| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:40 PM
MOSCOW--A Kremlin-favored candidate declared victory in Sunday's election for mayor of Moscow, although an independent monitoring group questioned whether he received enough votes to avoid a runoff.
Shortly after midnight Sunday, acting Mayor Sergei...
| Sep 8, 2013
| 12:17 PM
MOSCOW — A candidate favored by the Kremlin, acting Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, held a narrow lead Sunday in his bid for a full term at the helm of Russia's capital, exit polls showed.
The tense and dramatic race drew international attention because...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:53 PM
SACRAMENTO — Legal immigrants who are not American citizens would be able to serve on juries in California under a bill that lawmakers sent to Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday.
The measure joins a proposal already on the governor's desk that would...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:23 PM
In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows.
Nearly two-thirds of...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 6:13 PM
New York City's most controversial candidate for mayor, Anthony Weiner, has fallen behind in the Democratic field, and there's a new leader in the race, according to a Quinnipiac poll.
Bill de Blasio, an unabashed liberal and the city's current public...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 10:50 AM
DURHAM, N.C. -- Two lawsuits filed in federal court in North Carolina have challenged the state’s new voter ID law, claiming that some of its provisions infringe on voter rights and discriminate against minorities.
The suits were filed late Monday...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:53 PM
DURHAM, N.C.--One of the nation’s most restrictive voter ID bills was signed into law Monday by North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory, a Republican.
The new law requires voters to show government-issued ID cards, with polling places not allowed to...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:05 PM
Polling places in Los Angeles, Orange County and across the country fell short in helping people who speak Hindi, Khmer and other Asian languages during elections last year, a national civil rights group found in a report released Thursday.
| Aug 4, 2013
It has been less than six weeks since the Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act, the landmark law that for five decades has protected this country's most basic democratic right. But it is already clear that the decision was...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 4:11 PM
JOHANNESBURG -- The first official results from Zimbabwe's election and unofficial tallies indicated Thursday that President Robert Mugabe's party was headed for a landslide win. But Mugabe's main rival, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, rejected...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 8:12 AM
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Zimbabweans lined up for hours to vote Wednesday in an election that international critics say has no hope of being free or fair.
President Robert Mugabe, the country's only leader in its 33-year history since...