Voting rights restored again for 13K felons in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has again restored the voting rights of about 13,000 felons after his previous attempt was blocked by the state Supreme Court, the Democrat said Monday.

  • Written by ALANNA DURKIN RICHER, Associated Press

Judge in Texas temporarily blocks Obama's transgender rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) —€” A federal judge in Texas has blocked the Obama administration's order that requires public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their chosen gender identity.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

Suspect's ex-girlfriend lived at Alabama home where 5 slain

ATLANTA (AP) — The suspect in the killing of five people at a home in Alabama attacked them while they slept and then abducted his estranged girlfriend and an infant — both of whom were found alive, authorities said Sunday.

  • Written by JEFF MARTIN, Associated Press

Young suicide bomber attacks Turkish wedding party; 51 die

ISTANBUL (AP) — A child suicide bomber killed at least 51 people and wounded nearly 70 others at a Kurdish wedding party near Turkey's border with Syria, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Sunday, decrying the attack as an apparent attempt by Islamic State extremists to destabilize the nation by exploiting ethnic and religious tensions.

  • Written by CINAR KIPER, Associated Press