Primary voting is over in NYC, now the waiting begins

By Karen Matthews | Associated Press NEW YORK — The votes are in. The polls are closed. But the top contenders may have a long, anxious wait ahead of them for accurate results in New York City’s mayoral primary, the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting. Several candidates in the race to succeed […]

Two women killed in separate South Bay crashes

SANTA CLARA COUNTY – Two women were killed in separate traffic collisions over the weekend in the South Santa Clara Valley, the California Highway Patrol said. The first crash was reported at 1:15 a.m. Saturday on northbound Highway 101 north of Leavesley Road in Gilroy. The CHP said a 27-year-old San Jose woman made an […]

Warriors will pick 7 and 14 in NBA draft

Golden State’s most likely scenario came to fruition, as the Warriors will have two picks in the top 14 of July 29’s NBA draft, including Minnesota’s first-round pick. The annual draft lottery awarded Golden State with the seventh and 14th overall picks. Golden State held the 14th and last spot in the lottery after missing […]

Pelosi signals new panel to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riot

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is signaling that she is poised to create a new committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, pushing closer to a partisan investigation of the attack after Senate Republicans blocked the creation of an independent probe. A person familiar with the […]

Austin backs change in military sex assault prosecution

By Lolita C. Baldor | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, for the first time, said Tuesday he will support long-debated changes to the military justice system that would remove decisions on prosecuting sexual assault cases from military commanders. In a statement, obtained by The Associated Press, Austin said he supports taking those […]

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats’ big voting rights bill

By BRIAN SLODYSKO, CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democrats’ sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall of Republican opposition to what would be the largest overhaul of the electoral system in a generation. The vote […]