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GOP Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri won't seek reelection in 2022

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri will not seek a third term in the U.S. Senate, he said Monday in a surprise announcement. Blunt, who turned 71 in Jan...

Jailed Ethiopian opposition leaders to end hunger strike

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Attorneys for four jailed Ethiopian opposition figures say they will end their hunger strike on Monday after 39 days. The lawyers said the health of the politici...

LGBTQ rights bill ignites debate over religious liberty

A sweeping bill that would extend federal civil rights protections to LGBTQ people is a top priority of President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress. Yet as the Equality Act heads to the Senate after...

EXPLAINER: What's happened so far at China's annual congress

BEIJING (AP) — Midway through its annual session, China’s ceremonial parliament is focusing on boosting the economy, building self-reliance in technology and further squeezing room for pol...

European clubs target global fans with Champions League plan

GENEVA (AP) — European soccer clubs were urged Monday to support a Champions League expansion plan and help please a new type of global fans who have different supporting habits. A U...

Hong Kong's Lam says China's planned electoral changes could prompt vote delay

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Monday that China’s planned changes to the electoral system could further delay a vote for the city’s legislature, but she was still uncertain on the ti...

Asia shares mostly lower on selling of tech stocks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly lower Monday despite hopes for a gradual global recovery after the U.S. stimulus package passed the Senate over the weekend. Heavy selling of s...

Hong Kong leader 'fully welcomes' proposed electoral reforms

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Monday the city's government “fully welcomes” the electoral reforms that have been proposed by Beijing and will increase central government control ov...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, March 8, the 67th day of 2021. There are 298 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On March 8,...

Board to begin search for permanent Capitol Police chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The board that oversees the U.S. Capitol Police is beginning a search for a permanent police chief, a person familiar with the matter said, as the fallout from the Jan. 6 riot at the...

Key players in trial of ex-officer charged in Floyd's death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jury selection begins Monday for a former Minneapolis police officer charged with murder and manslaughter in George Floyd's death. Derek Chauvin's trial, which is expected to last w...

From vote to virus, misinformation campaign targets Latinos

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Perez was a guest on a Spanish-language talk radio show in Las Vegas last year when a caller launched into baseless complaints about both parties, urging Latino listeners to not ...

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

BOSTON (AP) — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known. A very different — and no less alarming — coordinated ...

Biden to mark 'Bloody Sunday' by signing voting-rights order

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to sign an executive order directing federal agencies to take a series of steps to promote voting access, a move that comes as congressional Democrats press...

Five things to know about the trials of activists in Hong Kong

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — After a record four-day hearing, a court in Hong Kong decided to extend the incarceration of 43 out of 47 pro-democracy activists charged with threatening national securit...