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AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan’s state news agency says four people have been killed and hundreds of tourists visiting the kingdom’s ancient city of Petra have been moved to higher ground after heavy rains caused flash floods in several locations. The Petra agency quoted government spokeswoman Jumana Ghunaimat as saying two dozen people were injured and … Continue reading AMMAN, Jordan | Floods kill 4 in Jordan, drive visitors from ancient Petra

ATLANTA | Reports of long lines, broken machines as voters go to polls

ATLANTA — Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts across the country Tuesday. Some of the biggest problems were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election, where some voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote. At a polling place in Snellville, Georgia, more … Continue reading ATLANTA | Reports of long lines, broken machines as voters go to polls

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Long lines and technical problems in Georgia

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 11:45 am Long lines and malfunctioning machines marred the first hours of voting in some precincts across the U.S. Some of the biggest problems Tuesday were in Georgia, a state with a hotly contested gubernatorial election. Voters reported waiting up to three hours to vote. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Long lines and technical problems in Georgia

WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

WASHINGTON— House Democrats are expected to re-open the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election if they win the majority in November. But they would have to be selective in what they investigate. California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence panel, has said his party would have to “ruthlessly prioritize … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe revival expected if Dems win House

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh — A Bangladeshi court sentenced 19 people to death and the son of the opposition leader to life imprisonment on Wednesday over a deadly 2004 attack at a political rally held by current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The grenade attack killed two dozen people and wounded about 300 others. Hasina narrowly escaped, having … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death in political rally attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death for political rally attack

DHAKA, Bangladesh— A Bangladeshi tribunal has sentenced 19 people to death and 19 others to life in prison for a deadly attack at a political rally of then-opposition leader and now Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. The tribunal in Dhaka delivered a verdict Wednesday on nearly 50 cases stemming from the grenade attack 14 years ago … Continue reading DHAKA, Bangladesh | Bangladesh sentences 19 to death for political rally attack

MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. | 4 missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado River

MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif.  — Four people are missing after two boats crashed and sunk on the Colorado River, ejecting more than a dozen people who were on board, authorities said Sunday. A recreational boat carrying 10 people and another vessel with six people on board collided head-on Saturday night on a well-traveled stretch of … Continue reading MOABI REGIONAL PARK, Calif. | 4 missing after boats collide, sink on Colorado River

JAKARTA, Indonesia | Quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island; tsunami possible

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A strong earthquake struck Indonesia’s popular tourist island of Lombok on Sunday, triggering a tsunami warning, one week after another quake in the same area killed more than a dozen people. There were no immediate reports of casualties, but authorities said the quake might have caused some damage. The U.S. Geological Survey … Continue reading JAKARTA, Indonesia | Quake hits Indonesia’s Lombok island; tsunami possible