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New Mexico city mayor sworn in after predecessor indicted

Apr. 3, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — The northern New Mexico city of Las Vegas has officially sworn in a new mayor whose predecessor resigned amid bribery charges. The Las Vegas Optic reports Louie Trujillo took the oath of office Wednesday during a special ceremony that was live-streamed to the public. The ceremony was...

Ex-Kansas City councilwoman to run for lieutenant governor

Mar. 31, 2020 6:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Former Kansas City Council woman Alissia Canady is running as a Democrat for Missouri lieutenant governor and former Republican auditor candidate Saundra McDowell is running for governor. Tuesday marked the last day candidates could file to run in the upcoming Aug. 4 primary....

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro speaks at a press conference at the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela. The Trump administration will announce Thursday, March 26, 2020, indictments against Maduro and members of his inner circle for effectively converting Venezuela's state into a criminal enterprise at the service of drug traffickers and terrorist groups, according to multiple people familiar with the situation. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix, File)

US outlines plan for Venezuela transition, sanctions relief

Mar. 31, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration is prepared to lift crippling sanctions on Venezuela in support of a new proposal to form a transitional government requiring both Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaidó to step aside in favor of a five-person governing council, U.S. officials said. The...

Brenda Jones checks over her ballot as she votes absentee during drive-up early voting in the City off Milwaukee Saturday, March 28, 2020. A steady stream of cars lined up around City Hall with drivers showing a photo identification and getting their ballots at the Zeidler Building, 841 N. Broadway. Drive-up early voting will be available Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 3 p.m. and Monday-Friday 8am-5pm in the City of Milwaukee. (Rick Wood/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via AP)

Wisconsin prepares field hospitals as virus cases increase

Mar. 30, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin is preparing to open field hospitals and voluntary isolation centers in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients, with cases expected to peak in another week or more, Gov. Tony Evers and state health leaders said Monday. “We are headed into the worst of this,...

Justices decline challenge to Seattle 'democracy vouchers'

Mar. 30, 2020 4:10 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to Seattle's first-in-the-nation “democracy voucher” program for public financing of political campaigns. The high court issued its denial Monday in a challenge brought by two local property owners who said the program...

In this Wednesday, March 18, 2020, photo, early voters cast their ballots at the Zeidler Municipal Building in Milwaukee. Wisconsin Legislature's top Republicans told Democratic county clerks on Friday, March 27, to stop telling people they can mark themselves as indefinitely confined to get around photo ID requirements for absentee ballots, saying the governor's stay-at-home order isn't a lockdown. Wisconsin voters can request absentee ballots online, but they must upload a photo ID with the application. Voters who are indefinitely confined are exempt from the photo ID requirement. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)

Judge tosses 1 lawsuit over Wisconsin election; plenty left

Mar. 28, 2020 12:25 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed one lawsuit seeking to delay Wisconsin's presidential primary, even as a handful of other legal actions remain over how and whether it should be carried out in the midst of the coronavirus threat. Green Bay had sought to postpone the April 7 election and move...

The Latest: Sparks guard Wiese tests positive for virus

Mar. 27, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Los Angeles Sparks guard Sydney Wiese posted on Twitter that she tested positive for COVID-19. Wiese said that she was “feeling well — fortunate to only show mild symptoms, but I am capable of spreading...

Attorneys try to block suit seeking to stop in-person voting

Mar. 26, 2020 5:00 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The legal fight over how to conduct Wisconsin's spring election intensified Thursday as the League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit looking to ease absentee voting requirements and Republicans tried to block an action seeking to move to a mail-only footing. The election, which features...

City's lawsuit seeks to delay Wisconsin's April 7 election

Mar. 25, 2020 5:26 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Local officials' frustration with Gov. Tony Evers' refusal to order any changes to Wisconsin's presidential primary to protect people from the coronavirus reached new heights as the city of Green Bay sued to stop in-person voting and leaders in River Falls questioned how the election...

Detroit City Council leader to challenge US Rep. Tlaib

Mar. 25, 2020 11:04 AM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Brenda Jones, president of the Detroit City Council, said she's challenging U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib in the Democratic primary election. Jones served 35 days in the House in 2018 by winning a special election to fill the term of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers. But Tlaib narrowly defeated her...