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Midterm updates | McGarvey wins Dem nod for US House in Ky.

May. 17, 2022 21:20 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Kentucky state Sen. Morgan McGarvey has won the Democratic nomination for the U.S. House seat being vacated by Democratic Rep. John Yarmuth. McGarvey defeated Rep. Attica Scott on Tuesday in the primary for the 3rd Congressional District in Louisville. ...

Pennsylvania governor race divided Republicans, united Dems

May. 17, 2022 20:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With vote counting underway in Pennsylvania's primary, some Republican Party officials are twisted in knots over the possibility of nominating a GOP candidate for governor many see as too far to the right to win statewide this fall. Doug Mastriano, a retired...

Guatemala leader won't attend summit in LA after US critique

May. 17, 2022 18:50 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei said Tuesday he will not attend the Summit of the Americas next month in Los Angeles, following criticism from the Biden administration for reappointing an attorney general the U.S. accuses of protecting the corrupt. ...

Moderate, progressive face off in Oregon governor primary

May. 17, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Democratic primary for Oregon governor in Tuesday's midterm elections will serve as a test between the party's moderate and progressive wings at a time when voters remain frustrated over the handling of the pandemic, the homelessness crisis, a lack of affordable housing...

Guatemala reappoints criticized attorney general to 2nd term

May. 16, 2022 22:46 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s president reappointed to a second term Monday his attorney general who the U.S. government said is involved “in significant corruption,” disappointing many Guatemalans and foreign governments critical of her backsliding on corruption investigations. ...

Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis takes medical leave

May. 16, 2022 19:36 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Supreme Court Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis announced Monday she will be on family medical leave for the court’s spring term to concentrate on her health, but officials with the court didn’t release additional details, citing the justice’s desire for privacy....

Albanian parliament fails to elect a president in 1st vote

May. 16, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian Parliament on Monday failed to elect the country’s next president after no candidates were nominated for the first round of voting. Neither the governing left-wing Socialist Party, nor the opposition, or any independent candidate could be...

Sri Lanka proposes privatizing national airline amid crisis

May. 16, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s new prime minister on Monday proposed privatizing the country’s loss-making national airline as part of reforms aimed at solving the country worst economic crisis in decades. Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said in a message to the...

California Republicans see chance to unseat Democratic AG

May. 15, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Republicans think they have a chance this year to unseat an appointed state attorney general they say is too progressive even for California, in part because they view him as soft on crime as that issue rises in importance for voters. But first they must...

Rajapaksa swears in 4 Cabinet members amid Sri Lanka crisis

May. 14, 2022 14:07 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's president swore in four new Cabinet ministers Saturday in an effort to ensure stability until a full Cabinet is formed in the island nation engulfed in a political and economic crisis. The appointment of four ministers came two days after...