- Scottish leader warns of backlash from British EU referendum Updated: Jun-02-15 9:47 am
BRUSSELS - Scotland's top politician warned Tuesday that a future United Kingdom referendum on leaving the European Union could spark a new drive for independence in pro-EU Scotland.
- Ex Separatist Quebec premier dead at 84 Updated: Jun-02-15 9:35 am
MONTREAL - Jacques Parizeau, the blunt-talking former separatist Quebec premier who came close to taking the French-speaking province out of Canada, has died. He was 84.
- New Jersey bill would let voters decide on 3 casinos by NYC Updated: Jun-01-15 2:11 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Atlantic City's monopoly on casino gambling in the state, enshrined in law and fiercely protected by politicians for nearly 40 years, began to crumble Monday as lawmakers introduced a bill that would let voters decide whether to allow three new casinos in northern New Jersey, just outside New York City.
- Florida court: Counties can decide whether to have slots Updated: May-29-15 6:07 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - Slot machines could be installed at several Florida dog and horse tracks if a far-reaching court ruling holds.
- UK leader Cameron outlines who can vote in referendum on EU Updated: May-25-15 11:49 am
LONDON - Britain's prime minister on Monday outlined who will be allowed to vote in a referendum on whether Britain should remain in the European Union, opting to exclude most voters from the other 27 EU nations living in the U.K.
- 'Bold' Ireland votes to legalize gay marriage in landslide Updated: May-23-15 6:25 pm
DUBLIN - Ireland's citizens have voted in a landslide to legalize gay marriage, electoral officials announced Saturday - a stunningly lopsided result that illustrates what Catholic leaders and rights activists alike called a "social revolution."
- Thailand's government approves referendum on constitution Updated: May-19-15 6:39 am
BANGKOK - Thailand's military government on Tuesday approved holding a referendum on the newly drafted constitution, the prime minister said, but he indicated that the decision could delay a general election.
- House Speaker proposes raising gas taxes to help fund roads Updated: May-13-15 6:13 pm
LANSING, Michigan - Republican House Speaker Kevin Cotter proposed a plan Wednesday to increase the amount of long-term funding available for road repairs in Michigan, just over a week after voters overwhelmingly rejected a sales tax referendum that would have helped pay for them.
- Scottish National Party landslide shakes up UK politics Updated: May-08-15 1:57 pm
GLASGOW, Scotland - The last time Britain held a national election, Mhairi Black wasn't old enough to vote. On Friday, the 20-year-old university student was elected to Parliament as part of a Scottish nationalist wave that has transformed British politics and raised questions about the country's future.
- Indiana school referendums get mixed results from voters Updated: May-06-15 6:46 pm
BROWNSBURG, Indiana - School superintendents in southwestern Indiana and an Indianapolis suburb explored their options Wednesday after voters rejected tax increases in their districts.
- British markets bracing for post-election uncertainty Updated: May-05-15 9:25 am
LONDON - British financial markets could be headed for choppy waters after Thursday's general election, as investors face the prospect of it taking days - even weeks - to form a new government.
- Should Britain stay in the EU? Question hovers in election Updated: May-03-15 9:50 am
LONDON - Ian Robinson, co-owner of a small investment firm in London, is watching Britain's general election this Thursday with unease.