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Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 24, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials battled to keep their offices in primary elections being decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both faced fellow Republicans...

Asian shares mostly lower as inflation worries cloud outlook

May. 23, 2022 23:00 PM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower on Tuesday as worries over inflation tempered optimism over President Joe Biden’s remark that he was considering reducing U.S. tariffs on Chinese imports. Benchmarks fell in Tokyo, Seoul, Shanghai and Hong Kong but rose slightly in...

4 Republicans vying for secretary of state nomination

May. 21, 2022 14:45 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four Republicans are vying for the nomination for Alabama secretary of state, the official responsible for overseeing state elections. Ed Packard, who worked in the secretary of state’s elections division for nearly 25 years, faces State Auditor Jim...

Incumbents in Georgia face primary opponents down the ballot

May. 21, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Beyond the marquee races for governor and U.S. Senate, several statewide officials are battling to keep their offices in primary elections that will be decided Tuesday in Georgia. Georgia's incumbent attorney general and insurance commissioner both face fellow...

France's Macron appoints new government for 2nd term

May. 20, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron announced a new-look Cabinet on Friday, with a new foreign minister part of the reshuffled line-up behind France’s first female prime minister in 30 years. Three senior ministers — Gérald Darmanin at the interior ministry, Bruno Le...

Sri Lanka closes schools, limits work amid fuel shortage

May. 20, 2022 03:58 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities closed schools and asked public officials not to come to work in a desperate move to prepare for an acute fuel shortage that is expected to last days amid the nation's worst economic crisis in decades. The Public Administration...

Fed nominee Michael Barr calls inflation 'far too high'

May. 19, 2022 13:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's pick to be the Federal Reserve's top banking regulator pledged Thursday to help reduce high inflation and provide “clear rules” to govern financial innovation. “I strongly believe that inflation is far too high today and I’m...

How Pa. GOP gov pick could turn election lies into action

May. 18, 2022 16:43 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Doug Mastriano is not the only candidate who won a Republican primary on Tuesday after embracing Donald Trump's lie that the 2020 election was stolen. But no GOP contender did more to subvert that presidential election -- and no one may be better positioned to subvert the...

Tight Pennsylvania GOP Senate race; Mastriano wins gov nod

May. 18, 2022 07:30 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump's preferred candidate in Pennsylvania's Senate Republican primary was essentially tied with a more traditional rival, while his pick for governor notched a commanding victory Tuesday as the former president worked to expand his hold on the GOP. ...

Sri Lanka proposes privatizing national airline amid crisis

May. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new prime minister on Monday proposed privatizing the country’s loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country worst economic crisis in decades. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message to the...