Judicial elections

FILE - In this Oct. 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf, center, accompanied by state House Minority Leader Rep. Frank Dermody, right, D-Allegheny, and state Rep. Joe Markosek, left, D-Allegheny, discuss state budget negotiations at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. It's deadline day in Pennsylvania's gerrymandering case for Democratic Gov. Wolf and others to submit maps of new congressional district boundaries that they want the state's Supreme Court to adopt. The midnight deadline Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, gives justices four more days to impose new boundaries, just three months before Pennsylvania's primary elections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
February 15, 2018 - 4:44 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts rolled in Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit maps of boundaries for the state Supreme Court to consider adopting for this year's election. Pennsylvania's...
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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 2:08 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa became South Africa's president with a message of clean government and inclusiveness on Thursday, stirring the hopes of many South Africans that he can reverse a corrosive period of decline and division under his predecessor, Jacob Zuma. Ramaphosa, a...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016, file photo, FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Oversight Committee about Hillary Clinton's email investigation, at the Capitol in Washington. Text messages between two FBI officials that have been reviewed by The Associated Press show they spoke admiringly of Comey at the time. The text messages were provided by the Justice Department to Congress, and are part of an inspector general investigation into the handling of the Hillary Clinton email inquiry. One exchange took place in July 2016 as Comey defended to Congress the FBI’s decision not to bring charges in that case. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
February 07, 2018 - 10:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The day in July 2016 that FBI Director James Comey defended to Congress the bureau's decision in the Hillary Clinton email probe, two FBI officials traded admiring texts about his verbal dexterity — and mocking jibes at the lawmakers questioning him. Congress, wrote FBI lawyer...
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February 07, 2018 - 2:55 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A fight over who will control North Carolina public schools that educate 1.5 million students landed Wednesday before the state's highest court, which must decide whether legislators can mix and match powers seemingly spelled out in the state constitution. The state Supreme...
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February 06, 2018 - 9:44 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked some but not all of the North Carolina legislative districts that federal judges redrew for this year's elections. The justices partially granted Tuesday the request of Republican lawmakers who argue House and Senate maps they voted for last...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 06, 2018 - 1:16 am
MALE, Maldives (AP) — Security forces in the Maldives stormed the Supreme Court overnight, arresting two judges and later a top opposition politician, after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation famous its luxurious resorts. The government of President Yameen Abdul...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:49 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republican legislative leaders want to halt a federal judge's order that restored primary elections for appellate court races this year after a state law canceled them. An attorney for GOP lawmakers filed a request Friday that U.S. District Judge Catherine...
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February 02, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Hello! The interim Carolinas News Editor is Jeffrey Collins. The supervisor is Skip Foreman. A reminder that this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take...
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President Donald Trump leaves after the State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
January 31, 2018 - 6:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's rare to see the law-and-order Republican Party attack America's top law enforcement agency, which traditionally has drawn more ire from civil rights-minded Democrats. But as special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation intensifies, President Donald Trump and his GOP...
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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, speaks with reporters following a vote, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. The Senate Judiciary Committee is finishing its investigation into the meeting between Russians and President Donald Trump's campaign in June 2016 — and Grassley wants to release transcripts from closed-door interviews with Trump's son and others. Grassley says he wants to work out an agreement with Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California to release transcripts from interviews with Donald Trump Jr. and others who attended the campaign meeting in Trump Tower. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 26, 2018 - 12:31 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 White House employees have given interviews to the special counsel in his probe of possible obstruction of justice and Trump campaign ties to Russian election interference, according to a document that underscores the breadth of the investigation. The document,...
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