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Russian Minority Party Wins Latvian Vote, Populists Surge

HELSINKI (AP) — An opposition party favored by Latvia’s large ethnic Russian minority has won the Baltic nation’s parliamentary election, but it’s expected to face difficulties forming a ruling coalition after a vote that saw new populist parties surge and government parties falter.

Matteo Salvini

Italy’s Two Richest Regions Seek More Powers from Rome

MILAN (AP) — Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto were deciding Sunday if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics, most vociferously in Catalonia.

Chargers fans (Denis Poroy / Associated Press)

San Diego Mayor Says City Could Still Save Chargers

Mayor Kevin Faulconer gave San Diego Chargers fans a sliver of hope at Thursday’s State of the City address that their team could stay in town. “Our San Diego family has stood with the Chargers in victory and defeat for

Ami Bera (Associated Press)

Democrats May Rebuke Rep. Ami Bera in 2016

Democrats may choose not to back Rep. Ami Bera for re-election to the seat he snatched from Republican Dan Lungren in 2012 despite support from former President Bill Clinton. On Tuesday night the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club voted to

Aaron Donald, Michael Brockers

Rams to Return to L.A. After First Round of Voting

The 32 NFL team owners completed a first round of voting on Tuesday in Houston, with the result thus far favoring a Rams and possibly either the Raiders or Chargers moving into a new Los Angeles stadium in Inglewood.

Migrants To Turkey

Dems Break Ranks Join GOP to Halt Syrian Refugee Resettlement

In a shocking break with their party, eight California Democrats supported a GOP bill in Congress that would prevent refugees from Syria and Iraq from entering the U.S. unless the heads of the FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and the director of National Intelligence certify that the refugee would not endanger the U.S.

Scott Wilk (Associated Press)

California Republican Accidentally Votes for Democrats’ Budget

On Monday, California Assemblyman Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) became the first member of the GOP to vote for the state budget in years–because he accidentally voted for it while he was dallying with Facebook, where he opposed it, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.