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The Latest: Judge rules on requests by Abrams campaign

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on the still unresolved election for Georgia governor (all times local):9:15 p.m.A federal judge has ruled that Georgia's election results must not be certified until the secretary of state has confirmed that certain absentee ballots have been counted.U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ruled late Wednesday that the secretary of state must confirm that each county's vote tally includes absentee ballots on which the voter's date of birth is missing or incorrect.The order stems from a request in a lawsuit filed Sunday by the campaign of Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor.But the judge rejected several other requests from the Abrams campaign.He declined to extend the period during which evidence could be submitted to prove the eligibility of voters who cast provisional ballots.

3rd body found in Southern California fire zone

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — A body was found in a burned home Wednesday, and authorities were investigating to determine if it's the third victim of a huge wildfire in Southern California that destroyed hundreds of homes.Two deaths were previously linked to the weeklong blaze in Ventura and Los Angeles counties that so far has scorched 152 square miles (394 square kilometers), engulfing homes, scenic canyon getaways and celebrity estates.

Morning Roundup: Mets' deGrom wins NL Cy Young; Rays' Snell claims AL honor

Mets' deGrom wins NL Cy Young; Rays' Snell claims AL honorJacob deGrom of the New York Mets easily won the National League Cy Young Award, and Blake Snell of the Tampa Bay Rays edged out two past winners for the American League prize on Wednesday.DeGrom won just 10 games, the fewest ever by a Cy Young-winning starter.

Former sparring partners Alex Saucedo, Maurice Hooker ready for WBO world title bout

By Jeff Patterson Staff Writer jpatterson@oklahoman.comAs far as boxing news conferences go, this was a royal tea party with Maurice Hooker and Alex Saucedo all prim and proper, showing nary a sign of disrespect.There were no staged confrontations or outlandish comments Wednesday inside the ballroom of the Sheraton Hotel just one block away from Chesapeake Energy Arena, where Hooker will defend his World Boxing Organization light heavyweight title against Saucedo on Friday night.After all, the champ and challenger were sparring partners not that long ago."In the boxing world," Saucedo said, "that's how it is.

Trump ally McCarthy to lead House GOP, work to win majority

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Kevin McCarthy easily won an internal party election Wednesday to take over the shrunken House GOP caucus, handing the seven-term Californian a familiar role of building the party back to a majority as well as protecting President Donald Trump's agenda.With current speaker Paul Ryan retiring and the House majority gone, the race for minority leader was McCarthy's to lose.

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