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German Greens finalize election pitch amid sag in polls

Jun. 11, 2021 15:14 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens are putting the finishing touches on their election pitch and preparing to formally endorse Annalena Baerbock as their candidate for chancellor, amid a slip in the party's poll ratings fueled in large part by its own mistakes. ...

Racial tensions simmer as Southern Baptists hold key meeting

Jun. 11, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Race-related tensions within the Southern Baptist Convention are high heading into a national meeting next week. The election of a new SBC president and debate over the concept of systemic racism may prove pivotal for some Black pastors as they decide whether to stay...

Herring, Ayala win Democratic down-ballot races in Virginia

Jun. 09, 2021 06:10 AM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring fended off a strong primary challenge, while Del. Hala Ayala emerged from a field of six candidates to win the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor in Tuesday's primary election. Herring and Ayala will...

Louisiana college athlete endorsement bill heads to governor

Jun. 08, 2021 12:54 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana is poised to join more than a dozen other states allowing college athletes to earn cash from endorsements and sponsorship deals under an effort gaining steam across the country because of the NCAA's inaction on a national policy. The...

Merkel's party fends off far-right challenge in state vote

Jun. 06, 2021 15:18 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives handily batted away a challenge from the far right in a state election Sunday that was seen as the last big test for Germany's political parties before a national vote in September. Projections by public broadcaster...

Trump's grievances cloud Republican agenda heading into 2022

Jun. 06, 2021 12:20 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are fighting to seize control of Congress. Just don't ask what they'd do if they win. Look no further for evidence of the GOP's muddled governing agenda than battleground North Carolina, where party leaders packed into a convention hall...

Virginia Dems to decide: Return McAuliffe or chart new path?

Jun. 05, 2021 13:23 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s signature exuberance was on full display as he campaigned on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Petersburg, cracking jokes in a beauty salon, leading a rousing rendition of “Happy Birthday,” and breaking into a dance on a...

Fort Worth picking new mayor for first time in a decade

Jun. 04, 2021 20:22 PM EDT

Fort Worth is electing a new mayor Saturday in a race that resembles a Texas battleground and could lead to key decisions over policing in one of America's largest cities as a former officer awaits trial over the 2019 fatal shooting of a Black woman. The weekend runoff...

Black women's next targets: governorships and Senate seats

May. 31, 2021 19:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jennifer McClellan remembers her parents' recounting life as Black Southerners enduring segregation and the trauma and triumph of the civil rights movement. It showed her that government can be “a powerful force for improving people’s lives” but...

Trump looms large in Pennsylvania's GOP primaries in 2022

May. 29, 2021 20:06 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With Pennsylvania's wide-open races for governor and U.S. Senate taking shape, Republican candidates with strong ties to Donald Trump are running and considered strong contenders for the party's nominations — a powerful sign of the former president's enduring...