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San Francisco to vote on scandal-plagued school board

Oct. 18, 2021 18:16 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco parents and other residents frustrated by the city’s scandal-plagued Board of Education will get a chance to recall three of its members. City officials announced Monday that a special municipal election will be held Feb. 15 after an...

Center-left wins in Rome, elsewhere in blow to Italy's right

Oct. 18, 2021 14:49 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy’s center-left forces won big in Rome, Turin and several other mayoral runoffs on Monday, dealing embarrassing defeats to the anti-migrant and far-right parties that are hoping to capture Italy's premiership in the next national election. Roberto...

2 plead not guilty to Mississippi voter raffle charge

Oct. 18, 2021 12:19 PM EDT

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) — A city council member and a local Democratic leader in Mississippi have pleaded not guilty to a charge accusing them of violating a state law against raffles to encourage voting. Tupelo City Council Member Nettie Davis and Charles Penson, chairman...

Judge puts middle Georgia mayoral candidate back on ballot

Oct. 18, 2021 09:47 AM EDT

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (AP) — A judge has put a middle Georgia mayoral candidate back on the ballot, ruling Jeffery Lundy had lived in Fort Valley long enough to seek office. Local news outlets report Peach County Superior Court Judge Connie Williford last week reversed...

Kosovo opposition wins, but most communes in runoffs

Oct. 18, 2021 04:56 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Preliminary results on Monday show that the center-right opposition parties have dominated in Kosovo’s municipal elections but more than half of communes will go to runoffs in a month's time. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation...

Small-town mayor to lead Hungary opposition bloc in election

Oct. 17, 2021 17:41 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Independent conservative Peter Marki-Zay won a primary contest Sunday to become the joint candidate of a six-party opposition coalition that will challenge right-wing populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban in Hungary's elections next spring. The...

Center-right parties lead in Kosovo's municipal vote

Oct. 17, 2021 15:52 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Center-right opposition parties in Kosovo were leading in Sunday's municipal election but runoffs will still be needed to decide half of the winners, according to early results. About 1.9 million voters in the small Balkan nation were electing...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

Former Ky. coroner charged with distributing opioids

Oct. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky coroner has been indicted on federal charges of distributing oxycodone and oxycontin. A federal grand jury returned the charges against David W. Suetholz, 73, on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Suetholz was the elected...

Stunts, cats and crime: Sliwa's colorful run for NYC mayor

Oct. 15, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing his signature red beret, Curtis Sliwa is on television, stroking one of his 16 rescue cats in a campaign ad. He’s in the subway with his Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol. He's breaking up restaurant brawls in Little Italy and blaming the mafia and the mayor when...