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  • The Latest: Nobel chair hopes prize may be example to Libya story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:51 am

    OSLO, Norway - The latest developments in the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize. All times local.

  • Nepal's parliament to choose new prime minister on Sunday 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:36 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal's parliament speaker announced Friday that members will vote Sunday to choose a new prime minister of this Himalayan nation.

  • People can start voting early Saturday for Oct. 24 election 
    Updated: Oct-09-15 8:35 am

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Early voting begins Saturday for Louisiana's Oct. 24 election, with candidates urging supporters to cast their ballots in advance since the statewide and local races are expected to compete for attention on Election Day with college football games and hunting plans.

  • Petitions filed to allow medical marijuana use in Missouri 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 5:29 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The first step to put medical marijuana to a statewide vote next year came Thursday, with supporters filing initiative petitions with the Missouri secretary of state.

  • Alabama judge: Feds should issue same-sex marriage licenses 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 3:18 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - An Alabama probate judge is asking the state's Supreme Court for a way out of issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • Rwanda court: Constitution allows removal of term limits 
    Updated: Oct-08-15 1:05 pm

    KIGALI, Rwanda - Rwanda's Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit by the political opposition that had sought to block constitutional amendments on presidential term limits, clearing the way for President Paul Kagame to run again for office.

  • Oil-starved Nepal seeks suppliers to bring fuel by air story has photos
    Updated: Oct-08-15 7:57 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Struggling with a fuel shortage after Indian shipments stopped, Nepal is asking suppliers to bring gasoline and kerosene by airplane before the Himalayan country begins celebrating its biggest festival of the year. And for the first time, it is looking to import fuel from China.

  • Suu Kyi says she will lead gov't if party wins Myanmar polls 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 11:48 pm

    YANGON, Myanmar - Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi says if her party wins the upcoming general elections she will lead the country from behind the scenes - circumventing a clause in the constitution that bars her from the presidency.

  • Bill would expand Right to Try Act to include marijuana 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 4:44 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A pair of Republican lawmakers who helped author a bill to make a certain strain of marijuana permissible for treatment is seeking to go one step further.

  • Nepal government, protesters discuss size of states 
    Updated: Oct-07-15 8:58 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Negotiators from Nepal's government and the main group protesting the country's new constitution discussed the main issue of the size of proposed states on Wednesday, but said little progress was made in their second day of talks.

  • Company that built Ten Commandments monument still unpaid 
    Updated: Oct-06-15 7:24 pm

    OKLAHOMA CITY - A company that built a granite Ten Commandments monument that was removed from the Oklahoma Capitol grounds under a court order said Tuesday it still hasn't been paid for its work.

  • Court says fired UBS worker had right to free speech 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 3:27 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - A former worker at a subsidiary of the Swiss banking giant UBS AG won a legal fight over free speech rights Monday after claiming he was illegally fired in 2008 for repeatedly warning that properties held in the company's investment funds were overvalued by millions of dollars.

  • Thai junta picks 21-member panel to write new constitution 
    Updated: Oct-05-15 7:15 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's military government appointed a new committee Monday to write a post-coup constitution after an unpopular earlier draft was rejected last month in a move that has delayed elections until at least 2017.

  • Nepalis adapt to fuel shortage by carpooling, riding bikes story has photos
    Updated: Oct-03-15 1:56 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - India's unofficial blockade of Nepal has put a crunch on this Himalayan nation, with cars lining up for miles around gasoline stations, schools shutting down, vegetables in short supply and taxis charging four times the normal fare.

  • Judge orders gambling machines returned to VictoryLand 
    Updated: Oct-02-15 5:28 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A judge on Friday ordered Alabama to return seized gambling machines and money to VictoryLand unless the state quickly takes legal action against open bingo casinos in the state.

  • Russia criticizes US for seeking ouster of Syria's Assad story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 8:01 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Russia's foreign minister criticized the United States and other countries trying to oust Syrian President Bashar Assad on Thursday, warning that U.S.-led campaigns that got rid of Iraq's Saddam Hussein and Libya's Moammar Gadhafi brought those countries turmoil, not peace.

  • Anti-India anger in Nepal as essential supplies dry up story has photos
    Updated: Oct-01-15 10:14 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal feels like it is being choked. It's running out of gasoline. Medical supplies are becoming scarce. All because of an unofficial economic blockade imposed by neighboring India from where Nepal gets almost all its essential supplies.

  • India resumes sending food, fuel to shortage-stricken Nepal 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 9:11 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Indian trucks carrying food and fuel began trickling into Nepal on Wednesday, a welcomed development for a nation grappling with shortages caused by a blockade during protests against the country's new constitution.

  • Police body camera trend comes to Georgia college campuses 
    Updated: Sep-30-15 7:10 am

    ATLANTA - When Georgia Southern University rolled out body cameras for its 34 patrol officers earlier this month, it joined a growing number of colleges and universities across the country using them.

  • Nepal restricts vehicle movement as Indian fuel supplies hit story has photos
    Updated: Sep-27-15 10:10 am

    KATHMANDU, Nepal - Nepal started imposing restrictions on the movement of vehicles on Sunday as a blockade of cargo trucks trying to enter the country from neighboring India continued to severely limit supplies of fuel and other essential commodities.

  • Another step to give Bolivia's Morales chance for 4th term 
    Updated: Sep-26-15 7:25 pm

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Bolivia's congress has approved a constitutional amendment that would allow President Evo Morales to seek a fourth term in 2020.

  • Lecompton museum official shares small town's big history 
    Updated: Sep-25-15 9:45 am

    LECOMPTON, Kansas - When new visitors climb the steps to Lecompton's Constitution Hall and cross the antiquated building's cottonwood floors, they'll find Tim Rues waiting.

  • Border Patrol agent is indicted in 2012 fatal shooting story has photos
    Updated: Sep-24-15 7:21 pm

    TUCSON, Arizona - A Border Patrol agent charged with second-degree murder in the death of a Mexican teen is one of only three agents to face murder charges in more than 20 years.

  • EU calls on Thai gov't to allow critical voices to be heard 
    Updated: Sep-24-15 8:28 am

    BANGKOK - The European Union urged Thailand's military government on Thursday to respect freedom of speech and assembly as it prepares to draft a new constitution. The statement followed the temporary detention of two politicians and a prominent journalist who had criticized the junta.

  • More than 200 becoming US citizens in Lawrence ceremony 
    Updated: Sep-23-15 3:35 am

    LAWRENCE, Massachusetts - More than 200 new citizens are being sworn in a special ceremony in Lawrence as part of an annual weeklong celebration of U.S. Constitution.