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Portuguese President, and candidate for reelection, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa speaks to journalists after voting at a polling station in Celorico de Basto, northern Portugal, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Portugal holds a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election

Jan. 24, 2021 5:31 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term Sunday, in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured 61.5% of the vote, with 98.5% of...

Official results show center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election by a clear margin

Jan. 24, 2021 5:15 PM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official results show center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election by a clear margin.
U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., thanks her volunteers and staff at her victory party in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Hyde-Smith beat Democrat Mike Espy and Libertarian Jimmy Edwards. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Transition turmoil splits Mississippi delegation

Jan. 24, 2021 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi won a 2018 special election and a 2020 regular election by making a single overarching promise — to support President Donald Trump. She stuck with Trump even as he made unfounded claims about the November election that he...

Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election

Jan. 24, 2021 3:02 PM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election.

Iowa Democrats choose state lawmaker to lead their party

Jan. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party chose a state representative from Ames to lead the party as it works to retain its spot as the nation's first caucus in presidential elections. Rep. Ross Wilburn was elected Saturday to replace outgoing chairman and former state Rep. Mark Smith who decided...

2 men sent back to jail after Capitol rally attendance

Jan. 24, 2021 11:32 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two men arrested in November after they traveled to the Philadelphia convention center where votes in the 2020 presidential race were being counted were sent back to jail after their bail was increased due to their participation in the rally near the U.S. Capitol that turned deadly...

Palestinians ask Europe to send monitors for elections

Jan. 24, 2021 11:09 AM EST

Palestinian election officials on Sunday invited the European Union to send observers to monitor upcoming elections planned for the Palestinian legislature and presidency. The elections are seen as an important step toward ending a rift that has left the Palestinians divided between rival governments since the...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo Cindy McCain, wife of former Arizona Sen. John McCain, waves to the crowd after being acknowledged by Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey during his State of the State address on the opening day of the legislative session at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona Republicans voted Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP officials who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Arizona Republicans censure Cindy McCain, GOP governor

Jan. 23, 2021 10:22 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Republicans voted Saturday to censure Cindy McCain and two prominent GOP members who have found themselves crosswise with former President Donald Trump. The censures of Sen. John McCain’s widow, former Sen. Jeff Flake and Gov. Doug Ducey are merely symbolic. But they show the...

Raquel Teran elected Arizona Democratic Party chair

Jan. 23, 2021 7:45 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Democrats on Saturday picked Raquel Terán, a progressive state lawmaker, to be the party's next chairwoman as they look to maintain their top-of-the-ticket successes and extend them to down-ballot races. Terán was a leader of the Latino-led movement that organized a decade...

Belarus police arrest 100 in renewed protests

Jan. 23, 2021 12:58 PM EST

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus arrested about 100 people who formed human chains in demonstrations calling for the authoritarian president to resign. A police statement said the chains of up to 30 people were formed throughout Minsk. It did not give an exact number of detainees. ...