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The newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar talks to his supporters after winning the Turkish Cypriots election in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Oct. 18, 2020. Ersin Tatar, a hardliner who favors even closer ties with Turkey and a tougher stance with rival Greek Cypriots in peace talks has defeated the leftist incumbent in the Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)

Hardliner wins Turkish Cypriot leadership election

Oct. 18, 2020 3:52 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A hardliner who won a Turkish Cypriot leadership election said Sunday he's ready to resume dormant talks aimed at ending Cyprus' 46-year ethnic division, as long as rival Greek Cypriots come to grips with Turkey's regional might. Ersin Tatar, who favors fully aligning Turkish Cypriot...

4 win special elections for Mississippi legislative seats

Oct. 14, 2020 10:24 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Three Republicans and a Democrat won special-election runoffs Tuesday to fill seats in the Mississippi Legislature, and will serve the rest of four-year terms ending in January 2024. Although candidates in Mississippi special elections run without party labels, they often tell voters...

21-year-old college student elected mayor of Alabama town

Oct. 13, 2020 4:21 PM EDT

CAMP HILL, Ala. (AP) — The new mayor of an Alabama town faces a couple of unusual challenges: Namely, going to class and doing his homework. Auburn University student Messiah Williams-Cole defeated an incumbent to be elected mayor of Camp Hill, Alabama, last week. Besides operating the town of about 950...

Turkish Cypriot leader and candidate Mustafa Akinci talks after casting his ballot at a polling station during the Turkish Cypriots election for a new leader in the Turkish occupied area in the north part of the divided capital Nicosia, Cyprus, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Turkish Cypriots are voting for a leader tasked with overcoming deep political chasms with rival Greek Cypriots in order to pave the way for a deal to end 46 years of ethnic division in Cyprus and quell tensions over offshore energy reserves. (AP Photo/Nedim Enginsoy)

Leftist, hard-liner in Turkish Cypriot leadership runoff

Oct. 11, 2020 4:29 PM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — A leftist incumbent will take on a hard-line challenger in a runoff to decide who will lead Turkish Cypriots in overcoming deep political chasms with rival Greek Cypriots to end a nearly half-century of ethnic division in Cyprus and quell tensions over offshore energy reserves. With...

Mayor and council runoffs set Tuesday in many Alabama cities

Oct. 4, 2020 6:14 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Voters in dozens of Alabama cities will go back to the polls Tuesday to settle races for mayor and city council posts. The election is the runoff for posts in which no candidate won a majority during August's municipal voting. Among the more than a dozen cities that will be settling...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Stay in Congress to be fleeting for Georgia election winner

Oct. 1, 2020 9:01 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — More than $1 million and 30,000 ballots later, Georgia voters will be sending someone to Congress amid hopes that a month in Washington is worth it. Former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin are headed to a Dec. 1 runoff after...

Editorial Roundup: Alabama

Sep. 30, 2020 12:52 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Alabama newspapers: ___ Sept. 30 The Times Daily on upcoming municipal runoff elections in Alabama: The one thing that would benefit the dozen candidates in next Tuesday’s municipal runoff elections most of all is a strong voter turnout. Unfortunately, history isn’t on their...

Salon owner Shelley Luther begins to speak to the media after she was released from jail in Dallas, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Luther was jailed for refusing to keep her business closed amid concerns of the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Salon owner who defied lockdown makes Texas Senate runoff

Sep. 29, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

DENTON, Texas (AP) — A Dallas salon owner who was sent to jail for defying coronavirus lockdown orders and became a symbol of conservative angst over COVID-19 restrictions advanced to a runoff for a Texas Senate seat on Tuesday night. Republican Shelley Luther finished in a virtual dead heat with...

In this Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017 photo, Kwanza Hall  answers a question during the Atlanta Police Foundation's Atlanta Mayoral debate hosted by WSB-TV at their studios in Atlanta.. Crime and safety were the main topic of discussion during live debate. (Phil Skinner/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)

Hall, Franklin head to runoff for rest of John Lewis’ term

Sep. 29, 2020 10:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall and former Morehouse College President Robert Franklin advanced to a runoff in Tuesday’s special election to fill the short remainder of the late John Lewis’ term in Congress. Hall and Franklin led five other candidates in...

Kwanza Hall, Robert Franklin advance to runoff in special election for remainder of John Lewis’ term in Congress

Sep. 29, 2020 9:37 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Kwanza Hall, Robert Franklin advance to runoff in special election for remainder of John Lewis’ term in Congress.