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New York City's Board of Elections withdrew data Tuesday evening that it had released earlier purporting to be a first round of results from the city's new ranked choice voting system. That data had shown Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams…
By Karen Matthews, Deepti Hajela, Associated Press
Thirteen Democrats and two Republicans engaged in a last effort to rally supporters Tuesday as voters cast their ballots in New York City's mayoral primary, the first citywide election to use ranked choice voting.
By Karen Matthews, Associated Press
Amna Nawaz takes a closer look now, at how the nation, and, in particular, how African American communities across the country, are dealing with the jury's decision. Melvin Carter is the mayor of Saint Paul, Minnesota, which, along with its…
By Amna Nawaz, Courtney Norris
As of Wednesday, Texans can work and gather without a statewide mandate for masks or social distancing, after Gov. Greg Abbott signed an executive order earlier this month that declared the state "100 percent open." Judge Lina Hidalgo, a Democrat…
By Deepti Hajela, Associated Press
David Dinkins, who broke barriers as New York City's first African American mayor, has died. He was 93.
Baltimore has acquired a reputation for corruption, illustrated recently by Mayor Catherine Pugh, who resigned over allegations she had inappropriately taken payment in exchange for political favors. But the more ominous threats confronting the city, such as rampant crime and…
By David McFadden, Associated Press
Baltimore's mayor resigned on Thursday, ending a city leadership tenure that unraveled amid an unfolding scandal over payments for a self-published children's book series she sold to customers including a $4 billion hospital network she once helped oversee and companies…
Baltimore is once again beset by allegations of corruption. The city’s mayor, Catherine Pugh, is accused of bestowing contracts and political favors on companies and organizations that purchased large orders of her book. The scandal, plus rising crime and a…
Democrat Lori Lightfoot was elected mayor of Chicago Tuesday, in a landslide victory that represented several historic milestones. Lightfoot, who is openly gay, will be the first black woman to lead the city. A relative outsider to Chicago’s political scene,…
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