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Mexico's presidential front-runner walks a thin, tense line in following outgoing populist

May. 22, 2024 11:18 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — As she runs to replace outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Claudia Sheinbaum is struggling to construct her own image, leaving many wondering whether she can escape the shadow of the larger-than-life incumbent. The former Mexico City mayor and...

Editorial Roundup: Mississippi

May. 22, 2024 07:22 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. May 17, 2024. Editorial: Reading scores will rise dramatically before end of summer In May 2015, those who follow public education in Mississippi were introduced to a useful new spelling word: chill. That was the word from educators...

Editorial Roundup: Minnesota

May. 22, 2024 07:19 AM EDT

Minneapolis Star Tribune. May 21, 2024. Editorial: Minnesota’s legislative session: All that acrimony, so little action Leaders should work to fix a broken political process, starting with a special session on a bonding bill. The 2024 legislative...

Kim's portrait is publicly displayed in North Korea. Here's a look at what it means

May. 22, 2024 07:07 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The portrait of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was publicly displayed along with those of his father and grandfather for the first time, sparking speculation about the message it sends. Portraits of leaders are at the core of North Korea’s...

South Africa election: How Mandela's once revered ANC lost its way with infighting and scandals

May. 22, 2024 01:21 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — For years, the African National Congress rose above politics in South Africa. It was a movement dedicated to freeing Black people from the oppression of white minority rule and to the lofty principle of democracy, equality and a better life for all South Africans. ...

Poland arrests sabotage suspects and warns of potential hostile acts by Russia

May. 21, 2024 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk said Tuesday that three people were recently arrested on suspicion of links to foreign-sponsored sabotage, adding to nine others already under arrest. Tusk was speaking at a weekly news conference about what steps his...

Uber and Lyft say they won't leave Minnesota after all — and drivers are getting a raise

May. 20, 2024 19:14 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Ride-hailing companies Uber and Lyft said Monday they will keep operating in Minnesota now that state lawmakers have passed a measure that will increase driver pay, but at a lower rate than approved by Minneapolis officials earlier this year. Although the new...

California congressman urges closer consultation with tribes on offshore wind

May. 20, 2024 14:33 PM EDT

A congressman who represents California’s north coast has sent a letter to federal regulators asking that they “urgently place” a senior official in the state to respond to tribal needs as wind power is developed offshore. U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman sent the letter as the U.S....

Helicopter crash that killed Iran's president and others could reverberate across the Middle East

May. 20, 2024 14:20 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The helicopter crash in which Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, the country’s foreign minister and other officials were killed is likely to reverberate across the Middle East, where Iran’s influence runs wide and deep. That's because Iran has spent decades...

After the only hospital in town closed, a North Carolina city directs its ire at politicians

May. 20, 2024 00:26 AM EDT

WILLIAMSTON, N.C. (AP) — Weeds have punctured through the vacant parking lot of Martin General Hospital’s emergency room. A makeshift blue tarp covering the hospital’s sign is worn down from flapping in the wind. The hospital doors are locked, many in this county of 22,000 fear permanently. ...