Local elections

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with former President Barack Obama on Capitol Hill in Washington, prior to Obama's departure to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy. But in the year since Trump’s inauguration, most analysts tend to agree on this: The economy remains essentially the same sturdy one he inherited from Obama. (Rob Carr/Pool Photo via AP, File)
January 17, 2018 - 2:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump relentlessly congratulates himself for the healthy state of the U.S. economy, with its steady growth, low unemployment, busier factories and confident consumers. But in the year since Trump's inauguration, most analysts tend to agree on this: The economy...
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January 09, 2018 - 8:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the San Francisco mayor's race (all times local): 5:20 p.m. The contest for San Francisco mayor firmed up with eight candidates qualified to be on the June 5 ballot. The eight include former state Sen. Mark Leno, acting Mayor London Breed, Supervisor Jane Kim and...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 7:01 am
MAN ALLEGES BOBCAT ATTACK; CONDO OWNER SAYS IT WAS HOUSECAT TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida contractor says he was attacked by a bobcat inside a woman's condo, but the animal's owner says her feline is no predator, just a 10-pound domestic longhair kitty named Calli. The contractor, Marcos Hernandez,...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, containers for secure ballot handling sit on pallets at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio. The Supreme Court will soon hear a case about Ohio’s efforts to remove inactive voters from its rolls, which has become a flashpoint in a nationwide fight between Democrats and Republicans over access to the polls. The Trump administration is supporting Ohio’s Republican-led government in defending its method for pruning voter rolls. Civil rights groups argue that federal law prohibits states from dropping eligible voters who have chosen not to cast ballots in some elections. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
January 01, 2018 - 2:25 am
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joseph Helle was expecting a different sort of reception when he returned home from Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and showed up to vote in his small Ohio town near Lake Erie. His name was missing from the voting rolls in 2011, even though Helle had registered to vote...
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In this Dec. 14, 2017 photo, containers for secure ballot handling sit on pallets at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus, Ohio. The Supreme Court will soon hear a case about Ohio’s efforts to remove inactive voters from its rolls, which has become a flashpoint in a nationwide fight between Democrats and Republicans over access to the polls. The Trump administration is supporting Ohio’s Republican-led government in defending its method for pruning voter rolls. Civil rights groups argue that federal law prohibits states from dropping eligible voters who have chosen not to cast ballots in some elections. (AP Photo/Julie Carr Smyth)
December 31, 2017 - 2:25 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Joseph Helle was expecting a different sort of reception when he returned home from Army tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and showed up to vote in his small Ohio town near Lake Erie. His name was missing from the voting rolls in 2011, even though Helle had registered to vote...
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A customer walks into the Frosty Freeze restaurant in Sandy Hook, Ky., Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Everyone in town comes to this diner for nostalgia and homestyle cooking and, recently, news reporters come from all over the world to puzzle over politics. Because Elliott County, a blue-collar union stronghold, voted for the Democrats in each and every presidential election for its 147-year existence. Until Donald Trump came along and promised to wind back the clock. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
December 27, 2017 - 3:57 pm
SANDY HOOK, Ky. (AP) — The regulars amble in before dawn and claim their usual table, the one next to an old box television playing the news on mute. Steven Whitt fires up the coffee pot and flips on the fluorescent sign in the window of the Frosty Freeze, his diner that looks and sounds and smells...
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FILE - In this May 30, 2015, file photo, Henry T. Nicholas III talks during the Nicholas Academic Center's 2015 Graduation ceremony at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif. After his sister was murdered, Nichols III spent millions to enshrine a so-called bill of rights for crime victims into California's constitution. Now, he is taking his effort into the nation's heartland, including Oklahoma, spending millions on teams of lobbyists and PR companies to influence legislatures and amend state constitutions all over the country. (Eric Reed/AP Images for Nicholas Academic Centers, File)
December 26, 2017 - 5:23 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — After his sister was slain and his mother ran into the accused killer, out on bail, in a grocery store a week later, California billionaire Henry Nicholas became a fierce advocate for the rights of crime victims. He donated millions from his fortune as co-founder of tech giant...
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December 23, 2017 - 10:30 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As cleanup continues from the most recent North Carolina elections held without a regulatory board to settle disputes, both local and state officials are wondering if the court case that vacated the board will be settled before the next elections in May. County boards and...
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December 19, 2017 - 5:39 pm
RUPERT, Idaho (AP) — A recount for a local election in southern Idaho has overturned a win that was decided by a coin toss last month. Dick Galbraith and Glen Loveland ran against each other for a seat on the city council in the small southern city of Heyburn. Officials said the race ended in a 112...
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Supporters throw flower petals to welcome Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah as he shows a victory sign on his arrival at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 18, 2017. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party is likely to maintain its hold on the western state of Gujarat despite predictions by many analysts of a close election fight. The party was also comfortably ahead in the northern state of Himachal Pradesh, a state currently led by the Congress party. (AP Photo)
December 18, 2017 - 7:16 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — The ruling party of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi lost some seats but held onto power in his home state of Gujarat, despite a stronger-than-usual challenge in local elections. India's Election Commission said Monday that Modi's Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party had won...
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