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Mayor Han Kuo-yu speaks to the media in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Residents of the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung voted Saturday to oust their mayor, whose failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party earlier this year brought widespread disapproval among residents. (Kyodo News via AP)

Taiwanese voters oust mayor who sought presidency

Jun. 6, 2020 9:52 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Voters in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung on Saturday ousted their mayor, whose failed bid for the presidency on behalf of the China-friendly Nationalist Party earlier this year brought widespread disapproval among residents. The number of votes to recall Han Kuo-yu far exceeded...

Baltimore voters lean to former mayor when times were better

Jun. 3, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore mayor who argued crime was lower during her administration maintained her lead in the Democratic primary on Wednesday, even though her own tenure was cut short by scandal. While the race remained too close to call, Maryland political observers noted that the crowded...

Annie Williams, right, stands in line to vote at one of six in-person voting centers in Baltimore on Tuesday, June 2, 2020. While Maryland's primary was being conducted mostly by mail due to the coronavirus, limited in-person voting was open Tuesday with social distancing guidelines in place. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

Democratic Baltimore mayoral race too close to call

Jun. 3, 2020 3:01 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — The race for the Democratic nomination for Baltimore mayor was too close to call Tuesday. After polls closed, the city’s Board of Elections released mail-in votes received through late last week. But the slim margin of votes between the leading candidates made the race too close for...

Judge sides with state in legal challenge to sports betting

Jun. 2, 2020 10:47 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A judge has denied a request by a Republican activist to halt sports betting in Rhode Island. Daniel Harrop, a former Providence mayoral candidate, in his complaint said that sports betting at the state’s two casinos and online violates the state Constitution because it was...

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Baltimore voters face watershed moment with mayoral primary

May. 29, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore’s most consequential election in a generation is set to take place next week, when voters will be looking for a leader who can rein in violent crime, address entrenched poverty and restore steadily eroding trust in local government. Although Tuesday's election is a...

FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015, file photo, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa responds to questions during a news interview in New York. Sliwa donned a wetsuit and his trademark Guardian Angels red beret and strode into the water at Coney Island Sunday, May 24, 2020, in defiance of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s no-swimming order. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

Curtis Sliwa, in Guardian Angels beret, defies no-swim order

May. 24, 2020 7:47 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Curtis Sliwa donned a wetsuit and his trademark Guardian Angels red beret and strode into the water at Coney Island Sunday in defiance of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s no-swimming order. A crowd cheered Sliwa on as several city Parks Department officers tried to order the Guardian Angels...

Bosnia postpones local elections due to lack of funding

May. 23, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Election officials in Bosnia said Saturday that they will postpone local elections scheduled for early October due to the government’s failure to secure funding for their organization. Bosnia’s election commission, or CIK, announced that nationwide...

Signs are displayed at the Glenview Prairie Club in Glenview, Ill., Thursday, May 21, 2020. All state parks haven't already reopened will be allowed to do on boating, golf to ease in Phase Three of restore Illinois plan on May 29. For golfers, Phase Three will also usher in the return of foursomes on golf courses, as up to four golfers will be allowed to play in the same group. Previously only two golfers had been allowed to play. Golf carts can also be used by one person only. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Mayor says Chicago won't be ready for outdoor dining in May

May. 21, 2020 5:40 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot threw cold water on hopes that the city's restaurants might resume outdoor service later this month, a day after the governor said such service would be allowed under certain conditions as of May 29. Lightfoot said the coronavirus is still too much of a threat to...

Record number of absentee ballots returned in Sioux Falls

May. 19, 2020 8:29 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The city clerk in Sioux Falls says a record number of absentee ballots have been returned ahead of the June 2 election. About 14,500 absentee ballots have been mailed to voters so far, and nearly 6,230 have been returned, the Argus Leader reported. By comparison, there were about...

New candidate in Poland's presidential election for the opposition Civic Coalition, Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski talks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, on Friday, May 15, 2020. Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. 
The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the race earlier in the day because she lost almost all support when she called for a boycott of the election held amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Warsaw mayor is opposition candidate for Poland's president

May. 15, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's main opposition party on Friday named Warsaw Mayor Rafal Trzaskowski as its new candidate in the country's trouble-ridden presidential election. The previous candidate for the center-liberal Civic Platform party and its smaller partners, Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska, quit the...