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Kansas abortion vote shows limits of GOP's strength

Aug. 12, 2022 10:41 AM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — An increase in turnout among Democrats and independents and a notable shift in Republican-leaning counties contributed to the overwhelming support of abortion rights last week in traditionally conservative Kansas, according to a detailed Associated Press analysis of the voting...

GOP spends big in state-level effort to change Constitution

Aug. 12, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The fliers piled up in mailboxes in central South Dakota like snow during a high-plains blizzard: “Transgender Sex Education in Schools?” one asked. “Vote Against Sex Ed Radical Mary Duvall for State Senate.” The mailers were part of a $58,000 campaign against...

School district tries to fix bad Spanish translation

Aug. 12, 2022 08:52 AM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — With voting already under way in Florida's Aug. 23 election, officials in a county where about one in four voters are Hispanic are scrambling to fix a Spanish translation error that can't help efforts to raise more money for education. The Broward...

Slow tallies in close Kenya election raise fears of meddling

Aug. 12, 2022 08:27 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Vote-tallying in Kenya’s close presidential election isn’t moving fast enough, the electoral commission chair said Friday, while parallel counting by local media dramatically slowed amid concerns about censorship or meddling. The head of the...

New York scraps word ‘inmate’ in state law

Aug. 12, 2022 07:25 AM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York has amended several state laws to remove the word “inmate” and replace it with “incarcerated person” to refer to people serving prison time. The changes, signed into law Monday by Gov. Kathy Hochul, are intended to reduce the stigma of being in...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Aug. 12, 2022 07:12 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. August 11, 2022. Editorial: Black bears are here to stay. We need to learn to live with them. West Hartford resident Bill Priest said it best: “I was in total shock.” And let’s all be honest with each other, how else would you...

Somaliland leader says 5 killed in opposition protests

Aug. 12, 2022 06:02 AM EDT

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The president of Somaliland says five people were killed in opposition protests over fears of a delayed election, hours after police confirmed shooting demonstrators and accused them of not following officers’ instructions. In comments late Thursday,...

Fetterman plans 'raw' remarks in return to PA Senate race

Aug. 12, 2022 00:49 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman is expected to open up about his personal health challenges as he officially returns to the campaign trail Friday, more than 90 days after the Democrat suffered a stroke that threatened his life and political prospects in one of the...

Nevada officials offer regulations as hand-counts gain steam

Aug. 12, 2022 00:11 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Hand-counting teams of four, not all from the same party. Table centers at least 10 feet apart. Ballots counted 20 at a time. Those are some of the regulations the Nevada secretary of state's office is proposing for how counties can count paper ballots by hand...

Brazilians rally for democracy, seek to rein in Bolsonaro

Aug. 11, 2022 21:30 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Thousands of Brazilians flocked to a law school Thursday in defense of the nation’s democratic institutions, an event that carried echoes of a gathering nearly 45 years ago when citizens joined together at the same site to denounce a brutal military dictatorship. ...