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2 GOP politicians get temp seats on W.Va. Supreme Court

Sep. 24, 2018 3:18 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Republican politicians will serve as temporary justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court after a group of judicial stand-ins on Monday rejected petitions challenging their appointments to replace two departed justices. The court turned back challenges by two lawyers to the...

The Latest: 2 GOP politicians allowed on W.Va. Supreme Court

Sep. 24, 2018 2:33 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on challenges to the appointments of two Republican politicians to the West Virginia Supreme Court (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Two Republicans politicians will serve as temporary justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court after a group of judicial stand-ins rejected...

Party power on the line in many state legislative elections

Sep. 22, 2018 10:52 AM EDT

A total of 6,066 state legislative seats will be on general election ballots around the country this year, and nearly two dozen more will be decided in November special elections to fill vacancies. Here's a look at the current partisan composition of state House and Senate chambers, as well as some of the most...

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Sep. 22, 2018 10:43 AM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It didn't work out that way. As Republicans remain in overwhelming control of state...

Malaysia's Anwar confident PM handover will go as planned

Sep. 15, 2018 5:48 AM EDT

SINGAPORE (AP) — Malaysia's designated prime minister-in-waiting, Anwar Ibrahim, said Saturday that he has no reason to doubt his former political nemesis will hand over the leadership position within two years as planned after sorting out deep-seated issues like corruption. Anwar and Prime Minister...

Malaysian PM voices support for Anwar's return as lawmaker

Sep. 14, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Friday he endorsed a move by his designated successor, Anwar Ibrahim, to contest a by-election to return as a lawmaker, and reiterated that he would keep his word to hand over power to Anwar. Anwar and Mahathir put aside their...

Voters to decide fate of statue marking massacre of Poles

Sep. 13, 2018 10:24 AM EDT

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Voters in a New Jersey community will decide whether to relocate a statue honoring Polish World War II victims after city council members took a pass on a dispute that has galvanized the local Polish community and reached across the Atlantic to the highest levels of Poland's...

The Latest: Parson pleased the budget override bid failed

Sep. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the Missouri Legislature (all times local): 6 p.m. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson says he is pleased that lawmakers upheld what he describes as a "fiscally responsible budget" and advanced bills dealing with drug treatment courts and high school computer science courses....

Malaysia's Anwar to make political comeback in by-election

Sep. 12, 2018 3:32 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim will contest a by-election that is expected to pave the way for his return to active politics, officials said Wednesday. Lawmaker Danyal Balagopal Abdullah said he has resigned as a member of Parliament in Port Dickson, a...

Trump to stump for Mississippi senator trying to finish term

Sep. 7, 2018 11:31 AM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — President Donald Trump is traveling to Mississippi next week for a rally for his own 2020 re-election, and will campaign for an appointed Republican U.S. senator who is running to finish a six-year term. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith faces three challengers in a nominally nonpartisan special...