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Long a Republican state, Louisiana is redder than ever under new governor

Jun. 21, 2024 09:13 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana has long been reliably red. The Bayou State has voted for the Republican candidate in every presidential election since 2000, with residents overwhelmingly supporting Donald Trump during the past two, and the GOP has held a majority in the statehouse for years. ...

Bather, beware: British beaches and rivers have a sewage problem. It has seeped into election talk

Jun. 21, 2024 07:33 AM EDT

HENLEY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Endurance swimmer Joan Fennelly is undaunted by frigid water and long distances, swimming year-round in the wild. But she takes extra precautions in her own backyard. The River Thames is one of Britain's many waterways contaminated with sewage and agricultural...

McCormick's running mate has conservative past, Goodin says he reversed ideas on abortion, marriage

Jun. 20, 2024 19:16 PM EDT

Indiana's Democratic nominee for governor, Jennifer McCormick, on Thursday chose as her running mate a former state lawmaker who spent much of his introductory speech apologizing for past votes against abortion and same-sex marriage and promising he's changed his mind. Terry Goodin,...

British Prime Minister Sunak says he's 'incredibly' angry over election date betting accusations

Jun. 20, 2024 19:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said Thursday that anyone involved in using inside information to bet on the date of Britain’s July 4 national election should be expelled from his Conservative Party. Sunak said on the BBC that he was “incredibly angry,...

Mike Pence's foundation launches a $10 million election-year campaign to preserve Trump-era tax cuts

Jun. 20, 2024 11:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Mike Pence’s foundation is launching a $10 million campaign to preserve the Trump-era tax cuts that are set to expire after next year as he presses conservatives not to stray from the fight before the November election. Advancing American...

With election looming, UK's governing Conservatives seize on inflation fall to 2% target

Jun. 19, 2024 07:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Inflation in the U.K. returned to the Bank of England's target rate of 2% for the first time in nearly three years, official figures showed Wednesday, a development that was seized on by the governing Conservative Party as evidence that its economic plan is “working” ahead of...

Texas doctor charged with taking private patient information on transgender care

Jun. 18, 2024 12:48 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas doctor who calls himself a whistleblower on transgender care for minors is accused of illegally obtaining private information on patients from the nation's largest pediatric hospital who were not under his care. Federal prosecutors said Dr. Eithan Haim, a...

Austrian chancellor to remain in government coalition despite his minister's controversial EU vote

Jun. 17, 2024 13:08 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer said his conservative Austrian People's Party would remain in the current government coalition with its Green party junior partner — even though the Green's environment minister voted on Monday for the so-called Nature Restoration plan, which...

Britain's July 4 election is fast approaching. Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change the tune

Jun. 16, 2024 11:46 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With less than three weeks until U.K. election day, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is running out of time to change an ominous tune for his Conservative Party. Sunak, who in recent days traveled to a Group of Seven summit and a Swiss conference on the Ukraine war, has...

What happened this week in the UK election campaign, from manifesto launches to robots and Haribos

Jun. 14, 2024 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s general election campaign has now passed the halfway mark, and finally the main political parties have published their plans for government should they win on July 4. Beyond the carefully choreographed set piece events, there's always a potential banana...