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S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon.
US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

US official says UN has 'lack of curiosity' on Xinjiang

BEIJING — The United Nations is not doing enough to investigate reported abuses in China’s Xinjiang region against members of Muslim minority groups, the U.S. envoy for women’s issues said Thursday.

Asian shares lower, US futures up after S&P 500 sinks 3.5%

Asian shares declined Thursday and U.S. futures were higher after the S&P 500 slid 3.5% overnight for its biggest drop since June. The selling in U.S.
At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

NEW ORLEANS — Hurricane Zeta slammed into the storm-weary Gulf Coast on Wednesday, pelting the New Orleans metro area with rain and howling winds that ripped apart buildings and knocked out power to thousands before rapidly making its way through Mis
FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US healthcare system

BOSTON — Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S.
Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

WASHINGTON — A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.
Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

Supreme Court leaves NC absentee ballot deadline at Nov. 12

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court will allow absentee ballots in North Carolina to be received and counted up to nine days after Election Day.
ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

ICE settles lawsuit filed by immigrant activists in Vermont

BURLINGTON, Vt.
Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

Barrett confirmation rises as issue in Kentucky Senate race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took a victory lap Wednesday for shepherding Amy Coney Barrett onto the U.S. Supreme Court, while his Democratic challenger questioned his priorities.
Florida man charged with changing governor's voting address

Florida man charged with changing governor's voting address

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida Gov.
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