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Macron seeks fresh start with French government reshuffle

Oct. 16, 2018 10:22 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron's government sought to give itself a fresh start after a difficult summer with a limited reshuffle on Tuesday that included a new interior minister. The reshuffle is seen as an attempt by Macron to take back control after three senior ministers resigned in...

The Latest: Ex-Sao Paulo governor accepts defeat

Oct. 7, 2018 10:52 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The Latest on Brazilian elections (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Gerald Alckmin, the former governor of the state of Sao Paulo who came in fourth on Sunday, told well-wishers that he respected the outcome of Sunday's presidential election. Alckmin who got just 4.77 percent of the vote said...

Kander, citing mental health concerns, drops out of KC race

Oct. 2, 2018 4:45 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Kander, a rising star in Democratic politics who narrowly lost a 2016 Senate bid, dropped out of the race for mayor of Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday so he could get help for post-traumatic stress and depression that he said he has suffered from for more than a decade....

Ex-army general accused of murder leads mayoral race in Peru

Oct. 2, 2018 4:28 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The retired army general blew kisses to supporters and promised an iron fist against criminals in Peru's massive capital city, delivering one of the trademark bombastic law-and-order speeches that have made him a leading candidate to be Lima's next mayor. "I'll eat bad guys for...

French ex-premier launches bid to become Barcelona mayor

Sep. 25, 2018 3:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Former French Prime Minister Manuel Valls launched a bid on Tuesday to become Barcelona's mayor in an election next year with the aim to "rescue" the Catalan capital from "deterioration." The 56-year-old Valls, who was born in Barcelona but was raised in France and made a career in...

The Latest: Fung gets Rhode Island GOP nod for governor

Sep. 13, 2018 2:22 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Latest on primary election day in Rhode Island (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Allan Fung has won the Republican nomination for Rhode Island governor. The win gives Fung, the mayor of Cranston, a second chance at the office he failed to win four years ago in a contest against...

Exit poll: Moscow mayor cruising to re-election

Sep. 9, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — An exit poll reported by Moscow's city-run television channel indicates the incumbent mayor is cruising to a new term with nearly 75 percent of the vote. The poll data broadcast by the Moskva 24 channel after polls closed Sunday said Sergei Sobyanin's nearest challenger would receive only...

Chicago's next mayor will be leading a deeply divided city

Sep. 6, 2018 7:50 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The next mayor of Chicago will take over a city that is deeply divided by race and class, a decadeslong problem that critics say only grew more pronounced during Mayor Rahm Emanuel's two terms in office. The question for voters now that Emanuel isn't seeking re-election: Who, if anyone, can...

With Emanuel out, others could get in race for Chicago mayor

Sep. 5, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel, whose tumultuous tenure as Chicago mayor included an infamous police shooting and a surge in violent crime, said in a surprise announcement that he would abandon his plan to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for the sudden change of heart. Emanuel also led the...

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel abandons quest for third term

Sep. 4, 2018 10:23 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Rahm Emanuel, whose tumultuous tenure as Chicago mayor included an infamous police shooting and a surge in violent crime, said in a surprise announcement Tuesday that he would abandon his plan to seek a third term next year but gave no reason for the sudden change of heart. Emanuel also led...