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  • Mexico's ruling party proposes cutting seats from Congress

    MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling party on Wednesday proposed holding a referendum next year to reduce the size of Congress, which could strengthen its own hand and streamline legislative decision-making. Mexico's Congress is made up of the lower...
  • Exclusive: Brazil's Silva would get opposition's support in election runoff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's biggest opposition party would support Marina Silva for president if its own candidate fails to make an October runoff, a party source told Reuters, an alliance that would damage President Dilma Rousseff's chances for a...
  • Foley Supporter To Pay $12,000 Fine For Making Misleading Campaign Contributions

    HARTFORD — A supporter of Republican Tom Foley's gubernatorial campaign will pay a $12,000 fine in connection with violations of state election law. The fine levied against Brian Lippey of Greenwich is significant, said Joshua Foley, spokesman...
  • PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett

    PA FOP endorses Wolf over Corbett
    It appears pensions are thicker than the thin-the-blue-line of law enforcement in the Nov. 4 gubernatorial election. The 40,000-member state chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police has endorsed Democrat Tom Wolf over incumbent Republican Gov. Tom...
  • For Congress: Hastings, Deutch, McGee, Garcia and Wilson

    For Congress: Hastings, Deutch, McGee, Garcia and Wilson
    District 20: Alcee Hastings has seniority, brought funding for projects It has become a familiar theme for a congressional race, particularly in a campaign that features a longtime incumbent and two political newcomers who believe they will be more...
  • San Diego City Council overrides mayor's veto of minimum-wage hike

    The San Diego City Council voted Monday to override the mayor’s veto of a minimum wage increase -- setting the stage for another high-profile political fight between the Democrat-controlled council versus the Republican mayor and the business...
  • Hundreds of Taliban fighters battle Afghan forces near Kabul - officials

    LOGAR Afghanistan (Reuters) - As many as 700 heavily armed Taliban insurgents are battling Afghan security forces in Logar, a key province near the capital Kabul, local officials said on Tuesday, in a test of the Afghan military's strength as foreign...
  • Voters to decide if pols should be nonpartisan, have term limits

    Voters to decide if pols should be nonpartisan, have term limits
    Orange County commissioners voted late Tuesday to ask voters to make constitutional officers such as the sheriff and tax collector term-limited, nonpartisan races. Commissioners already had agreed in May to place those questions affecting the sheriff,...
  • Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders

    Luxembourg premier joins vanguard of gay leaders
    The remarkable thing when this tiny nation legalized same-sex marriage in June wasn't that the conservative-leaning prime minister, Xavier Bettel, supported the new law. It was that he might be among the first to take advantage of it. Bettel and his...
  • International soldier dies after reported stabbing in Afghanistan

    International soldier dies after reported stabbing in Afghanistan
    An international soldier in Afghanistan died of wounds suffered in an attack Wednesday, the U.S.-led military coalition said, hours after witnesses said a foreign national was stabbed in the neck in a Kabul marketplace. It was not immediately clear if...
  • Indicted Texas governor Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities

    Indicted Texas governor Rick Perry turns himself in to authorities
    Texas Governor Rick Perry, a possible Republican presidential candidate in the 2016 race, was fingerprinted and had his mug shot taken by judicial authorities on Tuesday after being indicted last week on two felony charges of abusing power. "The...