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What's next for UK? Boris Johnson quits, but not gone yet

Jul. 07, 2022 09:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson has caved in to a Conservative Party revolt after months of ethics scandals and resigned as party leader, but he remains Britain’s prime minister — for now — while a successor is chosen. With British politics in turmoil, here’s a look at what...

Arizona Gov. Ducey backs Robson as successor over Trump pick

Jul. 07, 2022 09:42 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday endorsed businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson to be his successor, adding his name to a growing list of mainstream conservatives looking to boost her past Donald Trump-endorsed frontrunner Kari Lake. Robson, a political newcomer,...

Limits set for lawmaker testimony in Georgia election probe

Jul. 07, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers appearing before a special grand jury in the investigation into whether former President Donald Trump and others illegally meddled in the state's 2020 election have broad immunity but can be asked about their conversations with people outside of the legislature, a...

'Hopeless': Japan's weak opposition no match for ruling LDP

Jul. 07, 2022 00:34 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections, nearly a dozen opposition parties are trying to topple the Liberal Democratic Party, which has ruled, almost without interruption, since the end of World War II. These include a party whose sole platform is a call to boycott...

Nashville bid for GOP convention trips up in metro council

Jul. 06, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A bid to bring the 2024 Republican National Convention to Nashville has hit a roadblock in the Democratic-leaning city's metro council, where opposition has led proponents to withdraw a proposed agreement about how to host the event. The move Tuesday evening...

Sen. Graham to fight Georgia election subpoena, lawyers say

Jul. 06, 2022 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Attorneys representing Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina said Wednesday he intends to challenge a subpoena compelling him to testify before a special grand jury in Georgia investigating former President Donald Trump and his allies' actions after the 2020 election. ...

French PM vows to boost economy amid impact of Ukraine war

Jul. 06, 2022 12:10 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne vowed Wednesday to boost jobs, cut taxes, support purchasing power, tackle climate issues and help France better face the consequences of the war in Ukraine — including by nationalizing electricity giant EDF. Borne laid out her...

Early examples of secret ballots conserved in New Hampshire

Jul. 06, 2022 10:28 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Some of the earliest secret ballots used in New Hampshire are now available for public viewing after a lengthy professional conservation project. Until 1891, political parties printed their own ballots and handed them to voters. Because the ballots differed in...

Editorial Roundup: North Carolina

Jul. 06, 2022 10:14 AM EDT

Charlotte Observer/Raleigh News and Observer. June 30, 2022. Editorial: An ominous development for the 2024 election, thanks to NC Republicans Voting in North Carolina is not fair. But over the years, judicial intervention and the governor’s veto have spared voters...

Georgia subpoenaing Giuliani, Graham in Trump election probe

Jul. 06, 2022 08:16 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating the conduct of former President Donald Trump and his allies after the 2020 election is subpoenaing U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and other members of Trump's campaign legal team to testify before a special grand...