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Mozambique votes in a crucial test of recent peace deal

Oct. 15, 2019 5:59 AM EDT

MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Calls for calm and warnings against voter intimidation marked a closely watched election day in Mozambique on Tuesday that is crucial in consolidating a wary peace in the southern African nation of nearly 30 million people. Parties' acceptance of the presidential, parliamentary...

Sri Lanka presidential hopeful says won't honor deal with UN

Oct. 15, 2019 5:27 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A former Sri Lankan defense chief who is a front-runner in next month's presidential election said Tuesday that if he wins, he won't recognize an agreement the government made with the U.N. human rights council to investigate alleged war crimes during the nation's civil war. If...

Kentucky lawmakers offer bills to strengthen ethics laws

Oct. 15, 2019 4:29 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers in Kentucky have unveiled proposals aimed at making executive branch ethics and election laws more transparent and accountable. One bill would increase reporting of state resources used for personal or political reasons. Rep. Angie Hatton says news reports about...

GOP endorsement eludes indicted California congressman

Oct. 15, 2019 2:22 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a sign of a turbulent campaign to come, indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter failed to win the endorsement Monday of his local Republican Party after arguing that he is the best candidate for the job despite his approaching federal trial. Hunter faced significant odds of winning the...

Council president expected to be named Atlantic City mayor

Oct. 15, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For over a decade, things had been quiet in Atlantic City, the seaside gambling resort known as much for its colorful political corruption as for its slot machines and salt water taffy. But that came to an end earlier this month when Mayor Frank Gilliam Jr. pleaded guilty to wire...

6 questions that loom over the crowded Democratic debate

Oct. 15, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Just a month has passed since the last presidential debate, but the state of the Democrats' 2020 race has shifted. The political world is suddenly consumed by an escalating impeachment inquiry, one of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls is recovering from a heart attack...

Biden, Warren, Sanders face scrutiny at Democratic debate

Oct. 15, 2019 12:04 AM EDT

WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Joe Biden is facing baseless — but persistent— allegations of wrongdoing overseas that could undermine his argument that he's best positioned to defeat the president. Bernie Sanders is recovering from a heart attack that raised questions about his ability to withstand...

New Mexico legislative caucuses stockpile money for 2020

Oct. 14, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Money is being stockpiled by leading state legislators under specialized political committees that can collect five-times as much cash per donor as standard campaigns and committees. Six-month campaign finance disclosure reports are due by Tuesday evening as Democrats defend their...

Navajo voters elect new delegate to tribal council

Oct. 14, 2019 11:55 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has a new delegate. Carl Roessel Slater won a special election for a seat representing five Navajo communities in the Arizona portion of the reservation. He took office Thursday. Slater had served as a spokesman for the tribe's legislative branch before...

New Mexico candidates for Congress highlight cashflow

Oct. 14, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico candidates in open races for the U.S. House and Senate are collecting campaign cash at a rapid pace even as many Democratic contenders forgo contributions from corporate political committees. Former CIA operative Valerie Plame said Monday in a statement that her campaign...