing a protective face mask wipes the counter with disinfectant at a "Super Copias" copy shop in Mexico City, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. The government of Mexico City is allowing businesses to reopen their doors to the public amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
August 25, 2020 - 8:35 pm
MEXICO CITY — Mexican officials are expressing concern that the country may have entered a plateau of coronavirus infections after about three weeks of slight declines. The Health Department said Tuesday there were 4,916 newly confirmed cases, bringing Mexico’s total to 568,621. There were 650...
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Idaho State Police form a row in a committee meeting room in the Idaho Statehouse in Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020. One person was taken into custody and lawmakers abandoned the room after spectators at a House committee meeting at the Idaho Statehouse became disruptive. The committee left the room as at least a dozen Idaho State Police formed a shield between them and the crowd of more than 100. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)
August 25, 2020 - 7:04 pm
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday arrested anti-government activist Ammon Bundy at the Idaho Statehouse after he refused to leave a meeting room where a few hours earlier angry protesters forced out lawmakers. Bundy didn't respond to a reporter's shouted questions as he was wheeled into an...
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August 25, 2020 - 3:46 pm
An Alaska state lawmaker who was involved in a July midair collision that killed seven people was piloting his plane even though his medical flight certification was denied eight years ago because of vision problems, a federal agency reported Tuesday. Alaska State Troopers identified the pilot as...
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Donald Trump Jr., right, watches as his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle, tapes her speech for the first night of the Republican National Convention from the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, Monday, Aug. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 24, 2020 - 10:49 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The opening of the Republican National Convention on Monday offered quick proof that how it is covered by the news media will be an ongoing sore spot. Day One featured a complaint about his coverage by President Donald Trump, some aggressive fact-checking by television reporters and...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, Mark and Patricia McCloskey emerged from their St. Louis mansion with guns after protesters walked onto their private street. The couple, who were criminally charged for the incident, will make the case in a recorded message Monday night, Aug. 24 in their opening night speech of the Republican National Convention that they had a “God-given right” to defend themselves and their property. (Laurie Skrivan/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP, File)
August 24, 2020 - 11:45 am
O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — A white St. Louis couple criminally charged for waving guns during a Black Lives Matter protest outside their home will make the case in their opening night speech of the Republican National Convention that they had a “God-given right” to defend themselves and their property...
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August 23, 2020 - 3:11 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A 19-year-old Kansas House candidate who had been disowned by some Democrats for his incendiary social media posts and because he abused girls online when he was 14 years old announced Sunday that he is dropping out of the race. In a series of tweets, Aaron Coleman said he was...
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FILE - In this May 27, 2020, file photo, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Cuomo used a Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, appearance on public radio to offer the failure of New York to institute a statewide mask mandate earlier as an example of a lesson for other states. "I was the first person in the nation to do masks. I should have done masks earlier," Cuomo said on WAMC. "That would have made a dramatic difference. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)
August 20, 2020 - 5:03 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo responded Wednesday to an Associated Press report that his state’s coronavirus death toll in nursing homes could be a significant undercount, saying it makes sense to include only those residents who died on the home’s property. Unlike the federal...
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