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India to raise spending on job creation ahead of election

Feb. 01, 2023 06:59 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government presented to Parliament on Wednesday an annual budget of $550 billion that calls for ramping up capital spending by 33% to spur economic growth and create jobs ahead of a general election next year. Finance...

Austria's far-right Freedom Party regains national momentum

Feb. 01, 2023 04:32 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Nearly four years ago, Austria’s populist far-right Freedom Party was ousted from the national coalition government over a major corruption scandal, and voters punished it at the ballot box. But the party’s nearly double-digit gains in Sunday’s regional election...

Myanmar resistance steadfast against army rule 2 years later

Feb. 01, 2023 01:49 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — The prospects for peace in Myanmar, much less a return to democracy, seem dimmer than ever two years after the army seized power from the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, experts say. On Wednesday, legions of opponents of military rule heeded a call by protest...

Anti-abortion activists aim to sway GOP White House hopefuls

Feb. 01, 2023 00:12 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Emboldened anti-abortion activists are looking to the 2024 presidential election as an opportunity to solidify their influence over the Republican Party. Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America, the most influential group in the anti-abortion movement, is telling each...

Nikki Haley planning Feb. 15 launch for 2024 White House bid

Jan. 31, 2023 22:58 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nikki Haley is moving closer to making her presidential campaign official. On Wednesday, supporters of the former South Carolina governor will get an email invitation to a Feb. 15 launch event in Charleston, at which she plans to announce her campaign,...

Mississippi's 1st Black woman legislator won't seek new term

Jan. 31, 2023 20:18 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The first Black woman elected to the Mississippi Legislature said Tuesday that she will not seek another term, 38 years after she first took office. Democratic Rep. Alyce Clarke of Jackson, 83, announced her decision one day before candidates' qualifying...

Michigan moves for early slot for 2024 presidential primary

Jan. 31, 2023 20:15 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan House Democrats voted Tuesday to move the state's presidential primary to the fourth week of February and become a part of a new group of states slated to lead off the Democratic party's presidential primary starting next year. The move, which was...

How Myanmar is faring 2 years after army ousted Suu Kyi

Jan. 31, 2023 19:30 PM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Two years after Myanmar’s generals ousted Aung San Suu Kyi’s elected government, thousands of people have died in civil conflict and many more have been forced from their homes in a dire humanitarian crisis. Myanmar's economy, once one of the fastest growing in...

Durenberger, former US senator from Minnesota, dies at 88

Jan. 31, 2023 17:23 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former U.S. Senator David Durenberger, a Minnesota Republican who espoused a progressive brand of politics and criticized the GOP after his political career, died Tuesday at age 88. Durenberger’s health had declined in recent months, his longtime...

Lawsuit seeks to block 2 measures from April ballot

Jan. 31, 2023 17:14 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday by Wisconsin criminal justice advocacy groups seeks to block two Republican-sponsored measures from appearing on the April ballot, arguing that they were not submitted on time to the correct elections officials. One question is a...