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Occupied Ukraine holds Kremlin-staged vote on joining Russia

Sep. 23, 2022 17:03 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Kremlin-orchestrated referendum got underway Friday in occupied regions of Ukraine that sought to make them part of Russia, with some officials carrying ballots to apartment blocks accompanied by gun-toting police. Kyiv and the West condemned it as a rigged election whose...

Voting starts in occupied regions of Ukraine on referendums to join Russia in balloting labeled a sham by the West

Sep. 23, 2022 01:33 AM EDT
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Voting starts in occupied regions of Ukraine on referendums to join Russia in balloting labeled a sham by the West.

Montana voters to decide on 'born alive' abortion bill

Sep. 22, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A referendum on the Montana ballot in November raises the prospect of criminal charges for health care providers unless they take “all medically appropriate and reasonable actions to preserve the life” of an infant born alive, including after an attempted abortion. ...

Tears and hugs for Russians called up to fight in Ukraine

Sep. 22, 2022 16:42 PM EDT

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine (AP) — Russia escalated its military and political campaign Thursday to capture Ukrainian territory, rounding up Russian army reservists to fight, preparing votes on annexing occupied areas and launching new deadly attacks. A day after President Vladimir Putin...

EXPLAINER: What's behind referendums in occupied Ukraine?

Sep. 22, 2022 15:37 PM EDT

Four occupied regions in Ukraine are set to start voting Friday in Kremlin-engineered referendums on whether to become part of Russia, setting the stage for Moscow to annex the areas in a sharp escalation of the nearly seven-month war. Ukraine and its Western allies have rejected the...

Wisconsin Republicans reject Evers call for abortion vote

Sep. 21, 2022 13:15 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans on Wednesday rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' call to allow voters to get a chance to repeal the state's 1849 abortion ban. Evers called Wednesday for a special session of the GOP-controlled Legislature to pass a measure creating a way...

GOP nominee for Nevada gov. says he'll fight US abortion ban

Sep. 16, 2022 02:34 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The GOP's nominee for Nevada governor said Thursday he would fight against a national abortion ban if Congress were to pass one. “It’s the vote of the people within the state of Nevada, and I will support that,” Joe Lombardo, who is generally anti-abortion,...

Restaurants move to stop new California fast food worker law

Sep. 07, 2022 20:52 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Restaurant owners moved Wednesday to at least temporarily block a nation-leading new California law giving more power to fast food workers. The owners want the state's voters to ultimately decide the law's fate. A coalition calling itself...

Chilean voters reject proposed new constitution in a national referendum

Sep. 04, 2022 20:35 PM EDT
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chilean voters reject proposed new constitution in a national referendum.

Editorial Roundup: New England

Sep. 02, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

Hartford Courant. September 1, 2022. Editorial: It will take more than one day of recognition to stop CT’s growing opioid epidemic It should draw the attention of every adult in Connecticut to know that Fiona Cullinan Firine said, “my son didn’t stand a...