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Kansas federal judge reprimanded over harassment resigns

Feb. 18, 2020 5:32 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas who was publicly reprimanded for sexually harassing female employees and having an extramarital affair with an offender resigned on Tuesday, saying he could no longer effectively serve on the court. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia, who was based in Kansas...

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro gives a press conference at Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Maduro said Friday that authorities haven’t detained opposition leader Juan Guaido because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.” (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

US sanctions Russian oil trading firm for role in Venezuela

Feb. 18, 2020 3:22 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration announced sanctions Tuesday on a Russian state-controlled brokerage that has helped the Venezuelan government skirt an American oil embargo and enabled President Nicolas Maduro to keep his grip on power in the South American country. Administration officials said...

Cincinnati coach Jan resigns amid investigation over remarks

Feb. 18, 2020 10:32 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — FC Cincinnati coach Ron Jans resigned amid an investigation by Major League Soccer of his use of a racial slur in the locker room. Jans resigned late Monday, FC Cincinnati President Jeff Berding said. The club had suspended Jans pending the investigation, which was prompted by a complaint...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves at the media as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London.  Johnson has come under pressure to dismiss adviser Andrew Sabisky, who wrote offensive comments about race and intelligence in 2014, it has been revealed Monday Feb. 17, 2020, while a Downing Street spokesman sought to distance the government from the views expressed by advisor Sabisky. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

UK govt adviser quits amid furor over comments on IQ, race

Feb. 17, 2020 3:31 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson resigned on Monday amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid “a permanent underclass.” Andrew Sabisky said he was quitting because he...

Ex-Baltimore police commissioner released from prison

Feb. 15, 2020 12:24 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police commissioner who pleaded guilty to failing to file federal tax returns has been released from prison. Prison officials told The Sun on Friday that Darryl De Sousa was being transferred from federal prison to “community custody,” a supervised...

FILE - In this June 8, 2018, file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Federal prosecutors want the disgraced former mayor of Baltimore to be sentenced to nearly five years in prison for the scheme involving sales of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors in a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, told a judge that sentence would be an adequate punishment for Pugh and would deter other politicians from breaking the public's trust. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Ex-Baltimore mayor seeks prison sentence of 1 year and 1 day

Feb. 14, 2020 12:40 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's disgraced former mayor is asking a judge for a sentence one year and one day in prison for a scheme that involved the sale of her self-published children's books. Prosecutors recently asked that the 69-year-old spend nearly 5 years in prison. The Baltimore Sun reported Friday...

Lawmaker resigns due to job outside legislature

Feb. 14, 2020 10:57 AM EST

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A member of the Vermont House has resigned due to the responsibilities of his job outside of the Legislature. Rep. Matt Trieber, D-Rockingham, announced his resignation this week. Trieber said his responsibilities as a youth counselor for disabled students served by the Division of...

A man wearing a face mask walks past an electronic board showing Hong Kong share index outside a local bank in Hong Kong, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Asian shares mostly fell Friday as investors turned cautious following a surge in cases of a new virus in China that threatens to crimp economic growth and hurt businesses worldwide. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

Asian stocks rebound from early losses as virus toll grows

Feb. 14, 2020 12:31 AM EST

Shares rebounded in Asia on Friday after an early sell-off, though Japan's benchmark declined as investors reacted to news of a growing number of cases of a new virus among the local population. The Nikkei 225 fell 0.6% in morning trading to 23,683.44. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.4% to 7,134.70. South...

FILE- In this Dec. 1, 2009, file photo, Rajendra Kumar Pachauri attends a press conference in New Delhi, India. The Indian environmentalist, under whose chairmanship the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won the Nobel Peace Prize alongside former U.S. Vice President Al Gore in 2007, has died after a heart surgery. Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a  research group he headed until 2016 in New Delhi. He was 79. (AP Photo/Gurinder Osan, file)

RK Pachauri, who led Nobel-winning climate panel, dies at 79

Feb. 13, 2020 10:06 PM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian environmentalist Rajendra Kumar Pachauri, under whose leadership a U.N. climate change panel shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize, has died after recent heart surgery. He was 79. Pachauri’s death was announced late Thursday by The Energy and Resources Institute, or TERI, a...

Town Councilman resigns, cites social media harassment

Feb. 13, 2020 5:58 PM EST

CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut councilman has resigned from the town council after serving for dozens of years, citing harassment he and his family have endured on social media. Republican Paul Bowman said Wednesday that he and his family have been the victims of personal attacks on social media for...