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Paris Olympics moves up with two presidents on center stage

Aug. 05, 2021 06:31 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Amid the stress of postponing and finally staging the Tokyo Olympics, the next Summer Games host has moved in relative calm with steady leadership. The 2024 Paris Olympics emerges fully on Sunday from its unexpected extra year in the shadows with a formal...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 01:47 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Republicans aim at GOP base in 1st California recall debate

Aug. 05, 2021 00:16 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four Republicans hoping to claim Gov. Gavin Newsom's job in a September recall election skirmished in their first debate Wednesday, labeling the incumbent Democrat a failure whose pandemic policies sent the state into a tailspin while hewing closely to familiar...

Nicaragua frees ex-beauty queen candidate pending trial

Aug. 05, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguan police arrested and then released a former beauty queen Wednesday, two days after she registered as an antigovernment candidate in the Nov. 7 elections. The conservative Citizens for Liberty coalition said its vice presidential...

Russia blocks access to 2 news sites critical of the Kremlin

Aug. 04, 2021 17:00 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have blocked two online news outlets critical of the Kremlin, the latest move in the recent government crackdown on critical and independent media ahead of Russia's September parliamentary elections. Oktrytye Media and MBKh Media,...

MAGA hat theft at convention leads to hate crime plea

Aug. 04, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two women who confronted supporters of Donald Trump and took a “Make America Great Again” hat from them at the Democratic National Convention in Wilmington last year have pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of theft, child endangerment and hate crimes. ...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Aug. 04, 2021 14:31 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. August 1, 2021. Editorial: Give us a break In shifting to an endless campaign, where one election campaign begins nearly as soon as the previous one ends, Wisconsin politicians seem to have taken a page from a neighboring...

Lawyers who filed election lawsuit must pay rivals' fees

Aug. 04, 2021 13:31 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A federal magistrate on Wednesday levied penalties against two Colorado attorneys for filing a class-action lawsuit that alleged the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump. The now-dismissed suit relied on baseless conspiracy theories...

'Freedom is worth fighting for': Belarus activists on trial

Aug. 04, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Leading members of the Belarusian opposition went on trial Wednesday, part of a multi-pronged crackdown on dissent in the ex-Soviet nation that was rocked by months of protests over a disputed presidential election. Maria Kolesnikova, a top member...

Trump-backed Carey, centrist Brown win Ohio US House races

Aug. 04, 2021 01:20 AM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Mike Carey, a coal lobbyist backed by former President Donald Trump, beat a bevy of Republicans in central Ohio, while Cuyahoga County Council member Shontel Brown pulled out a victory for the Democratic establishment in Cleveland, in a pair of primary elections for...