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Brazil’s economy grew 7.7% in Q3, but slower than expected

Dec. 3, 2020 11:50 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s economy grew 7.7% in the third quarter of the year from the previous three months, the national statistics institute reported on Thursday — the strongest quarterly result in a quarter century but less than expected following heavy stimulus spending. It is the...

Mangakahia returns, No. 23 Syracuse women top Stony Brook

Nov. 29, 2020 5:17 PM EST

STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — Tiana Mangakahia's return from a battle with breast cancer was impressive as she had 16 points, seven rebounds, four steals and three assists to lead No. 23 Syracuse past Stony Brook 50-39 on Sunday. She grabbed the rebound when Stony Brook misfired on its first possession, drove...

Panel recommends 4 for appointment to New Mexico high court

Nov. 21, 2020 12:54 AM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Three current judges and one retired judge have been nominated for appointment to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court. A state nominating commission on Thursday met remotely to evaluate seven candidates for the vacancy being created by the Dec. 1 retirement of Justice...

Peru's new interim President Francisco Sagasti waves to the crowd after he was designated by Congress to lead the nation, in Lima, Peru, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. Congress chose Sagasti to become the nation's third president in the span of a week after Congress ousted Martin Vizcarra and the following protests forced his successor Manuel Merino to resign. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peru's Congress selects centrist lawmaker to be new leader

Nov. 16, 2020 9:19 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s political crisis appeared on the verge of resolution Monday as Congress cleared the way for an elder statesman and consensus candidate to become the country’s third president in a week. People waved the nation's red-and-white flag and blared horns outside the gates of...

In this photo provided by his attorney, Gaven Picciano, 26, of the Keweenaw Indian Community in Michigan, poses for a self-portrait on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Picciano is suing the Clark County Jail in Washington state as well as its medical provider, saying he lost about 35 pounds and was malnourished to the point of unconsciousness during a three-week stay early this year because staff failed to provide him gluten-free food to accommodate his celiac disease. The county declined to comment on the case. The medical provider, NaphCare Inc., did not respond to a request for comment. (Gaven Picciano via AP)

Man sues Washington jail over lack of gluten-free food

Nov. 16, 2020 3:31 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — A Michigan man says he lost about 35 pounds and was malnourished to the point of unconsciousness during a three-week stay in a Washington state jail early this year because staff failed to provide him gluten-free food to accommodate his celiac disease. Gaven Picciano, 26, filed a disability...

People celebrate after the resignation of interim president Manuel Merino, at Plaza San Martin in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. Merino resigned after a violent crackdown on protests that left at least two people dead followed by an exodus of his cabinet members. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Peru's interim president resigns as chaos embroils nation

Nov. 15, 2020 11:45 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s interim president resigned Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests unleashed when Congress ousted the nation’s popular leader. In a short televised address, Manuel Merino said Congress acted within...

Editorial Roundup: Nebraska

Nov. 9, 2020 10:00 AM EST

Omaha World-Herald. Nov. 8 Nebraska Legislature faces challenges in 2021 session The 2020 elections for the Nebraska Legislature are complete, setting the stage for a challenging session at the State Capitol come January. The elections left the Legislature’s ideological and partisan dynamics essentially...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo potential voters wait in long lines to register and vote at the Los Angeles County Registrar's office in Los Angeles.A pair of propositions on California's November ballot would expand voting rights in California - restoring the vote for parolees and allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they turn 18 before the general election. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

Californians decide kids can't vote, but say parolees should

Nov. 5, 2020 9:24 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Californians welcomed parolees to join them at the polls, but they rejected a measure that would have granted voting rights to teens just shy of adulthood. Proposition 18, which would have let 17-year-old Californians vote in primaries if they turn 18 before the general election, failed...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2018 file photo potential voters wait in long lines to register and vote at the Los Angeles County Registrar's office in Los Angeles.A pair of propositions on California's November ballot would expand voting rights in California - restoring the vote for parolees and allowing 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they turn 18 before the general election. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)

California passes measure allowing felons on parole to vote

Nov. 4, 2020 3:44 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ballot measure restoring the right to vote for felons on parole was decisively passed by California voters on Tuesday. Proposition 17 will change the state Constitution to give the vote to an estimated 50,000 people who supporters said have paid their debt to society and should be...

Democrat Juan Vargas wins reelection to U.S. House in California's 51st Congressional District

Nov. 4, 2020 12:43 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Juan Vargas wins reelection to U.S. House in California's 51st Congressional District.