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Taiwan president resigns as party leader after election loss

Nov. 26, 2022 10:22 AM EST

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen resigned as head of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party following local election losses on Saturday in which voters chose the opposition Nationalist party in several major races across the self-ruled island. Concerns about...

Louisville police chief to resign at end of year

Nov. 21, 2022 16:16 PM EST

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville Police Chief Erika Shields will step down in January, less than two years after she took the job amid tensions over the department's handling of Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting by police. Louisville Mayor-elect Craig Greenberg said Monday that he...

In ailing LA, Mayor-elect Karen Bass promises unity, change

Nov. 17, 2022 17:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karen Bass, the first Black woman elected Los Angeles mayor, sketched her vision Thursday to reform the scandal-plagued City Hall and solve an out-of-control homeless crisis. A day after her historic victory over billionaire developer Rick Caruso, Bass appeared...

LA elects US Rep Karen Bass mayor, first Black woman in post

Nov. 16, 2022 21:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass defeated developer Rick Caruso to become the next mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman to hold the post as City Hall contends with an out-of-control homeless crisis, rising crime rates and multiple scandals that have shaken...

Indianapolis Mayor Hogsett announces bid for 3rd term

Nov. 15, 2022 19:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett announced Tuesday he’ll seek a third term next year as leader of Indiana’s largest city and economic driver. The 66-year-old Democrat was first elected mayor in 2015 and easily won reelection in 2019 but will be trying to...

Prosecutors: No criminal charges expected from Giuliani raid

Nov. 14, 2022 21:18 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will not face criminal charges over his interactions with Ukrainian figures in the runup to the 2020 presidential election, federal prosecutors revealed in a letter to a judge Monday. Prosecutors with the U.S. attorney's...

Congresswoman ahead of developer in seesaw LA mayor's race

Nov. 11, 2022 20:16 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass established a fragile lead Friday over developer Rick Caruso in their back-and-forth contest to become the next mayor of Los Angeles, with many ballots uncounted and the outcome not expected until at least next week. Returns released by the...

House Minority Leader Karen Camper to run for Memphis mayor

Nov. 11, 2022 13:39 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee House Minority Leader Karen Camper, a Democrat, announced Friday that she's running to be the next mayor of Memphis. Camper has served in the General Assembly since 2008 and is the first Black leader to oversee the House Democrats. She spent 21 years...

US Rep. Jesus 'Chuy' Garcia running for mayor of Chicago

Nov. 10, 2022 17:29 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Days after he easily won reelection to Congress, U.S. Rep. Jesus “Chuy” Garcia announced on Thursday that he will join an already crowded field of candidates hoping to unseat Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as she runs for a second term. Garcia has for years made...

Mayor of small Louisiana town killed in Election Day crash

Nov. 10, 2022 15:37 PM EST

MELVILLE, La. (AP) — A first-term mayor running for reelection in a small southwest Louisiana town was killed in a crash just hours before the polls closed on Election Day. Louisiana State Police said Melville Mayor Velma Hendrix’s car was T-boned on U.S. Highway 190 after a...