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Detroit Mayor Duggan endorsing Biden in presidential race

Jul. 22, 2019 8:39 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in the race to challenge Donald Trump in the 2020 race for the White House. As vice president under Barack Obama, Biden "was just a great friend of Detroit," Duggan told The Associated Press on Monday. "He visited...

GOP race for Mississippi secretary of state grows pointed

Jul. 22, 2019 8:26 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The contest between two candidates seeking the Republican nomination for Mississippi secretary of state has become one of the most pointed among 2019's primary elections, while the former mayor of Hattiesburg faces a novice politician for the Democratic nomination. Voters in both...

Dune-divided community eyes boardwalk to 'heal the damage'

Jul. 22, 2019 11:16 AM EDT

MARGATE, N.J. (AP) — Perhaps nowhere in New Jersey was the resistance to a protective sand dune project after Superstorm Sandy more fierce than it was in this well-to-do beach town just south of Atlantic City. Insisting its wooden bulkheads provided better protection without blocking ocean views, Margate...

Pima County GOP files suit against sanctuary city initiative

Jul. 21, 2019 1:41 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The Pima County Republican Party has filed a lawsuit to try to keep the "sanctuary city" initiative off the November ballot. The Arizona Daily Star reports the suit was filed Friday. It challenges individual signatures and whether paid petition signature gatherers filled the forms out...

Barring of Moscow council candidates draws 12,000 to protest

Jul. 20, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — About 12,000 people have turned out to protest the Moscow election commission's decision to reject several opposition figures as candidates in the Russian capital's city council election. The commission last week rejected signatures the candidates gathered to get on the fall ballot....

South Carolina town doubles town council terms to 4 years

Jul. 20, 2019 10:50 AM EDT

CLOVER, S.C. (AP) — A town in South Carolina is doubling the terms of office for its town council. Clover has decided to have council members serve four-years term instead of two years. The terms will be staggered so only half the seats on the six-member council come up for election every two years. To...

New, more secure voting equipment delivered to North Dakota

Jul. 18, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota's has received more than 900 new voting machines with enhanced security features to replace equipment that's 15 years old, state officials said. Testing of the new equipment, delivered to a warehouse in Bismarck, began this week before the machines are distributed to the...

Court upholds new districts in Navajo voting-rights case

Jul. 16, 2019 6:15 PM EDT

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld newly drawn voting districts in a Utah county after a judge had found the old boundaries amounted to racial gerrymandering and violated the rights of Navajo voters. The opinion from the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver comes after...

'Sanctuary city' effort approved for Tucson November ballot

Jul. 16, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Arizona officials have verified thousands of signatures to place an initiative on the ballot to make Tucson the state's first "sanctuary city." The Pima County Recorder's office Monday has certified more than 12,400 signatures, about 3,100 more than the minimum requirement needed to...

Sudan army, protesters meet to discuss transition deal

Jul. 16, 2019 1:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's ruling generals and the pro-democracy movement are meeting to finalize a power-sharing deal. Representatives from the military council and the Forces for Declaration of Freedom and Change, which represents the protesters, are discussing in the capital of Khartoum on Tuesday a...