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Republican candidates for Tennessee governor to debate

Jun. 17, 2018 10:58 PM EDT

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican candidates for Tennessee governor will square off in a debate this week. News outlets report the one-hour debate will be held at 7 p.m. CT Wednesday at Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville. Legislative issues and crime are among the topics of discussion....

The Latest: Ex-rebels want to meet with new Colombia leader

Jun. 17, 2018 9:33 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The latest on Colombia's presidential election (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Demobilized members of Colombia's once biggest rebel group say they want to meet with President-elect Ivan Duque to discuss implementation of the nation's peace accord. Ex-guerrilla leader Rodrigo Londono...

Conservative wins Colombia's presidency in divisive election

Jun. 17, 2018 8:55 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Ivan Duque, the young conservative protege of a powerful former president, was elected Colombia's next leader Sunday after promising to roll back a fragile peace accord that has divided the South American nation. Duque captured almost 54 percent of the vote, putting him 12 points...

Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

Jun. 17, 2018 8:37 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was seriously injured Sunday in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven other people, officials said. Prince Norodom Ranariddh, 74, was in a convoy along with senior members of his...

Young conservative protege of powerful former Colombian president looks headed to presidential election victory

Jun. 17, 2018 5:53 PM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Young conservative protege of powerful former Colombian president looks headed to presidential election victory.

Early election results: Conservative critic of Colombia's peace accord ahead in presidential vote

Jun. 17, 2018 5:28 PM EDT
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Early election results: Conservative critic of Colombia's peace accord ahead in presidential vote.

Turkey: Presidential candidate makes TV speech from prison

Jun. 17, 2018 4:42 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's state broadcaster aired a campaign speech by a jailed presidential candidate Sunday, a week before snap parliamentary and presidential elections. Selahattin Demirtas asked voters in the June 24 elections to prevent the "one-man regime" of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He called...

Maryland Democratic primary has 2 black candidates leading

Jun. 17, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — With two leading candidates who have a shot at becoming Maryland's first black governor, the crowded Democratic gubernatorial primary reflects the state's changing demographics and the party's efforts to harness the energy of an increasingly diverse electorate around the country. Whoever...

Political 'Survivor': Ranked-choice tabulations get underway

Jun. 17, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Nearly a week after Maine's primary elections, the state's ranked-choice voting experiment is getting real as it becomes a game of mathematical survival. Ballots from nearly 500 municipalities across the state have been shipped to the state capital and scanned into computers in two...

3 Democrats look to make history in Wisconsin governor race

Jun. 17, 2018 12:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin's first black governor. Meanwhile, Kathleen Vinehout and Kelda Roys — who breast-fed her daughter in a campaign video — are each hoping to become the first woman...