The Latest: Pelosi says election about ‘the soul of America’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): 12:20 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s “absolutely certain” that Democrats will “solidly hold” onto their House majority. On an Election Day conference call with reporters, the California Democrat said “this election is about nothing less than taking back the soul of America, whether…

Missouri voter turnout forecast as highest in decades

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri election officials are predicting a strong turnout in Tuesday’s general election. Figures provides by the secretary of state’s office show that local election authorities are forecasting a statewide voter turnout of 75%. If that comes true, it would be the highest percentage turnout since 1992. About 828,000 people already…

As anger rises, Muslims protest French cartoons

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Tens of thousands of Muslims, from Pakistan to Lebanon to the Palestinian territories, are joining anti-France protests, as the French president’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Muhammad continues to roil the Muslim world. Protesters on Friday, largely organized by Islamists, torched French flags and burned…