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Berliners in favor of measure to expropriate 240,000 flats

Sep. 27, 2021 05:57 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Voters in Berlin backed a controversial proposal for the Berlin city government to take over about 240,000 apartments worth billions from corporate owners to curb sharply rising rents in the German capital. The count of Sunday's referendum showed that...

San Marino voters overwhelmingly back legal abortion

Sep. 26, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

SAN MARINO (AP) — San Marino residents on Sunday voted overwhelmingly to legalize abortion, rejecting a 150-year-old law that had criminalized it and making the tiny republic the latest majority Catholic state to approve the procedure under certain circumstances. Some...

Swiss approve same-sex marriage by wide margin in referendum

Sep. 26, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Cheers rang out, hugs were exchanged and rainbow-colored flags waved overhead across Switzerland as the Swiss resoundingly voted to allow same-sex couples to marry, final results of a nationwide referendum showed Sunday. Official results showed the...

'Marriage for all'? Swiss voters to decide same-sex marriage

Sep. 25, 2021 09:02 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Voters in Switzerland will decide Sunday whether to allow same-sex marriages in the rich Alpine country, one of the few in Western Europe where gay and lesbian couples do not already have the right to wed. Switzerland has authorized same-sex civil...

Tiny San Marino votes in referendum on legalizing abortion

Sep. 24, 2021 03:54 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Tiny San Marino is one of the last countries in Europe which forbids abortion in any circumstance — a ban that dates from 1865. On Sunday, its citizens can vote in a referendum calling for abortion to be made legal in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. The...

Judge: Construction can continue on most of $1B corridor

Sep. 17, 2021 16:58 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Construction on a 145-mile (233-kilometer) electricity transmission corridor in western Maine can continue while litigation proceeds over a 1-mile section that was leased by the state, a state Supreme Court justice ruled. Another judge previously...

5 takeaways after California governor handily defeats recall

Sep. 15, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday, changing the stakes of the contest from a referendum on his own performance and into a partisan fight over Trumpism and the coronavirus. Five takeaways from Newsom's victory: ...

5 things to look for in California's gubernatorial recall

Sep. 14, 2021 00:28 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's recall on Tuesday will be the biggest election since Joe Biden became president, and its results may hint at the political trajectory of the country. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1, Democratic Gov. Gavin...

5 questions about California's recall targeting Gov. Newsom

Sep. 13, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's recall on Tuesday will be the biggest election since Joe Biden became president, and its results may hint at the political trajectory of the country. In a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans 2-to-1, Democratic Gov. Gavin...

Cattle producers have a beef with 35-year marketing campaign

Sep. 04, 2021 09:19 AM EDT

BELLE PLAINE, Kan. (AP) — Cattle producers for 35 years have been bankrolling one of the nation's most iconic marketing campaigns, but now many want to end the program that created the “Beef. It's What's for Dinner” slogan. What's the ranchers' beef? It's that their...