- Without a referendum, Vermont may lag in push to OK pot Updated: Apr-24-16 9:46 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The cartoon joint, bruised and battered to represent a bill to legalize marijuana in Vermont, laments that "they're gutting me in the House." A smoother, happier joint, representing Massachusetts, replies, "Dude, I'm serious! You gotta try a hit of this citizen's initiative stuff!"
- Chilean ex-President Aylwin dies; led return to democracy Updated: Apr-19-16 1:11 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Patricio Aylwin, a lanky law professor who played a decisive role in restoring Chile's democracy after 17 years of brutal dictatorship and was later elected president, died on Tuesday. He was 97.
- 'Democracy Spring' protesters arrested in Capitol Rotunda Updated: Apr-15-16 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON - A dozen protesters against the role of money in politics have been arrested in U.S. Capitol's iconic Rotunda, capping a week of "Democracy Spring" protests in Washington by a coalition of groups.
- Hong Kong teen democracy activist forms new political party Updated: Apr-10-16 1:21 pm
HONG KONG - Hong Kong teen activist Joshua Wong on Sunday unveiled a new political party that plans to field candidates in upcoming elections, marking the next step in the pro-democracy movement's evolution in the southern Chinese city.
- AP Analysis: Arab democracies? Not so fast, say some Updated: Apr-09-16 3:22 pm
CAIRO - A new-old idea is rattling around the Middle East five years after the Arab Spring stirred democratic ambition: that restoring stability, especially if accompanied by some economic and political improvements, should be reform enough for the moment.
- Obama says Democrats are good for American government Updated: Apr-08-16 11:45 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - President Barack Obama on Friday praised Democratic lawmakers for having his back through some politically tough votes and encouraged supporters to help elect more of them in November. "A Democratic Congress is good for America," he said.
- Myanmar democracy takes momentous step with new president Updated: Mar-30-16 10:23 am
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar - Myanmar's slow transition to democracy took a momentous step Wednesday as a trusted aide to ruling-party leader Aung San Suu Kyi took over as the country's president, officially ending more than 50 years of the military's control over government.