Special session canceled after West Virginia justice resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to...

Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn thei...

Taiwanese company Foxconn may face obstacles in Wisconsin under new Governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the recent U.S. elections, the new Governor of Wisconsin, a Democrat, may have set his sights on undermining the state’s agreement with the Foxconn Corpor...

The Latest: W.Va. lawmakers won't meet after justice resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry (all times local): 5:55 p.m. An upcoming special session...

Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn thei...

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels are voting for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West. The...

Convicted West Virginia Supreme Court justice stepping down

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who was recently convicted of 11 federal charges is stepping down just ahead of a special legislative session to consider his r...

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers have begun the enormous task of recounting ballots in Florida's bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts afte...

West Virginia gov: Convicted and suspended justice resigning

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor said Saturday that he has accepted the resignation of a suspended state Supreme Court justice convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a special le...

Thai lawmakers back legalizing medical marijuana

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's legislature has officially proposed legal amendments that would allow the licensed medical use of marijuana, making it a potential trailblazer in Asia in legalizing what used...

Possible recounts loom in tight Florida gov, Senate contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Razor-thin margins in Florida's bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the specter of possible recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watc...

Kelly hopes to thwart Kansas adoption law seen as anti-LGBT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas' new Democratic governor-elect said Thursday that she will look to block enforcement of a new adoption law that she and LGBT-rights activists consider discriminatory, a shar...

Group challenges Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A group that supports abortion rights on Thursday filed a lawsuit challenging a Kansas ban on telemedicine abortions, a practice that allows women in rural areas to get abortion p...

Pennsylvania dioceses outline child sex abuse victim funds

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania said Thursday that they have taken steps to set up victim compensation funds, nearly three months after a chilling grand jury repor...

3 Taiwanese-Americans win midterm election races in New York

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Three Taiwanese-Americans won in midterm election races held in New York yesterday, including Grace Meng (孟昭文), Yuh-Line Niou (牛毓琳), and John Liu (劉醇逸), all thre...