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In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates

In blue and red states, milestone wins for LGBTQ candidates

NEW YORK — Across the nation, LGBTQ candidates achieved milestone victories in Tuesday’s election, including the first transgender person elected to a state Senate, and the first openly gay Black men to win seats in Congress.

Remains of missing Los Angeles firefighter found in Mexico

LOS ANGELES — Mexican authorities have found the body of a Los Angeles firefighter who vanished in August and was shot during a botched kidnapping, it was announced Wednesday.
Video, 911 calls released in Walter Wallace police killing

Video, 911 calls released in Walter Wallace police killing

Philadelphia’s district attorney vowed Wednesday to make his own decision about whether to charge two young officers in the shooting death of Walter Wallace Jr. and not to rely solely on the police investigation.
US sets record for cases amid election battle over virus

US sets record for cases amid election battle over virus

New confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. have climbed to an all-time high of more than 86,000 per day on average, in a glimpse of the worsening crisis that lies ahead for the winner of the presidential election.
2020 Latest: Mich. Democrat Peters wins Senate reelection

2020 Latest: Mich. Democrat Peters wins Senate reelection

WASHINGTON — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 9:12 p.m. Democrat Gary Peters has held onto his Senate seat in Michigan. He has defeated Republican challenger John James, a Black business executive and former combat veteran.
Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

BEIJING — The world’s biggest online finance company was racing toward a stock market debut when it was derailed by Beijing's anxiety about risks in the fledgling industry, jarring global investors and deepening uncertainty about China’s financial ma
Jay Inslee wins 3rd term as Washington governor

Jay Inslee wins 3rd term as Washington governor

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Democratic Gov.
Inslee wins third term, voters weigh in on sex ed

Inslee wins third term, voters weigh in on sex ed

Gov. Jay Inslee's attempt to win a third term and an effort to repeal a statewide sex-education requirement for public school students top Washington state's general election ballot. Here is a summary of major races on the ballot.
Voters strip ‘Plantations’ from Rhode Island’s formal name

Voters strip ‘Plantations’ from Rhode Island’s formal name

Rhode Island will now be officially known as ... Rhode Island.
Ethiopia near civil war as PM sends army into defiant region

Ethiopia near civil war as PM sends army into defiant region

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — Ethiopia approached civil war on Wednesday as its Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister ordered the military to confront the country's well-armed Tigray regional government, accusing it of a deadly attack on a military base