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LAS VEGAS | Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

LAS VEGAS— Melvin Dummar, a delivery driver who falsely claimed that billionaire Howard Hughes left a handwritten will bequeathing him $156 million when he died in 1976, has died in rural Nevada. Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly (WER’-lee) said Dummar died Sunday under hospice care. He was 74. Dummar’s brother, Ray Dummar, of Gabbs, Nevada, … Continue reading LAS VEGAS | Nevada man central to Howard Hughes inheritance fight dies

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopian MPs approve first female supreme court president

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia  — Ethiopian lawmakers have approved the country’s first female Supreme Court president. The move Thursday came just a week after lawmakers elected Ethiopia’s first female president. Meaza Ashenafi, a prominent law practitioner in Ethiopia, assumed the top job at the Supreme Court after she was unanimously approved by lawmakers for the post … Continue reading ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia | Ethiopian MPs approve first female supreme court president

WASHINGTON | Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats

WASHINGTON  — Beto O’Rourke’s response to a question during a Houston town hall meeting this past summer lasted only four minutes. But for some Democrats it said everything. It was authentic. In an exchange that quickly went viral, the Democrat congressman and Senate hopeful was asked whether he found NFL players who knelt during the … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | Pence, Biden head to dueling rallies in fierce Indiana race

INDIANAPOLIS— When Hillary Clinton belted back whiskey a decade ago in a northwest Indiana bar, it was celebrated as a sign of authenticity that helped her win a bitter primary over Barack Obama in the Rust Belt state. Now Sen. Joe Donnelly is hoping another Democrat with blue-collar appeal and presidential ambitions — Obama’s former … Continue reading INDIANAPOLIS | Pence, Biden head to dueling rallies in fierce Indiana race

BEIRUT | IS leader resurfaces in purported audio, 1st in 11 months

BEIRUT — The Islamic State group has released a new militant audio recording, purportedly of its shadowy leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, his first in almost a year. In the audio, al-Baghdadi — whose whereabouts and fate remain unknown — urges followers to “persevere” and continue fighting the group’s enemies everywhere. The 54-minute audio entitled “Give … Continue reading BEIRUT | IS leader resurfaces in purported audio, 1st in 11 months