Advance voting begins in closely fought New Zealand election

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Advance voting began Monday for New Zealand’s general election, which could see a change of government in the South Pacific nation for the first time in nine years. Election officials say just over 3 million voters are enrolled for the...
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The Latest: Miss North Dakota is crowned Miss America 2018

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss America competition (all times local): 11 p.m. Here she is: Miss North Dakota has been crowned Miss America 2018. Twenty-three-year-old Cara Mund bested a field of 51 competitors from each state and the...
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AP Interview: Priyanka Chopra urges more Syria refugee help

AP Photo/Lindsey Leger AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The world must do more to help Syrian refugee children get an education, actress Priyanka Chopra said after chatting and joking with young refugees at an after-school center in Jordan’s capital. Individuals can make a...

'SNL' hosts Dave Chappelle, Melissa McCarthy win Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dave Chappelle and Melissa McCarthy are Emmy winners, earning trophies for their appearances on “Saturday Night Live.” Chappelle was announced Sunday as best guest actor in a comedy series. He hosted the first “SNL” episode to...

Taiwan activist stands trial in China for state subversion

AP Photo/Emily Wang YUEYANG, China (AP) — A Taiwanese activist is standing trial in China accused of subversion of state power, the first prosecution of a nonprofit worker on criminal charges since Beijing passed a law tightening controls over foreign non-governmental...

Myanmar accused of laying mines, causing Rohingya injuries

AP Photo/Bernat Armangue COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Myanmar’s military has been accused of planting land mines in the path of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in its western Rakhine state, with Amnesty International reporting two people wounded Sunday....

Average US gas price jumps after Harvey shuts refineries

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline jumped in the past two weeks after Hurricane Harvey prompted the closure of refineries. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg said Sunday that it was the biggest price hike recorded by the Lundberg Survey since 2011. But she...

Motorcyclist hurt in Wyandot crash

MARSEILLES — A Westerville motorcyclist was injured Sunday morning in an accident at Ohio 37 and County Highway 95, northwest of Marseilles, the Wyandot County Sheriff’s Office reported. Teresa Sweet-Cox, 39, suffered non-incapaciting injuries and was taken by Upper Sandusky EMS...

North Korea warns of harsh response if new sanctions imposed

TOKYO (AP) — North Korea says it will make the United States pay a heavy price if a proposal Washington is backing to impose the toughest sanctions ever on Pyongyang is approved by the U.N. Security Council this week. The North’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement...

Big Ben Leads Steelers To 21-18 Win Over Browns In Opener

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger threw two touchdown passes to tight end Jesse James as the Pittsburgh Steelers, with minimal help from Le’Veon Bell, opened the season by holding off the Cleveland Browns 21-18 on Sunday. Roethlisberger improved to 21-2 in his career...