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Portuguese President, and candidate for reelection, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa speaks to journalists after voting at a polling station in Celorico de Basto, northern Portugal, Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021. Portugal holds a presidential election Sunday, choosing a head of state to serve a five-year term. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)

Center-right incumbent wins Portugal's presidential election

Jan. 24, 2021 5:31 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s president was returned to office for a second term Sunday, in an election held amid a devastating COVID-19 surge that has made the European country the worst in the world for cases and deaths. Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa captured 61.5% of the vote, with 98.5% of...

Official results show center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election by a clear margin

Jan. 24, 2021 5:15 PM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Official results show center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election by a clear margin.

Despite GOP claim, few valid voter fraud claims in Wisconsin

Jan. 24, 2021 5:02 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — When Donald Trump continued to falsely claim in December that massive fraud and other voting irregularities had cost him a second term, top Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature said they were reviewing thousands of complaints about the election. But the majority of them were...

U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, R-Miss., thanks her volunteers and staff at her victory party in Jackson, Miss., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. Hyde-Smith beat Democrat Mike Espy and Libertarian Jimmy Edwards. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Analysis: Transition turmoil splits Mississippi delegation

Jan. 24, 2021 5:00 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Republican U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith of Mississippi won a 2018 special election and a 2020 regular election by making a single overarching promise — to support President Donald Trump. She stuck with Trump even as he made unfounded claims about the November election that he...

FILE - In this June 7, 2020 file photo, Dwight McKissic, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, and his wife, Vera McKissic, pray during services in Arlington, Texas. As a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years. Now he’s pondering whether he and his congregation should break away -- following the steps of several other Black pastors who exited in dismay over race-related actions of some white SBC leaders.  (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

Some Black Southern Baptists feel shut out by white leaders

Jan. 24, 2021 4:22 PM EST

As a student in college and seminary, then as a pastor in Texas, Dwight McKissic has been affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention for more than 45 years. Now he’s pondering whether he and his congregation should break away. “It would feel like a divorce,” McKissic said....

Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election

Jan. 24, 2021 3:02 PM EST
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Exit poll suggests the center-right incumbent candidate has won Portugal's presidential election.

Ex-councilman charged with embezzlement lands new job

Jan. 24, 2021 12:32 PM EST

CENTRAL FALLS, R.I. (AP) — A former Providence city councilman who resigned after he pleaded no contest to felony embezzlement in 2019 has landed a new job with the city of Central Falls. Luis Aponte told WPRI-TV in a brief phone interview Friday that his new title is deputy director of public works and...

Burundi ruling party selects hardliner as secretary-general

Jan. 24, 2021 12:26 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi’s ruling party has selected as the former president of the country's senate to be the new secretary-general. Reverien Ndikuriyo was picked Sunday by the ruling party, the National Council for the Defense of Democracy–Forces for the Defense of Democracy, known by...

Iowa Democrats choose state lawmaker to lead their party

Jan. 24, 2021 11:55 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party chose a state representative from Ames to lead the party as it works to retain its spot as the nation's first caucus in presidential elections. Rep. Ross Wilburn was elected Saturday to replace outgoing chairman and former state Rep. Mark Smith who decided...

FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2021, file photo President Joe Biden waits to sign his first executive order in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally. It would also codify provisions wiping out some of President Donald Trump's signature hard-line policies, including trying to end existing, protected legal status for many immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and crackdowns on asylum rules. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Why Biden's immigration plan may be risky for Democrats

Jan. 24, 2021 11:54 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is confronting the political risk that comes with grand ambition. As one of his first acts, Biden offered a sweeping immigration overhaul last week that would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for the estimated 11 million people who are in the United States illegally....