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Pima County GOP files suit against sanctuary city initiative

Jul. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Republican Party has filed a lawsuit to try to keep the "sanctuary city" initiative off the November ballot. The Arizona Daily Star reports the suit was filed Friday. It challenges individual signatures and whether paid petition signature gatherers filled the forms out...

Barring of Moscow council candidates draws 12,000 to protest

Jul. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election. The commission last week rejected signatures the candidates gathered to get on the fall ballot....

South Carolina town doubles town council terms to 4 years

Jul. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

CLOVER, S.C. (AP) — A town in South Carolina is doubling the terms of office for its town council. Clover has decided to have council members serve four-years term instead of two years. The terms will be staggered so only half the seats on the six-member council come up for election every two years. To...

'Sanctuary city' effort approved for Tucson November ballot

Jul. 16, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials have verified thousands of signatures to place an initiative on the ballot to make Tucson the state's first "sanctuary city." The Pima County Recorder's office Monday has certified more than 12,400 signatures, about 3,100 more than the minimum requirement needed to...

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

Jul. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal. Representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters, are discussing in the capital of Khartoum on Tuesday a...

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...

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...

Russian opposition rallies for Moscow election candidates

Jul. 14, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission's decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election. The unsanctioned rally was billed as a meeting between opposition leaders and...

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...