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Early voting starts in NY, candidates urge people to polls

Jun. 12, 2021 11:02 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Candidates in New York City's heavily contested Democratic mayoral primary on Saturday urged people to go to the polls in the coming days as early voting kicked off. The start of early voting in the state marks the homestretch to primary election day on...

Iran hard-liners target sole moderate in presidential debate

Jun. 12, 2021 10:40 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's seven presidential candidates offered starkly different views Saturday in the country's final debate, with hard-liners describing those seeking ties with the West as “infiltrators” and the race's sole moderate warning a hard-line government would only bring...

'The Night Watchman,' Malcolm X biography win arts Pulitzers

Jun. 11, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Stories of race, racism and colonialism in the U.S. swept the Pulitzer Prizes for the arts, from Louise Erdrich's novel “The Night Watchman” to a Malcolm X biography co-written by the late Les Payne to Katori Hall's play “The Hot Wing King.” The...

Governor signs law giving Nevada 1st presidential primary

Jun. 11, 2021 17:56 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday signed a law that would make Nevada the first state to vote in the 2024 presidential primary contests, bumping Iowa and New Hampshire from their leadoff spots. Signing the law is a gamble. ...

Lawmakers rewrite rules for Louisiana's voting system search

Jun. 11, 2021 16:36 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the final minutes of their legislative session, Louisiana lawmakers agreed to change the way the state shops for voting systems, to include more public vetting and require an auditable paper trail, after two recent efforts to replace the state’s voting machines...

Racial tensions simmer as Southern Baptists hold key meeting

Jun. 11, 2021 14:48 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Race-related tensions within the Southern Baptist Convention are high heading into a national meeting next week. The election of a new SBC president and debate over the concept of systemic racism may prove pivotal for some Black pastors as they decide whether to stay...

Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich enters US Senate race

Jun. 10, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich announced Thursday he's running for U.S. Senate, becoming the third major candidate seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democrat Mark Kelly. Brnovich, who is in his second term as the state's top...

Belgrade man pleads not guilty to charges in Capitol breach

Jun. 10, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man has pleaded not guilty to four charges filed after the FBI said he was involved in the Jan. 6 breach on the U.S. Capitol building while Congress was certifying Joe Biden as the winner of the November 2020 presidential election. Andrew...

Iran judiciary chief stages 1st campaign rally despite virus

Jun. 10, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's leading presidential candidate staged a mass rally in the country's southeast that drew thousands of supporters, sparking controversy Thursday as the first such gathering amid the raging coronavirus pandemic that has largely halted traditional election...

Huma Abedin, longtime Hillary Clinton aide, has book deal

Jun. 10, 2021 09:05 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Huma Abedin, the close aide to Hillary Clinton and estranged wife of disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner, has a memoir coming out this fall. Abedin's “Both/And: A Life in Many Worlds” will be released Nov. 2, Scribner told The...