Mayoral elections

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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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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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2017 file photo, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela. As the ruling party captured a majority of mayoral seats across Venezuela in early December, Maduro said that opposition parties would be banned from future elections as punishment for boycotting the Sunday races. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)
December 11, 2017 - 3:19 pm
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition parties in Venezuela won't be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day earlier by socialist President Nicolas Maduro. As the ruling socialists captured a majority of mayoral seats...
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In this Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 photo, opposition candidate Yon Goicoechea leaves his office to attend a meeting with supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela. The 33-year-old spent 15 months in jail, without a trial, accused of inciting violence against the state for leading student protests earlier this year. He walked free in November but has been hounded ever since by criticism from his one-time allies who accuse him of cozying up to officials by agreeing to mount a campaign in the district of El Hatillo, that they say validates President Nicolas Maduro’s sham democracy. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
December 09, 2017 - 10:10 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Only a few residents came out to greet opposition candidate Yon Goicoechea as he campaigned on a narrow street in this poor hilltop neighborhood outside Venezuela's capital in the countdown to Sunday's mayoral elections. Goicoechea enthusiastically introduced himself and...
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Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory during an election-night watch party Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call. Bottoms leads Mary Norwood by a margin of less than 1 percent, which is the threshold where the second-place finisher can request a recount under state law. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2017 - 11:42 am
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta mayoral hopeful Mary Norwood had seen this movie before: A nail-biting runoff election where she came up short by just a few hundred votes. Eight years ago, she was defeated by Atlanta's current mayor, Kasim Reed, by only 714 votes. In the sequel, also co-starring Norwood,...
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ADDS ATLANTA'S TWO-PERSON MAYORAL RUNOFF ELECTION IS TOO CLOSE TO CALL. Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms declares victory during an election-night watch party Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017, in Atlanta. Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2017 - 2:31 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The race for mayor in Atlanta early Wednesday was too close to call, with one candidate declaring herself the city's new leader and the other vowing to request a recount. The margin was razor-thin, with several hundred votes separating Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Bottoms...
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Atlanta mayoral candidate Keisha Lance Bottoms is greeted by a well wisher as she arrives for an election-night watch party Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
December 06, 2017 - 12:41 am
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the Atlanta mayoral race (all times local): 12:25 a.m. Atlanta's two-person mayoral runoff election is too close to call. Voters Tuesday were deciding between Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood. Bottoms leads Norwood by a margin of less than 1 percent, which is the...
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In this Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, photo, Richie Burke and Martha Wickre, who tied in a race for the town commission in Manteo, N.C., are shown here after a coin toss decided the winner. Wickre called heads, and the coin landed on tails so Burke was declared the winner. (Gregory Clark/The Coastland Times via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 12:02 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — In Manteo, North Carolina, population about 1,400, the vote for one town commission post was so close that it took nearly three weeks, two recounts, a drawing of straws and a coin toss to settle the election. The town in coastal Dare County is among several in North Carolina...
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In this Nov. 3, 2017 photo provided by the Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center, is the front of an uncovered sphinx featuring ornate detail, including a detailed necklace in Guadalupe, Calif. Archaeologists working in sand dunes on the central California coast have dug up an intact plaster sphinx that was part of an Egyptian movie set built more than 90 years ago for filming of Cecil B. DeMille's 1923 epic "The Ten Commandments." (Guadalupe-Nipomo Dunes Center via AP)
December 02, 2017 - 12:27 pm
'POSSUM ON A GUM BUSH:' OPOSSUM BREAKS INTO LIQUOR STORE, GETS DRUNK AS A SKUNK FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — An opossum that apparently drank bourbon after breaking into a Florida liquor store sobered up at a wildlife rescue center and was released unharmed. Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge...
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