State legislature

FILE - In this May 3, 2018 file photo, California state Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, poses for photos in his campaign office in Los Angeles. The California Democratic Party has snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein by giving its endorsement to her rival, de Leon. He won the party nod Saturday, July 14 after a vote of the party's roughly 360-member executive board made up of local officials and party activists. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
July 15, 2018 - 1:55 am
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The California Democratic Party snubbed U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Saturday by handing its official endorsement and a badly needed boost to state Sen. Kevin de Leon, her longshot Democratic challenger. In backing de Leon, a majority of the party's 360-member executive...
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Steven Aiello arrives to federal court in New York, Thursday, July 12, 2018. A federal jury in New York has convicted key players including Aiello of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 12, 2018 - 10:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury in New York convicted key players Thursday on charges related to Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program, leaving some lawyers grumbling that it's a bad time to face corruption charges. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict after a...
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This image made from a March 27, 2018, law enforcement body camera video from the La Paz County Sheriff's Office, via KLPZ / ParkerLiveOnline, shows Arizona state Rep. Paul Mosley during a traffic stop outside Parker, Ariz. Mosley was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity (La Paz County Sheriff's Office/KLPZ/ParkerLiveOnline via AP)
July 12, 2018 - 8:32 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona state lawmaker was seen telling a sheriff's deputy he sometimes drives as fast as 130 or 140 mph (210 or 225 kph) after he was pulled over for speeding, and the deputy said in a report later that the driver claimed to have legislative immunity State Rep. Paul Mosley was...
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President Donald Trump looks to GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale giving him the thumbs-up during a rally at the Four Seasons Arena at Montana ExpoPark, Thursday, July 5, 2018, in Great Falls, Mont., in support of Rep. Greg Gianforte, R-Mont., and Rosendale. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
July 12, 2018 - 5:58 pm
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Matt Rosendale used excess donations from deep-pocketed GOP donors to pay himself back for personal loans from a previous congressional run, then he turned around and loaned that money right back to his Senate campaign, according to campaign...
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Medical marijuana supporters hold signs outside of an Oklahoma Board of Health meeting in an overflow room in Oklahoma City, Tuesday, July 10, 2018. The board said the state won't allow the sale of smokable cannabis and that dispensaries must have a pharmacist on staff. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
July 10, 2018 - 6:33 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma pushed ahead with emergency rules Tuesday aimed at fast-tracking operations of the medical marijuana industry, but not before concerned health officials tacked on requirements that cannabis advocates say will only slow things down. The state Board of Health narrowly...
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July 10, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York state Senate leader and his son got business executives to arrange no-show jobs for the son in a brazen "family shakedown" that corrupted the senator's office, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the retrial of the pair on bribery and extortion charges. Assistant...
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FILE - In this June 25, 2018, file photo, a woman, who would not identify herself, hangs a sign at a protest camp on property outside the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Portland, Ore. Supporters of Initiative Petition 22, which would repeal the sanctuary status, turned in enough voter signatures last week to put them within reach of having the question put to voters and are waiting to see if the petition will qualify for the November ballot. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 09, 2018 - 6:30 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Opponents of an Oregon ballot measure that would repeal the nation's oldest statewide sanctuary law on Monday launched a counter-campaign as elections officials scrambled to certify the tens of thousands of voter signatures required to place the issue on a November ballot...
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Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill speaks during a news conference at the Statehouse in Indianapolis, Monday, July 9, 2018. Hill is rejecting calls to resign, saying his name "has been dragged through the gutter" amid allegations that he inappropriately touched a lawmaker and several other women. The Republican said during the news conference that he stands "falsely and publicly accused of abhorrent behavior." (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
July 09, 2018 - 6:18 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill defiantly rejected calls to resign on Monday, lamenting that he has been unfairly denied "due process" amid allegations that he drunkenly groped a lawmaker and three legislative staffers at a party. The Republican called the claims "vicious...
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FILE – In this May 5, 2017, file photo, Jim and Evelyn Piazza, center, stand by as Centre County, Pa., prosecutors discuss an investigation into the death of their son Tim Piazza, seen in photo at right, during a news conference in Bellefonte, Pa. A fourth multi-day preliminary hearing was scheduled in July 2018, in the criminal case against members of Penn State's shuttered Beta Theta Pi fraternity chapter, who face charges related to the February 2017, death of Piazza, of Lebanon, N.J., after a night of drinking. (Abby Drey/Centre Daily Times via AP, File)
July 08, 2018 - 11:47 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The sprawling criminal case against former members of a Penn State fraternity over the death of a pledge last year is about to pick up steam with yet another preliminary hearing on the horizon, as well as the first sentencing. Twenty-five members of shuttered Beta Theta Pi...
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July 07, 2018 - 10:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — One after another, witnesses beat back fear of revealing details many had kept largely private and recounted to grand jurors their story of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests whom they had trusted. As they spoke, many said they felt compassion from the grand jurors in the...
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