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Attorney: Man at center of ballot controversy broke no laws

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 4:48pm

The attorney for a man at the center of a controversy in a disputed North Carolina congressional race said he hasn't broken any campaign laws and ongoing investigations will prove it.

Nevada becomes 1st US state with female-majority Legislature

Michelle L. Price, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 3:51pm

Nevada became the first state in the U.S. with an overall female majority in the Legislature on Tuesday when county officials in Las Vegas appointed two women to fill vacancies in the state Assembly.

Martha McSally to fill McCain Senate seat after losing race

Nicholas Riccardi and Terry Tang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:42am

Arizona's governor on Tuesday appointed U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to replace Sen. Jon Kyl in the seat that belonged to the late John McCain, sending the GOP congresswoman back to Washington just a month after she lost a tight race for the state's other spot in the Senate.

Embattled Florida elections official sues to get job back

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 7:44am

Calling her suspension "malicious" and politically-motivated, a former Florida elections official is asking a federal judge to reinstate her after she was removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott.

No timeline: O'Rourke not rushing 2020 decision despite buzz

Will Weissert, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:34pm

If the deep field of potential Democratic presidential contenders is on pins and needles as Beto O'Rourke decides his next move, it could be a long wait.

Hatch, Curtis bill for human trafficking advisory council goes to president

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 17th - 7:02pm

A bill backed by Sen. Orrin Hatch and Rep. John Curtis to create a human trafficking advisory council will go the president's desk.

The Latest: Haslam giving Senate bid 'serious consideration'

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:42pm

The Latest on the 2020 U.S. Senate race in Tennessee (all times local):

After judge's ruling against Obamacare, what happens now?

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:39pm

A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court.

Asian shares slip as traders ready for Fed rate hike

Annabelle Liang, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 3:09pm

Asian stocks fell on Tuesday, tracking losses on Wall Street as traders braced for an interest rate hike by Federal Reserve.

City of Roy aims for growth with planned developments

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:32pm

The suburban city of Roy is expecting growth as mixed-use developments and more town homes are planned on its few remaining open spaces.

Utah AG Sean Reyes on shortlist to become interior secretary

Dennis Romboy, KSL  |  Posted Dec 17th - 2:01pm

Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes is on among the finalists to succeed resigning Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.

North Carolina GOP wants candidate in Congress despite probe

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 1:08pm

North Carolina Republicans said Monday that they want their candidate in a still-undecided U.S. House race marred by ballot fraud allegations to take his seat in Congress despite acknowledging a replacement election may be required.

GOP Sen. Alexander of Tennessee not seeking 2020 re-election

Jonathan Mattise, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:33am

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2020, giving the red state its second open Senate contest in two years.

Kentucky House of Representatives called into session by governor adjourns without passing pension bill

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 5:46pm

Kentucky House of Representatives called into session by governor adjourns without passing pension bill.

The Latest: Democratic Rep.-elect says he's ready to work

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 12:50pm

The Latest on litigation over Maine's new ranked voting system (all times local):

Options dwindling, GOP congressman appeals to keep his seat

Marina Villeneuve, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 10:37am

The last remaining Republican congressman in New England filed an appeal Tuesday that seeks to undo the election of his Democratic opponent under Maine's new voting system, asking the court to act quickly as the swearing-in of new U.S. House members nears.

N. Carolina gov. vetoing bill with congressional race redo

Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 9:20am

North Carolina's governor said Tuesday he's vetoing legislation that directs fully rerun elections if fraud is found in a disputed U.S. House race, saying the hastily approved bill also adds new cover for lobbyists and people who violate campaign finance laws.

Arizona governor appoints U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to fill late Sen. John McCain's seat until 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 18th - 8:39am

Arizona governor appoints U.S. Rep. Martha McSally to fill late Sen. John McCain's seat until 2020 .

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he is not running for re-election in 2020

The Associated Press  |  Posted Dec 17th - 10:22am

Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee says he is not running for re-election in 2020.