Latest National elections News

Man gets prison for threatening Colorado election official

Oct. 06, 2022 18:15 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison for online threats he made against Colorado’s top elections official, in one of the first cases brought by a federal task force devoted to protecting elections workers nationwide from rising threats. ...

2nd man convicted in Whitmer plot gets 4 years in prison

Oct. 06, 2022 17:43 PM EDT

A man who pleaded guilty to conspiring to kidnap Michigan's governor in 2020 was granted a major break Thursday and sentenced to four years in prison. Kaleb Franks was rewarded for testifying for prosecutors at two trials. His sentence was longer than the term given to another man...

Biden: IBM investment to help in tech competition with China

Oct. 06, 2022 17:18 PM EDT

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (AP) — President Joe Biden predicted Thursday a $20 billion investment by IBM in New York's Hudson River Valley will help give the United States a technological edge against China, hailing the expansion during an appearance with two House Democrats in competitive races in next...

Belarus hands 4 independent journalists lengthy prison terms

Oct. 06, 2022 14:26 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian court on Thursday sentenced four journalists at country's largest independent news agency to lengthy prison terms on charges widely seen as politically motivated. Four reporters of the BelaPAN news agency were handed prison terms ranging from...

Jan. 6 committee schedules next public hearing for Oct. 13

Oct. 06, 2022 13:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol has scheduled its next hearing for Oct. 13, pushing the investigation back into the limelight less than three weeks before the midterm election that will determine control of Congress. It will...

Falsehoods, harassment stress local election offices in US

Oct. 06, 2022 08:02 AM EDT

CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — With early voting less than three weeks away, Nicole Mickley was staring down a daunting to-do list: voting machines to test, poll workers to recruit, an onslaught of public records requests to examine. And then, over a weekend, came word that the long-time...

Israel's Netanyahu hospitalized weeks before election

Oct. 05, 2022 17:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was hospitalized Wednesday after feeling unwell during the Jewish fasting day of Yom Kippur. Israel's public broadcaster Kan said Netanyahu, 72, was taken to Jerusalem's Shaarei Tzedek hospital after feeling chest...

OPEC+ makes big oil cut to boost prices; pump costs may rise

Oct. 05, 2022 13:59 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The OPEC+ alliance of oil-exporting countries decided Wednesday to sharply cut production to support sagging oil prices, a move that could deal the struggling global economy another blow and raise politically sensitive pump prices for U.S. drivers just ahead of key...

UK's Truss stands by 'disruption' agenda despite Tory doubts

Oct. 05, 2022 09:21 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Liz Truss pledged Wednesday to ride out the turmoil unleashed by her tax-cutting economic agenda, saying the “disruption” will pay off in a wealthier, more efficient Britain. Truss closed a tumultuous Conservative conference in the...

Bolsonaro, Lula fight for endorsements before Brazil runoff

Oct. 04, 2022 19:49 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva started bringing centrist allies into their camps Tuesday, two days after voting in Latin America's biggest democracy sent the rivals to a Oct. 30 runoff. Da Silva, a leftist who is...