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Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams (right in blue tie) chats before a state House committee hearing on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, in Frankfort, Ky. Adams spoke in favor of a bill that would require Kentucky voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot. The House committee advanced the measure.  (AP Photo/Bruce Schreiner)

Photo ID bill advances but draws threat of legal challenge

Feb. 20, 2020 3:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky lawmakers have been advancing legislation that would require voters to show a government-issued photo ID in order to cast a ballot, but a civil liberties group says it's likely to mount a court challenge if the bill becomes law. The Republican-backed measure cleared a House...

People wearing masks, walk in Central, a business district in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Russia says it will temporarily ban Chinese nationals from entering the country amid the outbreak of the new virus centered in China that has infected more than 73,000 people. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Iran state news agency says new virus has killed 2 citizens

Feb. 19, 2020 2:42 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The new virus has killed two elderly Iranian citizens, Iran's state-run IRNA news agency reported Wednesday. IRNA quoted Alireza Vahabzadeh, an adviser to the country's health minister, as saying that both victims had been carrying the coronavirus and were located in Qom, about 140...

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel meets students and staff working on 'carbon capture' at Imperial College London in South Kensington, London, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Britain has announced a new post-Brexit “points-based immigration system” said Patel, that will assess prospective immigrants on a range of skills, qualifications, salaries or professions, starting next year.  (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

Feb. 19, 2020 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year. Farms, food factories and care...

Burlington city panel will focus on needs of senior citizens

Feb. 18, 2020 4:33 PM EST

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — A new panel in the city of Burlington will be focusing on the needs of senior citizens. The City Council voted unanimously on Monday to form the Council on Aging, WCAX-TV reported. The committee will be comprised in part of senior citizens, said Council President Kurt Wright,...

2 new Legionnaires' cases reported at center where 1 died

Feb. 18, 2020 3:55 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Two new cases of Legionnaires’ disease have been reported at a suburban Chicago senior living center, bringing the outbreak's total cases to five, including one previous fatal case, health officials said Tuesday. The Lake County Health Department said it's working with the Illinois...

This Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 photo shows details from a print of a leaked database obtained by The Associated Press. Text reads,

China’s 'War on Terror' uproots families, leaked data shows

Feb. 17, 2020 6:29 PM EST

Beijing (AP) — For decades, the Uighur imam was a bedrock of his farming community in China’s far west. On Fridays, he preached Islam as a religion of peace. On Sundays, he treated the sick with free herbal medicine. In the winter, he bought coal for the poor. But as a Chinese government mass...

New Hampshire getting $8.6M in public housing funds

Feb. 17, 2020 3:47 PM EST

New Hampshire is getting more than $8.6 million for public housing authorities to modernize housing for families and seniors. The funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development is part of $2.7 billion being awarded nationally. Housing authorities use the funding to complete large-scale...

President Donald Trump smiles as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's exaggerations on Roger Stone sentence

Feb. 17, 2020 12:46 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is misrepresenting the Justice Department's handling of the legal case of his confidant, Roger Stone. He's suggesting rampant bias in the department's initial recommendation to a federal court that Stone be sentenced between seven and nine years in prison, claiming...

FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016, file photo, inmate Chester Weger is interviewed at Pinckneyville Correctional Center in Pinckneyville, Ill. Illinois officials have granted parole to Weger, an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park. Weber is set to be released the week of Feb. 17, 2020. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune via AP, File)

Illinois man, 80, set for release in 1960 triple-killing

Feb. 16, 2020 1:27 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — An 80-year-old man is set to be released from an Illinois prison this week, nearly six decades after he was sentenced to life for the killing of one of three suburban Chicago women whose brutalized bodies were found in a state park. Chester Weger was convicted in 1961 of killing of Lillian...

President Donald Trump displays photos of the border wall under construction as he speaks to members of the National Border Patrol Council at the White House in Washington, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's wall claim is beyond 'redemption'

Feb. 15, 2020 8:34 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the eve of the New Hampshire primary, President Donald Trump told a rally that people who are in the United States illegally are paying for his Mexico border wall. It was the latest iteration of his effort to convince the public that Mexico is covering the cost, just as he promised...