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Beirut clash fires up sectarian anger in echo of civil war

BEIRUT (AP) — He was only a year old when his panicked father picked him up and they fled with his mother from the gunfire rattling their neighborhood. It was the day Lebanon’s civil war started 46 ye...

French presidential candidate says Taiwan not a country, independence red line for China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A French presidential candidate on Tuesday (Oct. 19) stated that he does not believe Taiwan to be a country, that a declaration of independence would be a red line for Chi...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Wednesday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2021. There are 72 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. ...

Taiwan’s KMT speeds up preparation for US office

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — An international relations expert has been tasked with overseeing the re-establishment of a representative office for the opposition party of Kuomintang (KMT) in the U.S. ...

Grand jury will get case of man threatening to kill senators

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magistrate has ruled that there is probable cause for a case to continue against a man accused of threatening to kill Alaska’s two U.S. senators in profanity-filled voicemai...

FBI at Russian oligarch's homes for 'law enforcement' action

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agents were carrying out “law enforcement activity” on Tuesday at a Washington mansion and New York City townhouse tied to Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, a close ally of Ru...

Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigati...

Alabama only state to limit media to 1 witness at execution

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama will be the third state to carry out an execution during the COVID-19 pandemic and will be the only prison system to reduce the number of news media witnesses to a sing...

Big Virginia abortion test: Can it energize Democratic base?

HENRICO, Va. (AP) — When Planned Parenthood canvassers stopped by Megan Ortiz's house, the 32-year-old therapist was getting ready to head out and too distracted to talk for long. B...

Black Democratic chair gets lynching threat over Trump essay

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The first Black chair of Iowa’s Democratic Party says he received a series of racist messages, including a lynching threat, after writing an opinion piece in a local newspaper ...

Ex-GOP senator leaving party, challenging Oklahoma governor

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The first GOP candidate to challenge Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt said Tuesday he’s leaving the party and will run against Stitt as an independent, making him the second elected Okla...

Retired Rep. Bill Zeliff, who probed Waco siege, dies at 85

Former U.S. Rep. Bill Zeliff, a three-term Republican best known for helping lead the congressional investigation of the government's disastrous siege of the Branch Davidian compound near Waco, Texas,...

GOP firebrand Michele Fiore enters Nevada governor's race

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A Las Vegas city councilwoman who gained national attention for her support of militiamen who clashed with federal law officers during armed standoffs last decade said Tuesday...

Walz launches reelection campaign in divided Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tim Walz launched his campaign for a second term Tuesday in an increasingly divided Minnesota, saying he made the tough calls necessary to beat back the COVID-19 pan...

Japan's PM interrupts campaign as N Korea test-fires missile

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's new prime minister interrupted his first day of election campaigning and returned to Tokyo on Tuesday to deal with rising regional tensions following North Korea's test-firing of ...