State governments

August 26, 2018 - 11:01 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is honoring Sen. John McCain by lowering flags on government buildings to half-staff. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday lowering the flags on state buildings was a "small gesture for one of America's giants." New York City is doing the same at city-government buildings. The...
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August 26, 2018 - 9:52 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is honoring Sen. John McCain by lowering flags on all state government buildings to half-staff. Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday it was a "small gesture for one of America's giants." The 81-year-old McCain died Saturday at his Arizona ranch after discontinuing medical...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:26 am
The #MeToo movement against sexual misconduct has prompted many state legislatures to reconsider their internal policies and state laws on the issue. Although about half of House and Senate legislative chambers nationwide have taken no substantive action this year, the measures adopted in other...
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August 26, 2018 - 3:19 am
Since the start of last year, The Associated Press has tallied at least 76 state lawmakers who have faced public allegations or repercussions over sexual misconduct claims. Most of those cases became public since the #MeToo movement gained momentum in October, though some of the incidents allegedly...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., greets the audience as he arrives to deliver a speech in Singapore. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 10:10 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen Pence, are offering condolences to the family of Arizona Sen. John McCain following the senator's death. Pence says on Twitter that we "honor his lifetime of...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2016, file photo, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., greets the audience as he arrives to deliver a speech in Singapore. McCain, the war hero who became the GOP's standard-bearer in the 2008 election, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018. He was 81. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
August 25, 2018 - 10:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton are paying tribute to Sen. John McCain as a "skilled, tough politician" who often set aside partisanship "to do what he thought was...
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ARCHIVO - En imagen de archivo del 29 de enero de 2008, el senador John McCain, republicabo por Arizona, celebra en Miami su triunfo en las elecciones primarias de Florida. McCain, cuya carrera política de 35 años lo llevó al Congreso y a la candidatura presidencial republicana, murió el sábado 25 de agosto de 2018 después de padecer cáncer de cerebro durante más de un año. Tenía 81 años. (AP Foto/Charles Dharapak, archivo)
August 25, 2018 - 9:24 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Sen. John McCain (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Former President Barack Obama is paying tribute to Arizona Sen. John McCain following the death of his 2008 presidential rival. Obama says despite their differences, they shared a "fidelity to something...
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Devin Del Palacio, second from right, a Democrat running for the Arizona House of Representatives, speaks during an African-American candidates forum along with Democrat mayoral candidate Tim Seay, left, Justice of the Peace candidate Sharon Sauls, second from left, and Democrat candidate for Arizona Corporation Commission Kiana Maria Sears, right, Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018, in Phoenix. They join at least 30 African-Americans running for local, state and federal office in Arizona this year. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
August 25, 2018 - 12:41 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — At least 30 African-Americans are running for offices in Arizona this year, a milestone that some political observers say is a result of increased engagement and a new pipeline of leadership. State Rep. Reginald Bolding is one of two African-American lawmakers currently serving in...
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August 25, 2018 - 12:16 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In New York state government news, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former "Sex and the City" star Cynthia Nixon will square off in the first — and likely only — debate before next month's Democratic primary. Nixon and Cuomo will meet for a televised debate Wednesday at Hofstra University...
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FILE - In this Aug. 21, 2018, file photo, state Sen. Joel Anderson, R-Alpine, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. A lobbyist for the California Nurses Association has filed a complaint with the California Senate alleging Anderson threatened her with violence at a Sacramento restaurant Aug. 13, 2018. The close of the California legislative session brings a flurry of parties and after-work events, which have been the scene of some sexual misconduct allegations that surfaced after the #MeToo reckoning hit the California capitol last fall. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
August 25, 2018 - 11:45 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The close of the California legislative session brings a flurry of parties to toast victories and raise campaign cash, with more a dozen capital bars and restaurants hosting soirees on the busiest nights. After-hours events have been the scene of some of the most egregious...
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