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Committee says 285 people and organizations nominated for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize

Feb. 28, 2024 10:08 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Wednesday it registered 285 candidates for the 2024 Nobel Peace Prize by the Feb. 1 deadline, down from 2023 when it received 351 valid nominations. The names of the 196 individuals and 89 organizations were not...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in the District of Columbia's GOP presidential primary

Feb. 28, 2024 07:28 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in the nation’s capital will gather in a hotel this weekend and cast their ballots for the GOP presidential candidate they would like to see occupy the White House. The contest may be the best chance for former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley to score a...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Idaho's GOP caucuses

Feb. 28, 2024 07:13 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — When life cancels your primary, have a caucus. That’s what Idaho Republicans will do this Saturday when they gather in meetings across the state to help pick their party’s presidential nominee. State legislators originally hoped to save money by...

AP Decision Notes: What to expect in Missouri's GOP caucuses

Feb. 28, 2024 07:03 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Missouri Republican Party will hold presidential caucuses on Saturday, offering voters their only chance to weigh in on who should represent the party on the November presidential ballot. The contest is one of the last chances for candidates to shape the race for the GOP...

Indiana justices, elections board kick GOP US Senate candidate off primary ballot

Feb. 27, 2024 16:54 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The bipartisan Indiana Election Commission voted unanimously Tuesday to remove one of two Republican U.S. Senate candidates from the primary ballot, and the state Supreme Court rejected his legal challenge to the law barring his candidacy. The decision to remove...

Maryland Senate votes for special elections to fill legislative vacancies

Feb. 27, 2024 13:06 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland voters would decide in a special election whether people who are appointed to vacancies in the state legislature keep their seats in the first two years of a term, under a proposed constitutional amendment approved by the state Senate on Tuesday. The...

Pakistani ex-Premier Nawaz Sharif's daughter takes over top provincial post. Rivals boycott her

Feb. 26, 2024 20:11 PM EST

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — The eldest daughter and close aide of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday became the country’s first-ever female chief minister in eastern Punjab province. Her rivals accused authorities of nepotism and boycotted the session of the provincial...

RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave post on March 8 as Trump moves to install new loyalists

Feb. 26, 2024 13:11 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel will leave her post on March 8, having been forced out of the GOP’s national leadership as Donald Trump moves toward another presidential nomination and asserts control over the party. McDaniel announced her...

Republican Wisconsin Senate candidate Hovde launches first campaign ad

Feb. 26, 2024 12:26 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Eric Hovde is launching his first television ad of the race, part of a seven-figure statewide buy his campaign said Monday will include multiple spots over the next month. Hovde, a multimillionaire businessman, is running to...

Michigan primary: What to watch as 2024 campaign shifts to the first big swing state

Feb. 26, 2024 05:00 AM EST

Michigan's presidential primary on Tuesday will offer a serious test of President Joe Biden's ability to navigate dissent within the Democratic Party over his response to Israel's war with Hamas. The leading Republican in the White House race, former President Donald Trump, is looking for another...