Uncounted Kansas ballots fuel fears about Kobach's proposals


WICHITA, Kansas (AP) — A conservative firebrand promoting President Donald Trump's unsubstantiated claims of widespread voter fraud oversees a Kansas election system that threw out at least three times as many ballots as any similarly sized state did, fueling concerns about massive voter suppression should its practices become the national standard.

  • Written by By ROXANA HEGEMAN , Associated Press

Navy dismisses 7th Fleet commander after warship accidents


TOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy dismissed the commander of the Asia-based 7th Fleet on Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific.

  • Written by By KEN MORITSUGU , Associated Press

Russian director put under house arrest; fans see censorship


MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court put a revered theater director under house arrest Wednesday on charges of embezzling $1.1 million, the latest step in a case widely seen as part of a crackdown on freedom of expression in Russia.


  • Written by By NATALIYA VASILYEVA , Associated Press

Police: DNA of headless torso matches Swedish journalist


COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A headless torso found on a beach off Copenhagen has been identified as that of missing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who is believed to have died on an amateur-built submarine earlier this month, Danish police said Wednesday.

  • Written by By JAN M. OLSEN , Associated Press

Key UN panel urges US to reject racist hate speech, crimes


GENEVA (AP) — A top U.N. body on racial discrimination has taken the unusual step of calling on the United States to "unequivocally and unconditionally" reject racist hate speech and crimes following a far-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.