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Barring of Moscow council candidates draws 12,000 to protest

Jul. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election. The commission last week rejected signatures the candidates gathered to get on the fall ballot....

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

Jul. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal. Representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters, are discussing in the capital of Khartoum on Tuesday a...

Missouri's Kander takes job at veterans nonprofit

Jul. 15, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Jason Kander of Missouri is starting a job at a nonprofit for veterans. The Kansas City Star on Monday reported that Kander will lead a national expansion of Veterans Community Project. The nonprofit helps homeless veterans. Kander says the organization...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

Jul. 15, 2019 3:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Russian opposition rallies for Moscow election candidates

Jul. 14, 2019 2:25 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian opposition leaders led a rally in Moscow of about 1,000 people Sunday to protest the city election commission's decision that will keep several opposition candidates off the ballot in a local election. The unsanctioned rally was billed as a meeting between opposition leaders and...

AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

Jul. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Former Tennessee mayoral candidate convicted of making bomb

Jul. 12, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Federal authorities say a failed mayoral candidate who threatened his townspeople on social media has been convicted of making a pipe bomb. The U.S. attorney's office in Jackson announced Thursday that Jonathan Edward White faces up to 10 years in prison. Prosecutors said Tennessee...

Sudan military council says it foils attempted military coup

Jul. 11, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's ruling military council said it foiled an attempted military coup Thursday, just days after the military and a pro-democracy coalition agreed on a joint sovereign council to rule the country during a transition period until elections are held. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of...

The Latest: Sudan general: More officers sought in coup try

Jul. 11, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — The Latest on attempted coup in Sudan (all times local): 10:55 p.m. Lt. Gen. Gamal Omar, a member of Sudan's ruling military council, says security forces are pursuing additional officers who took part in plotting an attempted military coup. The council said in a statement that at...

Warren, Sanders, O'Rourke and Castro set for Milwaukee forum

Jul. 11, 2019 10:15 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke and Julian Castro are participating in a town hall in Milwaukee sponsored by the Hispanic civil rights organization LULAC. Each candidate will be onstage for 20 minutes Thursday evening. Immigration is...