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Editorial Roundup: Florida

Oct. 27, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

Palm Beach Post. October 26, 2021. Editorial: Florida Senate must reject Dr. Ladapo confirmation In Dr. Joseph Ladapo, Gov. Ron DeSantis not only hired a hardline sycophant but found a miscreant of a medical professional who apparently doesn’t care...

India's top court probes spying charges against government

Oct. 27, 2021 04:25 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s top court on Wednesday established a committee of experts to look into accusations that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government used Israeli military-grade spyware to monitor political opponents, journalists and activists. The Supreme...

EXPLAINER: Brazil senators urge COVID charges for Bolsonaro

Oct. 27, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Senate committee is recommending that President Jair Bolsonaro face a series of criminal indictments for actions and omissions related to the world’s second highest COVID-19 death toll. The 7-to-4 vote Tuesday by the 11-member committee...

Today in History

Oct. 27, 2021 00:05 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2021. There are 65 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1978, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin...

Texas executions delayed over religious rights claims

Oct. 26, 2021 16:11 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — The unresolved legal debate over whether spiritual advisers can touch inmates and pray aloud as condemned individuals are being put to death has delayed the final two executions scheduled this year in Texas. The delays come as the U.S. Supreme Court is...

Lawyer: Guantanamo case should be put on hold at high court

Oct. 26, 2021 14:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Guantanamo Bay detainee says the Supreme Court should wait to decide a case involving his client until it's clear what the Biden administration will let the man say about his torture abroad by the CIA. The lawyer for Abu Zubaydah told...

Cambodia amends charter to bar dual citizens from top office

Oct. 25, 2021 04:47 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Lawmakers in Cambodia on Monday approved an amendment to the constitution barring Cambodians with dual citizenship from holding high government office, a move initiated by Prime Minister Hun Sen and directed at prominent opposition politicians. ...

Guatemala sets curfew in province after protests

Oct. 24, 2021 21:51 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The Guatemalan government declared a month-long, dawn-to-dusk curfew Sunday and banned pubic gatherings in the northern coastal province of Izabal, following two days of protests against a mining project. Thousands of police confronted...

To navigate legal quandaries, Biden leans on low-key counsel

Oct. 24, 2021 07:59 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election lawsuits multiplying by the day. An obscure federal agency blocking the presidential transition. The very legitimacy of Joe Biden's victory under assault as supporters of Donald Trump riot at the Capitol. Amid all the turmoil, lawyer Dana...

Oklahoma cities, others join in effort to overturn McGirt

Oct. 23, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The cities of Tulsa and Owasso, state law enforcement and business groups and the states of Texas, Kansas, Louisiana and Nebraska have filed briefs supporting Oklahoma's request that the U.S. Supreme Court overturn its ruling that some tribal reservations were never...