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Shehbaz Sharif returns as Pakistan's new premier as Imran Khan allies in parliament allege rigging

Mar. 04, 2024 07:25 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers in Pakistan’s National Assembly have elected Shehbaz Sharif for a comeback term as prime minister, as parliamentary allies of imprisoned former premier Imran Khan shouted in protest, alleging rigging in last month’s election. Sharif, who held the same...

The Supreme Court could decide Monday whether Trump can be barred from the 2024 ballot

Mar. 04, 2024 04:23 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump could learn Monday whether the Supreme Court will let him appear on this year’s ballot as the leading Republican presidential candidate tries to close in on his party’s nomination. The justices are expected to decide at least one...

Hard-liners dominate Iran parliamentary vote that saw boycott calls and apparently low turnout

Mar. 04, 2024 03:38 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian hard-line politicians dominated the country's vote for parliament, results released Monday showed, maintaining their hold on the legislature in a vote that saw calls for a boycott and an apparently low turnout. Authorities still have not...

North Dakota Republicans will caucus on the eve of Super Tuesday. Here is what to expect

Mar. 04, 2024 00:39 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Republicans in North Dakota will gather around the state on Monday evening for their presidential caucuses, with results the caucus chair says might influence Republicans who vote in other states on Super Tuesday. Four candidates are on the ballot, including...

Kamala Harris leads Bloody Sunday memorial as marchers' voices ring out for voting rights

Mar. 03, 2024 19:30 PM EST

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Vice President Kamala Harris told thousands gathered for the 59th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday attacks on civil rights marchers in Selma, Alabama, that fundamental freedoms, including the right to vote, are under attack in America even today. Harris joined...

Congressional leaders come out with 6 spending bills in a drive to avoid a partial shutdown

Mar. 03, 2024 18:28 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders on Sunday came out with a package of six bills setting full-year spending levels for some federal agencies, a step forward in a long overdue funding process beset by sharp political divisions between the two parties as well as infighting among House...

A Supreme Court decision could come Monday in a case about barring Trump from the 2024 ballot

Mar. 03, 2024 14:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Supreme Court decision could come as soon as Monday in the case about whether former President Donald Trump can be kicked off the ballot over his efforts to undo his defeat in the 2020 election. Trump is challenging a groundbreaking decision by the Colorado...

Democratic infighting roils California swing districts that could be key to US House control

Mar. 03, 2024 10:42 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democrats have dominated California politics for years, but party infighting heading into Tuesday's primaries could give Republicans an edge in swing U.S. House districts that are expected to help determine control of Congress. In Southern California’s 47th...

An election for control of Serbia's capital is to be rerun following opposition fraud claims

Mar. 03, 2024 06:56 AM EST

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A key vote for control of Serbia's capital, Belgrade — a focal point of widespread fraud reports after last December elections — is to be rerun later this year, officials said Sunday. The announcement follows months of soaring political tensions over...

Iowa Democrats were forced to toss the caucus. They'll quietly pick a 2024 nominee by mail instead

Mar. 03, 2024 01:12 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — There's a lot less fanfare for Democrats in Iowa picking their presidential nominee this year, and it's not only because Democratic incumbent Joe Biden is in the White House. Instead of congregating for caucuses, a one-night spectacle where community...