Main Receptors: Cheney lost to Hageman in Wyoming; Murkowski and Palin of Alaska went ahead
Political observers waking up Wednesday will look to Tuesday’s primary contests in Wyoming and Alaska to show not only former President Donald Trump’s strong hold on the Republican Party, but also the direction the country will take with the next Congress. Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., was one of 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach the former president in January 2021 after the violent attack on the Capitol. She lost to Harriet Hageman – badly. Hageman, who is backed by Trump, said Tuesday night that the former president had pushed her campaign to victory. Alaska’s new nonpartisan ranked-choice primary helped Sen. Lisa Murkowski advance in the primary, even though she edged Trump. Alaska voters also selected their top four candidates in the primary to fill the state’s lone U.S. House seat held by GOP Rep. Don Young, who died in March. Sarah Palin, Alaska’s Republican former governor and vice presidential candidate, Republican businessman Nick Begich and Democratic tribal activist Mary Peltola advanced to the November general election.
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Will Giuliani testify in Georgia election investigation?
Rudy Giuliani, the personal attorney for former President Donald Trump, is scheduled to testify Wednesday before an Atlanta-area grand jury investigating meddling in the 2020 presidential election. It was unclear what Giuliani might be willing to tell a grand jury — or whether he would testify at all — after prosecutors notified Giuliani’s lawyers this week that he was the target of an investigation now led by the Fulton County attorney. The former New York mayor has made sweeping claims that election systems altered the Georgia election by ignoring a hand-counting audit that confirmed President Joe Biden’s victory in the state. In addition, thousands of underage voters, felons and dead people voted — claims denied by the Georgia Secretary of State.
Rapper A$AP Rocky is set to be indicted on gun charges.
A$AP Rocky is scheduled to face two charges Wednesday in an attack last year with a semi-automatic handgun in which he pulled a gun on an ex-girlfriend and opened fire in Hollywood, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said. In the year During an argument on November 6, 2021, the 33-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Atellaston Meyers, pointed a gun at the victim, who then pulled the gun again and shot him twice, prosecutors said in the lawsuit. The direction of the person who suffered minor injuries. His name has not been released. Police said Rocky and two others fled the scene on foot. Rocky is in a relationship with superstar singer and businesswoman Rihanna, and the two welcomed a son in May.
The WNBA playoffs begin with the top two seeds in action.
The WNBA playoffs begin Wednesday as the top two teams in the league — the No. 1 seed Las Vegas Aces and the defending champion Chicago Sky — begin their first-round series. First, the No. 2 seeded Sky Sabrina Ionescu, led by Kahleh Copper and Candace Parker, will face the seventh-seeded New York Liberty in Chicago (8 p.m. ET, ESPN2). Chicago won the regular season series 3-1. Later, the Aces, led by two of the WNBA’s top 5 scorers in Kelsey Plum and Aja Wilson, will host the No. 8 seed Phoenix Mercury (10 p.m. ET, ESPN). The Mercurys are without one of their stars, with Diana Taurasi out for the rest of the season with a quad injury. Later this week, two other playoff series will be played as the No. 3 seed Connecticut Sun head to the Dallas Wings, the No. 6 seed, and the No. 5 seed Washington Mystics head west to face the Seattle Hurricanes, the fourth seed. This will be the last playoff game for Sue Bird, who plans to retire at the end of the Hurricanes’ season.
The Little League World Series begins in Pennsylvania
The Little League World Series is back to its old self and more. In the year With no tournament in 2020 and international clubs in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the youth baseball tournament worldwide has expanded to 20 teams for the first time — up from 16 — to play in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Starting Wednesday. Two new US regions and two international regions are introduced. Williamsport Mayor Derek Slew estimates the 75th anniversary of the 2022 World Series will bring 85,000 people and the event will have a $40 million to $50 million impact on the community. Regional events have featured memorable moments in the past, including Oklahoma’s Isaiah Jarvis consoling a shaken Texas Kaiden Shelton when Shelton hit Jarvis in the head on an errant call.
Contributor: Associated Press