State governments

File-This Aug. 20, 2011, file photo shows then House Minority Leader Tim Armstead, R-Kanawha, advocating for single-member districts for all 100 seats in West Virginia's House of Delegates, during a debate in Charleston, W. Va. Armstead, West Virginia’s Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that the unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. ( Kenny Kemp /Charleston Gazette-Mail via AP)
August 21, 2018 - 11:20 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's Republican House speaker resigned Tuesday to run for a vacancy on the state Supreme Court, fueling accusations by Democrats that an unprecedented move to impeach state Supreme Court justices represents a power grab by GOP lawmakers. Speaker Tim Armstead...
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August 21, 2018 - 5:58 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — States with a history of fighting air pollution generated by coal-fired power plants on Tuesday criticized a move by President Donald Trump's administration to scale back federal restrictions on emissions, with some threatening court challenges. Illinois Attorney General Lisa...
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August 21, 2018 - 5:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied a motion from rapper Meek Mill to remove a Philadelphia judge from his case after she denied his request for a new trial. The court said Tuesday Mill's attorneys must go through the regular process of appealing Judge Genece Brinkley's...
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August 21, 2018 - 5:10 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities have told Florida election officials that they saw no signs of any "new or ongoing compromises" of state or local election systems, a statement seemingly at odds with recent assertions by U.S. Sen Bill Nelson of some Russian meddling. A joint letter...
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FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo two surfers share a wave at the Mavericks surf spot off Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 that he signed a bill making surfing the official state sport. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez,File)
August 21, 2018 - 1:00 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Let's go surfing now, everybody's learning how," the Beach Boys have been telling us in song since 1962. And if you haven't started listening by now — and you live in California — perhaps it's time you did. On Monday surfing became the official sport of California. So grab a...
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This undated photo provided by David Min shows the then-candidate for the House of Representatives in California in the June 2018 California primary. The FBI has launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers. Laptops used by senior staffers for then-candidate Min in Orange County's 45th Congressional District were found infected with malware in March 2018. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the FBI also is investigating a cyberattack on Hans Keirstead, who was a candidate in the 48th District. In both cases, it wasn't clear who was responsible. (Min For Congress via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 8:34 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI...
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FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, file photo, Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman speaks to reporters after he and his running mate Sen. John Doll delivered more than 10,000 signatures to the Secretary of State's office in Topeka, Kan., to formalize their campaign for governor. A Democratic legislative leader’s aide is challenging Orman’s right to appear on the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor. (Thad Allton/The Topeka Capital-Journal via AP, File)
August 20, 2018 - 7:29 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats launched a legal challenge Monday in hopes of removing Kansas City-area businessman Greg Orman from the November ballot as an independent candidate for Kansas governor after Orman stoked fears that his bid would imperil Democrats' chances of winning. Attorney...
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August 20, 2018 - 3:58 pm
DALTON, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Stacey Abrams is running for Georgia governor as a progressive who knows how to negotiate with Republicans to get things done. That's not what the official Republican message machine wants Georgia voters to see. The Republican Governors Association calls Abrams "the most...
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FILE - In this May 22, 2018, file photo, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams smiles before speaking to supporters during an election-night watch party in Atlanta. More women than ever before have won their primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year. That’s setting a record and paving the way for battles in November that could significantly increase the number of women in elected office. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)
August 20, 2018 - 12:08 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Women are not just running for office in record numbers this year — they are winning. More women than ever before have won major party primaries for governor, U.S. Senate and House this year — paving the way for November battles that could significantly increase the number of women...
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In this photo provided by the Office of the Governor of New York, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo addresses the congregation at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Sunday, Aug. 19, 2018. Cuomo hammered Donald Trump for creating what he called a "frightening portrait" of today's America. In a searing speech from the pulpit, Cuomo said the president has fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. (Office of the Governor of New York/Kevin Coughlin via AP)
August 19, 2018 - 5:31 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In a searing speech from the pulpit of a black church, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo told a Brooklyn congregation on Sunday that Donald Trump is a "slick salesman" who fooled many people in this country, but the Democrat said the Republican president hasn't fooled New Yorkers. Cuomo...
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