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AP PHOTOS: Myanmar's Suu Kyi faces new dramatic turn

Dec. 06, 2021 01:53 AM EST

Aung San Suu Kyi’ s career took another dramatic turn Monday as a court in Myanmar sentenced the ousted leader to four years in prison after convicting her of incitement and breaching coronavirus restrictions. Other cases against her are pending. It was just a year ago...

A timeline of Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi's political life

Dec. 06, 2021 01:41 AM EST

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi is the daughter of the country’s independence hero, Gen. Aung San, who was assassinated in 1947, less than six months before the country, then called Burma, became independent from Britain. Suu Kyi, 76, moved to New Delhi in 1960...

Trump-tied group pushing for voting changes in Wisconsin

Dec. 06, 2021 00:18 AM EST

MADISON, Wisc. (AP) — A group formed to support former President Donald Trump's agenda is working with Wisconsin Republicans on a ballot measure that would bypass the state's Democratic governor to change how elections are run in the battleground state. The effort...

Senate leader, presidential candidate Bob Dole dies at 98

Dec. 05, 2021 17:46 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, who overcame disabling war wounds to become a sharp-tongued Senate leader from Kansas, a Republican presidential candidate and then a symbol and celebrant of his dwindling generation of World War II veterans, died Sunday. He was 98. His...

Charges for California woman who admitted entering Capitol

Dec. 05, 2021 17:16 PM EST

MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Southern California woman who admitted entering the U.S. Capitol when it was stormed by a mob seeking to overturn the 2020 presidential election, but who claimed that police “welcomed” her in. Danean...

In Atlanta, underdog Andre Dickens rises to mayor's office

Dec. 03, 2021 18:49 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Andre Dickens, who rolled to victory Tuesday in the Atlanta mayor's race, was told he was aiming too high once before. In 2013, he was an administrator at the Georgia Institute of Technology when he jumped into a race for a citywide seat on the Atlanta...

Correction: Election 2021-Atlanta Mayor-Dickens story

Dec. 03, 2021 18:28 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — In a story published Dec. 1, 2021, about the Atlanta mayor’s race, The Associated Press erroneously reported that new mayor Andre Dickens’ mother did not graduate from high school. She did graduate. The story also erroneously said that Dickens is a deacon at his boyhood...

Virginia GOP completes sweep of elections with House win

Dec. 03, 2021 14:00 PM EST

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A three-judge panel overseeing a recount in a close Virginia state House race upheld the Republican candidate’s victory on Friday, a decision that also reaffirms the GOP’s takeover of the chamber and completes the party's sweep of last month's elections. ...

Judge leaves lawsuits against Libyan general Hifter on pause

Dec. 03, 2021 11:33 AM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia on Friday ruled that war-crimes lawsuits against a Libyan military commander who used to live in the U.S. must stay on hold for now to avoid interfering with upcoming presidential elections there. At a hearing in...

Pappas seeking 3rd term in New Hampshire's 1st District

Dec. 03, 2021 10:01 AM EST

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, a Democrat, announced his reelection campaign Friday for New Hampshire's 1st Congressional District and the start of a 14-community road trip across the state this weekend. Pappas is seeking a third term in the House. ...