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Canadians vote in pandemic election that could cost Trudeau

Sep. 20, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadians voted Monday in a tight pandemic election that threatens to knock Prime Minister Justin Trudeau from power. Trudeau gambled on an early election in a bid to win a majority of seats in Parliament. But the opposition has been relentless in...

GOP state Sen. Matt Dolan jumps into US Senate race in Ohio

Sep. 20, 2021 13:33 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan formally entered the race for Ohio's open U.S. Senate seat on Monday, adding a centrist voice more akin to exiting Republican Rob Portman's than to the crowded, Trump-aligned field of GOP hopefuls. In a telephone...

Bipartisan redistricting panel starts off with partisan maps

Sep. 20, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A new bipartisan redistricting commission is looking at two sets of distinctly partisan maps as it sets out to draw new boundaries for Virginia's General Assembly districts. Democratic and Republican map drawers on Monday submitted their first...

Higher pay, bonuses attract more Idaho correction officers

Sep. 20, 2021 13:05 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Pay raises and bonuses should help ease a shortfall of prison workers in Idaho, the state's top prison official said. Idaho Department of Correction Director Josh Tewalt told the Legislature’s Criminal Justice Reinvestment Oversight Committee on...

Funeral set for southern Indiana state Rep. Davisson

Sep. 20, 2021 12:57 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Funeral services have been set for a state legislator from southern Indiana who died over the weekend. Republican Rep. Steve Davisson of Salem died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to the Indiana House speaker’s office. Davisson...

Republicans move toward quick Indiana redistricting approval

Sep. 20, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans turned aside objections from Democrats as they moved ahead toward speedy approval of proposed new Indiana election district maps that will be used for the next 10 years. The Indiana House elections committee voted 9-4 along party lines...

Barletta signs anti-tax pledge in GOP campaign for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lou Barletta, the former congressman seeking the Republican nomination for governor of Pennsylvania, has signed a pledge from a conservative anti-tax Washington-based group that commits him to oppose tax increases. The pledge, sponsored by...

Pro-Kremlin party keeps large majority in Russian parliament

Sep. 20, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s ruling party retained its supermajority in parliament, further cementing President Vladimir Putin’s grip on power following elections that excluded most opposition politicians and were marred by multiple reports of violations. The vote was...

Thune challenger among Jan. 6 demonstrators in Washington

Sep. 20, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The Black Hills candidate who wants to unseat South Dakota Sen. John Thune in next year's Republican primary says he demonstrated in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 6 against President Joe Biden’s victory. Mark Mowry, of Spearfish, says his candidacy...

South African court OKs new deadline for election candidates

Sep. 20, 2021 10:26 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s Constitutional Court threw a lifeline to the ruling African National Congress party on Monday by allowing the electoral commission to reopen the registration of candidates for local government elections in November. The ANC had...