Election results …Houston votes against nondiscrimination measure…Air bag fine

UNDATED (AP) — Polling results are coming in from across the country. In Kentucky, voters have elected just their second Republican in four decades. Republican businessman Matt Bevin beat Democratic opponent and two-term Attorney General Jack Conway with a campaign to scale back the state’s Medicaid expansion. In Mississippi, the only other gubernatorial campaign, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant won re-election. Elsewhere, Ohio voters rejected a proposal to legalize the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana.

HOUSTON (AP) —Houston voters have rejected an ordinance that would have established nondiscrimination protections for gay and transgender people in the city. The Houston Equal Rights Ordinance was rejected after a nearly 18-month battle that spawned rallies, legal fights and accusations of religious intolerance and demonization of the gay community. Supporters of the ordinance had said it would have given more protections for gay and transgender people, as well as protections against discrimination based on sex, race, age, religion and other categories.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A lawyer for an ex-Oklahoma City police officer on trial for rape is questioning the credibility of his client’s 13 accusers. A lawyer for Daniel Holtzclaw says the woman whose report sparked the investigation had smoked marijuana and used pain medication just before her encounter with the officer. The woman testified last year that Holtzclaw pulled her over and accused her of drunken driving. She said he told her to get into the back seat of his patrol car, exposed himself and forced her to engage in sex act.

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DETROIT (AP) — Takata will have to pay $70 million dollars in fines over an airbag defect that led to eight deaths and the recall of millions of vehicles. Under an agreement with the government, Takata will phase out manufacture of air bag inflators that use ammonium nitrate, the propellant blamed for the explosions. It also agreed to a schedule over the next two years for replacing many of the devices already in use.

ATLANTA (AP) — A woman in charge of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s care at the hospice where she died is facing charges for impersonating a nurse. An Atlanta police report says the woman cared for Brown, but there’s nothing in the report that mentions how Brown’s care may have been affected. The woman is charged with identity fraud and nursing without a license.

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