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FILE - Then-Republican candidate for Indiana Secretary of State Diego Morales speaks during an inte...

Election skeptics slow to get sweeping changes in GOP states

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans in some heavily conservative states won their campaigns for secretary of state last year after claiming they would make sweeping changes aimed at keeping fraud out of elections. So far, their efforts to make good on their promises are mixed, in some cases because their rhetoric has bumped up against skepticism […]
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It wasn’t me: Ex-UK PM Truss blames ‘system’ for her failure

LONDON (AP) — Former British Prime Minister Liz Truss says her failure wasn’t her fault. Truss on Sunday blamed a “powerful economic establishment” and internal Conservative Party opposition for the rapid collapse of her government, and said she still believes her tax-cutting policies were the right ones. Britain’s shortest-serving prime minister resigned in October, six […]
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Bus crash kills at least 8, injures dozens in western Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — A passenger bus crashed off a road and overturned in western Turkey Sunday, killing at least eight people and injuring dozens. The governor’s office of Afyonkarahisar province said the bus was traveling from the southeastern Diyarbakir province to the Aegean city of Bodrum. Health Minister Fahrettin Koca tweeted that 42 people were […]
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Two men share a meal in a makeshift tent camp outside the Petit Chateau reception center in Brussel...

EU migration impasse leaves many refugees out in the cold

BRUSSELS (AP) — Some refugees and asylum-seekers in Brussels have been spending months in between the Street of Palaces and the Small Castle — quite literally. Unfortunately, it’s not a dream come true at the end of their fearful flight from halfway across the globe. It’s a perpetual nightmare. Petit Chateau, which means small castle, […]
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Presidential candidate Andreas Mavrogiannis, left, who is backed by the left-wing AKEL party, is se...

Voting starts for Cyprus’ presidency, with 3 front-runners

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriots on Sunday began voting for their eighth new president in the ethnically divided island’s 63-year history as an independent republic, with three front-runners each portraying themselves as the safest bet to guide the country through turbulent economic times and to seek peace with breakaway Turkish Cypriots. Opinion polls indicate that […]
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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate mass at the John Garang Mausoleum in Juba, South Sudan, Sunday, F...

Pope makes final bid for peace, forgiveness in South Sudan

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Pope Francis made a final appeal for peace in South Sudan on Sunday as he celebrated Mass before tens of thousands of people to close out an unusual mission by Christian religious leaders to nudge forward the country’s recovery from civil war. On the last day of his African pilgrimage, […]
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Turkey detains 15 for IS links but finds no concrete threats

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police have arrested 15 people for alleged links to the extremist Islamic State group, the country’s official news agency said late Saturday, following days of security warnings by Western consulates. Anadolu news agency, sourcing an Istanbul police statement, said the group was detained for purportedly planning attacks on the Swedish and […]
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Man rescued by Coast Guard wanted in ‘Goonies’ fish incident

A man who was saved by a Coast Guard rescue swimmer at the mouth of the Columbia River as a massive wave rolled the yacht he was piloting Friday was wanted for a bizarre incident in which police said he left a dead fish at the Astoria, Oregon, home featured in the classic 1985 film, "The Goonies."
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Amazon violated labor law with delivery app

A Spanish court has ruled that Amazon broke labor laws by forcing more than 2,000 delivery drivers to use an app that the company controlled for scheduling work and payments and requiring them to use their own cars and cellphones on the job.
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Harry Styles attends the premiere of "My Policeman" at the Princess of Wales Theatre during the Tor...

Grammys could make history with Beyoncé, Bad Bunny wins

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Beyoncé emerge from the Grammy Awards as its most decorated artist ever? That’s one of the main storylines heading into Sunday’s ceremony, where the superstar is the leading nominee and needs four wins to make history. Several of music’s biggest names, including Beyoncé, are in the running for the night’s […]
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Grammys 2023 live updates: Latest news from red carpet, show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Follow along for real-time, on-the-carpet and behind-the-scenes updates on the 2023 Grammy Awards from The Associated Press. Live updates — any times Pacific — are brought to you by AP journalists at the show in Los Angeles and around the country. ___ INTRO TRACK The 2023 Grammy Awards show is upon […]
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Bridgit Smith, executive director of the Insight Women's Center stands outside the door to its educ...

US states take control of abortion debate with funding focus

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Though the Insight Women’s Center sits at the epicenter of a reinvigorated battle in the nation’s culture wars, the only hint of its faith-based mission to dissuade people from getting abortions is the jazzy, piano rendition of “Jesus Loves Me” playing in a waiting room. The Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature is considering […]
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This photo provided by Jason Sellers shows U.S. Air Force fighter aircraft shooting down a suspecte...

