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European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen faces vote on her bid for second 5-year term

Jul. 18, 2024 07:23 AM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Ursula von der Leyen pledged to be a strong leader for Europe in a time of crisis and polarization as she made her final leadership pitch in a speech to lawmakers at the European Parliament ahead of a vote Thursday afternoon on whether to grant her a second five-year...

FACT FOCUS: Trump, in Republican convention video, alludes to false claim 2020 election was stolen

Jul. 18, 2024 00:56 AM EDT

DONALD TRUMP, alluding that the 2020 vote was stolen: “Whether you vote early, absentee, by mail or in person, we are going to protect the vote. That’s the most important thing we have to do is protect the vote. Keep your eyes open because these people want to cheat and they do cheat. And...

City council vote could enable a new Tampa Bay Rays ballpark — and the old site's transformation

Jul. 18, 2024 00:17 AM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A key city council vote Thursday on a major redevelopment project in St. Petersburg could pave the way to give baseball's Tampa Bay Rays a new ballpark, which would guarantee the team stays for at least 30 years. The $6.5 billion project, supporters say,...

Prominent Democrat Schiff calls for Biden to withdraw, but party aims to nominate before convention

Jul. 17, 2024 21:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — California Rep. Adam Schiff on Wednesday became the highest-profile Democrat to call for President Joe Biden to drop his reelection bid, even as the party pushed ahead with plans for a virtual vote to formally make Biden its nominee in the first week of August. ...

US judge dismisses Republican challenge over counting of post-Election Day mail ballots in Nevada

Jul. 17, 2024 21:28 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit filed by national and state Republicans that sought to bar Nevada from counting mail ballots received after Election Day. A state law passed by Democrats in 2021 allows election officials to tally ballots received...

Venezuela arrests security chief for opposition leader days ahead of presidential vote

Jul. 17, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Officials in Venezuela arrested the head of security for the country's top opposition leader on Wednesday, a little more than a week before President Nicolás Maduro faces a tough reelection. Former lawmaker and opposition powerhouse María Corina Machado...

Tennessee won't purge voter rolls of people who disregard a letter asking them to prove citizenship

Jul. 17, 2024 14:17 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee election officials who sent letters last month to 14,375 registered voters asking them for proof of citizenship now say the recipients won't be kicked off voting rolls if they don't respond. The state clarified the position in a follow-up letter to all those...

Ample signatures collected for referendum to repeal private school funding law, organizers say

Jul. 17, 2024 14:07 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Public school advocates say they have enough signatures to ask Nebraska voters in November to repeal a law that provides taxpayer money for private school tuition, marking the latest twist in a long-running fight with state lawmakers who have repeatedly opposed efforts to let...

North Carolina approves party seeking to put RFK Jr. on the ballot, rejects effort for Cornel West

Jul. 16, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's election board voted Tuesday to certify a political party that wants to put Robert F. Kennedy Jr. on the state's presidential ballot this fall. The panel rejected a similar petition effort by a group backing Cornel West, citing questions about how signatures...

Nevada county reverses controversial vote and certifies two recounts while legal action looms

Jul. 16, 2024 22:02 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Commissioners in Nevada's second most populous county certified the results of two local recounts on Tuesday, reversing course on a controversial vote against certification that spurred legal action and put Washoe County in unchartered legal territory. The 4-1...