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Israel's Supreme Court bans Jewish extremist from election

Mar. 17, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court on Sunday banned the leader of a Jewish ultranationalist party from running in the country's April elections. Reversing the decisions of Israel's elections committee earlier this month, the court ruled to bar Jewish Power party leader Michael Ben Ari in an 8-1 vote,...

Former Nebraska GOP staffer under fire for racist remarks

Mar. 11, 2019 8:55 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A former Nebraska Republican Party intern who later worked as a paid campaign staffer for Gov. Pete Ricketts apologized Monday after being exposed as the person behind a series of hateful online posts in which he used anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs and advocated for violence against...

Israeli panel won't bar Jewish radicals from election

Mar. 6, 2019 1:00 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's central elections committee on Wednesday paved the way for a Jewish ultranationalist party to participate in April's parliamentary vote, narrowly rejecting an attempt to disqualify its leaders on the grounds that they incite racism against Arabs. The committee, made up of...

A look at the corruption scandals of Israel's prime minister

Feb. 28, 2019 1:13 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery, fraud and breach of trust on Thursday in a series of corruption scandals that have dogged his recent years in office and overshadowed his current re-election campaign. The scandals have engulfed...

Mueller report looming, new attorney general in hot seat

Feb. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel's findings to make public. The position catapults him from Justice Department...

Royale rumble: 'Apex Legends' smashing 'Fortnite' records

Feb. 20, 2019 3:10 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time since its meteoric rise, "Fortnite" is no longer a no-doubt victory royale atop the video game industry. "Apex Legends" — a battle royale from Electronic Arts — has charged into the market and smashed "Fortnite" records for downloads and viewership since its...

Boxberger made it to KC, 13 years after Royals drafted him

Feb. 13, 2019 8:54 PM EST

SURPRISE, Ariz. (AP) — Brad Boxberger made it to Royals, 13 years later than Kansas City first envisioned. Kansas City selected the right-hander in the 20th round of the 2006 amateur draft from Foothill High School in North Tustin, California. He opted to go to Southern Cal, and Cincinnati took him three...

Freezing Finland hits Europe's winter record low temperature

Jan. 27, 2019 9:50 AM EST

HELSINKI (AP) — Winters in Finland are often frigid but meteorologists say the Nordic nation's Lapland region has produced Europe's coldest temperature this winter at minus 38.7 degrees Celsius (minus 37.7 degrees Fahrenheit). Meteorologist Ari-Juhani Punkka from the Finnish Meteorological Institute told...

Thousands of Palestinians protest at Gaza border

Jan. 18, 2019 11:25 AM EST

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Thousands of Palestinians have gathered for a weekly protest along the fence between Gaza and Israel. The Palestinian Health Ministry says that Israeli gunfire wounded 14 Palestinians and that three medics suffered from a barrage of tear gas that targeted their ambulance. The...