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Mexico border referendum cancels massive Corona brewery

Mar. 23, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The company that brews Corona beer took another blow on Monday when the federal government said it would not allow a massive, partly-built $1.5 billion brewery on the border after residents rejected it in a referendum. The Victor N.Y.-based Constellation Brands had already suffered a...

FILE— This is a Sept. 21, 2010 file photo of Guinea president Alpha Conde at the People's Hall in Conakry, Guinea. The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum on Sunday March 22, 2020, that could allow the president to stay longer in power.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)

Violence mars Guinea referendum vote

Mar. 23, 2020 2:23 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Violence marred the weekend's vote in Guinea, with at least four killed in violence between security forces and demonstrators opposed to a referendum that could see the president try to stay in power beyond his mandate. Opposition parties said Monday at least 10 people were killed...

FILE— This is a Sept. 21, 2010 file photo of Guinea president Alpha Conde at the People's Hall in Conakry, Guinea. The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum on Sunday March 22, 2020, that could allow the president to stay longer in power.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)

Guinea defies virus for vote that could keep leader in power

Mar. 20, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — The West African nation of Guinea is defying the coronavirus pandemic to hold a controversial referendum Sunday that could allow the president to stay longer in power. Nearly 5 million voters are registered for the vote, which also will choose 14 National Assembly members. President...

Oglala Sioux Tribe approves medical, recreational marijuana

Mar. 11, 2020 1:15 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe passed a referendum to legalize medical and recreational marijuana on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, according to preliminary results from the tribe's election commission. A proposal to allow alcohol in the tribe's casino failed. The...

Bill to allow sports gambling in Washington moves to Senate

Mar. 3, 2020 11:44 AM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A bill to allow sports gambling in Washington state, but only at Indian casinos, has been approved by a state Senate committee despite concerns about a controversial emergency clause attached to it. A Senate Ways & Means Committee rejected calls Monday to scrap the emergency...

Guinea's president delays vote on contested referendum

Feb. 28, 2020 6:54 PM EST

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinea’s president has delayed Sunday’s legislative and constitutional referendum vote for two weeks, citing concerns from international observers. President Alpha Conde, 81, made the announcement late Friday on state television in the wake of the withdrawal of...

FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2019, file photo, state Rep. Tom Sullivan, D-Aurora, who lost his son Alex in the 2012 movie theatre massacre in Aurora, Colo., speaks during a roundtable discussion about the issues of gun control and the need for additional mental health measures with several survivors of mass shooting victims at an office in downtown Denver. Sullivan is opposing a death penalty repeal bill before Colorado lawmakers Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Colorado poised to become 22nd state with no death penalty

Feb. 26, 2020 5:04 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is set to become the 22nd U.S. state to abolish the death penalty after lawmakers on Wednesday approved a repeal bill that Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pledged to sign into law. Passage had been virtually certain with Democrats holding a substantial majority in the House —...

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Stunning defeat for Modi's party in New Delhi elections

Feb. 11, 2020 10:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party was given a stunning defeat by a regional party Tuesday in elections in the national capital that were seen as a referendum on his policies, including a new national citizenship law that excludes Muslims. Saturday's New...

A person holds a flag during a meeting of the 'yes to protection of lesbians, gays and bisexuals committee' in Bern, Switzerland, Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. Swiss voters are delivering their verdict Sunday on a measure that would make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. (Peter Klaunzer/Keystone via AP)

Swiss voters approve outlawing anti-gay discrimination

Feb. 9, 2020 11:10 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss voters approved by a wide margin Sunday a measure that will make it illegal to discriminate against people because of their sexual orientation. Switzerland's parliament in late 2018 approved expanding the country's existing anti-discrimination law to make it illegal to publicly...

People wait for their turn to cast their vote at a polling station closest to the Shaheen Bagh protest where Muslim women have been protesting for weeks against a new citizenship law, in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. Voting began for a crucial state election in India's capital on Saturday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist party trying to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. The BJP campaign has reopened old wounds in the Hindu-Muslim divide and treats the election as a referendum on nearly two months of protests across India against a new citizenship law that excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

New Delhi votes with Modi's popularity on the line

Feb. 8, 2020 9:49 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Residents of India's capital voted Saturday in a crucial state election in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party sought to regain power after a 22-year gap and major victories in a national vote. About 57% of the 14.6 million registered voters lined up in...