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NEW YORK | Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

NEW YORK— Letitia James, a longtime New York City politician with ties to both the state’s underclass and its elites, beat three other candidates in a Democratic primary for attorney general, then turned her sights on the man she saw as her real opponent: President Donald Trump. “This campaign was really never about me, or … Continue reading NEW YORK | Letitia James wins primary for New York attorney general

NEW YORK | James wins Democratic primary for NY attorney general

NEW YORK— New York City Public Advocate Letitia James won a four-way Democratic primary for attorney general in New York on Thursday in a race that was a competition over who could best use the office to antagonize President Donald Trump. James, 59, would become the first black woman to hold a statewide elected office … Continue reading NEW YORK | James wins Democratic primary for NY attorney general

WASHINGTON | Inspector general reviews FBI handling of Nassar allegations

WASHINGTON  — The Justice Department’s inspector general is investigating how the FBI handled sexual abuse allegations against former USA Gymnastics national team doctor Larry Nassar, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday. The investigation comes amid allegations that the FBI had failed to promptly address complaints made in 2015 against the once-renowned gymnastics doctor. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Inspector general reviews FBI handling of Nassar allegations

CLEVELAND | Cleveland Orchestra suspends concertmaster amid allegations

CLEVELAND — The Cleveland Orchestra has suspended its longtime concertmaster following the publication of two accounts detailing sexual misconduct allegations against him. The Plain Dealer reports the orchestra said Friday that William Preucil, concertmaster since 1995, had been suspended until “further notice.” The Washington Post in a story Thursday about sexual misconduct in the classical … Continue reading CLEVELAND | Cleveland Orchestra suspends concertmaster amid allegations

AUSTIN, Texas | News Guide: Texas special election remains low profile

AUSTIN, Texas  — One might forgive voters on Texas’ Gulf Coast for being sick of heading to the polls. A special election Saturday will replace Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, who resigned in April amid allegations of sexual harassment and word that he used $84,000 from a special House fund to settle a 2014 lawsuit … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | News Guide: Texas special election remains low profile

BATON ROUGE, La | Louisiana elections chief quits amid sexual misconduct claim

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — With calls for his resignation increasing, Louisiana’s secretary of state announced Tuesday that he is leaving his position as state elections chief amid allegations he sexually harassed one of his employees. Secretary of State Tom Schedler said in a letter to the governor that he will be stepping down May … Continue reading BATON ROUGE, La | Louisiana elections chief quits amid sexual misconduct claim