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Lula receives fresh endorsements ahead of Brazil election

Oct. 05, 2022 17:39 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva received two symbolic endorsements Wednesday as he seeks new allies ahead of an Oct. 30 runoff against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro to return to the country's highest office. Simone Tebet, a center-right...

Bolsonaro, Lula fight for endorsements before Brazil runoff

Oct. 04, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva started bringing centrist allies into their camps Tuesday, two days after voting in Latin America's biggest democracy sent the rivals to a Oct. 30 runoff. Da Silva, a leftist who is...

Rival calls incendiary ad by Kentucky Sen. Paul 'dangerous'

Oct. 04, 2022 16:41 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was the victim of a violent attack in 2017 when his neighbor slammed into him from behind outside his Kentucky home. Earlier that year, Paul took cover when a gunman opened fire while GOP members of Congress practiced for a charity baseball...

Bolsonaro, Lula start fight for support before Brazil runoff

Oct. 03, 2022 18:16 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jair Bolsonaro and Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, two diametrically opposed candidates for Brazil's presidency, have started a four-week race to pursue votes ahead of a winner-take-all runoff. After garnering more than 90% of the vote in Sunday’s first round,...

Jimmy Carter celebrating 98 with family, friends, baseball

Oct. 01, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter, already the longest-living U.S. president in history, turned 98 on Saturday, celebrating with family and friends in Plains, the tiny Georgia town where he and his wife, 95-year-old Rosalynn, were born in the years between World War I and the Great Depression. ...

Shying from Trump, ex-Maine Gov. Paul LePage seeks job back

Oct. 01, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) — When then-Maine Gov. Paul LePage endorsed Donald Trump in 2016, he credited himself as a prototype for the insurgent presidential candidate. “I was Donald Trump before Donald Trump became popular, so I think I should support him since we are one of the same...

Bosnia election expected to re-legitimize a failing system

Sep. 30, 2022 05:14 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnia’s general election should be about the fight against rampant corruption and helping the country’s ailing economy. But at a time when Russia has a strong incentive to reignite conflict in the small Balkan nation, Sunday’s vote appears set to be an...

Brazil election: A clash of titans as Bolsonaro faces Lula

Sep. 29, 2022 09:41 AM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's presidential election Sunday is being contested by 11 candidates but only two stand a chance of reaching a runoff: former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and incumbent Jair Bolsonaro. Both are political titans, and eight of 10 Brazilians will...

Abortion-rights group leader lends support to NC candidates

Sep. 27, 2022 17:48 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The head of a national political action committee working to elect women who support abortion rights visited North Carolina on Tuesday, joining candidates she says must win this fall to block Republican attempts to enact more restrictions. Democratic Gov. Roy...

Governors races take on new prominence, with higher stakes

Sep. 22, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — Governors races often are overshadowed by the fight for control of Congress during midterm elections. But this fall, which candidate wins a state’s top executive post could be pivotal for the nation’s political future. With abortion rights, immigration...