Oz, McCormick race heads into recount in Pa. Senate primary

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s top official election said Wednesday that the margin between the top two candidates in last week’s Republican primary for US Senate is tight enough to trigger a statewide recount, dragging the outcome into June as the candidates fight in court. The state’s acting secretary of state, Leigh Chapman, said the … Read more

Will Congress act on guns after Sandy Hook, Buffalo, Uvalde?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer swiftly set in motion a pair of background-check bills for gun buyers Wednesday in response to the school massacre in Texas. But the Democrat reported violence Congress’ unyielding rejection of previous legislation to curb the national epidemic of gun. Schumer implored his Republican colleagues to cast aside … Read more

New names for Fort Bragg, 8 other Army bases recommended

WASHINGTON (AP) — Fort Bragg would become Fort Liberty. Fort Gordon would be Fort Eisenhower. And, for the first time, Army bases would be named after Black soldiers and women. An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that now commemorate Confederate officers. The recommendations are the latest step in a … Read more

Gunman kills at least 18 children at Texas elementary school

UVALDE, Texas (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 18 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement. The death toll also included … Read more

Fort Bragg could be renamed to Fort Liberty in push to remove Confederate names from Army bases

FORT BRAGG, NC — An independent commission on Tuesday recommended new names for nine Army posts that commemorated Confederate officers, including the change of Fort Bragg in North Carolina to Fort Liberty. The recommendations are the latest step in a broader effort by the military to confront racial injustice, most recently in the aftermath of … Read more

GOP interventions in 11th-hour Pa. Senate race ballot lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The national and state Republican parties are taking the same side as celebrity heart surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania’s neck-and-neck GOP primary contest for US Senate and opposing a lawsuit that could help former hedge fund CEO David McCormick close the gap in votes. The court battle could go to … Read more

Anti-communism Army vet to take on de Blasio for Congress

Yan Xiong stood up to the communist government in China as a young pro-democracy Tiananmen Square protester — now he wants to take down former Mayor Bill de Blasio in the race for Congress. “It would be horrible if Bill de Blasio is elected to Congress,” Xiong told The Post Sunday. De Blasio last week … Read more

Biden signs $40B Ukraine aid as Zelensky hints at ceding territory

President Biden signed the bill granting $40 billion in aid to Ukraine while attending a state dinner in South Korea, as Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky hinted he may be willing to cede territory to Russia to save civilian lives. The legislation, which passed Congress with bipartisan support, includes $20 billion in military assistance and intelligence … Read more

Herschel Walker’s ties to veterans program face scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Herschel Walker, the football legend and leading Republican Senate candidate in Georgia, often boasts of his work helping service members and veterans struggling with mental health. In interviews and campaign appearances, the former Dallas Cowboy and Heisman Trophy winner takes credit for founding, co-founding and sometimes operating a program called Patriot Support. … Read more

Pressure mounts over Oregon primary ballot fiasco

OREGON CITY, Orc. (AP) — A Democratic state lawmaker in Oregon is calling for an investigation into a ballot-printing fiasco that will delay results from Tuesday’s primary by weeks, with a key US House race hanging in the balance in a state that prides itself on voter access and election transparency. Tens of thousands of … Read more