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1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

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PELHAM, Ala. — The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction said Wednesday that his election to represent a heavily white...

Court orders shorter sentence for ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic

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DENVER — A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that “Tiger King” Joe Exotic should get a shorter prison sentence for his role in a...

EXPLAINER: What’s in the Texas GOP’s voting bills?

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The Texas voting bills that prompted state Democrats' flight to Washington this week include a raft of tweaks and changes to the state's election...

Arizona county to spend $3M on voting machines after audit

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PHOENIX — Arizona's largest county approved nearly $3 million Wednesday for new vote-counting machines to replace those used in the 2020 election, which were...

Time on their side, Texas GOP waits for Democrats to return

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AUSTIN, Texas — On Day 3 of Texas Democrats hunkering down in Washington to block tighter voting laws, Republicans back home settled into a...

Judge tosses Roy Moore’s lawsuit over Baron Cohen interview

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed failed...

In long-awaited speech, Biden to decry voting restrictions

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and...

Left-leaning groups pressure Schumer to act on voting bill

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WASHINGTON — Dozens of left-leaning organizations are asking Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to schedule a new vote this month on Democrats' sweeping voting...

Chicago banker convicted in loans-for-Trump job scheme

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NEW YORK — A Manhattan jury on Tuesday convicted a Chicago banker of criminal charges for enabling Paul Manafort to get $16 million in...

Texas Democrats dig in after exodus; GOP threatens arrest

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AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democrats who hurriedly fled to Washington to block sweeping new election laws back home acknowledged Tuesday they can't stay away...