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Rebecca Johnson, right, the Republican candidate for the Kentucky House of Representatives and wife of the former representative representing the 49th District speaks with a registered Republican voter Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Mt. Washington, Ky. The former representative, Dan Johnson, committed suicide in 2017, and she seeks to replace him in a special election being held Tuesday. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)
Wife of lawmaker who killed himself loses election bidA special election is being held in Kentucky to replace a legislator who killed himself after allegations surfaced from a woman who accused him of sexually assaulting her when she was a teenager
The Associated Press54 minutes ago
An Indian worker walks near a concrete mixer truck at a proposed site for the Trump Towers in Gurgaon, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. The eldest son of U.S. President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in a string of Trump-branded developments. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Luxury property ad blitz heralds Trump son's visit to IndiaThe eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on Indians who have bought units in Trump-branded developments
The Associated Press59 minutes ago
Wisconsin GOP outmaneuvers Democrats, controls gun billWisconsin Democrats tried to pressure Republicans into passing universal background checks for gun buyers on Tuesday but the strategy backfired after GOP leaders outmaneuvered them
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this June 22, 2016, file photo, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, speaks at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Garcia, the former head of the California Legislative Women's Caucus and a leading figure in the anti-sexual harassment movement is facing fresh allegations of misconduct in her office just days after she took a leave of absence amid an investigation into alleged groping. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct casesAn investigation has determined a California senator likely engaged in six instances of flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with female staff members and lobbyists in the past decade
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Mourners hold flowers during the funeral for Peter Wang at Kraeer Funeral Home in Parkland, Fla., Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. Wang is one of 17 people killed by a former student during Wednesday's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. (Al Diaz/Miami Herald via AP)
Florida survivors, lawmakers on collision course over gunsFlorida school shooting survivors head to state Capitol on collision course with lawmakers
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in the Middle East, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Palestinian leader calls for peace conference by mid-2018Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is calling for an international peace conference by mid-2018 with key goals of full UN membership for the state of Palestine and a timeframe for resolving all issues with Israel for a two-state solution.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
California law that blocked posting actors' ages struck downA federal judge has struck down a California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Rhode Island Senate Minority Whip Nicholas Kettle, appears in Superior Court in Providence on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. A grand jury indictment unsealed Monday accuses Kettle of extorting sex from a page in the Rhode Island Senate page program. Kettle, 27, of Coventry, pleaded not guilty and was released on $50,000 personal recognizance.  (Steve Szydlowski/Providence Journal via AP)
ACLU: Don't rush to expel lawmaker accused of sex extortionThe American Civil Liberties Union is urging Rhode Island lawmakers to proceed with caution as they weigh expelling a state senator accused of extorting sex from a page in the Senate's page program
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, right, sits alongside Vice President Mike Pence, center, and second lady Karen Pence at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Pence was all set to hold a history-making meeting with North Korean officials during the Winter Olympics in South Korea, but Kim Jong Un's government canceled at the last minute, the Trump administration said Tuesday, Feb. 20. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool)
US: North Korea canceled meeting with Pence at last minuteUS says Pence was ready to meet with North Korea at Olympics, but North Korea canceled at last minute
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Jared Kushner, center, listens as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a Security Council meeting on the situation in Palestine, Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018 at United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
Week of reckoning on White House aides' access to secretsIt's a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year
The Associated Press1 hour ago
The Latest: Investigation of senator finds misconduct likelyAn investigation has determined a California senator likely engaged in six instances of flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with women staff members and lobbyists in the past decade
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Felicia Marcus, chair of the state Water Resources Control Board, discusses the state's water situation during a meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The board delayed a decision about whether to bring back what had been temporary water bans from California's historic, five-year drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Some fear California drought cuts could erase water rightsSome water agencies say a plan to make California's drought-era water restrictions permanent could allow the state to chip away at long-held water rights
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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