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Seattle socialist politician faces tight race in recall push

Seattle socialist politician faces tight race in recall push

SEATTLE (AP) — Preliminary results Tuesday showed Seattle voters narrowly in favor of recalling socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a firebrand who pushed the city to adopt a $15 minimum wage, raged against hometown tech giant Amazon for its
Malaysian court upholds ex-premier Najib's graft conviction

Malaysian court upholds ex-premier Najib's graft conviction

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s Appeal Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak linked to the massive looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government in 2018.
Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

Suspect in killing of Saudi journalist arrested in France

PARIS (AP) — A suspect in the 2018 killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was arrested Tuesday in France, according to a French judicial official. The official said the suspect was being held on the basis of a Turkish arrest warrant.
Biden, Putin square off as tension grows on Ukraine border

Biden, Putin square off as tension grows on Ukraine border

WASHINGTON (AP) — Face to face for over two hours, President Joe Biden and Russia’s Vladimir Putin squared off in a secure video call Tuesday as the U.S.
Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws

Jan. 6 panel threatens contempt vote after Meadows withdraws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of the House committee investigating the Jan.
Gunman opens fire in Moscow services center, kills 2 people

Gunman opens fire in Moscow services center, kills 2 people

MOSCOW (AP) — A gunman opened fire in a Moscow government services center and killed two people Tuesday, reportedly after being told to put on a face mask, authorities and Russia media said. Four other people were wounded.
Motorcycle bombing in southern Iraqi city of Basra kills 4

Motorcycle bombing in southern Iraqi city of Basra kills 4

BASRA, Iraq (AP) — A motorcycle rigged with explosives went off in the center of Iraq's southern city of Basra on Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding four others, according to Iraqi security forces.

La Scala season premiering Macbeth opens to full house

MILAN (AP) — While many European theaters remain closed due to the pandemic, the famed Teatro alla Scala on Tuesday opens its new season Tuesday with the gala premiere of Verdi’s “Macbeth” to a fully seated house.
Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

Emmett Till investigation closed by feds; no new charges

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S.
Appeals court cites bias, overturns cold-case murder verdict

Appeals court cites bias, overturns cold-case murder verdict

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — An appeals court in Washington state on Monday overturned the cold-case murder convictions against a man accused of killing a young Canadian couple in 1987, citing juror bias.