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A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote

A popular Ardern poised to win 2nd term in New Zealand vote

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — In the final days of campaigning before New Zealand holds an election on Saturday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is being greeted like a rock star.
Thai police disperse protesters outside PM's office

Thai police disperse protesters outside PM's office

BANGKOK — Thai police early Thursday dispersed a group of pro-democracy protesters who camped out overnight outside the office of the prime minister to demand his resignation, leading him to implement a “severe” state of emergency in the capital area
11-spot: Dodgers huge 1st in 15-3 win over Braves in NLCS

11-spot: Dodgers huge 1st in 15-3 win over Braves in NLCS

ARLINGTON, Texas — The Los Angeles Dodgers were already having a grand time before Max Muncy’s big slam capped the highest-scoring inning in a major league playoff game.
Judge: North Carolina must strengthen absentee witness rule

Judge: North Carolina must strengthen absentee witness rule

RALEIGH, N.C. — A federal judge ordered North Carolina on Wednesday to ensure that absentee ballots have a witness signature in a mixed ruling that allows voters to fix other minor problems without casting a new ballot from scratch.
'A little bit concerned': Trump looks to boost Iowa support

'A little bit concerned': Trump looks to boost Iowa support

DES MOINES, Iowa — President Donald Trump on Wednesday sought to shore up support from constituencies that not so long ago he thought he had in the bag: big business and voters in the red state of Iowa.
Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S.
As virus surges anew, Milan hospitals under pressure again

As virus surges anew, Milan hospitals under pressure again

MILAN — Coronavirus infections are surging again in the region of northern Italy where the pandemic first took hold in Europe, renewing pressure on hospitals and health care workers.
UK's COVID-19 strategy unraveling as regions choose own path

UK's COVID-19 strategy unraveling as regions choose own path

LONDON — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new strategy for combating COVID-19 seemed to unravel Wednesday as regional leaders chose their own paths and the mayors of the cities facing the toughest restrictions accused Johnson of using the crisi
Wisconsin judge blocks governor's order limiting capacity

Wisconsin judge blocks governor's order limiting capacity

MADISON, Wis. — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday temporarily blocked an order from Gov.
Stacey Abrams novel 'While Justice Sleeps' coming May 25

Stacey Abrams novel 'While Justice Sleeps' coming May 25

NEW YORK — Stacey Abrams, the voting rights activist and former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, also has a career in writing novels. Her next one, the Supreme Court thriller “While Justice Sleeps,” come out May 25.