Municipal elections

Presidential frontrunner Nayib Bukele, of the Grand National Alliance for Unity or GANA, is prepped for an interview, in San Salvador, El Salvador, Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019. The young entrepreneur has his sights set on combating corruption and promises to create an anti-corruption commission similar to its Central American neighbors. Salvadorans go to the polls this Sunday. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
January 31, 2019 - 12:01 am
SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Salvadorans have watched as internationally sponsored investigative bodies in neighboring Guatemala and Honduras brought high-profile cases that took down corrupt politicians and businesspeople. Nayib Bukele wants to give his compatriots their own version of that...
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Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke is escorted into the courtroom for his sentencing hearing at the Leighton Criminal Court Building, Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, in Chicago, for the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald. (Antonio Perez/Chicago Tribune via AP, Pool)
January 19, 2019 - 7:55 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on cases stemming from the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer. (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Two historic cases involving the killing of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white Chicago police officer ended in ways that left...
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Supporters of opposition presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi celebrate at his headquarters in Kinshasa, Thursday Jan. 10, 2019. Supporters of Tshisekedi took to the streets of Congo’s capital, Kinshasa, Thursday morning to celebrate his win in the presidential election, that was announced by the electoral commission. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 10, 2019 - 12:29 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election results. All times local: 6:30 p.m. British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt says he is "very concerned about discrepancies" in Congo's presidential election results and says the United Nations Security Council will discuss the matter...
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Congolese supporters of opposition Presidential candidate Felix Tshisekedi stand outside the UDPS party headquarters in Kinshasa, Congo, Monday Jan. 7, 2019. The Congolese Independent Electoral Commission (CENI) has not given a date for the publication of preliminary results. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
January 07, 2019 - 8:12 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council has put off a planned session on Congo and its closely watched presidential election as the country continues waiting for delayed results. A Security Council discussion initially set for Tuesday was postponed to Friday after Congolese officials...
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Alderman Ed Burke, 75, walks out of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse following his release after turning himself in, Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in Chicago. Burke, one of the most powerful City Council members in Chicago, is charged with one count of attempted extortion in trying to shake down a fast-food restaurant seeking city remodeling permits, according to a federal complaint unsealed Thursday. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune via AP)
January 04, 2019 - 6:40 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — A federal corruption case against a powerful City Council member has rocked the crowded race for Chicago mayor, as some hopefuls sought Friday to distance themselves from Alderman Ed Burke while others painted their rivals as part of the city's notorious machine politics he embodied...
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Congolese voters wait at the St. Raphael school in the Limete district of Kinshasa Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, for voter's listings that have not arrived. People had started to gather at 6am to cast their votes, and four hours later, vote had not started as the lists were not available. Forty million voters are registered for a presidential race plagued by years of delay and persistent rumors of lack of preparation. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 30, 2018 - 12:59 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local): 6:45 p.m. After closing time for Congo's election, at least one polling station was just preparing to open. The voting center at Les Anges school in Kinshasa had not opened during the day because it did not have...
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Congolese participate in a mock voting in the Eastern Congolese town of Beni Sunday Dec. 30, 2018. The delay of Sunday's election until March for Beni and Butembo city is blamed on a deadly Ebola outbreak. The rest of the country will vote on Sunday Dec. 30. (AP Photo/Al-hadji Kudra Maliro)
December 30, 2018 - 11:12 am
BENI, Congo (AP) — They were barred from voting in Congo's presidential election. They voted anyway. On Sunday, thousands of men and women gathered in Beni to cast paper ballots they hoped that someone, somewhere, might take seriously. Last week, the electoral commission made the surprise decision...
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December 22, 2018 - 10:33 am
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The winner of the 2019 mayor's race in North Charleston will make $193,880 a year. The North Charleston City Council voted Thursday to give the mayor a 10 percent raise from the current $176,225 salary. The Post and Courier reports the raise will kick in after the city...
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Supporters of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu run from tear gas fired by police in Nsele, 50kms east of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Wednesday Dec. 19, 2018. Days before Congo's elections, the Kinshasa's governor banned campaign rallies in the capital city, citing security concerns. The ban angered supporters of opposition candidate Martin Fayulu who had gathered for a rally in Kinshasa. Hundreds of Fayulu's supporters gathered on the outskirts of Kinshasa hoping to see their candidate but Congo's police dispersed them by firing tear gas. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
December 19, 2018 - 5:30 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The governor of Congo's capital banned campaign rallies in the city Wednesday, citing security concerns ahead of the election to pick a president to replace the leader who has been in office since 2001. Gov. Andre Kimbuta canceled all rallies in Kinshasa for the 21 candidates...
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December 18, 2018 - 2:45 pm
In a story Dec. 17 about a count of homeless people in the U.S., The Associated Press reported erroneously which tax Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Executive Director Peter Lynn credited for helping reduce homelessness in the 2018 count. Lynn was crediting a Los Angeles city ballot measure...
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