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Judge denies bid for new trial in Whitmer kidnapping case

Nov. 26, 2022 13:22 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has denied a new trial request by two men convicted of conspiring to kidnap Michigan’s Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. Lawyers for Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. alleged misconduct by a juror and unfairness by U.S. District Judge Robert...

Missouri Gov. Parson names Andrew Bailey attorney general

Nov. 23, 2022 14:16 PM EST

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday appointed his general counsel, Andrew Bailey, to be Missouri's next attorney general, making Parson the state's most influential governor in executive branch appointments. Parson has now chosen replacements for...

Auditors in Iraq uncover staggering $2.5 billion tax fraud

Nov. 22, 2022 01:53 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Auditors in Iraq have uncovered a massive scheme in which a network of businesses and officials embezzled some $2.5 billion from the country’s tax authority, despite layers of safeguards. The scandal poses an early test for Iraq’s new government, which was formed...

Greek child charity leadership axed following abuse claims

Nov. 21, 2022 11:59 AM EST

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Greek government on Monday axed a prominent private charity's leadership following a string of allegations that children in its care were subjected to physical abuse by staff members. The decision was made at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos...

Japan's prime minister sacks 3rd minister in a month

Nov. 20, 2022 22:22 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — The internal affairs minister in Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government was forced into resigning over funding problems on Sunday, in a blow to the scandal-prone Cabinet that has already lost two ministers in one month. Minoru Terada has been under fire...

Leader of Argentina's Mothers of the Plaza dies at 93

Nov. 20, 2022 13:11 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Hebe de Bonafini, who became a human rights campaigner when her two sons were arrested and disappeared under Argentina's military dictatorship, died Sunday, her family and authorities reported. She was 93. The death was confirmed by her only surviving...

EXPLAINER: What are special counsels and what do they do?

Nov. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The appointment of a special counsel to oversee the remainder of two significant investigations related to former President Donald Trump focuses fresh attention on the role such prosecutors have played in modern American history. In this case, Attorney General...

Man who blamed Trump’s ‘orders’ for Jan. 6 riot sentenced

Nov. 18, 2022 11:38 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced an Ohio man who claimed he was only “following presidential orders” from Donald Trump when he stormed the U.S. Capitol to 3 years in prison. Dustin Byron Thompson was convicted in April by a jury that took less than three...

In ailing LA, Mayor-elect Karen Bass promises unity, change

Nov. 17, 2022 17:40 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Karen Bass, the first Black woman elected Los Angeles mayor, sketched her vision Thursday to reform the scandal-plagued City Hall and solve an out-of-control homeless crisis. A day after her historic victory over billionaire developer Rick Caruso, Bass appeared...

LA elects US Rep Karen Bass mayor, first Black woman in post

Nov. 16, 2022 21:05 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass defeated developer Rick Caruso to become the next mayor of Los Angeles on Wednesday, making her the first Black woman to hold the post as City Hall contends with an out-of-control homeless crisis, rising crime rates and multiple scandals that have shaken...