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Wyoming starts selecting presidential delegates Saturday. But there's not a statewide election

Feb. 24, 2024 14:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the South Carolina primary has been the focal point of the GOP presidential nomination fight for much of the last month, it’s not the only contest on Saturday where Republicans will be voting for a presidential candidate or where all-important delegates will be at...

Los Angeles County district attorney seeks reelection in contest focused on feeling of public safety

Feb. 23, 2024 18:26 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County voters are set to decide next month if embattled District Attorney George Gascón will remain the head of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a race centered on perceptions of public safety. Gascón, who was elected in 2020 on a...

Judge throws out Chicago ballot measure that would fund services for homeless people

Feb. 23, 2024 18:02 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A Cook County judge has rejected a Chicago ballot measure that would have raised a one-time tax on luxury properties to fund services for homeless people after objections from real estate and business groups. The ruling Friday by Judge Kathleen Burke came as early...

German bishops to head to Rome after Vatican demands they scrap a vote on contentious lay council

Feb. 23, 2024 16:04 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A delegation of German bishops is expected in Rome soon after the Vatican insisted they scrap a planned vote this week on a controversial proposal to let laypeople participate in a decision-making council alongside bishops. The aborted vote was the latest in years of...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Michigan's presidential primary

Feb. 23, 2024 14:07 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump look to repeat their past Michigan primary victories on Tuesday, when they each face opponents who haven’t yet won a contest this year but also show no indication of dropping out. Biden is fending off a...

In Ukraine, Schumer challenges Speaker Johnson to 'rise to the occasion' and pass more US aid

Feb. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EST

Standing on Ukrainian soil in a surprise visit with President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer challenged House Speaker Mike Johnson to take up a $95 billion national security package that includes aid for the country as it battles Russia's invasion. “The...

Pennsylvania seeks legal costs from county that let outsiders access voting machines to help Trump

Feb. 23, 2024 13:42 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A rural Pennsylvania county and its elected officials may have to pay the state elections agency hundreds of thousands of dollars to reimburse it for legal fees and litigation costs in a three-year battle over allowing outsiders to examine voting machines to help former...

Hungary and Sweden agree on defense deal ahead of final vote on Sweden's NATO accession

Feb. 23, 2024 07:25 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The prime ministers of Hungary and Sweden concluded a defense industry agreement on Friday that will expand Budapest's fleet of Swedish-built fighter jets, paving the way for Hungary’s likely ratification of Sweden’s long-delayed NATO bid. The meeting...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Bridgeport's do-over mayoral election

Feb. 23, 2024 07:21 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — If it’s Tuesday, there must be a mayoral election in Bridgeport. For the fourth time in five months, Democrat Joe Ganim, the incumbent mayor of Connecticut’s largest city, will face challenger John Gomes at the ballot box in his quest for an eighth term....

California man arrested and accused of threatening Arizona election worker after 2022 vote

Feb. 22, 2024 22:21 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of leaving threatening messages on the personal cellphone of an Arizona election worker he accused of rigging the 2022 election results, federal prosecutors said. The 52-year-old was charged with one count of...