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Romanians elect new lawmakers, seek end to political turmoil

Romanians elect new lawmakers, seek end to political turmoil

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanians voted Sunday in a legislative election that many hope will restore some stability in one of the poorest European Union nations after five years of political and social turmoil.
US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

US Navy official says 'uneasy deterrence' reached with Iran

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The top U.S.
Trump challenges vote results while urging turnout in Ga.

Trump challenges vote results while urging turnout in Ga.

VALDOSTA, Georgia — President Donald Trump is pressing his grievances over losing the presidential election, using a weekend rally to spread baseless allegations of misconduct in last month’s voting in Georgia and beyond even as he pushed supporters
Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus

Inauguration planners rethink how to party in age of virus

WASHINGTON — Public health guidance to avoid big parties in the age of coronavirus is about to collide with what is typically one of America's biggest celebrations of all: the swearing-in of a new president.
Saudi prince strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit

Saudi prince strongly criticizes Israel at Bahrain summit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A prominent Saudi prince harshly criticized Israel on Sunday at a Bahrain security summit that was remotely attended by Israel's foreign minister, showing the challenges any further deals between Arab states and Israel f
Japan's capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

Japan's capsule with asteroid samples retrieved in Australia

TOKYO — A Japanese capsule carrying the world's first asteroid subsurface samples shot across the night atmosphere early Sunday before landing in the remote Australian Outback, completing a mission to provide clues to the origin of the solar system a
Report finds microwave energy likely made US diplomats ill

Report finds microwave energy likely made US diplomats ill

WASHINGTON — A new report by a National Academy of Sciences committee has found that “directed” microwave radiation is the likely cause of illnesses among American diplomats in Cuba and China.

Chinese court tells Dutch collector to return Buddha statue

BEIJING — A Chinese court has ordered a Dutch art collector to hand over a Buddha statue in the latest twist in a 3-year-old legal battle with villagers who say it was stolen from a temple.

Most of California to enter sweeping new virus lockdown

SAN FRANCISCO — The vast region of Southern California, much of the San Francisco Bay area and a large swath of the Central Valley are about to be placed under a sweeping new lockdown in an urgent attempt to slow the rapid rise of coronavirus cases.
Ex-NFL player Burfict arrested in Vegas on battery charge

Ex-NFL player Burfict arrested in Vegas on battery charge

LAS VEGAS — Former NFL player Vontaze Burfict, a linebacker who in 2019 received the most severe punishment in league history for an on-field infraction, was arrested Saturday in Las Vegas, according to court records.