Judicial elections

Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
October 18, 2017 - 9:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. speaks to the media during the inaugural National Prosecutorial Summit, in Atlanta. The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he'll stop taking campaign cash pending the review of an outside ethics group. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A furor over the Manhattan district attorney's decision to shut down a groping investigation of Harvey Weinstein two years ago is putting a spotlight on the DA's practice of taking campaign contributions from defense attorneys. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. insists he doesn't let money...
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October 17, 2017 - 3:14 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Primary elections for trial court and appeals court seats in 2018 have been scrapped after Republicans on Tuesday overrode Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that foretells potentially more judicial changes ahead. The House voted to make state law a measure — approved...
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October 17, 2017 - 10:57 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina legislature deciding whether to (all times local): 10:50 a.m. There are now no plans to hold primary elections for trial court and appeals court races next year. That's because the General Assembly has completed its override of Democratic Gov...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:10 am
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump waded back into Southern politics Monday, showering praise on one of his earliest supporters, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. At a closed-door campaign fundraiser, Trump praised McMaster as his "friend" and "compatriot" and predicted McMaster would...
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October 16, 2017 - 8:25 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper wrested North Carolina's executive branch from Republicans nearly a year ago, narrowly defeating incumbent Pat McCrory in an election that swung in part on the voters' critique of the state's so-called "bathroom bill" and other GOP policies. But the...
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October 13, 2017 - 10:58 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republican leaders at the North Carolina General Assembly are asking colleagues to return to Raleigh early next week to consider an override of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of a bill that would cancel primaries for judicial elections in 2018 only. A spokeswoman for Senate...
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October 12, 2017 - 6:43 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's redrawn legislative districts were debated Thursday before a panel of three federal judges who had struck down previous district maps for racial bias. The judges must decide whether to force another redrawing of the boundaries approved by Republicans over...
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October 12, 2017 - 3:19 pm
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a federal court hearing on whether redrawn North Carolina legislative districts can be used for the 2018 election or must be altered again (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Federal judges in North Carolina have critiqued arguments made by lawyers for Republican...
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October 12, 2017 - 5:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's election commission is seeking the arrest of the country's top opposition leader, cricket-star-turned-politician Imran Khan, on contempt charges. Haroon Shinwari, a spokesman for the Election Commission, says its panel of judges issued an arrest warrant for Khan on...
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