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…

Activists Sue Over Illinois’ Automatic Voter Registration

Chicago, IL (AP) — Voter advocacy groups are suing the secretary of state’s office and election officials over Illinois’ problem-plagued automatic voter registration system. They allege multiple violations of voter laws in its delayed rollout, including a lack of access for those with limited English. The federal lawsuit filed Friday says the “promise of voter…

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…