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Supreme Court restores Trump to ballot, rejecting state attempts to ban him over Capitol attack

Mar. 04, 2024 10:26 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Monday restored Donald Trump to 2024 presidential primary ballots, rejecting state attempts to hold the Republican former president accountable for the Capitol riot. The justices ruled a day before the Super Tuesday primaries that states...

Nikki Haley wins the District of Columbia’s Republican primary and gets her first 2024 victory

Mar. 04, 2024 09:57 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nikki Haley has won the Republican primary in the District of Columbia, notching her first victory of the 2024 campaign. Her victory Sunday at least temporarily halts Donald Trump’s sweep of the GOP voting contests, although the former president is likely to...

Sinead O'Connor's estate asks Donald Trump to stop playing her music at rallies

Mar. 04, 2024 09:41 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The estate of Sinead O’Connor on Monday asked Donald Trump not to play her music at campaign rallies, saying the late singer considered the former president a “biblical devil.” Trump has played O’Connor’s biggest hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U,” at events as...

Hard-liners dominate Iran parliamentary vote that saw a record-low turnout and boycott calls

Mar. 04, 2024 09:05 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian hard-line politicians dominated the country's vote for parliament, results released Monday showed, maintaining their hold on the legislature in a vote that saw a record- low turnout amid boycott calls. While praising Iranians for...

Russia's top court upholds decision barring anti-Ukraine war hopeful from presidential race

Mar. 04, 2024 08:38 AM EST

Russia’s Supreme Court upheld Monday a ruling barring liberal politician Boris Nadezhdin from running in the upcoming presidential election. Nadezhdin, a city council member in the town of Dolgoprudny near Moscow, was nominated by the Civic Initiative party to run in an election...

An online protest movement exposes corruption in Uganda. Officials and others are rattled

Mar. 04, 2024 08:12 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Abuse of public funds. Failing hospitals. Potholes in the streets of Kampala, the capital of Uganda. These and other issues feature in an online protest campaign that is rattling government officials and others in this East African country where street...

Shehbaz Sharif sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister

Mar. 04, 2024 08:06 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shehbaz Sharif was sworn in as Pakistan’s new prime minister on Monday after being elected a day earlier in a raucous parliamentary session. He held the same position from April 2022 to August 2023, replacing archrival Imran Khan who was kicked out of the job...

Shehbaz Sharif returns as Pakistan's new premier as Imran Khan allies in parliament allege rigging

Mar. 04, 2024 07:25 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers in Pakistan’s National Assembly have elected Shehbaz Sharif for a comeback term as prime minister, as parliamentary allies of imprisoned former premier Imran Khan shouted in protest, alleging rigging in last month’s election. Sharif, who held the same...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Mar. 04, 2024 07:11 AM EST

Dallas Morning News. March 2, 2024. Editorial: Texas voters, beware of pro-secession candidates Some Republican primary candidates have signed an unpatriotic pledge to “take Texas back.” Today is Texas Independence Day. It’s a day that marks our...

North Dakota Republicans will caucus on the eve of Super Tuesday. Here is what to expect

Mar. 04, 2024 00:39 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans in North Dakota will gather around the state on Monday evening for their presidential caucuses, with results the caucus chair says might influence Republicans who vote in other states on Super Tuesday. Four candidates are on the ballot, including...