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Dutch train caught by whale sculpture to be salvaged

Dutch train caught by whale sculpture to be salvaged

SPIJKENISSE, Netherlands — A salvage operation got underway Tuesday to lift a runaway metro train off a sculpture of a whale's tail, where it landed after plowing through the end of an elevated section of rails.
Germany eyes antigen tests to keep elderly safe from virus

Germany eyes antigen tests to keep elderly safe from virus

BERLIN — As Europe tries to break a surge in coronavirus infections, Germany is counting on a new type of test to avoid closing nursing homes to visitors, a move that caused considerable anguish among residents and relatives in the spring.
Iran's supreme leader, quoting Trump, mocks US election

Iran's supreme leader, quoting Trump, mocks US election

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's supreme leader mocked America's presidential election Tuesday in a televised address, quoting President Donald Trump's own baseless claims about voter fraud to criticize the vote as Tehran marked the 1979 U.S.
France says its forces kill 50 Islamic extremists in Mali

France says its forces kill 50 Islamic extremists in Mali

PARIS — French military forces fighting Islamic extremists in West Africa killed more than 50 jihadists and detained four in an operation last week in Mali, French officials said.
Norway's Larsen resigns as think-tank CEO over Epstein link

Norway's Larsen resigns as think-tank CEO over Epstein link

TANZANIA, Tanzania — Former Norwegian diplomat and politician Terje Rød Larsen, an architect of the Oslo peace accords, has resigned as president and CEO of the International Peace Institute and apologized for his “failed judgment” in securing donati
EXPLAINER: From the 2020 election, some new political terms

EXPLAINER: From the 2020 election, some new political terms

WASHINGTON — “So 2020” is a new phrase that made its way into America’s political lexicon this year. It has come to describe all things unexpected, unsettling and unprecedented.
EXPLAINER: Senate majority outcome may take weeks or more

EXPLAINER: Senate majority outcome may take weeks or more

WASHINGTON — Thirty-five U.S. Senate seats are on the ballot Tuesday, which will determine control of the legislative chamber for the next two years.
EXPLAINER: Election unprecedented some ways, in others not

EXPLAINER: Election unprecedented some ways, in others not

The election of 2020 has been called many things: extraordinary, bizarre, unprecedented.
EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

EXPLAINER: Calling a race is tricky: How AP does it

WASHINGTON — In the 2020 U.S. general election, The Associated Press will declare winners in more than 7,000 races – starting with the White House and reaching down the ballot to every seat in every state legislature.
Tradition: 2 New Hampshire towns cast votes after midnight

Tradition: 2 New Hampshire towns cast votes after midnight

DIXVILLE NOTCH, N.H. — Two tiny New Hampshire communities that vote for president just after the stroke of midnight on Election Day have cast their ballots, with one of them marking 60 years since the tradition began.