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JACKSON, Miss. | Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal judge says a handful of former Mississippi convicts who are suing to have their voting rights restored can represent everyone who falls into that category. The ruling this week by U.S. District Judge Daniel Jordan certifying the lawsuit as a class action raises the stakes considerably. A victory by … Continue reading JACKSON, Miss. | Judge: Mississippi suit to cover all who lost voting rights

ISFAHAN, Iran | Thousands attend funeral for Guard members killed in bombing

ISFAHAN, Iran (AP) — Dozens of comrades circled caskets on the back of trucks on Saturday as thousands of mourners attended a mass funeral for 27 elite Revolutionary Guard soldiers killed in a suicide car bombing this week in Iran’s Sistan and Baluchistan province. Men rhythmically struck their chests, a traditional way of showing grief, … Continue reading ISFAHAN, Iran | Thousands attend funeral for Guard members killed in bombing

RALEIGH, N.C. | Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Evidence collected over months and being unveiled Monday could reveal whether the nation’s last undecided congressional election was either tainted by so much ballot-tampering that a winner cannot be declared – or that that the actual winner was unfairly denied the seat. North Carolina‘s state elections board — reassembled last month … Continue reading RALEIGH, N.C. | Hearing into unresolved US House race could find winner

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: McCarrick’s victim sad, but glad he was believed

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the defrocking of former U.S. cardinal Theodore McCarrick (all times local): 1:05 p.m. One of the victims of defrocked ex-cardinal Theodore McCarrick victims is expressing relief that Pope Francis believed his accusations of years-long sex abuse. In a statement released by his lawyer Saturday, James Grein said he … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: McCarrick’s victim sad, but glad he was believed

WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s political leader on unprecedented defensive

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland’s most powerful politician who has built his position on a reputation of honesty and anti-communist convictions, suddenly finds himself embroiled in revelations over his involvement in complex business dealings and the presence in his inner circle of people with alleged communist ties. The stakes are high, given two … Continue reading WARSAW, Poland | Poland’s political leader on unprecedented defensive

MUNICH | The Latest: China defends Huawei from US security fears

MUNICH (AP) — The Latest on the international security conference taking place in Munich (all times local): 1:35 p.m. A top Chinese official is defending Huawei, dismissing American concerns that the telecom giant might covertly collect data and report it to Beijing, and urging Europeans to ignore Washington. Yang Jiechi’s comments Saturday came after U.S. … Continue reading MUNICH | The Latest: China defends Huawei from US security fears

NEW YORK | Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

NEW YORK (AP) — In early November, word began to leak that Amazon was serious about choosing New York to build a giant new campus. The city was eager to lure the company and its thousands of high-paying tech jobs, offering billions in tax incentives and lighting the Empire State Building in Amazon orange. Even … Continue reading NEW YORK | Gone in a New York minute: How the Amazon deal fell apart

YOLA, Nigeria | Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians awakened on Saturday to find the presidential election delayed a week until Feb. 23 because of what the electoral commission called unspecified “challenges.” The top candidates condemned the decision and blamed each other but appealed to Africa’s largest democracy for calm, while they rushed back to the capital to learn … Continue reading YOLA, Nigeria | Nigeria delays its election; candidates rush back to capital