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Iran says voter turnout dips below 50% in a first since 1979

By Associated Press | February 23, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s interior ministry said voter turnout in recent parliamentary elections stood at 42.57%, the first time it dipped below the 50% mark since the country's 1979 revolution that ushered in a Shiite theocratic establishment to...

Bryant wins at St. Francis Brooklyn for first time, 82-74

February 21, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Green III scored a career-high 23 points as Bryant won at St. Francis Brooklyn for the first time, 82-74, on Friday night.Juan Cardenas added 22 points for the Bulldogs. Cardenas also had nine rebounds for Bryant, which had 53...

Leaders of Somalia, breakaway Somaliland meet for first time

By ABDI GULED | February 12, 2020

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The current leaders of Somalia and the breakaway territory of Somaliland have met for the first time in the latest diplomatic effort by Ethiopia’s Nobel Peace Prize-winning prime minister.Somali presidential spokesman Abdinur...

China still mostly closed down as virus deaths pass 1,000

By JOE McDONALD | February 11, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The daily death toll in China from a new virus topped 100 for the first time, pushing the total fatalities above 1,000 Tuesday as the World Health Organization announced a new name for the disease caused by the virus.Despite the official...

Harris, No. 1 South Carolina earn first win over UConn 70-52

By PETE IACOBELLI | February 11, 2020

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's Tyasha Harris really thought coming in she wasn't bothered by her losing history against UConn.Then Harris and the top-ranked Gamecocks won — and her attitude and emotions changed quickly.“Yes, this feels pretty...

Paul, Lowry among the All-Star reserves, with 6 first-timers

By TIM REYNOLDS | January 30, 2020

The All-Star Game is going to have plenty of new faces.The NBA released the list of the players Thursday voted by the league’s head coaches as reserves for the Feb. 16 game in Chicago, including six who will be All-Stars for the first time.Kyle Lowry...