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Cambodia amends charter to bar dual citizens from top office

Oct. 25, 2021 04:47 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Lawmakers in Cambodia on Monday approved an amendment to the constitution barring Cambodians with dual citizenship from holding high government office, a move initiated by Prime Minister Hun Sen and directed at prominent opposition politicians. ...

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

To navigate legal quandaries, Biden leans on low-key counsel

Oct. 24, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election lawsuits multiplying by the day. An obscure federal agency blocking the presidential transition. The very legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory under assault as supporters of Donald Trump riot at the Capitol. Amid all the turmoil, lawyer Dana...

Oklahoma cities, others join in effort to overturn McGirt

Oct. 23, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cities of Tulsa and Owasso, state law enforcement and business groups and the states of Texas, Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska have filed briefs supporting Oklahoma's request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn its ruling that some tribal reservations were never...

EXPLAINER: Texas abortion law gets Supreme Court arguments

Oct. 22, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now. But in an unusual move the justices said they want to hear arguments in the case at the soonest opportunity. Those arguments at the high court on Nov....

Court won't revive death sentence for South Carolina inmate

Oct. 22, 2021 17:48 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday rejected a plea from South Carolina to reimpose the death penalty on a South Carolina inmate whose death sentence stood for two decades until a federal appeals court threw it out in August. Chief Justice John Roberts did not...

Alabama man put to death for 1991 killing of woman

Oct. 22, 2021 01:06 AM EDT

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who avoided execution in February was put to death Thursday for the 1991 killing of a woman who was abducted during a robbery and then shot in a cemetery. Willie B. Smith III, 52, received a lethal injection at a prison in southwest...

Today in History

Oct. 22, 2021 00:31 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2021. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 2014, a gunman shot and killed a soldier standing guard at a war memorial in...

Court won't reconsider decision allowing Lee statue removal

Oct. 21, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's Supreme Court won't reconsider its decision to allow the removal of a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that was cut into pieces and hauled away from Richmond’s Monument Avenue weeks ago. The court on Thursday denied a motion...

In memoir, Katie Couric writes of feeling betrayed by Lauer

Oct. 21, 2021 12:55 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — On a summer day in the Hamptons last year, Katie Couric and her husband, John Molner, went out for a walk and saw a familiar white jeep drive by with Matt Lauer at the wheel. No waves, no hellos. Couric writes in her new memoir, “Going There,” that...