Mayoral elections

March 26, 2018 - 12:09 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Philadelphia mayoral candidate says he lost $1.4 million in an alleged Ponzi scheme. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Tom Knox was among several people who fell victim to a $30 million loan fraud operation led by 47-year-old Gary Alan Frank. Frank owned the...
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March 21, 2018 - 9:06 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced plans Wednesday night to run for mayor against the man who fired him after the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager. McCarthy's announcement, which he made on his...
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FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Carina Driscoll, stepdaughter of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, stands outside her campaign office in Burlington, Vt. Driscoll is running for mayor against Democratic Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger and fellow independent Infinite Culcleasure on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke, File)
March 06, 2018 - 12:13 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Voters are deciding whether to elect U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' stepdaughter as mayor of Vermont's largest city, where Sanders got his political start. Carina Driscoll is a former state legislator, school commissioner and city council member. She's running for Burlington mayor...
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February 16, 2018 - 5:41 pm
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Republican Party's executive director says he alone was responsible for running an anonymous website that published articles Democrats say slandered their unsuccessful local candidate. The state ethics commission's staff on Friday said GOP Executive Director Jason...
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February 10, 2018 - 3:03 pm
SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of a tiny northwestern Pennsylvania town is standing by its volunteer fire company's election of a registered sex offender as its fire chief. The (Corry) Journal reported Saturday that Chief Roger Gilbert Jr. was convicted in 2001 of sexual intercourse with a 4-...
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A picture showing a man identified by the Italian Carabinieri, paramilitary police, as Luca Traini, who is accused of having shot with a firearm to several people in Macerata, Italy, Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018. A lone gunman opened fire on foreigners in drive-by shootings in a central Italian city, wounding an undisclosed number of people Saturday morning before being arrested, police said. The suspect’s motive wasn’t immediately clear, but the city of Macerata is still reeling from the gruesome killing of a young Italian woman this week, allegedly at the hands of a Nigerian immigrant. (ANSA via AP)
February 03, 2018 - 4:32 pm
MILAN (AP) — An Italian gunman with extreme right-wing sympathies shot and wounded six African immigrants Saturday in a two-hour drive-by shooting spree, authorities said, terrorizing a small Italian city where a Nigerian man had been arrested days earlier in a teenager's gruesome killing. Police...
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San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell, joined by family members, speaks to reporters after being sworn into office at City Hall in San Francisco, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors on Tuesday appointed Farrell, one of its members, to serve as interim mayor until a new mayor is chosen in a citywide election in June. (AP Photo/Joel Angel Juarez)
January 24, 2018 - 7:29 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors chose a white man to serve as mayor until a June election, replacing the African-American woman temporarily serving in the position and infuriating activists in a city that is celebrated for its progressive politics but also has a dwindling black...
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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 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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December 11, 2017 - 12:01 am
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's ruling socialists swept nearly all the races for mayors across the country, and President Nicolas Maduro is now threatening to ban key opposition parties from future elections in the oil-rich country wracked by economic crisis. Hundreds of supporters shouted "...
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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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