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Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 13, 2021 09:37 AM EDT

Akron Beacon Journal. Sept. 12, 2021. Editorial: Ohio panel must do its job, create fair maps for public tired of one-sided politics Attacks on voting rights. Curbing the governor’s public health powers. Irresponsibly presenting a fanatical witness...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

EXPLAINER: What's next after missed redistricting deadline?

Sep. 01, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The panel charged with redrawing Ohio’s state legislative districts for the next 10 years will miss its Wednesday deadline, triggering an extension until the middle of the month. While Senate Democrats submitted the first map of the process on...

Ohio redistricting panel to miss Sept. 1 redrawing deadline

Aug. 31, 2021 16:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The panel charged with redrawing Ohio’s state legislative districts for the next 10 years will miss its Sept. 1 deadline, triggering an extension until the middle of the month. While Senate Democrats submitted the first map of the process on...

Earthquake shakes Peru's north Pacific coast

Jul. 30, 2021 17:10 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A magnitude 6.1 earthquake shook the north Pacific coast of Peru on Friday, sending people fleeing their homes, damaging a centuries old church and injuring at least one person. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the earthquake happened at 12:10...

Leftist political novice sworn in as Peru's president

Jul. 28, 2021 19:02 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Pedro Castillo, a leftist political novice who has promised to be a champion of his country’s poor, on Wednesday became Peru’s new president. The rural teacher who has never held political office before was sworn in less than two weeks after he was...

Peru's new first family leaving behind rural, Andean home

Jul. 26, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

CHUGUR, Peru (AP) — The humble two-story, adobe home of the Castillo family, located in one of the poorest districts of Peru deep in the Andes, feels a little empty now. Lilia Paredes packed up the family’s belongings within the last week, neatly folding her husband’s shirts and picking...

Leftist teacher, political novice, is Peru's president-elect

Jul. 20, 2021 00:09 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A teacher in one of the poorest communities in the Andes who had never held office is now Peru's president-elect after officials in the South American country declared him the winner of a runoff election held last month. Leftist Pedro Castillo...

Leftist rural teacher declared president-elect in Peru

Jul. 19, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Rural teacher-turned-political novice Pedro Castillo on Monday became the winner of Peru’s presidential election after the country’s longest electoral count in 40 years. Castillo, whose supporters included Peru’s poor and rural citizens, defeated...

5.8-magnitude quake shakes Peru coast; no reports of damage

Jun. 23, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit Peru's central coast late Tuesday, causing some residents of the capital to run out of their shaking homes or buildings. There were no immediate reports of damages. The U.S Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was...