State governments

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, right, looks on as then Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to reporters in Milwaukee. Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on their seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
December 05, 2019 - 3:06 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard...
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FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, Wisconsin Army National Guard Maj. Gen. Don Dunbar, right, looks on as then Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to reporters in Milwaukee. Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on their seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)
December 05, 2019 - 2:51 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on findings from a seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The Guard...
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FILE - This Dec. 17, 2015 file photo shows a sign outside the building housing the Las Vegas Review-Journal in Las Vegas. A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator's finding in a hard-fought legal battle, ruling that the Review-Journal, the dominant newspaper in Las Vegas, has to submit to an audit and pay its crosstown rival and joint-operating agreement partner, the Las Vegas Sun, expenses that have been withheld in recent years. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 05, 2019 - 2:31 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has upheld an arbitrator’s finding in an ongoing legal battle over one of the few remaining U.S. newspaper joint-operating agreements, ruling that the dominant Las Vegas Review-Journal has to submit to an audit and pay profits and expenses that its crosstown rival...
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December 05, 2019 - 2:29 pm
LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter has indicated he's on his way out of office after pleading guilty to a corruption charge, a break for California's beleaguered GOP that increases the chances the party keeps one of its few remaining House seats in the heavily Democratic...
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FILE - In this Feb. 2, 2019 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, left, gestures as his wife, Pam, listens during a press conference in the Governors Mansion at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. A commission Northam tasked with researching racist laws from the state’s past recommended Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019, that dozens be repealed in order to purge the state’s books of discriminatory language. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
December 05, 2019 - 2:19 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A commission assigned to research racist laws from Virginia's past recommended Thursday that dozens of them be repealed, including measures that resisted desegregation, prevented black voters from casting ballots and prohibited interracial marriage. While most of the measures...
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December 05, 2019 - 2:10 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — About half a dozen people have applied for an influential new job in Missouri to draw state legislative districts under a nationally unique mandate to achieve “partisan fairness” and “competitiveness" in elections. Missouri's “nonpartisan state demographer” position was...
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December 05, 2019 - 2:08 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal investigators plan to brief the Wisconsin National Guard's top commander this weekend on their seven-month review of the Guard's sexual assault reporting and investigation protocols, Gov. Tony Evers said Thursday in a letter to legislative leaders. The governor said...
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This undated photo provided by South Carolina Department of Corrections show inmate Oscar James Fortune, who has spent 13 years in a South Carolina prison, had his murder conviction overturned because a prosecutor suggested in his closing argument all defense lawyers lie. The state's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019, that those comments were "blatantly improper" because one of the foundations of the U.S. legal system is jurors decide the truth, and that Fortune should get a new trial. (South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 2:01 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The state Supreme Court overturned the murder conviction of a man who served 13 years in a South Carolina prison because the prosecutor made comments suggesting that all defense lawyers and their clients lie. Oscar Fortune, 51, was convicted of murder in 2006 by a jury and...
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In this file photo made Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Des Moines Police Sgt. Paul Parizek speaks to speak to media during a press conference at the Des Moines Police Department in Des Moines, Iowa. Errors in Iowa's list of felons cost at least 20 people the right to vote in November's midterm elections, and officials have known about problems in the list since 2012. (Bryon Houlgrave/The Des Moines Register via AP)
December 05, 2019 - 1:40 pm
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A man convicted of delivering meth two decades ago should have been added to Iowa's database of felons banned from voting, but an embarrassing clerical error instead listed the police force that busted him. The inclusion of the Des Moines Police Department among the names of...
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., gestures as she speaks during a campaign stop, Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Mary Schwalm)
December 05, 2019 - 12:05 pm
DENVER (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren announced Thursday she has hired a state director in Colorado and will open multiple offices in the state. It's the latest move by the Massachusetts senator in a Western state that's part of the Super Tuesday contests in March. Warren...
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