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Sri Lanka's Supreme Court says president's actions unlawful

Dec. 13, 2018 9:33 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Maithripala Sirisena's order to dissolve Parliament and hold new elections was unconstitutional, a much-anticipated verdict that further embroils the Indian Ocean nation in political crisis. A seven-judge bench of...

Michigan GOP advances bill to make ballot drives harder

Dec. 13, 2018 12:55 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Republicans moved Wednesday to curtail ballot initiatives by advancing a measure limiting how many signatures could come from any one region of the state, the latest proposal assailed by critics as an unconstitutional, lame-duck power grab from voters or incoming Democratic...

The Latest: Michigan House OKs bill to limit ballot drives

Dec. 12, 2018 11:31 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session (all times local): 11:30 p.m. A lame-duck bill that would make it harder to organize ballot drives has passed in the Michigan House as it advances in the Republican-controlled Legislature. The House approved the legislation...

Egypt lawyer files case to change president's 2-term limit

Dec. 8, 2018 3:09 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian lawyer said Saturday he and others have filed a court case to force the country's parliament to debate amending a constitutional clause that bars President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi from running for a third term in 2022. The lawyer, Ayman Abdel-Hakim Ramadan, told The Associated Press...

The Latest: Michigan House votes to extend legislative power

Dec. 5, 2018 6:36 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Michigan Legislature's lame-duck session (all times local): 6:25 p.m. The Republican-led Michigan House has voted to empower the Legislature to intervene in any lawsuit at any stage, a right already granted to the state attorney general. The bill approved Wednesday...

The Latest: Letter warned North Carolina absentee voters

Dec. 4, 2018 7:32 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the North Carolina 9th Congressional District race (all times local): 6 p.m. North Carolina election officials apparently were worried about people unlawfully taking mail-in absentee ballots from residents of one county and filling them out this fall. The state elections...

Missouri first to adopt fairness test against gerrymandering

Dec. 2, 2018 1:31 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The votes won't be cast for another four years, yet Democrats already appear likely to gain seats in Missouri's Republican-dominated Legislature in 2022. The reason: a one-of-its kind redistricting initiative approved by voters in the recent midterm elections. Missouri's...

Michigan Senate votes to gut minimum wage, sick leave laws

Nov. 28, 2018 7:42 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's Republican-led Senate passed bills Wednesday that would substantially scale back citizen-initiated minimum wage and paid sick leave laws that a business lobby criticized as too burdensome, setting up expected lawsuits if GOP Gov. Rick Snyder signs them into law before...

West Virginia Senate mulls next steps in impeachment drama

Nov. 28, 2018 8:17 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The leader of West Virginia's Senate said he's mulling his options after the state Supreme Court refused to revisit a ruling that halted the impeachment process of several justices. "At this point, one branch of government has to be the adult in the room," Senate President Mitch...

After referendum, North Carolina GOP tries voter ID again

Nov. 23, 2018 9:47 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emboldened by a referendum voters approved this month, North Carolina's soon-dwindling Republican majorities at the legislature will scramble to approve their preferred voter identification law before Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper can stop it. The GOP-dominated General Assembly returns to...