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Kosovo votes in municipal elections, focus at Pristina race

Oct. 17, 2021 03:30 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo is holding municipal elections Sunday in which the left-wing party that has been in government for eight months is aiming to capture the city hall of the capital, Pristina. About 1.9 million voters are casting ballots to elect mayors for...

Crime at the center of Atlanta mayor's race as voting begins

Oct. 15, 2021 11:06 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral candidates are talking about affordable housing, hoping to stave off a secession movement in a wealthy neighborhood and trading increasingly pointed jabs. But as in so many places across the country, the election is really about crime. ...

Former Ky. coroner charged with distributing opioids

Oct. 15, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A former Kentucky coroner has been indicted on federal charges of distributing oxycodone and oxycontin. A federal grand jury returned the charges against David W. Suetholz, 73, on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney's office said. Suetholz was the elected...

Stunts, cats and crime: Sliwa's colorful run for NYC mayor

Oct. 15, 2021 01:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Wearing his signature red beret, Curtis Sliwa is on television, stroking one of his 16 rescue cats in a campaign ad. He’s in the subway with his Guardian Angels anti-crime patrol. He's breaking up restaurant brawls in Little Italy and blaming the mafia and the mayor when...

Homelessness, police, Amazon top Seattle mayoral debate

Oct. 14, 2021 23:28 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — The two candidates for Seattle mayor agreed Thursday that tackling an ongoing homelessness crisis was the top issue facing the the Northwest's largest city, but they differed sharply about how to pay for that. Lorena González and Bruce Harrell also...

US wins seat on UN rights council in uncontested election

Oct. 14, 2021 18:45 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States won a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council that former president Donald Trump denounced and quit, joining 17 other nations elected in uncontested votes Thursday that were criticized for guaranteeing spots to countries with abysmal rights records. ...

No city officials testifying as part of election subpoenas

Oct. 14, 2021 17:39 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Representatives for elections officials from Wisconsin's five largest cities and the state elections commission said Thursday that the officials won't have to sit for interviews with the Republican-hired lead investigator, even though the subpoenas they were issued...

Thousands protest for Georgian ex-president's release

Oct. 14, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Georgia’s jailed former president jammed a square in the center of the country’s capital Thursday to demand his release. The rally of some 30,000 people in Tbilisi’s Freedom Square underlined tensions...

Ex-Indiana mayor gets 21 months in prison for seeking bribe

Oct. 13, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana mayor who was found guilty of taking a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company and illegal tax evasion was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison. A federal judge ordered the sentence against former Portage Mayor...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Oct. 13, 2021 17:16 PM EDT

Rome News-Tribune. October 9, 2021. Editorial: Families are mourning too many, it’s time for all of us to protect each other We’ve lost over 80 people to COVID-19 in Floyd County since the beginning of July and many, if not most, of these deaths...