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High-stakes European Parliament vote shifts to 4 nations

May. 25, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — The European Parliament elections shifted to the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Malta and Latvia on Saturday as voters in those European Union nations took part in a landmark ballot in which resurgent nationalists are challenging traditional parties over the future of Europe. The stakes for the EU...

November vote likely on Terre Haute casino referendum

May. 25, 2019 9:35 AM EDT

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Voters in western Indiana's Vigo County will likely decide this fall whether they will let plans for a new casino go forward. Voter approval of the referendum is required under a law adopted by state legislators this spring allowing construction of a casino in Terre Haute. The...

Report: Montana sheriff campaigned while on duty

May. 23, 2019 11:59 AM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — An investigation into last year's Fergus County sheriff's election has found the winner and current sheriff campaigned while on duty. The report into Sheriff Rick Vaughn was written by an investigator hired by the Montana Association of Counties after Fergus County officials received...

Police say 7 died in Indonesia election rioting

May. 23, 2019 6:48 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Seven people have died in election violence in the Indonesian capital, police said Thursday, as calm returned to the city and the losing presidential candidate prepared to challenge the result in court. The apparently orchestrated chaos that turned central Jakarta into a...

Fantasy sports regulations, tax win Louisiana House support

May. 22, 2019 7:57 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Lawmakers in the Louisiana House have backed a regulatory framework and tax rate for online fantasy sports contests for cash prizes, games that were legalized in nearly three-quarters of the state's parishes in November's election. Forty-seven of Louisiana's 64 parishes supported...

Florida governor orders election systems' security review

May. 22, 2019 5:11 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor is ordering election officials to review the cybersecurity of the state's election systems. The request comes more than a week after he was briefed that Russia hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential...

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

May. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town following elections earlier...

A roundup of some key races in Pennsylvania's primary

May. 22, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at the winners in key races in Pennsylvania's primary: PHILADELPHIA MAYOR Democrat Jim Kenney won the three-way Democratic primary in his bid for re-election, virtually guaranteeing him a second term as mayor of the nation's sixth largest city. Kenney, 61, beat two longtime...

Opposition starts campaign for Istanbul mayor in re-run

May. 22, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — The opposition's candidate for Istanbul mayor has launched his campaign for the June 23 re-run elections, promising to win again after Turkey's electoral board ruled the initial vote invalid. Ekrem Imamoglu from the secular Republican People's Party is accusing President Recep Tayyip...

Elections board OKs recall campaign of DC city councilman

May. 22, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington, D.C., Board of Elections has approved a petition to recall a city councilman who used his position to solicit business from area lobbyists. The Washington Post reports the board unanimously voted Monday to approve the recall effort of Ward 2 Councilman Jack Evans....