- Obama's warnings brushed aside by Russia's Putin Updated: Mar-07-14 9:04 am
- Russia and Crimean politicians discuss referendum Updated: Mar-07-14 5:34 am
- US questions legitimacy of Crimea referendum Updated: Mar-06-14 9:28 am
- Quebec separatist premier calls election Updated: Mar-05-14 12:49 pm
- Egypt: El-Sissi gives sign of presidential run Updated: Mar-04-14 1:25 pm
- Film star Sean Connery urges Scots to leave UK Updated: Mar-02-14 7:37 am
- Push begins for liquor vote in Amory Updated: Mar-01-14 12:20 pm
- Arizona governor signs elections overhaul repeal Updated: Feb-27-14 4:52 pm
- Alabama Ten Commandments bill moves ahead Updated: Feb-27-14 11:54 am
- Mass. gambling panel weighs slots parlor license Updated: Feb-26-14 4:37 pm
- Open space debate continues in Portland, Maine Updated: Feb-25-14 8:28 am
- Foes of transgender rights law fail to force vote Updated: Feb-25-14 1:44 am
- Transgender rights repeal misses California ballot Updated: Feb-24-14 10:05 pm
- 3 of Bentley's opponents seek Alabama lottery Updated: Feb-22-14 10:55 am
- Senate panel OKs bill requiring initiative revotes Updated: Feb-18-14 8:43 pm
- Bill to require hearings on referenda advances Updated: Feb-11-14 12:34 pm
- Oil companies spend big to oppose tax referendum Updated: Feb-10-14 2:51 pm
- Swiss voters back limit on immigration Updated: Feb-09-14 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON - One by one, President Barack Obama's warnings to Russia are being brushed aside by President Vladimir Putin, who appears to only be speeding up efforts to formally stake his claim to Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
MOSCOW - The speaker for Russia's upper house of parliament says Crimea would be welcome as an "equal subject" in Russia if the region votes to leave Ukraine in an upcoming referendum.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. is questioning the legitimacy of a referendum in Crimea on whether to break away from Ukraine and join Russia instead.
MONTREAL - Quebec's premier called an election Wednesday hoping that her pro-independence party can get a majority of seats in the provincial legislature, a development that could lead to another referendum on separation from Canada.
CAIRO - Egypt's military chief, Field Marshal Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, gave his strongest indication yet that he intends to run for president, saying Tuesday that he "can't turn his back" to public demands. In a campaign-style speech, he said Egyptians must unite and end street turmoil to tackle the country's mounting economic and security woes.
LONDON - Film star Sean Connery is urging fellow Scots to vote for independence when a referendum is held in September.
AMORY, Mississippi - A group backing a referendum on possible wine, beer and liquor sales plans to mail out thousands of letters asking residents to back the call for an election to decide the matter.
PHOENIX - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Thursday signed a bill repealing a 2013 elections overhaul by Republicans that left voter-rights groups incensed and led to a petition drive that put the law on hold and referred it to voters.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Legislation providing for the display of the Ten Commandments in Alabama's public buildings is getting closer to clearing the Legislature.
BOSTON - The chairman of the Massachusetts Gaming Commission gave a boost Wednesday to a proposal by Cordish Cos. for a slots parlor in Leominster, as the panel moved closer to awarding the state's first license for expanded gambling.
PORTLAND, Maine - The Portland City Council is considering an ordinance to protect open spaces, but not the park whose potential sale triggered a similar protection effort by citizens.
SAN FRANCISCO - Opponents of a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools have failed to gather enough voter signatures to place a referendum to repeal the law on the November ballot.
SAN FRANCISCO - A referendum to overturn a new California law that provides transgender students certain rights in public schools will not appear on the November ballot because its backers failed to gather enough voter signatures to qualify the measure, the secretary of state said Monday.
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Three candidates for governor are running on state lottery platforms and gambling that Alabama voters have changed their views since rejecting Gov. Don Siegelman's lottery plan 15 years ago.
PHOENIX - A series of voter-approved initiatives passed since 1998 could be sent back to voters for re-authorization under a proposal making its way through the Arizona Legislature that the Republican bill sponsor says will ensure taxpayers have a say in whether spending they authorized is doing what they intended.
JUNEAU, Alaska - A state House committee has advanced legislation that would require public hearings for referenda.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Major oil companies are spending heavily to retain tax cuts approved last year by the Alaska Legislature, campaign spending reports indicated.
GENEVA - Voters in Switzerland narrowly backed a proposal to limit immigration Sunday, in a blow for the government after it had warned that the measure could harm the Swiss economy and relations with the European Union.