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ATLANTA | The Latest: New guidelines issued for Georgia mail ballots

ATLANTA — The Latest on the Georgia governor’s race (all times local): 6:20 p.m. Georgia’s secretary of state has ordered county election officials to count absentee ballots even if voters have not included their year of birth if there is enough other information to verify their identity. Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden issued the guidance … Continue reading ATLANTA | The Latest: New guidelines issued for Georgia mail ballots

UNITED NATIONS | US ambassador: North Korea canceled Pompeo talks

UNITED NATIONS  — U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley says North Korea canceled this week’s talks between U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and a senior North Korean official — but the summit between the two leaders is still on after Jan. 1. Haley told reporters Thursday “I don’t think there was some major issue” for the … Continue reading UNITED NATIONS | US ambassador: North Korea canceled Pompeo talks

ATLANTA | The Latest: Kemp says only 20K provisional ballots uncounted

ATLANTA— The Latest on the race for Georgia governor (all times local): 10:30 a.m. Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate and Secretary of State Brian Kemp says only about 20,000 provisional ballots remain uncounted in the race. He says even if his opponent Democrat Stacey Abrams “got 100 percent of those votes, we still win.” Kemp’s statement … Continue reading ATLANTA | The Latest: Kemp says only 20K provisional ballots uncounted

AUSTIN, Texas | Texas’ early votes exceed total cast in 2014 election

AUSTIN, Texas  — Nearly 4.9 million people voted in Texas’ 30 largest counties during the early-voting period, surpassing the total number of votes cast throughout the state in the last midterm election. Secretary of state office data show that more than 540,000 people in those 30 counties voted early on Friday, which was the last … Continue reading AUSTIN, Texas | Texas’ early votes exceed total cast in 2014 election

ISTANBUL | Khashoggi’s son leaves Saudi Arabia, US praises decision

ISTANBUL — The son of slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi has left Saudi Arabia after the kingdom revoked a travel ban and allowed him to come to the United States. State Department spokesman Robert Palladino says Washington welcomes the decision. It’s the latest turn in the saga of the killed Saudi writer and dissident after the … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Khashoggi’s son leaves Saudi Arabia, US praises decision

ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish police arrive at Saudi consul residence

ANKARA, Turkey— The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): 5:30 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says America takes the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi “seriously.” Pompeo made the comments … Continue reading ANKARA, Turkey | The Latest: Turkish police arrive at Saudi consul residence