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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Sep. 27, 2021 09:11 AM EDT

Detroit News. Sept. 22, 2021. Editorial: Courts should check Whitmer’s fundraising scam Mackinac Island — Michigan Republicans are mounting a court challenge against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s move to blow past campaign fundraising laws and raise...

Biden risks losing support from Democrats amid DC gridlock

Sep. 25, 2021 10:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden is losing support among critical groups in his political base as some of his core campaign promises falter, raising concerns among Democrats that the voters who put him in office may feel less enthusiastic about returning to the polls in next year's...

Santa Fe mayor attacks rival for 'no' vote on mask ordinance

Sep. 24, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Recriminations about face-mask mandates are creating new tension between Democratic candidates in the election campaign for mayor in Santa Fe. In a flier distributed by mail Friday, incumbent Mayor Alan Webber highlighted a dissenting vote by...

Contenders tout credentials in close vote to replace Merkel

Sep. 24, 2021 13:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The contenders to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor sought to mobilize voters Friday as the election campaign neared its close, touting their credentials to lead Europe's biggest economy into a new era as it grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic...

China says all crypto transactions illegal; Bitcoin tumbles

Sep. 24, 2021 10:49 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Friday’s notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies...

What a cracker! Merkel pecked by parrot

Sep. 24, 2021 08:36 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel provided a rare splash of color amid Germany's staid election campaign while visiting a bird park where she posed with half a dozen parrots. Not content with the bird feed on offer, one of the rainbow lorikeets took a peck...

Voelkel, ex-Johnson aide, to run for lieutenant governor

Sep. 23, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Ben Voelkel, a former aide to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson, said Thursday he's running for lieutenant governor. Voelkel was communications director for Johnson, a Republican, from 2017 until earlier this year. He also worked on Johnson's re-election...

4 companies seek to revive stalled Terre Haute casino plans

Sep. 23, 2021 17:05 PM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Two companies that already operate casinos in Indiana are among four seeking to take over the stalled effort to open a new casino in Terre Haute. Those applications were submitted by Wednesday’s deadline to the Indiana Gaming Commission for...

Candidates clash in last TV debate before German election

Sep. 23, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The three candidates hoping to succeed Angela Merkel as German chancellor, and the four leaders of the other parties currently in parliament, clashed Thursday over a variety of topics in the last televised debate before Sunday's election. Unlike previous...

In German election, hunger strikers seek climate promises

Sep. 23, 2021 13:42 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After three-and-a-half weeks on a hunger strike, Henning Jeschke is frail and gaunt, but determined to go on, still hoping to pressure the three candidates for chancellor of Germany into meeting him for a debate about the climate crisis ahead of Sunday's general election. ...