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ATLANTA | Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

ATLANTA — Volunteers spread out Friday trying to find any ballots that could help Democrat Stacey Abrams close the gap against Republican Brian Kemp in their unsettled, too-close-to-call race for Georgia governor. Unofficial returns show Kemp with an advantage, and he’s already resigned as secretary of state to start a transition with the blessing of … Continue reading ATLANTA | Volunteers track down Georgia voters by phone and on foot

LONDON | UK sports minister quits over delays to gambling reform

LONDON— Britain’s sports minister has resigned over what she calls an unjustifiable delay in reducing the maximum wager on gambling machines. Tracey Crouch campaigned for the maximum stake on electronic slot machines to be cut from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) to help tackle problem gambling. Critics of fixed-odds betting terminals, found in … Continue reading LONDON | UK sports minister quits over delays to gambling reform

NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia’s Baidoa

NAIROBI, Kenya  — A suicide bomber detonated in the middle of a restaurant in the Somali town of Baidoa and a grenade struck a hotel nearby, leaving at least 11 people dead and more than 10 wounded, authorities said Saturday. The death toll may rise, Col. Ahmed Muse told The Associated Press. Most of the … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya  | At least 11 dead in suicide bombing in Somalia’s Baidoa

Kerry Perry resigns as USA Gymnastics president

Kerry Perry has resigned as president of USA Gymnastics. The announcement Tuesday came days after the United States Olympic Committee questioned the direction of the organization under Perry’s leadership. Perry has struggled to outline a clear path forward during her nine months on the job. She repeatedly came under scrutiny by athletes who felt she … Continue reading Kerry Perry resigns as USA Gymnastics president

ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish lira further weakens, nearing record low

ANKARA, Turkey  — The Turkish lira has further weakened against the dollar amid investors’ move away from emerging markets and concerns over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan economic policies. The lira dropped 4.11 percent on Thursday, trading at around 6.73 against the dollar and moving closer to the record low of 7.24 it hit earlier this … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | Turkish lira further weakens, nearing record low

LONDON  | UK Brexit Secretary who just resigned says May should remain

LONDON  —Former U.K. Brexit Secretary David Davis said Monday that he won’t seek to challenge Prime Minister Theresa May’s leadership after resigning from her Cabinet, but will aim to pressure her to toughen her position on Britain’s departure from the European Union. Davis quit late Sunday, saying he could not support May’s plan for close … Continue reading LONDON  | UK Brexit Secretary who just resigned says May should remain