PRIMARY RDP-THE LATEST The Latest: Newsom advances in race for California governor WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Gavin Newsom has secured the first of two slots in the November election to replace Jerry Brown as California’s governor. The lieutenant governor and former San Francisco mayor defeated rivals from both parties in Tuesday’s primary. It’s too early to say who will take the second slot and advance to the general election. Newsom was the first candidate to announce a bid for governor more than three years ago. He leaned heavily on his decision in 2004 to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in San Francisco, touching off years of debate over gay marriage in California and around the country. He says the move shows he’s willing to take bold steps on liberal priorities. He’s been open about his desire to face a Republican in the November runoff. TRUMP-NORTH KOREA Luxury resort chosen for Trump-Kim Singapore summit WASHINGTON (AP) — … [Read more...] about Update on the latest news, sports, business and entertainment at 12:25 a.m. EDT
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Updated 10:05 am, Wednesday, June 13, 2018 DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is ready to leave federal prison and is seeking a little help from President Donald Trump. The request is part of a Facebook blog called "The Freedom and Justice Trust." The writer identified himself in the post as Kwame M. Kilpatrick. He writes that he's received a pardon from God and prays to receive "the opportunity for Pardon/Clemency from the President of the United States as well." Trump recently commuted the life sentence of a woman convicted of drug trafficking. He also posthumously pardoned boxing's first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, who was convicted in 1913 by an all-white jury of violating the Mann Act for traveling with his white girlfriend. Latest Houston & Texas News Now Playing: Now Playing Domino's Pledges to Fix Potholes for a Better Pizza Experience Food & Wine Portola Fire Latest Fox 26 Houston Breaking the … [Read more...] about Ex-Detroit mayor wants out of prison, seeks Trump’s help
Kayla Epstein, The Washington Post Published 9:11 am PST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 Five days after the four-alarm fire at a Jackson, Michigan, house killed three cats, two dogs, and injured two firefighters, the community rallied around the occupants who lost everything: Nikki Joly, 54, and his then-partner, Chris Moore. Hundreds of people attended a fundraiser after the August 2017 fire, helping to raise $20,000. More than $50,000 would be ultimately collected for the couple, according to police. At the time, some in the community speculated that the blaze was a hate crime. Joly is a noted transgender activist in his community who had worked for the American Red Cross, served as director of the Jackson Pride Center and had recently helped organize a local pride march before the blaze. The police investigation led them to a different conclusion. About a year after the house burned down, prosecutors charged Joly with first-degree arson. The case has recently gained … [Read more...] about A community rallied around a trans activist after his home burned. He’s now being charged with arson.
Round two of the Democratic presidential-candidate debates saw Colorado's Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper go head to head on a Detroit stage with 28 of their 2020 rivals. Here are some key points about the two-night debate.Who's a Democrat: Questions were raised aplenty about who has the soul of a Democrat -- those proposing "bold" ideas such as Medicare for All and the Green New Deal, and those who set the highest priority on unseating President Donald Trump by appealing to former Trump voters with pragmatic solutions. As moderates like Bennet and Hickenlooper sawed away across the two nights with political reality checks, Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who joined Hickenlooper on Tuesday, snapped back, "I don't know why anybody goes to all the trouble of running for president of the United States just to talk about what we really can't do and shouldn't fight for."Montana Gov. Steve Bullock warned Warren about her liberal wish list, saying "You are playing into … [Read more...] about Debate in Detroit: CoPo’s key takeaways