Here is the latest news from The Associated Press at 9:40 a.m. EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — The leader of Britain’s main opposition party says that it will vote against the Brexit deal when it comes before Parliament. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said after the EU summit Sunday that the arrangement agreed to by Prime Minister Theresa May is a “bad deal for the country” that “leaves us with the worst of all worlds.” He said Labour’s goal is to vote the deal down in Parliament and fight for a “sensible deal” that would include a permanent customs union, a single market deal and guarantees on workers’ rights and other issues.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A black Democrat running for U.S. Senate in Mississippi says he would bring experience of “diversity” and “inclusion” to the job, and he thinks the Republican he’s trying to unseat has a different background. Democrat Mike Espy says he and his twin sister were among the 17 black students who integrated the all-white Yazoo City High School in 1969, graduating in 1971. An independent newspaper, the Jackson Free Press, reports Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith attended a white private school.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — Emantic Bradford Sr. says it’s hurtful that police mistakenly portrayed his son as the shooter in an Alabama mall attack and wants to know if there is body camera footage of the incident in which his son was killed by a police officer. Bradford said his son had a permit to carry a weapon for self-defense. Twenty-one-year-old Emantic “EJ” Bradford Jr. was fatally shot by a police officer responding to the Thanksgiving night shooting that wounded an 18-year-old and 12-year-old.
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — LGBT couples in Taiwan have been dealt a setback by voters who approved a referendum asking that marriage be restricted to one man and one woman. Although the ballot initiative is advisory only, it is expected to frustrate lawmakers mindful of public opinion, despite a contrary ruling by the Constitutional Court. LGBT couples hoped their island would be the first place in Asia to let same-sex couples share child custody and insurance benefits.
OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Florida police say they do not expect the suspect in a fatal Walmart shooting to survive. In a Facebook post Saturday night, Ocala police identified the suspect as 54-year-old David Johnson. Authorities say Johnson killed 30-year-old Carli Cronin on Saturday afternoon during a domestic dispute in the garden section of a Walmart. Police say Johnson fled the scene on a bicycle and then shot himself. Johnson was hospitalized but police say they do not expect him to survive his injures.