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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)

Dozens remain in line at voting centers across Maryland

Jun. 2, 2020 10:32 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore voters are looking for a leader who can get violent crime under control, address deep-rooted poverty and restore trust in local government in their mayoral election, the highest-profile contest on Maryland's ballots Tuesday. The winner of the city's crowded Democratic primary,...

In this Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 file photo, US ambassador in Germany Richard Grenell waits for the arriving of United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the defence ministry in Berlin, Germany. The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. (Kay Nietfeld/dpa via AP, file)

US ambassador to Germany resigns from post, deputy stands in

Jun. 2, 2020 10:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Germany has resigned from his post and the State Department after two years in the job. Richard Grenell posted the news late Monday on his Instagram account, without indicating what he planned to do next. While no reason was given for Grenell’s resignation, it...

Mississippi state senator stepping down at end of June

Jun. 1, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state lawmaker from north Mississippi said Monday that he will resign June 30. Republican Sen. Gary Jackson of French Camp has served in the Legislature since 2004. His district is in Choctaw, Montgomery, Oktibbeha and Webster counties.qa Jackson, 69, is a pastor and residential...

Councilman resigns over quip to 'straight blade' protesters

Jun. 1, 2020 5:19 PM EDT

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) — A town councilman in northwest Indiana has resigned his seat after joking on Facebook that a friend who's a plow truck driver should “straight blade” protesters blocking his route to work. Chesterton Town Council Member Bob Allison resigned Sunday moments after town...

The Latest: California closes all downtown state buildings

Jun. 1, 2020 3:28 AM EDT

The Latest on the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: ___ SAN FRANCISCO — The state Department of Human Resources sent a directive to close all California state buildings “with offices in downtown city...

Protesters, who did not wish to be identified, chant outside the Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson, Miss. on Friday afternoon following comments made by Petal Mayor Hal Marx regarding the death of George Floyd on Monday in Minneapolis. Friday, May 28, 2020.  (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Mississippi mayor apologizes for tweets on George Floyd

May. 31, 2020 4:44 PM EDT

PETAL, Miss. (AP) — A white Mississippi mayor who caused an outrage with his tweets about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis has apologized but says he won’t resign, prompting protesters to return to City Hall for a third day Sunday to insist the mayor leave office. Petal Mayor Hal Marx told...

Protesters, who did not wish to be identified, chant outside the Mississippi State Capitol building in Jackson, Miss. on Friday afternoon following comments made by Petal Mayor Hal Marx regarding the death of George Floyd on Monday in Minneapolis. Friday, May 28, 2020.  (Sarah Warnock/The Clarion-Ledger via AP)

Crowd protests white mayor's words about black man's death

May. 29, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

PETAL, Miss. (AP) — At least 200 people protested Friday outside a Mississippi City Hall, calling for the resignation of a white mayor who sparked outrage when he said he “didn’t see anything unreasonable” about the death of an African American man in Minneapolis police custody. Petal...

Bellevue College names former governor as interim president

May. 29, 2020 4:45 PM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Former Gov. Gary Locke has been named the interim president of Bellevue College. The Board of Trustees voted unanimously Thursday, choosing Locke over Seattle Central College vice president Yoshiko Harden and East Los Angeles College interim president Raúl Rodríguez, The...

This  photo combo shows, from left, Baltimore Mayor Bernard

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...

Former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a press conference at his party headquarters in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Friday, May 29, 2020. Mahathir has been ousted from his Malay party in the latest twist to a power struggle with his successor Muhyiddin Yassin, but he has vowed to challenge it. (AP Photo)

Mahathir challenges ouster from party amid party struggle

May. 29, 2020 10:48 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, was ousted from his ethnic Malay political party in the latest twist of a power struggle with his successor, but vowed Friday to challenge the move. The 94-year-old Mahathir, along with his son and three other senior members,...