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In this Jan. 24, 2020 file photo, Lincoln, a Nubian goat, stands in her pen in Fair Haven, Vt. A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor of a Vermont town have helped raise money to renovate a community playground. The Fair Haven town manager came up with the oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money and to help get local kids civically involved. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)

Dog and goat serving as mayor raise money for a playground

Jan. 17, 2021 12:09 PM EST

FAIR HAVEN, Vt. (AP) — A goat and a dog who were each elected mayor have helped raise money to renovate a Vermont community playground. The oddball idea of pet mayor elections to raise money to rehabilitate the playground and to help get local kids civically involved came from a local town manager. In...

Former 'Bama coach joins ex-player announcing mayoral run

Jan. 17, 2021 11:16 AM EST

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Gene Stallings, the last University of Alabama football coach to win a national championship before Nick Saban entered the picture, joined former player Martin Houston as the one-time running back announced his campaign for mayor. Stallings, who lives in Texas but came to Tuscaloosa...

18-year-old council member cleared of election complaint

Jan. 16, 2021 10:24 AM EST

DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — The youngest person ever elected to the Decatur City Council has been cleared of a complaint filed by the defeated incumbent, who claimed his challenger didn't file required financial reports. The secretary of state's office closed its review of a complaint filed against Hunter Pepper,...

Tupelo mayor's race: 1 Democrat, 2 Republicans so far

Jan. 16, 2021 10:11 AM EST

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — An attorney who is running for mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi, says he wants people of all backgrounds to have equal opportunities to hold city jobs. Victor Fleitas announced his candidacy Thursday, becoming the first Democrat in the open race. Lee County Supervisor Todd Jordan and...

Albuquerque councilor accuses former lawmaker of advances

Jan. 15, 2021 7:25 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque City Councilor Lan Sena is accusing a former Democratic state lawmaker of abusing his position of power by making unwanted sexual advances toward her when she served as a campaign staffer in 2019. Sena this week issued an open letter through an attorney, saying Abbas...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Jan. 15, 2021 3:47 PM EST

Recent editorials of regional and national interest from New England’s newspapers: CONNECTICUT: State Republicans need a clean break with the past The Connecticut Post Jan. 14 J.R. Romano’s resignation as chairman of the Republican state central committee comes at an inauspicious time. Top...

Andrew Yang announces his run for New York Mayor during a news conference in Morningside Park on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen).

Ex-presidential candidate Andrew Yang joins NYC mayoral race

Jan. 14, 2021 6:22 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially entered the race for mayor of New York City on Thursday, joining a crowded Democratic primary field that includes longtime elected officials and veterans of the administration of Mayor Bill de Blasio, who is barred by the city charter...

Past Democratic U.S. House nominee to run for Cincy Mayor

Jan. 14, 2021 12:48 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Democrat who attracted national attention in 2018 with a spirited challenge to a veteran Republican congressman Thursday joined a crowded field for this year’s Cincinnati mayoral race. Aftab Pureval is among a dozen or so people who have either announced for or said they are...

President Faustin-Archange Touadera speaks to the media after casting his vote at the Lycee Boganda polling station in the capital Bangui, Central African Republic, Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020. Touadera and his party said the vote will go ahead after government forces clashed with rebels in recent days and some opposition candidates pulled out of the race amid growing insecurity. (AP Photo)

Central African Republic soldiers repel rebels at capital

Jan. 13, 2021 11:53 AM EST

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — Security forces in Central African Republic repelled attacks by rebels trying to seize the capital early Wednesday after intense fighting on the city’s outskirts, officials said, in a major escalation of violence that has rocked the country since last month. ...

Virginia city council appoints city manager, then reverses

Jan. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EST

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — Ignoring a national search effort for a new city manager, the Portsmouth City Council voted to hire a former councilman for the job, then immediately backpedaled and voted against his appointment since he never submitted an application. The council ultimately voted 4-3 to reopen the...