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Asia Today: India's virus cases jump on New Delhi's 3rd wave

Asia Today: India's virus cases jump on New Delhi's 3rd wave

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus outbreak rose by more than 50,000 cases Thursday amid a surging third wave of infections in the capital.
Claim that Sharpie pens ruin Arizona ballots misses the mark

Claim that Sharpie pens ruin Arizona ballots misses the mark

As states across the U.S. release vote totals for the presidential election, some social media users are falsely claiming that ballots are being invalidated in Arizona. The supposed culprit: Sharpie markers.
World waits nervously, impatiently for US election result

World waits nervously, impatiently for US election result

From Ford Model T cars that popped off the assembly line in just 90 minutes to 60-second service for burgers, the United States has long had a major hand in making the world a frenetic and impatient place, primed and hungry for instant gratification.
Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

Election officials scramble to count ballots in key states

ATLANTA — Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden and braced for possible recounts and legal challenges.
Faith groups pray, sing in post-vote ritual in New York

Faith groups pray, sing in post-vote ritual in New York

NEW YORK — Buddhists, Christians, Jews, Muslims and people of other faiths prayed and sang together in post-election solidarity Wednesday afternoon in New York City, even as the outcome of the hotly contested and polarizing vote was still in doubt.
Eta brings heavy rains, deadly mudslides to Honduras

Eta brings heavy rains, deadly mudslides to Honduras

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Eta moved into Honduras on Wednesday as a weakened tropical depression but still bringing the heavy rains that have drenched and caused deadly landslides in the country's east and in northern Nicaragua.
Long wait for Hawaii vote spurs call for more voter centres

Long wait for Hawaii vote spurs call for more voter centres

HONOLULU — Voter advocates say Hawaii should set up more voter service centres after a last-minute surge of interest led to hours-long lines for in-person voting on Election Day even as the state switched to a vote-by-mail system for casting ballots.
Jittery public awaits news as presidency remains in flux

Jittery public awaits news as presidency remains in flux

PHILADELPHIA — They clung to their cocktails and proclaimed themselves sick with dread. They relentlessly checked the news and went outdoors for fresh air.
San Francisco advises self-quarantine after travel

San Francisco advises self-quarantine after travel

SAN FRANCISCO — Health officials in San Francisco said Wednesday that residents who travel outside the area during the upcoming holiday season may be asked to quarantine when they return home to try to prevent a spike in coronavirus cases.
Republicans retain power in states despite Democratic push

Republicans retain power in states despite Democratic push

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — After a costly and intense political battle for control of state capitols, the composition of state legislatures and governors' offices will look a lot like it did before Tuesday's elections.