Oklahoma governor angers gun and gay rights groups same day

 

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's Republican Governor Mary Fallin vetoed a bill that would have allowed adults to carry handguns without a permit and signed another that permits religious organizations to exclude same sex couples from adoptions, managing to anger both gun and gay rights groups on the same day.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Polls close across Iraq in first vote since victory over IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — Polls have closed across Iraq Saturday evening in the first national election since the country declared victory over the Islamic State group. The vote — the fourth since the 2003 U.S.-led toppling of Saddam Hussein — was marked by reports of low turnout and irregularities.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and PHILIP ISSA , Associated Press

Malaysia bars scandal-ridden ex-leader from leaving country

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's new leader, Mahathir Mohamad, said Saturday that defeated scandal-tainted Prime Minister Najib Razak and his wife have been barred from leaving the country to prevent them from fleeing from possible prosecution over a massive corruption scandal.

  • Written by By EILEEN NG , Associated Press

Court rules Italy's Berlusconi can run for office again

ROME (AP) — A court in Italy has ruled that former three-time Premier Silvio Berlusconi is eligible to run for office again, nearly five years after a tax fraud conviction forced him to surrender his Senate seat and prevented him from being a candidate in national elections.

  • Written by By FRANCES D'EMILIO , Associated Press