Possible impeachment could further upend Virginia politics

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Monday will reluctantly face the unprecedented prospect of impeaching the state's second most powerful leader as they struggle to address revelations of past...

Q&A: Sexual assault allegations in New Jersey government

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy looked to put scrutiny over his administration's handling of a sexual assault allegation against a state government staffer behind him last week. ...

Virginia lieutenant governor resists calls to step down

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's embattled lieutenant governor has urged authorities to investigate sexual assault allegations made against him, but hasn't heeded calls to resign and it is unclear what...

Virginia lieutenant governor embattled by new sex allegation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's state government seemed to come unglued Friday as an embattled Gov. Ralph Northam made it clear he won't resign and the man in line to succeed him was hit with another ...

John Dingell represented Michigan from Ike to Obama

DETROIT (AP) — Dubbed "Big John" for his imposing 6-foot-3 frame and sometimes intimidating manner, former Rep. John Dingell bolstered that reputation with the head of a 500-pound wild boar that greet...

Former Rep. Dingell, US's longest-serving lawmaker, dies

DETROIT (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Dingell, the longest-serving member of Congress in American history who mastered legislative deal-making and was fiercely protective of Detroit's auto industry, ha...

Vermont man who harassed black lawmaker faces gun charge

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A self-described white nationalist who has harassed Vermont's only female black legislator who later resigned has been charged with possessing illegal, large capacity gun magazi...

The Latest: Council calls for end to jailing of victims

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on a New Orleans City Council resolution calling for an end to the jailing of sexual assault or domestic violence victims who resist testifying against their suspected as...

Lawmaker's outfit stirs controversy in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The way a Brazilian lawmaker dressed in a state legislature is causing a furor. Santa Catarina state Rep. Ana Paula da Silva wore a red outfit showing deep clea...

Blackface photo is a reminder of Virginia's racist history

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The discovery last week of a racist photo on Gov. Ralph Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook page has served as a glaring reminder that Virginia — a former bastion of slavery an...

Anti-abortion bills: odds good in GOP states, not Congress

President Donald Trump's call for a ban on late-term abortions is unlikely to prevail in Congress, but Republican legislators in several states are pushing ahead with their own tough anti-abortion bil...

The Latest: GOP lawmakers in Kansas advance tax relief plan

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Legislature's debate over a Republican tax relief proposal (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Republican legislators in Kansa...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 4 Richmond Times-Dispatch on Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam: ...

Clash in Kansas over tax relief quickly coming to a head

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly's election victory suggested that Kansas repudiated past GOP fiscal policies, yet voters also encouraged top Republicans to pursue income tax relief by ...

Oklahoma ramps up Capitol security after teacher walkout

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Leaders in the Oklahoma House ramped up security by erecting guard stations in hallways, banning public access to stairwells and hiring an ex-police officer licensed to carry a gu...