BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Vaccines from the West, Russia or China? Or none at all? That dilemma faces nations in southeastern Europe, where coronavirus vaccination campaigns are off to a slow start...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Louisiana Legislature's 2021 political debates will center on the same terrain that fixated lawmakers around the country last year: the coronavirus pandemic, budget...
ATLANTA (AP) — For decades, the red-bricked Gothic Revival church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached has been a monument to the history of Black Americans' fight for civil rights...
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles — with the notable exception of the man who leads the party — the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In Republican circles -- with the notable exception of the man who leads the party -- the debate about masks is over: It’s time to put one on.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Door-knocking? Over.
Local party activity? Some Facebook traffic, if that.
Across an arc of vital swing states, the coronavirus has put politics on an uneasy...
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story April 19, 2020, about battleground politics, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s disaster declaration was made in...
Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers:
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Like many, Mario Wolthers was lured to Las Vegas a decade ago from California by cheaper housing costs. But when his apartment managers tried to raise his rent last spring, he...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on legislation to raise the federal minimum wage (all times local):
The House has approved legislation to raise the federal minimum wage for the...
ISTANBUL (AP) — The two leading contenders for Istanbul mayor faced off in a political debate Sunday, a week before the city is set to hold a repeat of the election an opposition candidate won and...
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron appears to be clawing back support as he tries to quell the yellow vest protest movement with a national political debate.
Recent polls by Ifop, BVA and Harris Interactive institutes show Macron's approval ratings rising — from 23 to 31 percent in December to 31 to 35 percent.
But Macron knows the rebound could be fragile, saying recently he feels like he's "walking on ice."
BERLIN (AP) — A senior German official says neighboring countries are closely watching Germany's political debate on phasing out the use of coal.
Brandenburg governor Dietmar Woidke said Wednesday that "it's really important to create positive examples" of countries taking decisions to curb climate change.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign minister says he expects an "enormous polarization" of the political debate in Europe ahead of next spring's European Parliament election, in which populist parties hope to make strong gains.
The new European Union legislature will be elected in May. European Parliament elections have often served in the past as an opportunity for voters to punish governing parties.
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike's "Just Do It" campaign featuring Colin Kaepernick is a rare example of a brand jumping into a divisive issue uninvited. Still, like it or not, American companies are increasingly being pulled into the country's political and cultural wars.
Here's a look at other companies that recently have courted controversy or been caught in political turbulence.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plan to have the state of Connecticut eventually pay off $550 million of its capital city's debt has become a point of contention in the crowded governor race.
Some candidates view it as an unfair taxpayer-funded bailout while others consider the agreement a step toward Hartford's eventual fiscal stability. Meanwhile, some fear other financially troubled cities will now expect the same treatment.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday renewed his call to the European Union to make its up mind on whether it wants to continue membership talks with his country or end them, angered by a political debate in Germany that centered on how to deal with Turkey.
Addressing local leaders of his ruling party in the capital Ankara, Erdogan said he would not allow his country to become an "appetizer" for elections in Germany or other European nations.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The small Alaska fishing community of Homer is no stranger to political activism.
In the 1970s, a landmark legal case involving one of its residents found the constitutional right to privacy in Alaska extends to the at-home use of marijuana.
In 1989, Homer became a "nuclear-free" zone. And just last month, hundreds turned out for a women's march in the city.
NEW YORK (AP) — A Long Island hospital has banned political debates in the gym of its cardio rehab unit.
A sign posted in the gym at Southampton Hospital says that due to the fact that they have patients with heart conditions they can't allow political debates.
Manager Jessica Swiatocha tells WCBS-TV (http://cbsloc.al/2fAiGri ) that she posted the sign after she saw patients getting upset over the presidential election.
GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — In this election year of lewd sexual comments, email scandals, tax returns and baskets of deplorables, the partisan divide, perhaps inevitably, has reached its way into Greenwich classrooms.
Mirroring the larger world around them, students are engaging in political debate in ways teachers haven't seen before, leaders of civics, government and history classes said in recent interviews.
WASHINGTON (AP) — There's little room for variety in political debate menswear. But Tim Kaine's lapel pin is slightly different than a similar American flag one worn by his opponent, Mike Pence.
Kaine's pin honors his son, a U.S. Marine serving overseas. The symbol, a single blue star on a white background ringed in red, is that of "Blue Star Families" who have loved ones in the military who are in harm's way.