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Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 17, 2024 13:53 PM EDT

Detroit News. June 12, 2024. Editorial: Restricting access to recounts threatens election integrity Democrats are attempting to limit the ability to challenge election results in what amounts to an overreaction to rejection of the 2020 balloting by some Donald Trump...

Europe’s far right won ground in the EU elections. Can they unite to wield power?

Jun. 11, 2024 14:36 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The next European Parliament will have more hard-right members than ever before, occupying close to a quarter of the 720 seats. But they will have to overcome differences if they want to maximize their influence on the EU policies that roil their constituents: migration, climate...

Speaker Johnson appoints two Trump allies to a committee that handles classified intelligence

Jun. 05, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson on Wednesday appointed two far-right Republicans to the powerful House Intelligence Committee, positioning two close allies of Donald Trump who worked to overturn the 2020 presidential election on a panel that receives sensitive classified briefings...

FBI investigator gives jury at Sen. Bob Menendez's trial an inside account of surveillance

Jun. 04, 2024 20:16 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An investigator provided a New York jury a riveting account on Tuesday of an evening in Washington, D.C., in 2019 when an FBI surveillance team came across Sen. Bob Menendez and his girlfriend at a fancy restaurant. The investigator, Terrie Williams-Thompson, told...

President Milei's surprising devotion to Judaism and Israel provokes tension in Argentina and beyond

Jun. 03, 2024 08:19 AM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — At the base of the sacred Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City, President Javier Milei of Argentina appeared to be in a spiritual trance. With head and hands pressed against the ancient stone, he prayed with the Orthodox rabbi who introduced him to...

South Korea plans to nullify peace deal to punish North Korea over trash-carrying balloon launches

Jun. 03, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea announced Monday it’ll suspend a rapprochement deal with North Korea to punish it over its launches of trash-carrying balloons, even after the North said it would halt its balloon campaign. Over several days, North Korea flew hundreds of...

Missile attacks damage a ship in the Red Sea off Yemen's coast near previous Houthi rebel assaults

May. 28, 2024 21:37 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Missile attacks twice damaged a Marshall Islands-flagged, Greek-owned ship Tuesday in the Red Sea off the coast of Yemen, with a private security firm saying radio traffic suggested the vessel took on water after being struck. No group claimed...

Poland rolls out plans for fortifications along its border with Russia and Belarus

May. 27, 2024 06:40 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Defense officials in NATO member Poland on Monday presented a plan to strengthen anti-drone surveillance and on-ground military defense through a system of fortifications and barriers along about 700 kilometers (430 miles) of its eastern border with Russia and Russian ally...

Missile splashes into the Red Sea, causing no damage in latest suspected Yemen Houthi rebel attack

May. 23, 2024 03:58 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A missile splashed down in the waters of the Red Sea on Thursday, but caused no damage to a passing commercial vessel in an attack likely carried out by Yemen's Houthi rebels, officials said. The Houthis did not immediately claim the attack,...

Bad weather hampers search for 2 who went over waterfall in Minnesota's Boundary Waters Canoe Area

May. 21, 2024 12:29 PM EDT

ELY, Minn. (AP) — Bad weather Tuesday was hampering the search for two men who went over a waterfall while fishing in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness of northern Minnesota over the weekend. St. Louis County Sheriff’s Cmdr. Nate Skelton told the Star Tribune of...