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Police change account of crash killing Indiana Rep. Walorski

Aug. 04, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Police have changed their description of the crash that killed Indiana Republican U.S. Rep. Jackie Walorski, saying Thursday that it was the SUV in which she was a passenger that crossed a state highway’s centerline and caused the head-on collision. Walorski...

Alaska House candidates talk ranked voting ahead of election

Aug. 01, 2022 19:19 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska U.S. House candidate Sarah Palin on Monday said the state's ranked choice voting system “needs to be changed,” though Alaska has yet to conduct an election under the system. The state's first ranked voting election, under a system narrowly approved...

Write-in votes to decide SC town council winner

Jul. 30, 2022 13:49 PM EDT

CHAPIN, S.C. (AP) — A deadline to qualify for an open seat on a South Carolina town's council ended without any candidates filing to have their names placed on the ballot. A Sept. 13 special election has been set to replace outgoing Chapin Councilwoman Kay Hollis, who resigned from...

Hulum wins special election for Mississippi House seat

Jul. 20, 2022 18:48 PM EDT

GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) — Voters in south Mississippi have filled an empty seat in the state House of Representatives. Military veteran Jeffrey Hulum III won a special election Tuesday in House District 119 in Harrison County. He defeated Gary Fredericks, president of the Gulfport...

Pakistan's ex-PM Khan wins by-elections in Punjab province

Jul. 18, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former Prime Minister Imran Khan’s party has won by-elections in Punjab, the country’s most populous province, and is likely to form the new provincial government there in the coming weeks, officials said Monday. Khan’s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won 15...

Chesa Boudin critic replaces him as San Francisco DA

Jul. 08, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mayor of San Francisco appointed an outspoken critic of ousted District Attorney Chesa Boudin as his replacement, saying that her pick was the right person to pursue criminal justice reform while holding offenders to account. Mayor London Breed on Thursday...

Nebraska Republican Mike Flood to take House seat on Tuesday

Jul. 07, 2022 15:35 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican state Sen. Mike Flood will officially join the U.S. House on Tuesday when he's sworn in to fill the seat of disgraced former U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry. Flood will take his oath of office at the U.S. Capitol. Flood, a former...

Boris Johnson reached the top but was felled by his flaws

Jul. 07, 2022 08:17 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson wanted to be like his hero Winston Churchill: a larger-than-life character who led Britain through a time of crisis. He was felled by crises of his own making, as a trickle of ethics allegations became a flood that engulfed his government and turned his own party...

Ducey signs 47 bills, vetoes 3, as deadline for action looms

Jul. 06, 2022 20:03 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Wednesday signed 47 bills from the Legislation session that ended nearly two weeks ago but vetoed three, including a measure that would have asked voters in Maricopa County to extend a sales tax that funds transportation projects. But Ducey...

In major blow, 2 key ministers quit Boris Johnson government

Jul. 05, 2022 17:01 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was clinging to power Tuesday after two of his most senior Cabinet ministers quit, saying they had lost confidence in Johnson’s leadership amid shifting explanations about his handling of a sexual misconduct scandal. Treasury...