Elections

Pages from the Senate Intelligence Committee report that details Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election is photographed in Washington, Friday, July 26, 2019. The new Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign meddling: the limited ability of the U.S. government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given fuel to those who argue that a larger federal role is needed.(AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
July 27, 2019 - 6:59 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate report on Russian interference in U.S. elections highlights one of the biggest challenges to preventing foreign intrusions in American democracy: the limited powers and ability of the federal government to protect elections run by state and local officials. That has given...
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FILE - In this Monday, July 15, 2019 file photo, a districts map is shown as a three-judge panel of the Wake County Superior Court presides over the trial of Common Cause, et al. v. Lewis, et al at the Campbell University School of Law in Raleigh, N.C. The three-judge North Carolina panel was considering Friday, July 26, 2019, whether politicians can be too extreme in drawing legislative voting districts to their advantage, a judgment the U.S. Supreme Court refused to make about congressional elections. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
July 26, 2019 - 5:36 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina trial that concluded Friday leaves state judges to decide whether they can identify when politicians go too far in drawing voting districts to their advantage, a judgment the U.S. Supreme Court refused to make. A three-judge panel will likely spend weeks...
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July 26, 2019 - 5:10 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina trial into whether state legislative districts were illegally designed to give Republicans an unfair advantage in elections (all times local): 6:10 p.m. A North Carolina judicial panel will likely spend weeks deliberating whether they can identify...
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FILE - This May 22, 2018, file photo, shows a voter access card inserted in a reader during voting in the Georgia primary in Kennesaw, Ga. A federal judge has ordered Georgia to stop using its outdated voting machines after 2019. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, issued the order after voting integrity advocates and individual voters asked her to order the state to immediately switch to hand-marked paper ballots. (AP Photo/Mike Stewart, File)
July 25, 2019 - 7:09 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for election integrity activists grilled Georgia election officials about cybersecurity measures taken to protect the state's elections infrastructure, seeking Thursday to convince a judge to order an immediate halt to the state's use of outdated voting machines. Their...
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FILE - In this Dec. 16, 2009 file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau speaks during a press conference in New York. Morgenthau, the longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on "Law & Order" has died. He was 99. His wife, Lucinda Franks, told The New York Times that Morgenthau died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Manhattan hospital after a short illness. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
July 22, 2019 - 9:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — He seemed almost out of central casting — tall and patrician, with a cultivated above-the-fray presence. And in fact, former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau inspired some television casting of his own, as the model for the avuncular character of prosecutor Adam...
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July 22, 2019 - 3:03 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former candidate for the Florida Legislature acknowledged to state investigators that she lied when she said she was a medical doctor who had removed 77 bullets from 32 victims of the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016. The Florida Department of Health last week issued a cease...
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FILE - In this April 26, 2010 file photo, former New York City District Attorney Robert Morgenthau attends a gala launch party in New York. Morgenthau, the longest-serving former Manhattan district attorney who tried mob kingpins, music stars and white-collar criminals and inspired a character on 'Law & Order' has died. He was 99. His wife, Lucinda Franks, told The New York Times that Morgenthau died Sunday, July 21, 2019, at a Manhattan hospital after a short illness. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
July 21, 2019 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Manhattan District Attorney Robert M. Morgenthau, who spent more than three decades jailing criminals from mob kingpins and drug-dealing killers to a tax-dodging Harvard dean, died Sunday. He was 99, just 10 days short of his 100th birthday. Morgenthau died at Manhattan's...
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In this frame grab of an April 11, 2019, video provided by Ben Engen of Denver-based Constellation Political Consulting, Engen, a Republican consultant, conducts a training session on how to organize and execute recall campaigns against elected Democratic lawmakers for a group of GOP activists in Buena Vista, Colo. Once reserved for corrupt or inept elected officials, recall campaigns have become a political weapon for Republicans who are trying to undo their losses to Democrats in statewide regular elections. (Constellation Political Consulting via AP)
July 21, 2019 - 10:33 am
DENVER (AP) — Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018, file photo, oxycodone pills are displayed in New York. Newly released federal data shows how drugmakers and distributors increased shipments of opioid painkillers across the U.S. as the nation’s addiction crisis accelerated from 2006 to 2012. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
July 19, 2019 - 11:38 am
The release of a massive trove of data from lawsuits over the nation's opioid crisis provides the most detailed accounting to date of the role played by the major pharmaceutical companies and distributors. In legal cases across the country, they have defended themselves as being little more than...
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In this Monday, July 1, 2019, photo Hany Farid, a digital forensics expert at the University of California at Berkeley, gestures as he views video clips in his office in Berkeley, Calif. Dumb fakes, shallow fakes and cheap fakes, experts are still undecided on how to label the poorly made manipulated videos being viewed millions of times and even spread by high-ranking politicians. But they are sure that social media users will see much more of these videos ahead of the U.S. 2020 presidential elections. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
July 19, 2019 - 9:38 am
Sophisticated phony videos called deepfakes have attracted attention as a possible threat to election integrity. But a bigger problem for the 2020 U.S. presidential contest may be "dumbfakes." These are simpler and more easily unmasked bogus videos that are cheap and easy to produce. Deepfakes...
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