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Voter registration reminders mailed to 55,000 in New Mexico

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - New Mexico election regulators are mailing nearly 55,000 postcards to eligible voters who are not yet registered.


p>Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said Friday in a news release that the notices include the Oct. 9 registration deadline to participate in elections that conclude on …

UN council support tough action for peacekeeping failures

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution to support tougher U.N. action against peacekeepers who fail to protect civilians, including by sending them home and refusing to pay their governments.


p>U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley said after Friday’s adoption of the U.S.-sponsored resolution that the …

Tilray, Canadian marijuana firm, sees stock price tumble days after DEA deal spurred surge

Canadian marijuana company Tilray capped off a whirlwind week on Wall Street by seeing its stock price tumble 30 percent on Friday following a recent surge spurred by inking a deal with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.


p>Shares of Tilray sold for $123 on NASDAQ when markets closed for the …

Former Catholic priest, on the lam for 26 years, returns to U.S. to face sex abuse charges

A former Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing dozens of victims in New Mexico over a 30-year-span is in federal custody after 26 years on the lam, the Department of Justice announced Friday.


p>Arthur Perrault, a former military chaplain, is under indictment for repeatedly molesting a boy at Kirkland Air …

Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh


p>WASHINGTON (AP) - Evangelical activists want Republican leaders to act more forcefully to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, expressing skepticism about the decades-old allegations of sexual assault levied against the federal judge. The political flashpoint is playing out only weeks before midterm elections in which conservative voters will …

Abbas denies Palestinians refused peace talks with Israel

PARIS (AP) - Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has denied U.S. claims the Palestinians have refused to enter peace talks with Israel.

Abbas’ denial came after talks in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron Friday. Abbas asked Macron to pass the message onto U.S. President Donald Trump.


p>U.S. National Security Adviser …

Donald Trump drive to slash Iranian oil exports draws strong global reaction

The Trump administration’s push to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero by strangling Tehran with sanctions stirred admiration, worry and bewilderment across the world this week.


p>Since withdrawing the U.S. from the 2015 Obama-era nuclear agreement with Tehran in May, Washington has reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic. Even harsher …