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Wisconsin Republicans vote not to endorse for governor

MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans voted Saturday not to endorse anyone for governor ahead of the GOP primary in August, with former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch falling just short of the 60% ...

California Democratic supremacy tested by crime, inflation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats in many parts of the country are facing a potentially grim political year, but in California no one is talking about the liberal stronghold changing direction. ...

Newsom: Democrats need 'counter-offensive' in culture wars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom faulted his own political party Wednesday for setbacks in the nation's culture wars and urged Democrats to launch a vocal “counter-offensive” to protect...

California's population fell again amid pandemic's 2nd year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The nation's most populous state is shrinking. California's population declined again in 2021 for the second consecutive year, state officials said Monday, ...

Today in History: April 23, Hank Aaron's first home run

Today in History Today is Saturday, April 23, the 113th day of 2022. There are 252 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Apri...

GOP-backed school board candidates win in Milwaukee suburbs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican-backed candidates in local school board races came out as big winners in the Milwaukee suburbs that are critical for the Wisconsin GOP in statewide elections, but they ...

California Gov. Newsom and wife earned $1.5 million in 2020

SACRAMENTO (AP) — California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom and his wife earned nearly $1.5 million in 2020 and paid about $480,000 in taxes, down from $1.7 million in income the couple reported in 2019...

Special US House election will fill term of Trump ally Nunes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes’ resignation to lead Donald Trump’s media company has left his one-time constituents with an odd special election: Voters will select someone...

California governor ends 12 emergencies, but not for COVID

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Multiple California emergencies declared by the last two governors officially ended on Friday — including for heat waves, an oil spill, wildfires and the civil unrest in reac...

California adopts nation's 1st 'endemic' virus policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first state to formally shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus with Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Thursday of a plan that emphasizes preve...

California adopts nation's 1st 'endemic' virus policy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California became the first state to formally shift to an “endemic” approach to the coronavirus with Gov. Gavin Newsom's announcement Thursday of a plan that emphasizes preve...

California GOP senator launches longshot bid for governor

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A little-known Republican legislator from rural, northern California announced an improbable campaign Tuesday to oust Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom, just months after Newsom h...

Venezuela: Petition fell short in seeking Maduro recall vote

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s National Electoral Council said Thursday that an opposition petition drive seeking to force a recall referendum against President Nicolás Maduro fell far short of...

Venezuela recall faces 'impossible' conditions; turnout low

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelans got a chance on to demand a recall of President Nicolás Maduro on Wednesday — but a government-friendly electoral board imposed limits that backers said were impo...

San Francisco reports big increase in anti-Asian hate crimes

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco expressed despair over the increase in reported hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders last year, up an astonishing 567% from the pre...