A Baltimore scandal ends as ex-mayor gets 3 years in prison

BALTIMORE (AP) — Yet another embarrassing chapter in Baltimore’s troubled history ended Thursday when the city’s ex-mayor was sentenced to three years in federal prison for fraudulently selling her self-published children’s books to nonprofit organizations to promote her political career. Catherine Pugh accepted “full responsibility” for her actions and apologized through tears during the roughly […]

Virus voting: France holds local elections despite fears

PARIS (AP) — French voters went to the polls Sunday to choose mayors and other local leaders but the second round of the vote was put into question amid concerns over low turnout and the rapid spread of the new coronavirus across the country. Interior Minister Christophe Castaner said the turnout for Sunday’s vote, which […]

Nasty Paris mayoral race digs at capital’s dirty underbelly

PARIS (AP) — The battle to win the hearts of Parisians and preside over France’s capital from the opulent city hall, has been nasty, and unpredictable. Parisians have been dished up a sex video scandal that triggered the surprise withdrawal of the candidate for President Emmanuel Macron’s party, a last-minute replacement and mud-slinging about the […]

Florida could be knockout punch for Sanders’ 2020 campaign

MIAMI (AP) — Florida has never been known as a place of stability, especially in its politics. And yet stability is what has been on the minds of many Democrats in the state who say they’ll vote for former Vice President Joe Biden in Tuesday’s presidential primary election instead of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. “I […]

Long lines in Los Angeles County prompt Sanders complaint

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Technical issues plagued voting sites throughout California on Tuesday, including in the nation’s most populous county, where long lines and an overloaded new voting system prompted a legal complaint from Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Los Angeles County rolled out a $300 million election system that raised concerns about technical and […]

The Latest: China reports 36 new COVID-19 cases

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — White House projects between 100,000 and 240,000 U.S. deaths. — China reports 36 new […]

French health minister to run for Paris mayor to end scandal

PARIS (AP) — France’s Health Minister Agnes Buzyn was named on Sunday as a new candidate for mayor of Paris, a late entry by the country’s governing party after a scramble to replace the original contender who abruptly withdrew after a leak of sex videos on social media. The choice of Buzyn, whose profile rose […]

Bloomberg to go face to face against rivals after ad blitz

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mike Bloomberg, the one-way conversation with Democratic voters is about to end. By spending more than $400 million of his own money and largely bypassing his opponents by skipping the early primary states, Bloomberg has rocketed to double-digit support in enough national polls to qualify for Wednesday night’s Nevada debate. But […]

Biden, Buttigieg amplify Sanders criticism before Iowa vote

WAUKEE, Iowa (AP) — Pete Buttigieg and Joe Biden stepped up their criticisms of Bernie Sanders on Thursday, as moderates are under growing pressure to dull any momentum the progressive senator may gain heading into next week’s Iowa caucuses. Biden, a former vice president, was blunt when asked by reporters to contrast himself with Sanders, […]

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