Louisiana district suspends more students for online weapons

HARVEY, La. (AP) — A Louisiana school district that faced a backlash for suspending a student after a teacher saw a BB gun in his room during a virtual class has suspended at least three other student...

'We don't speculate': How AP counts votes and calls races

As it has for more than 170 years, The Associated Press will count the nation's vote in real time on Election Day and report the results of presidential, congressional and state elections on Nov. 3 an...

After 200 years, Virginia to let judges decide sentences

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Defense attorneys call it “the jury penalty.” It’s a centuries-old sentencing system in Virginia that calls for juries to decide punishment for criminal defenda...

Egypt's parliamentary vote likely to tighten leader's grip

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptians began voting Saturday in the first stage of a parliamentary election, a vote that is highly likely to produce a toothless House of Representatives packed with supporters of Pres...

Appeals court stays Wisconsin limits on gatherings

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Friday temporarily blocked Gov. Tony Evers’ restrictions on indoor public gatherings pending appeal, dealing the Democratic governor a setback in his ...

What you need to know about Ohio's drop box restrictions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — How many drop boxes can each Ohio county set up for collecting absentee ballots cast in the November presidential election, and where can they be located? It's a seemingly simple...

Nebraska, Maine could play pivotal role in presidential race

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska will never be mistaken for a swing state given that it hasn’t supported a Democratic presidential candidate since 1964, but if the race is close this fall, the state could ...

Just over a week before the US election, lawsuits linger

Hundreds of lawsuits about voting have been filed before the Nov. 3 election. The cases concern the fundamentals of the American democratic process, including how ballots are cast and counted. Some of...

Voters could remove racist phrases from Alabama Constitution

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama voters once again have the chance to remove the racist language of Jim Crow from the state's constitution, which was approved in 1901 to enshrine white supremacy as sta...

Taiwan legislature passes new special budget for economic relief, stimulus

The Legislative Yuan has passed a special budget of NT$209.95 billion (US$7.33 billion) largely to continue economic relief measures that ease the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Taiwan's econo...

Census takers fall short of target goal in areas of US

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — From tribal lands in Arizona and New Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana, census workers who go door to door were unable to reach all the households they needed for a complete tall...

Trump campaign tapes voters at drop boxes, threatens lawsuit

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Trump campaign has been videotaping people as they deposit ballots in drop boxes in Philadelphia in what it says is an attempt to catch violations, surveillance that the bat...

Sri Lanka Parliament votes to strengthen presidential power

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — With a large majority, Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday approved a constitutional amendment that will concentrate powers in the president and allow duel citizens to hold po...

Serbia's parliament picks former foreign minister as speaker

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia’s new parliament on Thursday chose as its speaker the country's former foreign minister, who was once an ally of Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic. ...

What you should know about being Indigenous in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — "I was in third grade when my dad brought the family back to the tribe; people were celebrating for a wedding, and at that time, my grandpa, who lived in the tribe wi...