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UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

Jun. 24, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party's chairman quit after the results...

UK's Johnson faces test in 2 special parliamentary elections

Jun. 23, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polls opened Thursday in Britain for two special elections that could deliver a new blow to scandal-tainted Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Wakefield in northern England and the southwestern constituency of Tiverton and Honiton are both electing...

Greitens RINO video spurred threats to family, lawyer says

Jun. 23, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The family of Missouri U.S. Senate candidate Eric Greitens has been subjected to “serious threats” in the days since he released a violent campaign video in which he declares he's “hunting” RINOs, or Republicans in Name Only, the lawyer for his ex-wife said in court...

Iraq parliament swears in new members after walkout of 73

Jun. 23, 2022 12:41 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Parliament swore in dozens of new lawmakers on Thursday, replacing 73 legislators loyal to powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, strengthening the power of rival Iran-backed Shiite factions in the assembly. The 73 had resigned collectively earlier this...

South Dakota Gov. Noem gets emphatic win with AG's removal

Jun. 22, 2022 18:03 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate's decision this week to remove Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg from office was an emphatic victory for Gov. Kristi Noem, whose hard-driving effort to oust her fellow Republican likely sealed his fate even as some GOP lawmakers backed him. ...

Lawyer leaving 1/6 panel amid talk of Missouri Senate run

Jun. 22, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

An attorney working as a senior investigator for the U.S. House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will leave the post amid calls urging him to run for a Missouri U.S. Senate seat as an independent. John F. Wood's resignation is effective Friday. The resignation was...

Threats testimony rings familiar for election workers

Jun. 22, 2022 17:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — This week’s gripping testimony to Congress about threats to local election officials after the 2020 presidential election had a rapt audience far beyond Washington — secretaries of state and election clerks across the U.S who said the stories could easily have been their...

Jan. 6 hearings: What we’ve learned, and what’s next

Jun. 22, 2022 15:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection heard from election workers and state officials on Tuesday as they described President Donald Trump’s pressure to overturn his 2020 election defeat. On Thursday, the nine-member panel will hear from former Justice...

9th mayor in Puerto Rico this year accused of corruption

Jun. 21, 2022 17:27 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A former Puerto Rico mayor who vanished earlier this year while still in his position appeared in court Tuesday and pleaded guilty in a federal corruption case. The U.S. Attorney’s Office said José Luis Cruz is accused of participating in a bribery...

Ex-Illinois state senator gets prison in embezzlement case

Jun. 21, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Illinois state senator was sentenced Tuesday to a year and a day in prison for taking hundreds of thousands of dollars from the Teamsters union for a no-show job. Thomas Cullerton, a Democrat from the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, was sentenced on a federal...