Chinese balloon’s downing creates spectacle over tourism hub

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The downing of a suspected Chinese spy balloon just off South Carolina’s coast created a spectacle over one of the state’s tourism hubs and drew crowds reacting with a mixture of bewildered gazing, distress and cheering. The balloon was struck by a missile from an F-22 fighter just off Myrtle […]
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Members of the rescue team search for people from a capsized boat in waters off the country's south...

9 missing after fishing boat capsizes in South Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean coast guard vessels and aircraft on Sunday were searching for nine fishermen who disappeared after their boat capsized off the country’s southwestern coast. The coast guard from the southwestern port city of Mokpo said that three crew members were rescued by a nearby commercial vessel following the accident […]
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Today in History: FEB 5, Senate acquits Trump

Today in History Today is Sunday, Feb. 5, the 36th day of 2023. There are 335 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Feb. 5, 2020, the Senate voted to acquit President Donald Trump, bringing to a close the third presidential trial in American history, though a majority of senators expressed unease […]
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Machine operators clean solar panels at the Premier Energies Solar on the outskirts of Hyderabad, I...

India’s G-20 energy meet to balance renewables, fossil fuels

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Over 500 energy industry heavyweights and 30,000 participants will descend on the southern Indian city of Bengaluru on Monday to discuss the future of renewables and fossil fuels at India Energy Week — the first big ticket event of the country’s presidency of the Group of 20 leading economies. Speakers, including […]
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Saturday’s Scores

GIRLS PREP BASKETBALL= Almira/Coulee-Hartline 59, Cusick 32 Anacortes 57, Oak Harbor 50 Bellarmine Prep 54, Olympia 43 Bothell 46, Issaquah 41 Chiawana 76, Hermiston, Ore. 41 Columbia (White Salmon) 62, Castle Rock 31 Darrington 50, Grace Academy 19 Dufur, Ore. 53, Lyle-Wishram 24 Eisenhower 68, Eastmont 54 Hanford 53, Southridge 44 Hazen 40, Liberty 36 […]
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Saturday’s Scores

BOYS PREP BASKETBALL= Adna 66, Raymond 47 Anacortes 65, Oak Harbor 46 Bear Creek School 64, South Whidbey 58 Bellarmine Prep 47, Sumner 44 Bothell 57, Redmond 46 Burlington-Edison 59, La Conner 46 Chiawana 79, Hermiston, Ore. 61 Curlew 63, Chesterton Academy of Notre Dame 41 Curtis 63, Olympia 48 Dufur, Ore. 70, Lyle-Wishram 47 […]
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Crash averted at Austin airport; FAA, NTSB to investigate

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A FedEx cargo airplane attempting to land at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport on Saturday morning had to change course after a second plane was cleared to depart from the same runway, according to the Federal Aviation Administration. “The pilot of the FedEx airplane discontinued the landing and initiated a climb out,” the […]
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Tony Hawk to donate photo proceeds to Tyre Nichols fund

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Skateboard legend Tony Hawk says he will donate half of the proceeds of autographed photos of himself and BMX rider Rick Throne to the memorial fund for Tyre Nichols. “My proceeds from these will go to the Tyre Nichols Memorial Fund, which includes plans to build a public skatepark in his […]
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Bulgaria's Interior Minister Ivan Demerdzhiev, left and the health minister Assen Medjidiev, second...

North Macedonia honors hero also claimed by Bulgaria

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia on Saturday marked the birthday of a 19th century revolutionary amid tight security in the capital of Skopje due to fears of clashes between opposing nationalist groups from North Macedonia and Bulgaria. Both countries have claims on the historic figure, Gotse Delchev, who opposed Ottoman rule in the […]
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Hasty Pudding celebrates Coolidge as its Woman of the Year

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Dressed up as a dolphin and forced to give someone a lightning-fast makeover, “The White Lotus” actress Jennifer Coolidge was roasted Saturday before being honored as the 2023 Woman of the Year by Harvard University’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals. As the oldest theatrical organization in the nation and one of the oldest […]
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Engine problems force Vegas-bound flight to land in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A United Airlines flight headed from Chicago to Las Vegas made an unplanned stop in Nebraska on Saturday after the pilot reported engine problems. Mark Grant, a communications operator at the Lincoln Airport, said 326 passengers and crew members were aboard the Boeing 777 when it took off from O’Hare International […]
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Peter Flynn of Myrtle Beach sits on the beach near the Springmaid Pier, Saturday, Feb. 4, 2023, in ...

Eyes on the sky as Chinese balloon shot down over Atlantic

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — Eyes were locked on the Carolina skies Saturday as a suspected Chinese spy balloon ended its weeklong traverse over the U.S. when it drifted over the Atlantic Ocean and was shot down by a fighter jet. In Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, a crowd lining the beach boardwalk cheered as a […]
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