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EU nations on Med coast renew push for migrant quotas

Nov. 26, 2020 10:26 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Four European Union countries that hundreds of thousands of unauthorized migrants have entered over the past five years have expressed concern that new proposals to revamp the EU’s asylum system will continue to leave them to cope with the challenge alone. Greece, Italy, Malta and...

Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger speaks during a news conference on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Atlanta.  Georgia’s top elections official said he will certify that Joe Biden won the state's presidential election after a hand tally stemming from a mandatory audit affirmed the Democrat's lead over Republican President Donald Trump.  Raffensperger said during a news conference Friday that he believes the numbers his office has presented are correct.(AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Georgia officials certify election results showing Biden win

Nov. 20, 2020 7:46 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's governor and top elections official on Friday certified results showing Joe Biden won the presidential race over Republican President Donald Trump, bringing the state one step closer to wrapping up an election fraught with unfounded accusations of fraud by Trump and his supporters....

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp speaks after touring a Bridgestone golfball manufacturing facility Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Covington, Ga.  (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Georgia Gov. Kemp stays on sidelines of GOP election fight

Nov. 19, 2020 1:10 AM EST

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When Gov. Brian Kemp won election two years ago, he pushed back forcefully against an outcry from Democrats who accused him of suppressing voter turnout to improve his odds of winning. “Look, we have laws on the books that prevent elections from being stolen from anyone,”...

St. Louis mayor says she won't seek reelection next year

Nov. 18, 2020 5:29 PM EST

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson said Wednesday that she won't seek a second term. Krewson, a Democrat, said she made the decision after celebrating her 68th birthday last weekend. She said birthdays “make you think about the future.” “I am now pushing 70,” she...

GOP's Letlow, Harris in runoff for Louisiana US House seat

Nov. 18, 2020 2:26 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans Luke Letlow and Lance Harris will face each other in a Dec. 5 runoff to see who will be one of Louisiana’s representatives in the U.S. House. Letlow is the chief of staff for the incumbent, Ralph Abraham. Harris is a state representative from Alexandria. Abraham is...

Jessica Mann arrives at Harvey Weinstein's trial on charges of rape and sexual assault, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in New York.  A group of women, including Mann, who said they were victimized by Weinstein,  endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang on Tuesday, Nov. 17 to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. Mann's days of grueling testimony helped lead to Weinstein's conviction. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Weinstein accusers endorse Manhattan DA candidate Lucy Lang

Nov. 17, 2020 11:23 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of women who say they were victimized by Harvey Weinstein, including one who testified at his trial, have endorsed former prosecutor Lucy Lang to replace the Manhattan district attorney who put the movie mogul behind bars. The women announcing support for Lang's candidacy Tuesday...

People wait in line to vote in municipal elections at a polling station at the Rocinha slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Sunday, Nov.15, 2020. Voters across Latin America's biggest country are electing mayors and municipal council members. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Brazil voters ignore Bolsonaro's city election endorsements

Nov. 16, 2020 12:31 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has suffered a setback as most of the dozens of candidates he backed for municipal elections failed to secure victories or spots in runoffs. In more than 5,500 cities, Brazilians voted for mayors and city councilors on Sunday. The wave of political...

FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, a man looks toward the skyline from Bernal Heights Hill in San Francisco. California voters rejected a statewide commercial property tax increase that would have given more money to schools and local governments, but in the same election, voters approved at least 173 out of 260 local tax hikes and borrowing to benefit schools and local governments. Supporters say this is evidence California voters support expanded funding for schools. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

In California, fate of tax hikes depends on who is asking

Nov. 14, 2020 10:40 AM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — This 2020 election, California voters narrowly defeated a $12.5 billion statewide business property tax increase that would have benefited schools and local governments, offering a rebuttal to the state's reputation as a liberal paradise dominated by tax-and-spend Democrats. But...

Tiger Woods watches his ball as he misses a birdie putt on the eighth hole during the first round of the Masters golf tournament Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Masters 1st round halted with 44 on the course

Nov. 13, 2020 11:04 AM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the Masters, the final golf major of the year (all times EST): ___ 6 p.m. Play has stopped for the day at the Masters, with Paul Casey in the lead and almost half the field unable to complete the first round because of a three-hour weather delay in the morning. Casey shot...

FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2018, file photo, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks in San Francisco. Election Day is over but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest the competition to fill Kamala Harris' soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. Padilla is one of a group of people being considered as one of the candidates for the Senate pick. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

California Senate sweepstakes: Who gets Kamala Harris' job?

Nov. 12, 2020 4:58 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Election Day is over, but California already is consumed with its next high-profile political contest — the competition to fill Kamala Harris’ soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senate seat. In this race, only one vote matters, because there is only one vote. The selection falls to...