ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — People were still lined up nearly two hours after voting was supposed to close in Nigeria during the country’s presidential and parliamentary election on Saturday, which opened with large delays. I’m not the only one standing here, we’ve been here since morning,” Atama Sopuchukwu Blessing said at a voting station in Anambra State. Electoral officials count ballots in front of party agents and observers at a polling station in Yola, Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Sunday Alamba Party agents argue as they observe vote counting at a polling station in Lagos, Nigeria Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Ben Curtis Electoral officials count ballots in front of party agents and observers at a polling station in Yola Nigeria, Saturday, Feb. 25, 2023.
A rusting T-72 tank was placed outside the prominent Russian Embassy building on the German capital’s Unter den Linden boulevard. The tank was struck in the Kyiv region in the early stages of the war, which began on Feb. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Markus Schreiber Serbian police prevent activists from reaching the Russian embassy building during a rally to mark the one-year anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine in Belgrade, Serbia, Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. Dozens of South Koreans and Ukrainian expatriates gathered outside the Russian Embassy in Seoul. ___Follow AP’s coverage of the war in Ukraine: https://apnews.com/hub/russia-ukraineCopyright 2023 The Associated Press.1 month ago WHEC.com
Activists are circulating petitions to recall Crosby, one of the two Republicans who voted for the hand count in October. (AP Photo/Alberto Mariani) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Alberto Mariani Previous NextTrump last year backed a slate of candidates for top state election positions in Arizona and elsewhere who parroted his lie about losing the 2020 presidential election due to voter fraud. After a judge ordered the Cochise County board to certify the election, Crosby skipped the next meeting, leaving fellow Republican Peggy Judd and Democrat Ann English to take the vote. “He knows damn well that a hand count is less accurate than a machine count,” Lamberth said. A judge ruled the county didn’t have discretion to pursue a full hand count; the county is appealing.1 month ago WHEC.com
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Ben Affleck was 12 years old in 1984 and growing up in the Boston area. And that also was when Nike was betting much of its future on Michael Jordan. Affleck did it with one key character absent: Jordan is not shown in the movie. And since most viewers will already know all those things, Affleck took on the challenge of telling lesser-known parts of the story. “Michael Jordan sort of transcends, I think, rivalry.”___AP NBA: https://apnews.com/hub/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_SportsCopyright 2023 The Associated Press.1 month ago WHEC.com
LONDON (AP) — Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon, the face of her country’s independence movement for eight years, has announced her intention to resign, amid criticism of her drive to make it easier for people to legally change genders. FILE - Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, attends a news conference at an event of the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP) in Berlin, Germany, Sept. 18, 2019. BBC reports on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to resign after 8 years in office. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Markus Schreiber FILE - Scotland's First Minister and Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon poses for photographers, at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland. BBC reports on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is to resign after 8 years in office (AP Photo/Scott Heppell, file) Photo: ASSOCIATED PRESS/Scott Heppell Nicola Sturgeon speaks during a press conference at Bute House in Edinburgh, Wednesday, Feb. 15 2023.1 month ago WHEC.com
“On the ultrasound, they discovered something suspicious and then I had a biopsy and I got the diagnosis of breast cancer,” said Pena. “We said, ‘OK, let’s start the screenings, but your risk of breast cancer is really low,’” Lustig recalled. ‘Let’s schedule it right now because knowledge is power.’”Because she has a gene mutation, Selner’s insurance paid for additional screening including an MRI. “When we found out that she had early-onset breast cancer, that was very surprising,” said Lustig. “I wholeheartedly believed that her [Pena] cancer saved my life,” said Selner.1 month ago WHEC.com
LOS ANGELES (AP) — LeBron James has been thriving under formidable pressure for his entire adult life. An arena packed with celebrities, his entire family and thousands of raucous Lakers fans demanding to see a slice of NBA history was nothing the King couldn’t handle. Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James talks with his kids prior to the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023, in Los Angeles. Lakers fans are no strangers to witnessing historic moments, and they turned out ferociously for the chance to see a once-in-a-generation achievement. “It’s basketball history, and that’s what the Lakers are all about,” Sanchez said.1 month ago WHEC.com
ADANA, Turkey (AP) — Rescuers raced Tuesday to rescue survivors from the rubble of thousands of buildings brought down by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and multiple aftershocks that struck eastern Turkey and neighboring Syria, killing more than 4,000 people. Rescuers in Turkey and war-ravaged Syria searched through the frigid night into Tuesday, hoping to pull more survivors from the rubble after a powerful earthquake. At least 2,921 people were killed in 10 Turkish provinces, with nearly 16,000 injured, according to Turkish authorities. The death toll in government-held areas of Syria climbed to 656 people, with some 1,400 injured, according to the Health Ministry. India said it would send two search and rescue teams, including specially trained dogs and medical personnel.1 month ago WHEC.com