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AP FACT CHECK: UK leadership contenders make wild promises

Jul. 17, 2019 9:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Promises have been flying thick and fast in Britain's Conservative leadership race, ranging from the plausible to the wild. Contenders Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt both say they will break the country's political deadlock over Brexit, take Britain out of the European Union, boost the economy...

Bill raises bar for required petition signatures

Jul. 15, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's acting governor has signed into law a bill that raises the threshold for required petition signatures in certain municipalities in the state. The new law signed Friday by Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver went into effect immediately. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the...

ACLU: timing threatens public vote on Missouri abortion law

Jul. 12, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Timing threatens to stymie efforts to let the public vote on a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy or later after the state Supreme Court on Friday refused to intervene to force the state's top election official to act quickly. At issue is a push by the...

Mississippi county will vote on a liquor sale referendum

Jul. 1, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

BAY SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — Residents in the second judicial district of a Mississippi county will get to vote on a liquor sales referendum during the primary election. WDAM-TV reports the Jasper County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to put the referendum on the August 6th ballot. Jasper County...

IOC to change process of Olympic bid races, host elections

Jun. 26, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympics hosted in multiple cities or countries. Bidders pro-actively invited. Candidates recommended with possibly no opponents. Radical changes in how and when Olympic hosts are picked were voted in Wednesday as the International Olympic Committee looks to avoid negative...

Patriot movement targets vote access, campaign finance laws

Jun. 26, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Efforts to repeal recent New Mexico laws by referendum are targeting same-day voter registration and new campaign finance regulations for the first time. The Secretary of State's Office said Tuesday it received the petition applications from the Bernalillo County Patriot Group and was...

Burgum: Low chance for referendum to repeal library funding

Jun. 21, 2019 11:50 AM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum says a voter referendum to repeal a budget provision for a proposed Theodore Roosevelt Presidential Library would likely have a "low chance" of passing. Those who oppose the Legislature's approval of $50 million to operate and maintain the library in Medora are...

The Latest: EU states against renegotiating Brexit deal

Jun. 21, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union (all times local): 1:20 p.m. European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that the 27 EU member are unanimous in their steadfastness that the Brexit withdrawal agreement will not be reopened whoever succeeds...

Senate vote puts victims' rights amendment before voters

Jun. 19, 2019 10:50 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania voters will decide whether to enumerate victims' rights in the state constitution, a proposal likely to appear on the November ballot. The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to give its final approval, putting the state's version of Marsy's Law on the ballot as a...

Push for public vote on Missouri abortion law hits roadblock

Jun. 14, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Efforts to put a new Missouri law banning abortions at eight weeks of pregnancy to a public vote hit another roadblock. Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green on Friday dismissed a lawsuit by prominent Republican donor David Humphreys, who is seeking to force GOP Secretary of...