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California legislators prepare to vote on a crackdown on utility spending

Apr. 22, 2024 14:16 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A crackdown on how some of the nation's largest utilities spend customers' money faces a do-or-die vote Monday in the California Legislature. Californians already pay some of the highest electricity rates in the country, in part because of the expensive...

Supreme Court denies request by Arizona candidates seeking to ban electronic vote tabulators

Apr. 22, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to consider a request by Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kari Lake to ban the use of electronic vote-counting machines in Arizona. Lake and former Republican secretary of state candidate Mark Finchem filed suit two years...

Some voters in northeast India go back to the polls after violence disrupts first day of election

Apr. 22, 2024 06:24 AM EDT

GUWAHATI, India (AP) — Voters at a handful polling places in a northeastern Indian state went back to the polls amid tight security on Monday after violence disrupted the vote last week. Indian election authorities voided the results at 11 of Manipur state's nearly 3,000 polling...

Ecuadorians vote overwhelmingly in referendum to approve toughening fight against gangs

Apr. 22, 2024 00:23 AM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s fledgling president got a resounding victory Sunday in a referendum that he touted as a way to crack down on criminal gangs behind a spiraling wave of violence. An official quick count showed that Ecuadorians overwhelmingly voted “yes” to all...

Residents of four Serb-majority municipalities boycott vote on removing ethnic Albanian mayors

Apr. 21, 2024 15:56 PM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Residents of four Serb-majority municipalities on Sunday overwhelmingly boycotted a vote on removing their ethnic Albanian mayors from office following last year’s mayoral elections. The referendum — supported by the West — was an attempt to diffuse...

The House passes billions in aid for Ukraine and Israel after months of struggle. Next is the Senate

Apr. 21, 2024 10:05 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved $95 billion in foreign aid for Ukraine, Israel and other U.S. allies in a rare weekend session as Democrats and Republicans banded together after months of hard-right resistance over renewed American support for repelling Russia’s invasion. ...

Crush of lawsuits over voting in multiple states creates a shadow war for the 2024 election

Apr. 21, 2024 09:49 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — As President Joe Biden and Donald Trump step up their campaigning in swing states, a quieter battle is taking place in the shadows of their White House rematch. The Republican National Committee, newly reconstituted under Trump, has filed election-related lawsuits in...

Voting begins for Maldives Parliament, watched by India and China vying for control of Indian Ocean

Apr. 21, 2024 03:11 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldivians voted in parliamentary elections Sunday, in a ballot crucial for President Mohamed Muizzu, whose policies are keenly watched by India and China as they vie for influence in the archipelago nation. Both countries are seeking a foothold in the...

Trump picks up more national delegates as the only choice for Wyoming Republicans

Apr. 20, 2024 16:14 PM EDT

Republicans in Wyoming awarded former President Donald Trump all 29 of their national delegates in a presidential preference poll conducted Saturday. Trump was the only candidate in the poll at the state Republican convention in Cheyenne. The poll decided how all 29 of...

Venezuela's opposition backs unknown former diplomat in latest gambit to unseat Maduro

Apr. 20, 2024 14:31 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Venezuela's opposition is rallying behind an unknown former diplomat to challenge Nicolas Maduro in this summer's presidential election, the latest gambit to unseat the self-declared socialist, whose lock on power seems all but assured. On Friday night, all 10 parties...