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Parliament speaker. The Tehran mayor. A heart surgeon. The race is on for Iran's next president

Jun. 25, 2024 01:21 AM EDT

Six candidates have been approved by Iran's theocracy to run in Friday’s presidential election to replace the late President Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash with several other officials in May. Among them, Iran’s parliament speaker stands out as the most...

Cliffhanger Virginia race between Good and Trump-backed challenger is too close to call

Jun. 24, 2024 19:18 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A tightly contested race in Virginia between one of America's most conservative congressmen and a challenger endorsed by former President Donald Trump is too close to call, The Associated Press said Monday. The AP issued an advisory saying that the margin...

California lawmakers abandon attempt to repeal law requiring voter approval for some public housing

Jun. 24, 2024 19:11 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers on Monday abandoned their attempt to repeal the nation's only law requiring voter approval for publicly funded affordable housing projects, a provision added to the state Constitution more than half a century ago that aimed to keep people of color...

After FBI raid, defiant Oakland mayor says she did nothing wrong and will not resign

Jun. 24, 2024 18:59 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — In her first public remarks since federal authorities raided her home last week, a defiant and furious mayor of Oakland, California, said she did not do anything wrong and she has no plans to resign from office. Mayor Sheng Thao read from a prepared statement...

Endangered House candidates grapple with how closely to run with Biden and Trump

Jun. 24, 2024 14:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Democratic Rep. Mary Peltola readies for a tough reelection contest in Alaska, she's talking fish. For Rep. Mark Levin, who is trying to keep his California district blue, the big topic is sand. And as Republican Rep. Mike Garcia campaigns in another competitive California...

Wisconsin AG argues letting disabled people vote electronically at home would create confusion

Jun. 24, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general pushed back Monday against a request to let people with disabilities vote electronically from home this fall. Attorney General Josh Kaul's attorneys told Dane County Circuit Judge Everett Mitchell during a hearing that...

New Caledonia independence group demands Indigenous leader's release from custody in mainland France

Jun. 24, 2024 13:58 PM EDT

NICE, France (AP) — Members of a pro-independence movement in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia demanded on Monday the "release and immediate return” of the Indigenous Kanak leader who was flown to mainland France for pretrial detention after recent deadly unrest. ...

Greece claims neighboring North Macedonia broke historic name deal, warns its EU hopes may suffer

Jun. 24, 2024 12:11 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday accused neighboring North Macedonia’s new center-right government of breaking a historic deal on the country’s name, warning that this could harm its hopes of one day joining the European Union. Athens was responding a day after North...

North Macedonia's parliament approves a new center-right government after May's election

Jun. 23, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia's center-right leader secured parliamentary approval to lead a new coalition government in a vote late Sunday. Hristijan Mickoski, 46, faces significant challenges in his four-year term in office — above all to advance the small...

Abortion access has won when it's been on the ballot. That’s not an option for half the states

Jun. 23, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Tucked inside the West Virginia Statehouse is a copy of a petition to lawmakers with a simple request: Let the voters decide whether to reinstate legal access to abortion. The request has been ignored by the Republican lawmakers who have supermajority...