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Updated 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Candidates face issues: Seven running for Moses Lake School Board talk about local control, communication at forum

MOSES LAKE — Improving the way the Moses Lake School District communicates with the community and how the distri...

Updated 6 days, 6 hours ago
5 takeaways after California governor handily defeats recall

California Gov. Gavin Newsom ably fended off a recall attempt from Republicans on Tuesday, changing the stakes of the contest from a referendum on his own performance and into a partisan fight over Trumpism and t...

Updated 6 days, 7 hours ago
California Gov. Newsom crushes Republican-led recall effort

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Despite warnings the race would be close, California Gov. Gavin Newsom decisively

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Serb unity day triggers worries across the Balkans

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia kicked off a new national holiday on Wednesday with a display of military power and calls for all Serbs in the Balkans to unite under one flag, triggering unease among its neighbors...

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Sidelined by rivals, Germany's far-right AfD bides time

BERLIN (AP) — Migration is a side issue in this year's German election campaign, but that hasn't stopped the country's biggest far-right party from trying to play it up.

Updated 6 days, 8 hours ago
Zimbabwe's older people often sent to homes amid pandemic

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Banana bread was served at a recent birthday party at Melfort Old People’s home, where a group of residents mustered a raspy happy birthday tune.

Updated 6 days, 9 hours ago
Most states have cut back public health powers amid pandemic

Republican legislators in more than half of U.S. states, spurred on by voters angry about lockdowns and mask mandates, are taking away the powers that state and local officials use to protect the public against i...

Updated 6 days, 11 hours ago
Rival Koreas test missiles hours apart, raising tensions

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North and South Korea tested ballistic missiles hours apart Wednesday in a display of military might that is sure to exacerbate tensions between the rivals at a time when talks aimed at ...

Updated 6 days, 11 hours ago
S. Korea conducts major missile test after N Korean launches

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea says it has carried out its first underwater-launched missile test, hours after rival North Korea fired two ballistic missiles toward the sea.

Updated 6 days, 11 hours ago
Unvaccinated French health care workers face suspension

PARIS (AP) — Health care workers in France face suspension from their jobs starting Wednesday if they haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19. With about 300,000 workers still not vaccinated, some hospitals fear...

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Russian feminist runs for Duma to take on domestic violence

MOSCOW (AP) — Alyona Popova’s campaign rhetoric is blunt: Unless she is elected to parliament, there won’t be much hope for a law against domestic violence in Russia.

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Norway's center-left heads to victory in general elections

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The center-left bloc headed to a victory in Norway's elections Monday as official projections pointed to the governing Conservatives losing power after a campaign dominated by climate c...

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Free rides take $104M toll on Pennsylvania Turnpike finances

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — More than $104 million in Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls went uncollected last year as the agency fully converted to all-electronic tolling, with the millions of motorists who don't use E-ZPass ...

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Justice Department seeks order against Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has asked a federal court in Texas to stop the enforcement of a new state law that bans most abortions in the state while it decides the case.

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Lebanese cancer patients face frantic search for medication

QLEIAT, Lebanon (AP) — Saydi Mubarak and her mother share a bond that goes beyond a close mother-daughter relationship: They were both diagnosed with breast cancer a year ago and underwent months of chemotherapy ...

Updated 6 days, 12 hours ago
Russia's Putin slams presence of foreign troops in Syria

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the presence of foreign troops in Syria, saying they are there against the will of the Syrian government and are blocking the consolidation of th...