Southern states

ATLANTA | Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions

ATLANTA — He aggressively deleted inactive voters from registration rolls, enforced an “exact match” policy that could have prevented thousands of Georgians from registering to vote and launched an investigation that disrupted a major voter registration drive. Now Republican Brian Kemp is declaring himself the victor in Georgia’s race for governor, a race so close … Continue reading ATLANTA | Tight race in Georgia shines light on voting restrictions

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Moscow hopes US election will ease tensions

WASHINGTON — The Latest on Election Day (all times local): 10:25 a.m. Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says he hopes the outcome of the U.S. midterm election will ease domestic tensions in the United States and enable Washington to focus on global issues. Speaking to reporters in Madrid on Tuesday, Lavrov lamented that Russian-American ties … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Moscow hopes US election will ease tensions

DONAJI, Mexico | Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

DONAJI, Mexico  — A third caravan of migrants — this time from El Salvador — waded over the Suchiate River into Mexico on Friday, bringing another 1,000 to 1,500 people hoping to reach the U.S. border. The third caravan tried to cross the bridge between Guatemala and Mexico, but Mexican authorities told those traveling in … Continue reading DONAJI, Mexico | Third migrant caravan enters Mexico, heads for US border

JUCHITAN, Mexico  | Migrants to rest, hope to win mass transport to Mexico City

JUCHITAN, Mexico  — Thousands of Central American migrants in a caravan traveling through Mexico planned to rest at least a day or longer in the southern city of Juchitan beginning Wednesday, hoping to organize mass transport northward after days of hard walking in tropical temperatures that have left them about 900 miles from the nearest … Continue reading JUCHITAN, Mexico  | Migrants to rest, hope to win mass transport to Mexico City

Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. /January 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Southern states that once fought to maintain racial segregation are now banding together to promote civil rights tourism at sites including the building where the Confederacy was born and the motel where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died. Fourteen states stretching from Kansas to Delaware, including all of … Continue reading Southern states join to promote civil rights tourism