Elections

Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at the Department of Homeland Security Matthew Masterson, left, Deputy Assistant Director for Counterterrorism at the FBI Nikki Flores, second from left, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for National Security Adam Hickey, second from right, and Vice Chair at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission Ben Hoveland, right, are sworn in to testify before the House Judiciary Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, on election security. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 22, 2019 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A congressional hearing on election security broke along stark political lines Tuesday, highlighting the difficulties in getting lawmakers to address the threat outlined by federal officials who have warned that Russia and other adversaries are looking to interfere in the 2020...
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Actor Alec Baldwin, right, walks with a supporter of Amanda Pohl, candidate for Virginia Senate District 11 in her neighborhood in Midlothian, Va., Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019. Baldwin campaigned for several candidates around the state. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
October 22, 2019 - 3:53 pm
MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — The actor known for his mocking impersonations of Republican President Donald Trump on "Saturday Night Live" campaigned Tuesday for Democratic legislative candidates in a Virginia election that is viewed as a warmup to the 2020 presidential contest. Alec Baldwin told...
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau and wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wave as they go on stage at Liberal election headquarters in Montreal, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 22, 2019 - 2:44 am
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon. Trudeau's Liberal party took the most...
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A line of police separate supporters of opposition presidential candidate Carlos Mesa, a former president, left, from supporters of Bolivian President Evo Morales, who is running for his fourth term, outside the Supreme Electoral Court where election ballots are being counted in La Paz, Bolivia, Monday, Oct. 21, 2019. A sudden halt in release of presidential election returns led to confusion and protests in Bolivia on Monday as opponents suggested officials were trying to help Morales avoid a risky runoff. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
October 21, 2019 - 11:32 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's electoral authority announced Monday night that President Evo Morales was close to avoiding a runoff in his re-election bid, touching off protests by the leader's opponents already upset by a sudden halt in the release of the vote count. A crowd burned the offices...
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Liberal leader Justin Trudeau holds a rally in Vaughan, Ontario, on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)
October 21, 2019 - 10:31 pm
TORONTO (AP) — The latest on Canada's parliamentary elections times local): 10:30 p.m. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation is projecting Justin Trudeau's Liberals will win a minority government. Trudeau appeared to overcome a challenge in Monday's national elections from the rival Conservatives...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2019, file photo Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Georgetown University in Washington. With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. Facebook said Monday, Oct. 21, that it will also label state-controlled media as such, label fact -checks more clearly and invest $2 million in media literacy projects. (AP Photo/Nick Wass, File)
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October 21, 2019 - 4:02 pm
With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts outlined Monday include a special security tool for elected officials and candidates...
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2017, file photo, traffic along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington streaks past the Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters building. Federal policies emphasizing privacy over disclosure and a complex web of government officials could undermine improvements in communication and coordination if another cyberattack on U.S. election systems occurs. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)
October 21, 2019 - 9:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too. There's no federal law compelling state and...
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Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks to supporters at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, after a first round presidential election, Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019. Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday’s presidential election, but he appeared headed to a runoff in the tightest political race of his life. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
October 20, 2019 - 10:37 pm
LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — President Evo Morales led in early returns from the first round of Sunday's presidential election, but he appeared to have failed to get enough votes to avoid a runoff in the tightest political race of his life. The Andean country's top electoral authority said Sunday night...
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October 18, 2019 - 11:32 pm
Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday. Key differences were between state attorneys general and lawyers representing local governments, rather than with the drugmakers and distributors they are suing. North Carolina Attorney...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2019, photo, narcotics detective Paul Laurella retrieves unused medications from the police department's disposal box in Barberton, Ohio. Jury selection is set to begin Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, in the first federal trial over the nation's opioid epidemic. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
October 16, 2019 - 7:17 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Efforts to settle thousands of lawsuits related to the nation's opioid epidemic were intensifying Wednesday, just days ahead of the scheduled start of arguments in the first federal trial over the crisis. A person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press that...
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