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McCarthy was ditched and Santos expelled. The House is making history, but not as the GOP envisioned

Dec. 02, 2023 14:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is making history this year in ways that Republicans could hardly have envisioned when the party took control. First, the Republicans voted to oust their speaker, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, in October. On Friday they voted to get rid of one of their own,...

Guatemalan electoral magistrates leave the country hours after losing immunity from prosecution

Dec. 01, 2023 15:58 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Three magistrates of Guatemala’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal left the country early Friday, hours after the Congress opened them up to prosecution by stripping them of their immunity as the losing side in the presidential election continued its efforts to interfere with the...

Philadelphia votes to ban ski masks to decrease crime. Opponents worry it'll unfairly target some

Dec. 01, 2023 15:48 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia City Council passed legislation to ban ski masks in some public spaces, a measure supporters say will increase public safety amid high violent crime, but opponents argue it will unfairly target people without proof of any wrongdoing. The legislation...

Massachusetts GOP lawmakers block money for temporary shelters for migrant homeless families

Dec. 01, 2023 15:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Massachusetts again blocked approval Friday of a spending bill that includes money for temporary shelter spaces for migrant homeless families, saying the measure should be brought up in a formal legislative session to allow for debate and roll call votes. ...

UN court bars Venezuela from altering Guyana’s control over disputed territory

Dec. 01, 2023 12:37 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ top court on Friday ordered Venezuela not to take any action that would alter Guyana’s control over a disputed territory, but did not specifically ban Venezuela from holding its planned referendum Sunday on the territory’s future. ...

House expels Republican Rep. George Santos of New York in a bipartisan vote after critical ethics report on his conduct

Dec. 01, 2023 11:17 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — House expels Republican Rep. George Santos of New York in a bipartisan vote after critical ethics report on his conduct.

Madagascar's top court ratifies president's reelection in vote boycotted by opposition

Dec. 01, 2023 05:42 AM EST

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar (AP) — Madagascar's top court on Friday ratified the victory of incumbent President Andry Rajoelina in last month's election, giving him a third term as leader following a boycott of the vote by opposition candidates. The High Constitutional Court said...

Former ambassador and Republican politician sues to block Tennessee voting law

Nov. 30, 2023 14:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Ambassador to Poland and longtime Tennessee Republican politician Victor Ashe sued state election officials on Wednesday over a law he claims is so vague that he could be prosecuted for voting in a Republican primary. The 1972 state law requiring...

Senate Democrats authorize subpoenas in the Supreme Court ethics probe as Republicans stage walkout

Nov. 30, 2023 13:12 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for two prominent conservatives who arranged luxury travel and other benefits for Supreme Court justices, but Republicans planned to object to the legitimacy of the action. The...

Opponents gave input on ballot language for abortion-rights measure, Ohio elections chief says

Nov. 29, 2023 18:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose consulted with three prominent anti-abortion groups while drafting the contested ballot language used to describe Issue 1, an abortion-rights measure overwhelmingly approved by voters earlier this month, reported...