Alabama Gov. Ivey Seeking to Avoid Runoff in Crowded Primary | Political News

By JAY REEVES, Associated Press BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) – Facing eight challengers in Alabama’s Republican primary, Gov. Kay Ivey repeated former President Donald Trump’s false claims about election theft. Then, the white-haired, 77-year-old Ivey sat at her office desk and pulled three things out of her purse for a commercial campaign: a lipstick, a cellphone … Read more

California Parents Could Soon Sue for Social Media Addiction | Political News

By ADAM BEAM, Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – California could soon hold social media companies responsible for harming children who have become addicted to their products, permitting parents to sue platforms like Instagram and TikTok for up to $ 25,000 per violation under a bill that passed the state Assembly on Monday. The bill … Read more

Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press May 22, 2022, 5:27 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order … Read more

EXPLAINER: How do Australian parties differ on key issues? | Political News

By ROD McGUIRK – Associtaed Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s center-left opposition Labor Party has outspent the ruling conservative Liberal Party-led coalition in election promises during the six-week campaign leading up to the vote on Saturday. Labor says more spending is needed to increase economic productivity and to counter China’s influence in the South … Read more

Disinformation Board’s Ex-Leader Faced Wave of Online Abuse | Political News

By AMANDA SEITZ, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Nina Jankowicz, like so many millennials, was excited to share a social media post announcing her new job on Twitter late last month when she was named executive director for a new disinformation board established by the Department of Homeland Security. But instead of well-wishes, Jankowicz’s tweet … Read more

Brown Harris Stevens CEO calls real estate reality TV ‘horrible’

A customer looks at listings on display outside a Brown Harris Stevens offices in New York. Brendan McDermid Reuters The rise of reality TV shows featuring real estate has been “horrible” for the industry and the image of its brokers, a top brokerage CEO said Thursday. “This is not who we are,” said Bess Freedman, … Read more

US Lawmakers Urge Binding Vote on Puerto Rico Statehood | Political News

By DÁNICA COTO, Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – A group of Democratic congress members, including the House majority leader, on Thursday proposed a binding plebiscite to decide whether Puerto Rico should become a state or gain some sort of independence. The draft proposal unveiled at an online news conference would commit Congress … Read more

EXPLAINER: How Mailed Ballots Slow Results in Pennsylvania | Political News

By MARK SCOLFORO and CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Counting of mailed ballots in Pennsylvania is drawing renewed scrutiny amid a too-close-to-call US Senate primary between Republicans David McCormick and Dr. Mehmet Oz. Former President Donald Trump blasted the state’s elections procedures on social media Wednesday even though there are no … Read more

N. Carolina Rep. Cawthorn Struggling to Keep Seat in Primary | Political News

By GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press RALEIGH, NC (AP) – US Rep. Madison Cawthorn struggled Tuesday to hold on to his western North Carolina seat, facing a stiff challenge from a state legislator in the Republican primary. With most votes counted, election results in the 11th District Republican primary showed the first-term congressman and pro-Donald … Read more

Dr. Scott Jensen Wins GOP Endorsement for Minnesota Governor | Political News

By STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press ROCHESTER, Minn. (AP) – Dr. Scott Jensen, a skeptic of the government’s response to COVID-19, won the Minnesota GOP’s endorsement after a wild ride on Saturday to challenge Democratic Gov. Tim Walz in the November election, going over the top on the ninth ballot with 65% of the vote. Jensen, … Read more

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