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Trump aims to lock down supporters in Iowa counties that he flipped from Democrats in 2016

Oct. 01, 2023 14:16 PM EDT

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — Former President Donald Trump will be in southeast Iowa on Sunday in the middle of a fall campaign push aimed at locking in supporters with large organizing events. As he has with his other recent travels to the leadoff caucus state, Trump will campaign in an...

Jimmy Carter turns 99 at home with Rosalynn and other family as tributes come from around the world

Oct. 01, 2023 13:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter has always been a man of discipline and habit. But the former president broke routine Sunday, putting off his practice of quietly watching church services online to instead celebrate his 99th birthday with his wife, Rosalynn, and their children, grandchildren and...

Attorneys for college taken over by DeSantis allies threaten to sue 'alternate' school

Oct. 01, 2023 11:54 AM EDT

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for New College of Florida, the traditionally progressive public liberal arts college that was taken over by allies of Gov. Ron DeSantis as part of his “war on woke,” last week threatened to sue a group of former faculty members and students who have formed an...

Polish opposition leader Donald Tusk says change 'is inevitable' as election supporters rally

Oct. 01, 2023 10:13 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Opposition leader Donald Tusk told supporters that political "change for the better is inevitable” in Poland as he opened a massive march Sunday to try to boost his political coalition's chances of unseating the country's conservative government in an upcoming...

A populist ex-premier who opposes support for Ukraine leads his leftist party to victory in Slovakia

Oct. 01, 2023 10:08 AM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — A populist former prime minister and his leftist party have won early parliamentary elections in Slovakia, staging a political comeback after campaigning on a pro-Russian and anti-American message, according to complete results announced Sunday. Former Prime Minister...

Jailed Maldives' ex-president transferred to house arrest after his party candidate wins presidency

Oct. 01, 2023 09:58 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Jailed former Maldives President Abdulla Yameen was transferred from prison to house arrest on Sunday, fulfilling the campaign promise of his party candidate who won the presidential election runoff. Yameen is serving a prison term for bribery and money...

Pennsylvania governor’s voter registration change draws Trump’s ire in echo of 2020 election clashes

Oct. 01, 2023 08:38 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Donald Trump has a familiar target in his sights: Pennsylvania’s voting rules. He never stopped attacking court decisions on mail-in ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic, falsely claiming it as a reason for his 2020 loss in the crucial battleground state....

Maldives opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz wins the presidential runoff, local media say

Oct. 01, 2023 03:55 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Maldives opposition candidate Mohamed Muiz, who supports closer ties between the Indian Ocean archipelago and China, won the presidential runoff on Saturday with more than 53% of the vote, local media reported. The election has turned into a virtual referendum...

Rishi Sunak needs to rally his flagging Conservatives. He hopes a dash of populism will do the trick

Oct. 01, 2023 02:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak heads to the governing Conservative Party’s annual conference on Sunday facing a triple challenge: Cheer up a party that’s trailing in opinion polls, sideline rivals who are eyeing his job and persuade the voting public that a party in power for...

A populist, pro-Russia ex-premier claims victory in Slovakia's parliamentary elections

Oct. 01, 2023 00:01 AM EDT
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A populist, pro-Russia ex-premier claims victory in Slovakia's parliamentary elections.