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

May. 23, 2024 14:20 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 current favorite to win the country’s July 4 election. ...

Political consultant behind fake Biden robocalls faces $6 million fine and criminal charges

May. 23, 2024 14:19 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A political consultant who sent artificial intelligence-generated robocalls mimicking President Joe Biden's voice to voters ahead of New Hampshire's presidential primary faces a $6 million fine and more than two dozen criminal charges. The Federal...

Far-right grouping in European Parliament expels high-flying Alternative for Germany party

May. 23, 2024 14:11 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A German far-right party hoping for big gains in upcoming European elections suffered a another setback on Thursday when it was kicked out of its group in the European Parliament. The Identity and Democracy group said it was expelling lawmakers from the Alternative...

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...

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is betting that calmer economic conditions will get him re-elected

May. 23, 2024 12:50 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has portrayed himself as thorough and evidence-led. That's why his gamble to call a U.K. general election for July 4 has come as such a surprise. Those personal traits were supposed to be attributes that would endear him to British...

Stage collapse at a campaign rally in northern Mexico kills at least 9 people and injures 121

May. 23, 2024 12:25 PM EDT

SAN PEDRO GARZA GARCIA, Mexico (AP) — The collapse of a stage in heavy winds at a campaign rally in northern Mexico has killed at least nine people, including a child, and injured 121, the governor of Nuevo Leon state said Thursday. The collapse occurred during an event Wednesday...

Senate holds a test vote on border bill as Democrats seek to underscore Republican resistance

May. 23, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats are trying for a second time to push ahead with a bill to clamp down the number of migrants allowed to claim asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border as Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer sought on Thursday to underscore Republican resistance to the proposal. ...

UK politicians kick off a 6-week election campaign with incumbent Sunak playing the underdog

May. 23, 2024 12:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s political party leaders crisscrossed the country on Thursday, kicking off a six-week election campaign in which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's Conservative Party is trying to overturn a widespread sense that it will be ousted from power. Voters will decide...

Trump is holding a rally in the South Bronx as he tries to woo Black and Hispanic voters

May. 23, 2024 11:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will campaign in one of the most Democratic counties in the nation Thursday, holding a rally in the South Bronx to woo minority voters days before a Manhattan jury will begin deliberations on whether to convict him of felony charges in his criminal...

TikTok rolls out new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts on its platform

May. 23, 2024 11:23 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok is putting in place new rules to limit the reach of state-affiliated media accounts that are attempting to exert influence abroad during a crucial election year. The company, which started labeling state-affiliated media two years ago, announced in a...