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LONDON British Prime Minister Theresa May dismissed concerns about Donald Trumps mental fitness in a BBC interview broadcast Sunday. Asked whether she thought concerns about Trumps mental state were serious, May said: "No." She said that "when I deal with President Trump what I see is somebody who is committed to ensuring that he is taking decisions in the best interests of the United States."
Le Pens party may rebrand:
Marine Le Pen, who last year lost to Emmanuel Macron in the French presidential runoff, is pushing to rename the National Front and seek alliances to revive her far-right, anti-establishment party. An internal poll shows a majority within the party favor a name change and, if the early feedback is confirmed, militants will vote for a new name at a March 11 congress, she said.
Iran force says unrest is over:
TEHRAN, Iran Irans Revolutionary Guard said on Sunday that the nation and its security forces have ended the wave of unrest linked to anti-government protests that erupted last month. In a statement on its website, the force blamed the unrest on the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, as well as an exiled opposition group known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, and supporters of the monarchy that was overthrown in the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Price hikes have been cited as the reason for the recent unrest.
Power back on in Gaza Strip:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip Israel on Sunday restored electricity to the Gaza Strip after a nine-month hiatus, though homes will receive only around six hours of power a day. Israel cut off 50 megawatts of electricity to Gaza last year after the Palestinian Authority said it would no longer pick up the bill for power supplied to territory controlled by rival Hamas. The power was switched back on after the local electricity company committed to do a better job of collecting bill payments by consumers.
Another jackpot hit:
MERRIMACK, N.H. Its been a billion-dollar weekend after a lone Powerball ticket sold in New Hampshire matched all six numbers and will claim a $559.7 million jackpot, a day after a ticket sold in Florida nabbed a $450 million Mega Millions grand prize. Reeds Ferry Market store owner Sam Safa said he doesnt know the identity of the Powerball winner, who bought the ticket at his over 100-year-old store, but hopes it was one of the regulars. Whoever bought the ticket won the nations eighth-largest jackpot.
Virginia ballot ruling appealed:
Four Virginia Democratic voters are appealing a court decision that cleared the way for Republicans to take control of the state House of Delegates. At issue is whether errors that led some voters in an extremely close Virginia House race to be given the wrong ballots were so significant that Republican Robert Thomas, the victor, should not be seated. Should the appellants succeed, this years legislative session would probably begin with a 49-49 split between Democrats and Republicans in the House, likely forcing a power-sharing agreement. Thomas defeated Democrat Joshua Cole in Virginias 28th House District by 73 votes. But at least 86 voters, including some in a heavily Democratic precinct, were mistakenly issued ballots to vote in the neighboring 88th House District, where the Republican won by a wide margin. And 61 voters in the 88th District, which tilts Republican, were mistakenly given ballots to vote in the 28th.
Delays at New York airport:
NEW YORK A water main break in one of the terminals at New Yorks Kennedy Airport on Sunday added to the delays at the beleaguered airport trying to recover from the aftermath of a snowstorm that has stranded thousands of passengers. It was unclear what caused the water problem, which sent about 3 inches of it into the terminals west end. Video shows streams cascading from a ceiling and people slogging through pools of water. International arrivals at the terminal were suspended. Departures were not impacted. The airport was experiencing arrival delays of more than two hours.