Elections

A voter signs her name after having voted in a referendum aimed at curbing corruption in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The four questions on the ballot include measures that would prohibit legislators from immediate reelection, create stricter campaign finance rules and reform a scandal-tainted council charged with selecting judges. (AP Photo/Cesar Olmos)
December 09, 2018 - 9:22 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters overwhelmingly approved three of four questions on a referendum...
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FILE - In this Dec. 12, 2013, file photo, Mary Perry, of Wendell, from left, Rosanell Eaton, of Franklin County, and Carolyn Coleman, of Greensboro, talk after a hearing at the Ward Federal Building in Winston-Salem, N.C., challenging the new North Carolina voting law. African-American North Carolina voting rights activist Eaton has died at age 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018, at home in Louisburg, North Carolina (Walt Unks/The Winston-Salem Journal via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 7:07 pm
LOUISBURG, N.C. (AP) — Rosanell Eaton, an African-American voting rights activist who successfully helped challenge voting restrictions supported by North Carolina Republicans, has died. She was 97. Eaton's daughter, Armenta Eaton, says her mother died Saturday at home in Louisburg, North Carolina...
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December 09, 2018 - 6:48 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats on Sunday raised the prospect of impeachment or almost-certain prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush-money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other...
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Police attempt to keep rival Brexit protest groups from clashing in central London, Sunday Dec. 9, 2018. The "Brexit Betrayal Rally" led by English far-right activist Tommy Robinson and UK Independence Party, UKIP, leader Gerard Batten, protesting for a split from Europe, and a Pro-Europe anti-fascist counter-demonstration both marched in central London. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 1:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — With a crucial parliamentary vote on Brexit looming, British Prime Minister Theresa May warned lawmakers Sunday that they could take Britain into "uncharted waters" and trigger a general election if they reject the divorce deal she struck with the European Union. May is fighting to...
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Acting Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian gestures as he leaves a polling station during an early parliamentary election in Yerevan, Armenia, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests against his predecessor's power grab that forced the politician to step down. (Vahan Stepanyan/PAN Photo via AP)
December 09, 2018 - 12:26 pm
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenians cast ballots Sunday in an early parliamentary election that is expected to further consolidate the power of the nation's prime minister. The charismatic 43-year-old Nikol Pashinian took office in May after spearheading massive protests that forced his predecessor...
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December 09, 2018 - 10:12 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For the Pennsylvania Senate, the election didn't necessarily end Nov. 6. The chamber's Republican majority is questioning the residency qualifications of a Democrat who flipped a Republican-held seat by fewer than 800 votes. It's injecting tension into a normally quiet...
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Former FBI Director James Comey, center, standing with his attornery David Kelley, right, speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, following his appearance before a closed-door hearing with the House Judiciary and House Oversight committees. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
December 09, 2018 - 12:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI's counterintelligence investigation into potential ties between the Trump campaign and Russia initially focused on four Americans and whether they were connected to Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, former FBI Director James Comey told...
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CORRECTS TO SATURDAY, NOT SUNDAY-U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., speaks at a post-midterm election victory celebration in Manchester, N.H., on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)
December 08, 2018 - 5:41 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Sen. Cory Booker, returning to the first-in-the-nation primary state Saturday for a two-day trip that could turn out to be a tuneup for the New Jersey Democrat's potential presidential campaign, said the visit leaves him "a lot more confident in making decisions going...
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FILE In this file photo taken on Monday, Dec. 18, 2017, Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, congratulates the Moscow Helsinki Group Chair and human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva, during a ceremony to present the 2017 State Awards for Outstanding Achievements in Human Rights and and Charity Work in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia . Alexeyeva, who was forced into exile by Soviet authorities after founding Russia's oldest human rights organization in 1976, passed away in a Moscow hospital Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 at age 91. (Yuri Kochetkov/Pool Photo via AP, File)
December 08, 2018 - 3:15 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Lyudmila Alexeyeva, a human rights pioneer and dissident who challenged the Soviet and Russian regimes for decades, demanding that they free political prisoners and establish democratic rights, died Saturday in a Moscow hospital, a Russian official said. She was 91. "She remained a...
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President Donald Trump announces that he is nominating William Barr, attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, as his Attorney General, on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 08, 2018 - 9:14 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is inching closer to his long-teased major White House shake-up, gearing up for the twin challenges of battling for re-election and dealing with the Democrats' investigations once they take control of the House. The biggest piece of the shifting picture:...
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