Sri Lanka Parliament rejects president's choice of PM

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's Parliament has passed a no-confidence vote against the government headed by Mahinda Rajapaksa, a former strongman hastily sworn in as prime minister last month. ...

Democrat Harder ousts California GOP US Rep. Denham

LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time candidate Josh Harder defeated four-term Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Denham following an updated vote count Tuesday, giving Democrats their fourth pickup of a GOP House sea...

Fires put pressure on California utilities despite new law

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California utilities again are facing severe financial pressures from the possibility that their equipment sparked catastrophic wildfires, including two that are now burning ...

Democrat Kyrsten Sinema wins Arizona US Senate seat

PHOENIX (AP) — Democrat Kyrsten Sinema won Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat Monday in a race that was among the most closely watched in the nation, beating Republican Rep. Martha McSally in the battle ...

After wave of teacher activism, some fall short in midterms

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a ...

New way of voting faces test in Maine congressional district

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The election drew to a close last week in most places but not in fishing villages, potato farms and vast tracts of wilderness that comprise Maine's 2nd Congressional District. ...

Special session canceled after West Virginia justice resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The resignation of a West Virginia Supreme Court justice recently convicted of federal charges prompted the governor Sunday to cancel a special legislative session that was to...

Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn thei...

Taiwanese company Foxconn may face obstacles in Wisconsin under new Governor

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – After the recent U.S. elections, the new Governor of Wisconsin, a Democrat, may have set his sights on undermining the state’s agreement with the Foxconn Corpor...

The Latest: W.Va. lawmakers won't meet after justice resigns

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry (all times local): 5:55 p.m. An upcoming special session...

Florida, Georgia testing strength of new Dem coalition

NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn thei...

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

MOSCOW (AP) — Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels are voting for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West. The...

Convicted West Virginia Supreme Court justice stepping down

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A suspended West Virginia Supreme Court justice who was recently convicted of 11 federal charges is stepping down just ahead of a special legislative session to consider his r...

Florida election recount underway, tensions rise

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The first election workers have begun the enormous task of recounting ballots in Florida's bitterly close races for the U.S. Senate and governor, ramping up their efforts afte...

West Virginia gov: Convicted and suspended justice resigning

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia's governor said Saturday that he has accepted the resignation of a suspended state Supreme Court justice convicted of federal charges, days ahead of a special le...