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Far right tugs at North Dakota Republican Party

Jul. 25, 2021 14:13 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An effort to recall a Republican legislator largely over his vote to expel a fellow GOP lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the state Capitol is being viewed as a litmus test for party loyalty, the state GOP ’s new chairman said. The...

Violent protests in Tunisia over the economy, virus spread

Jul. 25, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Violent demonstrations broke out on Sunday in several Tunisian cities as protesters expressed anger at the deterioration of the North African nation's health, economic and social situation. Thousands of people defied virus restrictions and...

SC senators hold first of 10 public redistricting hearings

Jul. 25, 2021 11:13 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A group of South Carolina senators will travel around the state this week holding public hearings on how to draw new districts for South Carolina House and Senate seats as well as the U.S. House. The Senate subcommittee handling redistricting is...

Former Evansville mayor picked as Indiana United Ways leader

Jul. 25, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former mayor of Evansville has been picked as the temporary leader of the Indiana United Ways organization. The group said Jonathan Weinzapfel would serve as interim president and chief executive officer through the end of 2021. ...

AP Interview: Premier: Iraq doesn't need US combat troops

Jul. 25, 2021 03:11 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country no longer requires American combat troops to fight the Islamic State group, but a formal time frame for their redeployment will depend on the outcome of talks with U.S. officials this week. Mustafa al-Kadhimi said...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 25, 2021 00:11 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump is relentless in election fabrications

Jul. 24, 2021 23:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In mid-May, partisan investigators hired by Arizona state lawmakers backed off their allegation that the state's most populous county had destroyed its 2020 election database. Confronted with proof that the data still existed, they admitted everything was there. ...

California Republicans approve recall endorsement process

Jul. 24, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Republican Party cleared the way Saturday to potentially endorse a candidate among the 24 Republicans seeking the governorship in the upcoming recall election. The endorsement vote will take place virtually Aug. 7 and does not...

Nicaragua arrests 7th presidential contender in Nov. 7 vote

Jul. 24, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police placed under house arrest a seventh presidential contender on Saturday, meaning that almost all of those who could have challenged President Daniel Ortega in the Nov. 7 elections have now been detained. Opposition leader Noel...

Far right tugs at North Dakota Republican Party

Jul. 24, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An effort to recall a Republican legislator largely over his vote to expel a fellow GOP lawmaker accused of sexually harassing women at the state Capitol is being viewed as a litmus test for party loyalty, the state GOP ‘s new chairman said. The...