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Missouri's Kander takes job at veterans nonprofit

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander of Missouri is starting a job at a nonprofit for veterans. The Kansas City Star on Monday reported that Kander will lead a national expansion of Veterans Community Project. The nonprofit helps homeless veterans. Kander says the organization...

West Virginia secretary of state investigating town election

Jul. 13, 2019 1:24 PM EDT

HARPERS FERRY, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner's office has opened a criminal investigation into the recent Harpers Ferry town council election. According to The Journal in Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry officials posted a letter online from Warner's office about the investigation. It...

Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb

Jul. 12, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a failed mayoral candidate who threatened his townspeople on social media has been convicted of making a pipe bomb. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson announced Thursday that Jonathan Edward White faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors said Tennessee...

Mayor of North Carolina's largest city seeks 2nd term

Jul. 12, 2019 1:45 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The mayor of North Carolina's largest city has filed for reelection. The Charlotte Observer reports Mayor Vi Lyles announced her reelection campaign Thursday and vowed to continue prioritizing affordable housing. The 66-year-old Democrat is the city's first black female mayor. She's...

Special election to be held to fill Scranton mayor's term

Jul. 10, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A special election will be held in November to fill the unexpired term of a former northeastern Pennsylvania mayor who resigned and pleaded guilty to charges that he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions. The (Scranton) Times-Tribune reports that Scranton council...

Albanians vote with no trouble after fears of poll clashes

Jun. 30, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Voters cast ballots without disruption Sunday in Albania, where opposition leaders had threatened to interfere with municipal elections they boycotted as part of an anti-government protest campaign that earlier produced injuries and arrests. Albanian President Ilir Meta moved to...

Biden lands 2020 endorsement from Atlanta Mayor Bottoms

Jun. 28, 2019 5:14 AM EDT

The mayor of Atlanta is endorsing Democrat Joe Biden for president in 2020, providing crucial support from a high-profile black female political leader. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms spoke to The Associated Press ahead of her scheduled Friday announcement. Bottoms says her decision came down to Biden's...

Istanbul mayor hails victory as step to repair democracy

Jun. 27, 2019 3:32 PM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Ekrem Imamoglu, the opposition candidate who won an Istanbul mayoral election that was voided weeks later, retook office in Turkey's largest city following his repeat win, a stunning victory he called a step toward repairing a damaged democracy. Cheered on by supporters of the opposition...

House OKs constitutional change to remove no-show officials

Jun. 26, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A proposed constitutional amendment is moving ahead to direct Pennsylvania lawmakers to develop a means of removing elected municipal officials for just cause, including absenteeism or dereliction of duty. The bill passed 195 to 6 by the House Wednesday was prompted by Republican...

Turkey's leader vows to heed 'messages' of Istanbul election

Jun. 25, 2019 10:13 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — In his first public appearance since a crushing defeat in a rerun election for mayor of Istanbul, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to draw lessons and make adjustments in line with "the messages given by the people." Addressing legislators from his ruling party...