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The Latest: Harris dodges question on Boston bomber voting
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris has sidestepped a question during a town hall over whether convicted criminals like the Boston Marathon bomber should be able to vote.
The senator from California said Monday in New Hampshire: “I think we should have that conversation.”
In the United States, people convicted of felonies cannot vote while they are in prison, on parole or on probation.
Harris’ answer came after Sen. Bernie Sanders said in the previous town hall segment that he believes felons like bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be able to keep their right to vote. Tsarnaev and his brother killed three people and injured hundreds in 2013 with a pair of pressure-cooker bombers at the finish line of the Boston Marathon and was sentenced to death. His brother died in a shootout with police.
Sanders said: “I think the right to vote is inherent to our democracy. Yes, even for terrible people.”
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The Latest: Man recalls death of daughter, wife in blast
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A man whose Australian wife and only child died in a bomb blast in a Sri Lanka church said he walked out ahead of his family moments before the explosion.
Sudesh Kolonne told Australian Broadcasting Corp. that he saw his 10-year-old daughter Alexendria dead on the floor of St. Sebastian Catholic Church. Her mother Manik Suriaaratchi was also killed.
“I don’t know what to do,” he said. “We used to go to that church every Sunday. We never expected this.”
Kolonne said the family moved from the Australian city of Melbourne in 2014 to Sri Lanka, where his wife started a consultancy business. Their child was a student at an international school at Colombo.
Quake kills at least 11, 24 missing in northern Philippines
PORAC, Philippines (AP) — Officials say rescuers have found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that damaged buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines. The death toll is now 11, and 24 people are missing.
Mayor Condralito dela Cruz said the bodies of four victims were pulled from Chuzon Supermarket in the town of Porac.
Rescuers used cranes, crowbars and sniffer dogs to look for people in the rubble, some of whom were yelling for help.
Authorities inserted a tube to blow in oxygen in the hope of helping people pinned there to breathe. On Tuesday morning, rescuers pulled out a man alive, sparking cheers. A Porac councilor told The Associated Press another victim was expected to be pulled out alive soon.
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The Latest: House chair subpoenas former White House lawyer
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House Counsel Don McGahn for testimony following the release of the report from special counsel Robert Mueller.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York announced Monday that he is compelling McGahn to testify before the panel and provide documents.
Nadler says in a statement that McGahn is a “critical witness” about whether Trump obstructed justice in incidents described in the Mueller report.
Nadler has subpoenaed the Justice Department for the full, unredacted report and said Sunday he was adding McGahn to the list of people he would call to testify before his committee, along with Mueller and Attorney General William Barr.
Mother of missing Illinois 5-year-old not talking to police
CHICAGO (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake say the mother of a 5-year-old boy who disappeared last week is refusing to cooperate with investigators.
Deputy Chief Tom Kotlowski says the only time JoAnn Cunningham talked to police was when she made the initial report that Andrew “AJ” Freund had disappeared after he went to bed Wednesday night. He says she is a “valuable resource because she was the last to see Andrew.”
Cunningham doesn’t have a listed telephone number, and her attorney did not immediately return a call for comment.
Police say they plan to continue the search Monday in the community about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of Chicago.
Police have used dogs to search and are confident the boy didn’t wander away from home.
Mexican police detain hundreds of Central American migrants
PIJIJIAPAN, Mexico (AP) — Mexican police and immigration agents have detained hundreds of Central American migrants in the largest single raid on a migrant caravan since the groups started moving through Mexico last year.
Police targeted the tail end of a caravan of about 3,000 migrants who were making their way through the southern state of Chiapas.
Federal police and agents on Monday forced the migrants and their families into pickup trucks to take them to buses, presumably to deport them.
Mexico had welcomed the first caravans last year with open arms, but the reception has gotten colder since tens of thousands of migrants overwhelmed U.S. border crossings.
Samsung delays folding phone launch after breaking issues
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Samsung is pushing back this week’s planned public launch of its highly anticipated folding phone after reports that reviewers’ phones were breaking.
The company had been planning to release the Galaxy Fold on Friday. Instead, it says it will to run more tests and announce a new launch date in the coming weeks.
Several journalists reported issues with the phones last week while testing review copies. Some said the phone’s inside screens stopped working. Others removed an outer plastic layer that was meant to stay on and which protected the screen from scratches.
Samsung says there could be issues when pressure is put on the hinges that open and close the phone. It plans to find ways to better protect the screens.
The Galaxy Fold has a $2,000 price tag.
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The Latest: Tesla to introduce new ride-hailing service
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tesla says it will introduce a ride-hailing service with no humans driving the vehicles.
CEO Elon Musk and others detailed the company’s plans to have self-driving vehicles operational by next year at an event for investors Monday.
Musk says Tesla’s self-driving software is storing images and learning at an exponential rate. He’s confident Tesla will get regulatory approval for the service sometime next year as well.
Tesla would allow owners to use their smart phones to put their cars into the ride-hailing service while they’re not being used. The company would take 25% to 30% of the fare. Musk says Tesla would provide vehicles in areas where not enough people share their cars.
Surveillance clips show Chinese billionaire with accuser
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Surveillance videos posted to a Chinese social media site show JD.com founder Richard Liu walking with the woman who accuses him of rape in a lawsuit.
The videos, posted Monday on Weibo, show the woman and Liu walking to her apartment, with her arm linked through his. The videos are edited and do not show what happened in the apartment, where the woman says she was raped in August.
But an attorney for Liu says they dispel “false claims” about the incident.
The law firm representing the woman says the video clips are consistent with what she told police.
Liu was arrested Aug. 31 in Minneapolis on suspicion of felony rape, but prosecutors said in December he won’t face charges because of evidence problems.
The Latest: Family: Doomed flight was property scouting trip
DALLAS (AP) — The family of one of the six people killed in the crash of a twin-engine aircraft in the Texas Hill Country says the flight was to survey some property when the plane crashed.
In a statement to KTRK-TV of Houston, the family of Houston landscape architect Marc Teppesen says he and associate Mark Scioneaux (SY’-uh-noh) were on the scouting trip when Houston architect Scott Reagan Miller, Houston real estate investor Stuart Kensinger and his wife Angela Kensinger, and Houston investment banker Jeffrey Weiss died in the Monday plane crash.
Weiss was the pilot on the flight from West Houston Airport when his Beechcraft BE58 went down while approaching Kerrville Municipal Airport, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of San Antonio.
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