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Former UK leader Liz Truss backs Trump and blames others for her ouster after 49 days

Apr. 16, 2024 10:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — During her 49 days as Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister, Liz Truss sparked mayhem on the financial markets and turmoil within her Conservative Party. Now she is speaking up, and her message is: It wasn’t me. In interviews and a new book,...

Greece names a convicted politician from Albania’s ethnic Greek minority as candidate in EU election

Apr. 16, 2024 09:22 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s governing conservative party added a convicted politician from Albania’s ethnic Greek minority to its list of candidates for the upcoming European Parliament election, adding to the already existing tension between the two countries. Fredi Beleris...

Only 1 in 3 US adults think Trump acted illegally in New York hush money case, AP-NORC poll shows

Apr. 16, 2024 08:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first criminal trial facing former President Donald Trump is also the one in which Americans are least convinced he committed a crime, a new AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll finds. Only about one-third of U.S. adults say Trump did something...

Singapore's outgoing prime minister will stay on as senior minister, his successor says

Apr. 16, 2024 07:21 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong will stay on in the government as senior minister after he steps down next month, his successor said Tuesday. Lee, 72, announced Monday that he will end his 20-year rule and hand over to his deputy Lawrence Wong on May 15....

Biden returns to his Scranton roots to pitch tax plan

Apr. 16, 2024 05:10 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden returns to his childhood hometown of Scranton on Tuesday to open three straight days of campaigning in Pennsylvania, capitalizing on the opportunity to work the battleground state while Donald Trump spends the week in a New York City courtroom for his first...

Voters to decide primary runoffs in Alabama's new 2nd Congressional District

Apr. 16, 2024 01:17 AM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters are set to cast their ballots Tuesday to decide party nominees for the state's 2nd Congressional District, which was redrawn by a federal court to boost the voting power of Black residents. The outcome of the hotly contested runoffs will set...

Democrats seek to seize control of deadlocked Michigan House in special elections

Apr. 16, 2024 01:04 AM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are hoping to win back a majority in the deadlocked Michigan House and regain control of the state government in two special elections on Tuesday. Democrat Mai Xiong is taking on Republican Ronald Singer in District 13, while Peter...

AP PHOTOS: What's on the voters’ minds as India heads into a 6-week national election

Apr. 16, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Raj Sud, 94, has voted in almost every election held in independent India, bearing witness to the eventful journey of a diverse, and now the world’s most populous, democracy over the last 76 years. Nearly 970 million people are eligible to vote in India’s...

Donald Trump brings his campaign to the courthouse as his criminal hush money trial begins

Apr. 16, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump began his day as a criminal defendant lashing out at the judge and prosecutors, casting himself as a victim and angrily posting on social media. In other words: a familiar routine. But inside the courtroom, which was...

California officials sue Huntington Beach over voter ID law passed at polls

Apr. 15, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California officials on Monday sued Huntington Beach over a new law that lets the city require voters to provide identification to cast ballots at the polls starting in 2026. State Attorney General Rob Bonta said the measure approved by voters in the...