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Bangkok governor election seen as national harbinger

May. 19, 2022 03:09 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Nine years after the last elections, and six years after the military government installed its governor, residents of the bustling Thai capital will finally cast their ballots Sunday for the city’s leader in a vote that could tip the balance in favor of the opposition ahead of an...

Ex-Charlotte Mayor Cannon doesn't advance in council primary

May. 18, 2022 11:02 AM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A former mayor of North Carolina's largest city, disgraced from a corruption investigation that ultimately sent him to federal prison, has come up short in his bid to return to municipal office. Patrick Cannon finished last in a six-candidate race in...

A guide to Tuesday's primary election in Kentucky

May. 17, 2022 23:57 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's primary competed Tuesday for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE Republican incumbent Rand Paul won his party's nomination as he pursues a third term, defeating...

Candidate who survived shooting wins Louisville mayor nod

May. 17, 2022 23:03 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Businessman Craig Greenberg won the Democratic primary for mayor of Kentucky's largest city, months after surviving a shooting attempt at his campaign office. Greenberg beat out a crowded field of eight candidates for Louisville mayor and will be buoyed in...

A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky

May. 14, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Candidates in Kentucky's May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party’s nominations in federal, state and local races. U.S. SENATE In his pursuit of a third Senate term, Rand Paul has made a name for himself as a national...

Drive to switch Nevada voting to ranked-choice draws critics

May. 14, 2022 13:12 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A proposed ballot initiative in Nevada seeks to amend the state constitution to establish open top-five primaries and ranked-choice voting for general elections, but it isn’t without its critics. The Nevada Voters First political action committee is spearheading...

Lam says Hong Kong now has China patriots firmly in charge

May. 09, 2022 22:53 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday that Chinese patriots are now firmly in charge of the city following the election of its new leader, who ran unopposed in a process controlled by Beijing. Lam’s comments came a day after a carefully vetted election...

John Lee was elected as Hong Kong's next leader by the city's largely pro-Beijing election committee

May. 08, 2022 00:48 AM EDT
HONG KONG (AP) — John Lee was elected as Hong Kong's next leader by the city's largely pro-Beijing election committee.

UK Conservatives lose London strongholds, in blow to Johnson

May. 06, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s governing Conservatives suffered local election losses Friday in their few London strongholds and other parts of the U.K. — results that will pile more pressure on Prime Minister Boris Johnson amid ethics scandals and a worsening economic picture. Voting...

Candidate shooting suspect to remain in federal custody

May. 04, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A man accused of shooting at a candidate for mayor of Louisville will remain in federal custody until his trial, a judge has ruled. Quintez Brown should remain locked up because prosecutors showed “by clear and convincing evidence that the proposed...