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Israel’s ‘do-over’ election brings new threats to Netanyahu

After narrowly failing to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in April elections, the long-time Israeli leader’s opponents now have a rare chance for a “do-over” in a snap vote in …


UPDATED: Mon., May 27, 2019, 4:29 p.m.

Farage claims pro-Brexit momentum after divisive UK vote

British euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Monday that his new Brexit Party’s victory in the European election should spur Britain to leave the European Union even without a divorce deal – …


UPDATED: Thu., May 23, 2019, 6:11 p.m.

Modi surges to victory in India on Hindu-first platform

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party is headed to a landslide election victory


UPDATED: Wed., May 22, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

6 die in Indonesia riots, Widodo says he won’t allow unrest

Indonesian President Joko Widodo said authorities have the volatile situation in the country’s capital under control after six people died Wednesday in riots by supporters of his losing rival in …


UPDATED: Thu., May 16, 2019, 3:59 p.m.

Facebook busts Israel-based campaign to disrupt elections

Facebook says it has banned an Israeli company that ran an influence campaign aimed at disrupting elections in various countries and has canceled dozens of accounts engaged in spreading disinformation.


UPDATED: Sat., April 27, 2019, 9:32 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidates pledge to bolster unions

Democratic presidential candidates are pledging to strengthen workers’ rights to strike and organize and to work for a $15 federal minimum wage


4 killed in Indian election violence as voting kicks off

At least four people were killed in clashes Thursday on the first day of polling in India’s general elections, a six-week process that’s seen as a referendum on Prime Minister …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 9:34 p.m.

Netanyahu appears headed toward re-election in Israeli vote

Israeli voters decided Tuesday whether to give Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu another term in office in a tight election that has become a referendum on his decade in power.


Former Spokane Mayor Ron Bair blazed trail from KXLY to City Hall in 1977

The popular Spokane newsman parlayed a 13-year stint at the local ABC affiliate into a successful bid for Spokane mayor, where he oversaw city operations moving into the old Montgomery …


Ex-FBI official: ‘No conspiracy’ to prevent Trump’s election

A former FBI agent who helped lead the investigation into ties between the Trump campaign and Russia says “there was no conspiracy” at the agency to prevent Donald Trump from …


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 2:54 p.m.

Democrats: Milwaukee convention choice shows party values

lwaukee will host the 2020 Democratic National Convention, party leaders announced Monday, highlighting the battleground state of Wisconsin that helped elect President Donald Trump and now will launch an opponent …


Political operative charged in undecided N. Carolina election

The North Carolina political operative at the center of a ballot fraud scandal was arrested Wednesday on criminal charges over activities in the 2016 elections and the Republican primary in …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 7:10 p.m.

Tshisekedi declared Congo’s president, but runner-up revolts

Congo’s election crisis deepened early Sunday when the Constitutional Court confirmed the win of Felix Tshisekedi, rejecting claims of fraud, and runner-up Martin Fayulu promptly declared himself the country’s “only …


Catholic Church challenges Congo’s surprise election result

Congo’s powerful Catholic church challenged the surprise win of opposition leader Felix Tshisekedi in the presidential election on Thursday, saying official results do not match the outcome compiled by its …


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 6, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Secret campaign to use Russian-inspired tactics in 2017 Alabama election stirs anxiety for Democrats

A secret effort to influence the 2017 Senate election in Alabama used tactics inspired by Russian disinformation teams, including the creation of fake accounts to deliver misleading messages on Facebook …


Congo delays announcing results of presidential election

Congo’s government Sunday postponed the release of the results of last weekend’s presidential election, fueling suspicions President Joseph Kabila’s ruling party is maneuvering to cling to power.


U.S. sends troops for possible ‘violent’ Congo vote protests

On the eve of the first expected results of Congo’s long-delayed presidential election, President Donald Trump said military personnel had deployed to the region to protect U.S. assets from possible …


Congo’s Catholic church says data show clear election winner

The Catholic church in Congo announced Thursday its data show a clear winner in Sunday’s presidential election, and it called on the electoral commission to publish the true results in …


Documents detail how absentee ballots gathered in NC vote

Affidavits released Sunday by North Carolina’s elections board allege absentee ballots were collected from voters by the man at the center of vote fraud allegations or those working for him.


North Carolina officials sought to charge ballot operative

North Carolina officials sought criminal charges after the 2016 election against the man now at the center of absentee ballot fraud allegations, but prosecutors didn’t indict him before the now …


UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 17, 2018, 11 a.m.

Senate report: Russia social media influence efforts ongoing

A report compiled by private researchers and expected to be released Monday by the Senate intelligence committee says that “active and ongoing” Russian interference operations still exist on social media …


UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 30, 2018, 11:19 p.m.

Republican takes House race by 1 vote after recount

Republican Bart LeBon has won an Alaska state House race by one vote after a ballot recount, officials said.


‘Something being legal does not make it right’: Abrams says she still has concerns about Georgia’s election

Abrams, who hoped to become the nation’s first female African-American governor, has accused Kemp of widespread voter suppression and said voting irregularities have tainted the race. On Friday, Kemp had …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 14, 2018, 11:23 a.m.

Trump ally Kevin McCarthy selected to lead House GOP

Republican Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, a familiar role for the underestimated scrapper whose top priority will be …


Democrat Harder ousts California GOP U.S. Rep. Denham

First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham on Tuesday in California’s farm belt, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House seat in California.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 8, 2018, 10:41 a.m.

GOP gov candidate Kemp resigns as Georgia secretary of state

Republican Brian Kemp resigned Thursday as Georgia’s secretary of state, a day after his campaign said he’s captured enough votes to become governor despite his rival’s refusal to concede.


GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Despite being labeled a “devotee of Bigfoot erotica,” a Republican candidate won a closely watched congressional race in Virginia.


Florida battle for U.S. Senate still too close to call

A bitter and expensive clash between Florida’s Republican Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson remains too close to call, despite Scott’s declaration of victory.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 11:01 p.m.

$77 million Spokane library bond poised to pass

A bond to improve and expand Spokane’s library system was on track to pass Tuesday evening.


UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2018, 8:16 p.m.

Cruz fends off O’Rourke in Texas Senate race

Sen. Ted Cruz fended off a spirited underdog challenge from Democrat Beto O’Rourke to win re-election on Tuesday in a Texas race that once seemed like a cakewalk but needed …