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AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the Texas primary runoffs

May. 24, 2024 07:06 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two prominent Texas Republicans are looking to settle political scores within their own party in the primary runoff elections on Tuesday, when voters will decide nearly three dozen unresolved races from the state’s March 5 primary. For entirely different...

UN approves resolution to commemorate the 1995 Srebrenica genocide annually over Serb opposition

May. 24, 2024 03:39 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations approved a resolution Thursday establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs, a move vehemently opposed by Serbs who fear it will brand them all as “genocidal” supporters of the mass...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 24, 2024 00:54 AM EDT

Brunswick News. May 18, 2024. Editorial: Unclear law paves way for more election chaos The nine justices on the Georgia Supreme Court did not do the state any favors when they declined to issue a ruling on who has the authority to draw county commission lines —...

Ohio governor calls special session to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 20:48 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's Republican Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday that he is calling a rare special session of the General Assembly next week to pass legislation ensuring that President Joe Biden is on the state's 2024 ballot. The special session was called for Tuesday. ...

Labour leader Keir Starmer is often called dull. But he might be Britain's next prime minister

May. 23, 2024 20:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Dutiful, managerial, a bit dull — Keir Starmer is no one’s idea of a firebrand politician. The Labour Party hopes that is just what Britain needs. Starmer, the center-left party’s 61-year-old leader, is the current favorite to win the country’s July 4...

Ohio's GOP governor orders special session next week to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot

May. 23, 2024 17:33 PM EDT
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's GOP governor orders special session next week to pass legislation ensuring President Biden is on 2024 ballot.

Former South African President Jacob Zuma criticizes top court over election disqualification

May. 23, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Former South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday criticized the country's highest court and his former allies in the ruling African National Congress over his disqualification from next week's election and said he would fight for his rights “in a disciplined...

In South Africa, a community struggling for clean water reflects wider discontent ahead of election

May. 23, 2024 14:58 PM EDT

HAMMANSKRAAL, South Africa (AP) — On days when a municipal truck comes to Hammanskraal to deliver drinking water, a queue of South Africans starts forming early in the morning to fill their buckets. This is not a distant, rural community, but a township on the edge of the...

Nevada can start tabulating ballots earlier on Election Day for quicker results

May. 23, 2024 13:48 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada election officials can start tabulating in-person Election Day votes as they come in, rather than waiting for polls to close in an effort to get results out quicker, Democratic Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar said Wednesday. Aguilar cited state law in...

French President Macron says he won't rush through voting reforms that triggered New Caledonia riots

May. 23, 2024 12:32 PM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday on a visit to riot-hit New Caledonia that he won’t force through the contested voting reform that sparked the French Pacific territory's deadly unrest, saying he wants local leaders to come up with an alternate agreement for the archipelago’s...