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The Latest: Voters weigh in on Alaska primary

Aug. 21, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on Alaska's primary election (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Don Smith, a former state lawmaker and Anchorage assemblyman, wants a "solid conservative" as Alaska's next governor. So the Anchorage Republican voted Tuesday for the man he believes will fit that bill, former...

Recreational marijuana effort falls short in Oklahoma

Aug. 21, 2018 9:25 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An effort to place recreational marijuana on Oklahoma's general election ballot in November has fallen more than 20,000 signatures short. Secretary of State James Williamson announced Monday that his office determined that supporters of the initiative gathered nearly 103,000 signatures...

5 ex-North Carolina governors rebuke lawmakers on amendments

Aug. 13, 2018 4:44 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's five living former governors delivered an extraordinary rebuke Monday to the Republican-dominated legislature for two constitutional amendments that lawmakers put on the fall ballot, saying they would shred gubernatorial power and government checks and balances if...

Sudan ruling party nominates al-Bashir for new term in 2020

Aug. 10, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's official SUNA news agency reports the country's ruling party has nominated President Omar al-Bashir for re-election in 2020 — even though the country's constitution limits presidents to two 5-year terms. The agency reported Friday that the National Congress Party's decision was...

Effort to tighten Arkansas term limits OK'd for ballot

Aug. 3, 2018 6:52 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A proposal to cap lawmakers' total time in the Arkansas Legislature to 10 years was approved for the November ballot on Friday, sending voters a measure that if approved would impose the strictest legislative term limits in the country. The secretary of state's office said...

Dispute over 3D-printed guns raises many legal issues

Aug. 1, 2018 6:37 PM EDT

A little-known dispute over 3D-printed guns has morphed into a national legal debate in the last week, drawing attention to a technology that seems a bit of sci-fi fantasy and — to gun-control advocates — a dangerous way for criminals to get their hands on firearms that are easy to conceal and tough...

Court: Michigan voters will decide redistricting proposal

Aug. 1, 2018 11:25 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state's congressional and legislative districts are drawn, after the state Supreme Court kept an anti-gerrymandering proposal on the ballot. In a 4-3 decision issued late Tuesday, the court rejected a lawsuit...

Court: Michigan voters will decide redistricting proposal

Aug. 1, 2018 12:02 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan voters this fall will get to decide whether to change how their state's congressional and legislative districts are drawn, the state Supreme Court ruled late Tuesday. In a 4-3 decision, the justices rejected a lawsuit challenging an anti-gerrymandering ballot measure, meaning...

Ugandan court backs age law benefiting longtime president

Jul. 26, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A court in Uganda has validated a law that removed an age limit for the country's presidents and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power. Three of five judges on the panel rejected a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment that jettisoned a clause...

Tennessee abortion change vote case appealed to high court

Jul. 23, 2018 2:19 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Opponents of a constitutional amendment that has enabled tougher abortion restrictions in Tennessee are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a recount, saying the state's quirky method for counting votes on ballot measures unfairly compels citizens to make one choice dependent on...