Search / 508 results found

from
to
AP
  • Updated

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced a ban on the use of TikTok and certain China and Russia-based platforms in the state’s executive branch of government. The emergency directive announced by Hogan on Tuesday is the latest development in states acting to address cybersecurity risks presented by the platforms. It comes a week after South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, a Republican, banned state employees and contractors from accessing TikTok on state-owned devices, citing its ties to China. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, also a Republican, on Monday asked the state’s Department of Administration to ban TikTok from all state government devices it manages.

AP featured
  • Updated

Georgia voters are deciding the final Senate contest in the country. They're choosing whether to reelect Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock or Republican challenger Herschel Walker. Tuesday's contest concludes a four-week runoff blitz that's drawn a flood of outside spending to an increasingly personal fight. The outcome will determine whether Democrats have a 51-49 Senate majority or control a 50-50 chamber based on Vice President Kamala Harris' tiebreaking vote. In last month's general election, Warnock led Walker by 37,000 votes out of almost 4 million cast but fell shy of a majority, triggering the runoff. As polls opened Tuesday morning, a 40-degree wind chill and steady rain greeted voters in the Atlanta area.

AP

A lawyer for a former Republican candidate for Michigan governor says they want more time to consider possible plea deals in a case related to the 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Gary Springstead made the request on behalf of Ryan Kelley. He's asking a judge for another 60-day timeout in federal court in Washington. Prosecutors are not opposed. Kelley is charged with misdemeanors. He’s accused of disruptive conduct, injuring public property and entering restricted space without permission on Jan. 6, 2021. Kelley insists he was lawfully protesting the results of the 2020 presidential election. He finished fourth in the August Republican primary for governor.

AP
  • Updated

People's identifications are checked at the C.T. Martin Natatorium and Recreation Center as they vote in the runoff election, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2022, in Atlanta. Georgia voters are deciding the final Senate contest in the country. They're choosing whether to reelect Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock or opt for Republican challenger Herschel Walker. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

AP

A contentious charter school operator linked to a conservative Michigan college is taking another swing at opening schools in Tennessee. This time, American Classical Education is targeting five counties, including three that rejected its applications earlier this year. American Classical Education is supported by Hillsdale College, which licenses the curriculum for free and provides training and other resources. Hillsdale holds outsize influence with Republican politicians, including Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee. Hillsdale President Larry Arnn recently spearheaded the “1776 Curriculum," inspired by former President Donald Trump’s short-lived “1776 Commission.” The commission was a direct response to The New York Times’ “1619 Project” focusing on America’s history of slavery.

AP
  • Updated

FILE - Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers makes his acceptance speech on Nov. 9, 2022, in Madison, Wis., after winning the governorship election. Wisconsin's Republican representatives in Congress on Tuesday, Dec. 6, called on Evers to delete the video platform TikTok from all state government devices, including his own, calling it a national security threat. (AP Photo/Andy Manis, File)

AP
  • Updated

FILE - The TikTok logo is seen on a cell phone on Oct. 14, 2022, in Boston. Wisconsin's Republican representatives in Congress on Tuesday, Dec. 6, called on Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to delete the video platform TikTok from all state government devices, including his own, calling it a national security threat. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

AP
  • Updated

A former Miami congressman who signed a $50 million consulting contract with Venezuela’s socialist government was arrested Monday on charges of money laundering and representing a foreign government without registering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Miami says Republican David Rivera was arrested in Atlanta. The eight-count indictment alleges he was part of a conspiracy to lobby on behalf of Venezuela to improve U.S.-Venezuela relations, resolve an oil company legal dispute and end U.S. economic sanctions against the South American nation — without registering as a foreign agent. A lawyer for Rivera said he had not seen the indictment and Rivera did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.

AP

Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin swept into office as a Republican revelation with a fresh formula for victory as the GOP contemplated its future beyond Donald Trump. But a year after Youngkin's stunning win, some Republicans believe the shine of his national star is being tested. That's even as Youngkin quietly contemplates a 2024 presidential run. Most of the midterm candidates Youngkin tried to help this fall were defeated. Major presidential donors see the former private-equity chief as simply one in a crowded class of would-be Trump alternatives. And the 55-year-old Youngkin has few major accomplishments to sell as he faces debates on guns and abortion at home.

AP

California could become the first state to fine big oil companies for making too much money. The proposal is a reaction to the oil industry's supersized profits following a summer of record-high gas prices in the nation's most populous state. Gov. Gavin Newsom and his Democratic allies in the state Legislature introduced the bill on Monday. But the proposal is missing key details. It does not say how much profit is too much or how much the fine would be for oil companies exceeding it. Newsom said those details would be sorted out after negotiations with the state Legislature.