State legislature

FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2017 file photo, law enforcement enters the Oceti Sakowin camp to begin arresting Dakota Access oil pipeline protesters in Morton County, near Cannon Ball, N.D. North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show. (Mike McCleary/The Bismarck Tribune via AP, Pool File)
December 16, 2017 - 10:27 am
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show. The purchases, tallied by The Associated Press from invoices...
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FILE - In this Nov. 23, 2011 file photo, film producer Harvey Weinstein poses for a photo in New York. For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again with the same words: "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by Mr. Weinstein." Consent is quite likely to be a central issue in a potential legal case against Weinstein and others accused of sexual assault in the current so-called “reckoning.” (AP Photo/John Carucci, File)
December 16, 2017 - 8:05 am
For two months now, as accusations of sexual misconduct have piled up against Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced mogul has responded over and over again: "Any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied." Consent is a concept central to law on sexual assault, and will likely be an issue...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. administers the House oath of office to Rep. Kevin Cramer, R-N.D., during a mock swearing in ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington. In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans’ lone Senate candidate, Cramer, is a little-known state lawmaker, and a potato farmer, from a remote small town closer to the Canadian border than the state capital Bismarck. While established Republicans and business leaders in other states Trump carried are running to topple Democratic senators, the GOP is struggling to land a big name in North Dakota.(AP Photo/Zach Gibson, File)
December 16, 2017 - 8:03 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota (AP) — In North Dakota, where Donald Trump won in a landslide last year, Republicans' lone Senate candidate is a little-known state lawmaker — and potato farmer — from a remote town closer to the Canadian border than the state capital. While established Republicans and...
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FILE- In this Dec. 11, 2017, file photo, U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally in Midland City, Ala. Moore is telling supporters “the battle is not over” in Alabama’s Senate race as he asks for campaign donations and any reports of voting irregularities. Moore in a Friday, Dec. 15, fundraising email asked supporters to contribute to his “election integrity fund” and tell them of any problems at the polls. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
December 16, 2017 - 5:31 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Republican Roy Moore on Friday told supporters that the "battle is not over" in Alabama's Senate race even though President Donald Trump and others have called on him to concede. Moore sent a fundraising email to supporters asking for contributions to his "election...
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December 16, 2017 - 5:30 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- CONGRESS-TAXES — Republicans finally reveal their huge national tax rewrite — along with announcements of support that all but guarantee approval next week in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Jeff Hoover looks up to the cheers from the gallery following his swearing in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover, the former House Speaker, denied sexual harassment but said he did send inappropriate but consensual text messages. It's unclear what the other three Republican lawmakers involved in the settlement are accused of doing. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky: A state forced to confront its past salacious behavior in the midst of an historic transition to Republican rule. Kentucky's GOP House...
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FILE - In this Jan. 17, 2017 file photo, state Rep. Dean Westlake, D-Kotzebue, talks with another legislator during a break in the opening session of the Alaska Legislature in Juneau, Alaska. Staff for Westlake, who was accused by several women of inappropriate behavior, hand-delivered his resignation letter to the House speaker's office on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Mark Thiessen, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:29 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska lawmaker who was accused by several women of inappropriate behavior announced Friday that he will resign. Staff for state Rep. Dean Westlake hand-delivered his resignation letter to the House speaker's office. The letter came three days after Westlake rejected calls...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:11 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a Dec. 14 story about former Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting wrote that Maranda Richmond went to police two years ago about being sexually assaulted in 2012 and that it found no...
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District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller holds a news conference regarding a grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death on Friday, Dec. 15, 2017 at the Courthouse Annex in Bellefonte, Pa. Twenty-six people face criminal charges related to the Feb. 4 death of 19-year-old Tim Piazza, after he consumed a dangerous amount of alcohol during a pledge bid night. (Phoebe Sheehan/Centre Daily Times via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 3:11 pm
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — A grand jury's report in the wake of a fraternity pledge's drinking death said Friday that Penn State officials displayed "a shocking apathy" to dangers from excessive drinking and that its inaction allowed criminal acts to occur. Penn State strongly objected to that...
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CORRECTS TO A PROBABLE SUICIDE INSTEAD OF COMMITTED SUICIDE FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, file photo, Kentucky State Rep. Republican Dan Johnson addresses the public from his church regarding sexual assault allegations in Louisville, Ky. Johnson died Wednesday night, Dec. 13, 2017. Bullitt County Coroner Dave Billings says it was "probably suicide," and an autopsy is scheduled for Thursday morning. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 14, 2017 - 5:16 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky lawmaker's resume included enough material for an award-winning memoir: He was a peacekeeper at the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, a White House chaplain to three presidents and a 9/11 first responder who gave last rites to hundreds of people at Ground Zero...
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