October 24th, 2020

World News

US wades in cautiously to Armenia-Azerbaijan peace effort

By Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The Trump administration waded cautiously Friday into international efforts to halt fighting between Armenia and Azerbaijan, which are engaged in their worst conflict in more than 25 years. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met separately in Washington with the foreign ministers of both countries in a bid to promote a cease-fire in hostilities ... Read More »

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Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for COVID-19 cases

By Rebecca Boone And David Crary, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

BOISE, Idaho – The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The impact is being felt in every section of the country – ... Read More »

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Trump: Sudan to join UAE, Bahrain in recognizing Israel

By Deb Riechmann And Matthew Lee, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day. The announcement came after the North African nation agreed to put $335 million in an escrow account to be ... Read More »

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Nigeria says 51 civilians, 18 security forces dead in unrest

By Sam Olukoya And Lekan Oyekanmi, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

LAGOS, Nigeria – At least 51 civilians have been killed in Nigeria’s unrest following days of peaceful protests over police abuses, the president said Friday, blaming “hooliganism” for the violence while asserting that security forces have used “extreme restraint.” President Muhammadu Buhari’s comments are expected to further inflame tensions in Africa’s most populous country after ... Read More »

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Family of slain Utah college student confronts her killer

By Brady McCombs, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY – Family members of a Utah college student who was found strangled and burned last year following a search for her that captured the nation’s attention called the man who pleaded guilty to her murder a “monster” Friday as they confronted him before he was sentenced to life in prison without the ... Read More »

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Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket

By The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. – In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots. Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on a lottery app after buying a $2 ticket for the June 9 Mega Millions ... Read More »

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France surpasses 1 million confirmed virus cases amid spike

By The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

PARIS – French health authorities say France has recorded over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, becoming the second country in Western Europe after Spain to reach that number of known infections. The national health agency released new figures showing that tests had confirmed at least 1,041,075 cases in France ... Read More »

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Dispute over Ohio drop box limit ends as advocates drop suit

By Julie Carr Smyth, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The fight over Ohio’s limit on ballot drop boxes ended after a coalition of voting rights groups opted to drop their lawsuit Friday, leaving in place an election chief’s order that was derided by three separate courts. The A. Philip Randolph Institute, League of Women Voters of Ohio and ACLU of Ohio ... Read More »

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Libyan factions sign countrywide UN-brokered cease-fire

By Jamey Keaten And Isabel Debre, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

GENEVA – The rival sides in Libya’s conflict signed a permanent cease-fire Friday, a deal the United Nations billed as historic after years of fighting that has split the North African country in two. But skepticism over whether the agreement would hold began emerging almost immediately. The breakthrough, which among other things orders foreign mercenaries ... Read More »

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AP FACT CHECK: Falsehoods and fumbles in Trump-Biden debate

By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen And Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – The facts took a hit right out of the gate Thursday night. President Donald Trump’s first line of the night, about COVID-19 deaths, was false and set the tone as he and Democratic rival Joe Biden unleashed a torrent of claims in their last presidential debate. Trump misrepresented the reality of the pandemic ... Read More »

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Debate Takeaways: Round 2 highlights policy over petulance

By Bill Barrow And Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on October 23rd, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden met for the second and last time on a debate stage after a previously scheduled town hall debate was scrapped after the Republican incumbent became one of the millions of Americans to contract the coronavirus. For Trump, the matchup at Tennessee’s Belmont University on Thursday ... Read More »

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