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Senate approves hundreds of military promotions after Republican senator ends blockade of nominees

Dec. 05, 2023 18:44 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate in a single stroke Tuesday approved about 425 military promotions after Sen. Tommy Tuberville of Alabama ended a monthslong blockade of nominations over his opposition to a Pentagon abortion policy. Tuberville had been under pressure from members of...

With George Santos out of Congress, special election to fill his seat is set for February

Dec. 05, 2023 18:03 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A special election to pick a successor to George Santos, the New York Republican who was expelled from the U.S. House last week, will be held on Feb. 13, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Tuesday. The race for a seat representing some Long Island suburbs and a small...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the 2024 candidates

Dec. 05, 2023 14:27 PM EST

The 2024 Republican presidential primary field has narrowed, with Doug Burgum dropping out of the race. The North Dakota governor qualified for the first two presidential debates but missed the third debate and appeared on the verge of not making the stage for the fourth debate, set...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Dec. 05, 2023 07:11 AM EST

Champaign News-Gazette. December 3, 2023. Editorial: Law’s registration deadline puts public under the gun While action often speaks louder than words, so does inaction. The state of Illinois will know a lot more about that after Jan. 1. ...

New North Carolina congressional districts challenged in federal court on racial bias claims

Dec. 04, 2023 19:41 PM EST

RALEIGH. N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Black and Latino voters sued in federal court on Monday seeking to strike down congressional districts drawn this fall by Republican state legislators that they argue weaken minority voting power in violation of the U.S. Constitution. The...

Guinea-Bissau’s president issues a decree dissolving the opposition-controlled parliament

Dec. 04, 2023 17:23 PM EST

BISSAU, Guinea-Bissau (AP) — Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco Embalo issued a decree Monday dissolving the nation’s opposition-controlled parliament, less than six months after it was reconstituted following a similar move by the president in 2022. Embalo cited last week's...

Who's running for president? See a rundown of the 2024 candidates

Dec. 04, 2023 11:41 AM EST

The 2024 Republican presidential primary field has narrowed, with Doug Burgum dropping out of the race. The North Dakota governor qualified for the first two presidential debates but missed the third debate and appeared on the verge of not making the stage for the fourth debate, set...

Party of Pakistan's former jailed Prime Minister Imran Khan elects new head

Dec. 02, 2023 05:39 AM EST

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) — Jailed former Pakistani premier Imran Khan 's party elected Saturday a new head for the first time since it was established, following the recommendation of the imprisoned politician. Khan has been in charge of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, or PTI, since he...

Venezuela's government and opposition agree on appeal process for candidates banned from running

Dec. 01, 2023 18:11 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Venezuela’s government and a faction of the opposition have agreed on a process through which aspiring presidential candidates who were banned from running for office can attempt to get that decision reversed. The timeline to file an appeal opened Friday. The...

Trump attorney says trial during campaign would be 'election interference' if he is GOP nominee

Dec. 01, 2023 17:47 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — An attorney for former President Donald Trump said Friday it would amount to “election interference” if his client is the Republican nominee for president while on trial in Georgia in the months running up to the general election. Fulton County Superior Court...