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Vietnam nominates its public security minister as new president

May. 18, 2024 09:23 AM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has nominated its Public Security Minister To Lam as its new president, state media said on Saturday, after his predecessor resigned in the ongoing anti-corruption campaign that has shaken up the country’s political establishment. The Communist...

Conservative media personality appointed to seat on Georgia State Election Board

May. 17, 2024 21:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A media personality who co-founded a conservative political action committee has been appointed to a seat on the Georgia State Election Board, which is responsible for developing election rules, investigating allegations of fraud and making recommendations to state lawmakers. ...

Missouri candidate with ties to the KKK can stay on the Republican ballot, judge rules

May. 17, 2024 20:22 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A longshot Missouri gubernatorial candidat e with ties to the Ku Klux Klan will stay on the Republican ticket, a judge ruled Friday. Cole County Circuit Court Judge Cotton Walker denied a request by the Missouri GOP to kick Darrell McClanahan out of the...

Montana's attorney general said he recruited token primary opponent to increase campaign fundraising

May. 17, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana's attorney general told supporters he skirted the state’s campaign finance laws by inviting another Republican to run against him as a token candidate in next month's primary so he could raise more money for the November general election, according to a recording...

Potential signature fraud in Michigan threatens to disrupt congressional races

May. 17, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Fraudulent signatures could upend Michigan's congressional races this year as each declared GOP U.S. Senate candidate faces new calls to investigate their attempts to get on the August primary ballot and a Democratic U.S. House candidate appears likely to fall short. ...

Haiti is seeking a new prime minister. Dozens of candidates jostle for the key job

May. 17, 2024 11:43 AM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A weeklong search for a new prime minister of Haiti has flooded the inboxes of a transitional presidential council with dozens of candidates jostling to become the country's next leader. Political parties, business leaders, the diaspora and even...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Georgia's state primaries

May. 17, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters head back to the polls in Georgia on Tuesday, two months after helping Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump secure their parties' nominations for president. This time, voters will choose nominees for the U.S. House and the state legislature, as...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Kentucky's primaries

May. 17, 2024 07:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — All of Donald Trump's top opponents for the Republican nomination for president dropped out of the race weeks ago, but the whole gang will be back together on Kentucky's primary ballot on Tuesday. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley,...

Michael Cohen pressed on his crimes and lies as defense attacks key Trump hush money trial witness

May. 17, 2024 04:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's lawyers accused the star prosecution witness in his hush money trial of lying to jurors, portraying Trump fixer-turned-foe Michael Cohen on Thursday as a serial fabulist who is bent on seeing the presumptive Republican presidential nominee behind bars. ...

PEN America, facing criticism over its response to the Mideast war, gathers for annual gala

May. 17, 2024 00:39 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like a political convention held amidst an intra-party rift, Thursday night's PEN America gala was a call for unity, dialogue and a renewed sense of mission at a time when PEN's priorities have been called into question. “Our assembly is disassembling,” PEN...