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In riot-hit New Caledonia, French President Macron says the priority is a return to calm

May. 23, 2024 04:29 AM EDT

French President Emmanuel Macron pushed Thursday for the removal of protesters' barricades in riot-hit New Caledonia and said police forces sent in to help battle deadly unrest in the French Pacific archipelago “will stay as long as necessary," even as French security services focus in coming...

Bosnian Serb leader reiterates threat to secede from Bosnia ahead of UN vote on genocide

May. 23, 2024 02:33 AM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — The leader of Bosnia’s Serb-controlled territory reiterated a threat to secede from the Balkan country Wednesday, a day ahead of a U.N. vote on establishing an annual day to commemorate the 1995 genocide of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims by Bosnian Serbs....

Arizona Senate advances proposed ballot measure to let local police make border-crossing arrests

May. 22, 2024 21:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate approved a proposed ballot measure that would ask voters in November to make it a state crime for noncitizens to enter the state through Mexico at any location other than a port of entry. The proposal approved Wednesday on a 16-13 party-line vote...

Florida Sen. Rick Scott, a close Trump ally, joins race to succeed Mitch McConnell as GOP leader

May. 22, 2024 20:00 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Rick Scott said Wednesday that he will run for Senate Republican leader when Mitch McConnell steps down from the post, becoming the third Republican in the race. South Dakota Sen. John Thune, the current No. 2 Republican in the Senate, and Texas Sen....

Wisconsin criminal justice groups argue for invalidating constitutional amendments on bail

May. 22, 2024 16:31 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin criminal justice advocates argued in court Wednesday that Republican-backed cash bail constitutional amendments approved by voters last year should be invalidated over procedural flaws, a case that elections officials and the Legislature call a cynical attempt to...

Nevada can start tabulating ballots earlier on Election Day for quicker results

May. 22, 2024 15:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada election officials can start tabulating in-person Election Day votes as they come in, rather than waiting for polls to close in an effort to get results out quicker, Democratic Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar said Wednesday. Aguilar cited state law in...

Tough-on-crime challenger leading in race for district attorney in Portland, Oregon

May. 22, 2024 06:46 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A centrist candidate who has vowed to be tough on crime was leading in the race for top prosecutor in Oregon’s Multnomah County, home to Portland, in a contest that was seen as a referendum on voter concerns over homelessness, public drug use and disorder. ...

Detroit could be without Black representation in Congress again with top candidate off the ballot

May. 21, 2024 20:58 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit Democrat will not appear on the ballot after building significant support within the party in his attempt to unseat U.S. Rep. Shri Thanedar in Michigan's August primary, after election officials determined that he had not submitted enough valid signatures. ...

South Carolina governor vetoes bills to erase criminal history in gun and bad check cases

May. 21, 2024 18:01 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov, Henry McMaster vetoed three bills Tuesday that would have required the erasing the records of people convicted of certain gun, fraudulent check and underage alcohol sales crimes. The three vetoes are the only ones the governor has issued...

Which states could have abortion on the ballot in 2024?

May. 21, 2024 10:47 AM EDT

Election officials in Nevada are reviewing signatures to see if there are enough to put an abortion rights constitutional amendment before voters in November, part of a national push to pose abortion rights questions to voters since the U.S. Supreme Court removed the nationwide right to abortion. ...