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WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic deaths surged last year as drivers racked up more miles behind the wheel than ever before, a result of an improved economy and lower gas prices, according to preliminary government data released Friday.
Austria's Norbert Hofer won Friday another shot at becoming the European Union's first far-right anti-immigration president after his nation's highest court dramatically annulled his narrow election defeat from May. The Constitutional Court found no evidence of election fraud, but ruled that procedural irregularities were sufficiently widespread for the May 22 runoff -- which saw Hofer of the Freedom Party (FPOe) lose by just 30,863 votes -- to be held again. "I am happy that the court has taken a difficult decision," Hofer said.