Latest Municipal elections News

Correction: Mayor Charged story

Sep. 18, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — In a story Sept. 17 about a preliminary mayoral election in Fall River, Massachusetts, The Associated Press reported erroneously that embattled incumbent mayor Jasiel Correia will face Paul Coogan and Erica Scott-Pacheco in the Nov. 5 general election. He will face only Coogan. A...

The Latest: Mayor facing charges wins reelection bid

Sep. 17, 2019 9:44 PM EDT

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on preliminary election of Jasiel Correia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. A Massachusetts mayor facing multiple federal corruption charges will be on the November ballot after surviving a preliminary election. Jasiel Correia was one of the two top vote-getters in Fall...

The Latest: Netanyahu says he'll seek 'Zionist' government

Sep. 17, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the Israeli election (all times local): 3:45 a.m. After an apparent election setback, Israel's prime minister says he will seek the formation of a new "Zionist" government that excludes Arab parties. Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a small crowd of supporters in Tel Aviv at 3:30...

St. Petersburg demonstration protests election violations

Sep. 17, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — About 1,000 people have demonstrated against alleged violations in the recent municipal elections in Russia's second-largest city St. Petersburg. Participants in the sanctioned demonstration on Tuesday evening held placards reading "That's enough lying to us." They also...

Russian complaint against AP to be heard by media council

Sep. 17, 2019 3:32 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has agreed to accept the jurisdiction of Russia's press council in a dispute between the news agency and the head of the country's elections commission. The dispute stems from an Aug. 29 story by a Moscow correspondent based largely on an interview with elections...

On vote eve, Netanyahu vows total West Bank settlement annex

Sep. 16, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist support the day before a do-over election....

Hospital staff rally for protest campaign after new violence

Sep. 16, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hundreds of medical staff at one of Hong Kong's main public hospitals rallied Monday to support months of protests for democratic reforms and denounce police use of force, after new violence over the weekend rocked the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. Staff at the Prince of Wales...

Cooper elected as Nashville's 3rd mayor in less than 2 years

Sep. 13, 2019 12:07 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Cooper has won the election for Nashville mayor, giving the growing southern city its third mayor in less than two years. The metro councilman defeated incumbent Mayor David Briley in Thursday's runoff election, continuing his momentum from an Aug. 1 general election in which...

Russian police raid opposition activists' homes in 43 cities

Sep. 12, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian police raided the homes and offices of supporters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in 43 cities on Thursday, his close allies said. So far, more than 200 raids have taken place across Russia from Vladivostok on the Pacific to Krasnodar in Russia's south. Police have also searched...

Report: Consolidating elections may not boost voter turnout

Sep. 10, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — As Tennessee grapples with how to improve its consistently dismal voter turnout, a newly released state government report warns that requiring cities to move their local and school elections to coincide with statewide elections wouldn't necessarily address the problem. Instead, the...