Flint mayor ousted as recovery, rebuilding trust continue

DETROIT (AP) — The city of Flint, Michigan, will continue to recover from a lead-contaminated water crisis with a new mayor, who will in turn work to rebuild residents' shattered trust. ...

Recall campaign against Taiwan’s Kaohsiung mayor plans Dec. 21 march

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The organizers of a campaign to recall Kaohsiung City Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) want to see 100,000 people take part in a march on Dec. 21, just weeks before the presidential...

Taiwan borough chiefs protest itinerant Kaohsiung mayor at awards ceremony

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Two borough chiefs protested against itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) during an awards ceremony at a banquet in Kaohsiung on Wednesday (Aug. 28). While accepting a...

In some states, GOP employs the recall as a political weapon

DENVER (AP) — Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt...

Petition to recall itinerant Kaohsiung Mayor reaches 130,000 signatures

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The petition launched by non-governmental organization We Care Kaohsiung to recall itinerant Mayor Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) has now reached 130,000 signatures. In the wake Han's...

We Care Kaohsiung to launch petition to recall Kaohsiung Mayor Han

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The non-governmental organization We Care Kaohsiung is preparing a petition to have itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and full-time presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜) recalled as ...

Mayor charged in federal indictment faces recall vote

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Voters in Fall River are deciding whether to remove their embattled mayor from office. A recall election is scheduled for Tuesday in the southeastern Massach...

Timeline of key events in life of Gov. Scott Walker

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Key moments in the life of outgoing Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Nov. 2, 1967: Scott Walker is born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to mother Patricia, a bookkeep...

Ousted gay Texas council member sues over recall defeat

DALLAS (AP) — An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced after nude photos of him were anonymously sen...

Ling Ling Chang sworn in as first Taiwan-born female California State Senator

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – U.S. State Senator Ling Ling Chang took the oath of office on June 25, becoming the first Taiwan-born female politician to serve the California State Senate. Ling Ling ...

3 Democrats look to make history in Wisconsin governor race

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Mahlon Mitchell likes to remind voters while campaigning that they can make history by electing him Wisconsin's first black governor. Meanwhile, Kathleen Vinehout and Kelda Roys —...

AP Exclusive: California judge in rape case has no regrets

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Judge Aaron Persky says he has no regrets. The Northern California judge says he would handle the sexual assault case of former Stanford University swimm...

Council narrowly approves long-term Flint water deal

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Flint City Council has narrowly approved a 30-year agreement to get drinking water from a regional agency, bringing to end one battle among many in the Michigan city still reco...

The Latest: Weaver survives recall, remains Flint mayor

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the Flint mayoral election (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Incumbent Karen Weaver has survived a recall election to remain mayor of ...

17 people try to oust Flint mayor in winner-takes-all recall

DETROIT (AP) — Seventeen people are vying to oust the mayor of Flint on Tuesday as the city slowly recovers from a lead-contaminated water crisis. Mayor Karen Weaver faces recall in ...