Israeli Exit Polls: Netanyahu Ahead, But Short of Majority

Jerusalem, Israel (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has pulled ahead to a significant lead over its opponents in Israel’s third election in under a year, though his ultra-religious and nationalist alliance still appeared to fall short of the parliamentary majority required to form a government. Exit polls on Israeli TV stations showed…

Biden fights for momentum in Democrats’ shifting primary

SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Amy Klobuchar has suspended her presidential campaign as the Democratic Party’s moderate wing coalesces further behind Joe Biden. Former Vice President Biden is casting himself as the clear moderate alternative to fiery progressive Bernie Sanders now that other moderates are dropping out. Former Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg dropped out Sunday night,…

South’s Military: North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectiles

Seoul, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles as it resumed weapons demonstrations following a months-long hiatus. The launches came two days after North Korea’s state media said leader Kim Jong Un supervised an artillery drill aimed at testing combat readiness. Seoul’s Joint Chiefs of Staff couldn’t immediately confirm how far the…

Sanders’ Appeal Tested in Moderate Virginia on Super Tuesday

Richmond, VA (AP) — Bernie Sanders doesn’t need to win Virginia to have a successful Super Tuesday, but he probably can’t afford a big loss there, either. The state is a key test for the Vermont senator’s ability to consolidate his position as clear front-runner in the Democratic presidential primary. Virginia is leaning increasingly blue…

Saudi Arabia Halts Travel to Islam’s Holiest Site Over Virus

Dubai, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia has halted travel to Islam’s holiest sites over fears about a new viral epidemic months ahead of the hajj pilgrimage. The extraordinary decision stops foreigners from reaching the holy city of Mecca and Prophet Muhammad’s mosque in Medina. The decision shows the concern about the outbreak potentially…