Local elections

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg, walks off stage after speaking at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
January 23, 2020 - 6:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Pete Buttigieg, an appearance before a gathering of the nation's mayors Thursday was a home game. The former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, was cheered by his former peers as he sought to generate goodwill and electoral support for his Democratic presidential bid. “I join you...
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Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg speaks at the Greenwood Cultural Center in Tulsa, Okla., Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
January 22, 2020 - 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two miles from President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the Capitol, Michael Bloomberg and Pete Buttigieg are looking to draw a distinction between the improbable and the practical. The two Democratic White House contenders, former mayors whose chief political experience was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2019, file photo passengers find their rides at the Ride Share point as they exit Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is "very likely" unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
January 16, 2020 - 8:24 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — A new $4 fee on Uber and Lyft rides to and from the Phoenix airport is “very likely” unconstitutional, the state attorney general said Thursday, upping the ante in the showdown that has led the ride-hailing giants to threaten to abandon the airport service. The fees approved by the...
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FILE - In this March 13, 2018, file photo, voters cast their ballots in Illinois primary elections at the city's new early voting super site in downtown Chicago. The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials told The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)
January 16, 2020 - 6:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI, in a change of policy, is committing to inform state officials if local election systems have been breached, federal officials said Thursday. In the past, the FBI would alert local governments about attacks on their electoral systems without automatically sharing that...
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FILE - In this Oct. 23, 2019, file photo, a campaign poster for Seattle City Council incumbent candidate Kshama Sawant is posted outside her campaign headquarters in Seattle. The Seattle City Council on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, unanimously passed a measure to reel in political spending by "foreign-influenced" companies, following city council elections last year that drew unprecedented spending _ including a record $1.5 million from Amazon. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson,File)
January 14, 2020 - 10:30 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council on Monday unanimously passed a measure to reel in political spending by “foreign-influenced” companies, following city council elections last year that drew unprecedented spending — including a record $1.5 million from Amazon. The measure puts the city in the...
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Supporters of Han Kuo-yu, Taiwan's 2020 presidential election candidate for the KMT or Nationalist Party, attend a campaign rally in Taipei, Taiwan, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. Taiwan will hold its presidential election on Jan. 11. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
January 09, 2020 - 9:59 pm
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Further deadlock and heightened pressure from China is the likely outcome if Taiwan's independence-leading President Tsai Ing-wen wins a second term this weekend, as is widely predicted. Tsai had been leading by a comfortable margin in most polls before the standard blackout...
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January 03, 2020 - 12:41 pm
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota county commission that recently voted to limit the number of refugees it will accept may let voters decide the issue in the future. Burleigh County Commission Chairman Brian Bitner said the five-member panel will discuss a potential ballot question Monday night...
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In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019, photo, Karen Brenson Bell, from North Carolina, listens during an exercise run by military and national security officials, for state and local election officials to simulate different scenarios for the 2020 elections, in Springfield, Va. These government officials are on the front lines of a different kind of high-stakes battlefield, one in which they are helping to defend American democracy by ensuring free and fair elections. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
December 26, 2019 - 1:38 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Va. (AP) — Inside a hotel ballroom near the nation’s capital, a U.S. Army officer with battlefield experience told 120 state and local election officials that they may have more in common with military strategists than they might think. These government officials are on the front lines...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reacts during the weekly cabinet meeting, at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP)
December 25, 2019 - 7:32 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said a rocket was fired from the Gaza Strip into its southern territory Wednesday, forcing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be hustled from a stage during an election rally in the city of Ashkelon. The Israeli military said its air defense system, known as Iron Dome,...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures during his annual news conference in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Putin says that global climate change poses new challenges to Russia. Speaking at his annual news conference Thursday, Putin said that global warming could threaten Russian Arctic cities and towns built on permafrost. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
December 19, 2019 - 7:01 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin called the U.S. impeachment process “far-fetched” Thursday, making a seemingly obvious prediction that Donald Trump will be acquitted in the Senate. Putin said Thursday at his annual news conference in Moscow that the move is a continuation of the...
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