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Afghan candidate halts another attempt at ballot recount

Nov. 17, 2019 7:29 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan election commission has tried to launch another ballot recount but presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah halted the attempt by saying he won't let his observers participate. The September election has been mired in controversy. The election commission has tried to...

The Latest: United Farm Workers backs Harris for nomination

Nov. 17, 2019 7:06 AM EST

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The farm workers union started by Cesar Chavez and Dolores Huerta has endorsed Kamala Harris for the Democratic nomination for president. United Farm Workers announced its endorsement of Harris on...

Former Sri Lankan defense chief wins presidential vote

Nov. 17, 2019 6:44 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Gotabaya Rajapaksa, a former defense official revered by Sri Lanka’s ethnic majority for his role in ending a bloody civil war but feared by minorities for his brutal approach, registered a comfortable victory Sunday in the nation’s presidential election. Elections...

Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

Nov. 17, 2019 6:14 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s popularity. With his focus on bipartisan,...

Belarus leader dismisses democracy even as vote takes place

Nov. 17, 2019 5:53 AM EST

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Belarus’ authoritarian president has disdainfully brushed off concerns that Sunday’s parliament election, from which many opposition figures have been excluded, would be regarded as neither free nor fair. After casting his ballot in a polling station in the capital of...

Leaked Russian interference report raises UK vote questions

Nov. 17, 2019 3:56 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A senior Labour party official says leaks from a report on Russian interference in British politics raises serious questions about the security of next month’s election. The Sunday Times says the report from Parliament’s intelligence committee concludes that Russian interference...

Report: Retired cops with disciplinary pasts work at schools

Nov. 17, 2019 3:05 AM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September. As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse...

Biden warns about Trump during campaign event in Vegas

Nov. 17, 2019 1:38 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden brought an alarmist warning to a diverse crowd of Democrats late Saturday in early-caucus Nevada during a town hall at an elementary school in a historically minority Las Vegas neighborhood. Biden opened the event saying that as long as Donald Trump is...

Sri Lanka’s ruling party candidate concedes defeat to Gotabaya Rajapaksa in presidential election

Nov. 17, 2019 12:57 AM EST
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s ruling party candidate concedes defeat to Gotabaya Rajapaksa in presidential election.

Democrats hold on to Louisiana governor’s seat despite Trump

Nov. 17, 2019 12:48 AM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has stunned Republicans again, narrowly winning a second term Saturday as the Deep South’s only Democratic governor and handing Donald Trump another gubernatorial loss this year. In the heart of Trump country, the moderate Edwards cobbled...