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In US, Pride Month festivities muted by political setbacks

Jun. 11, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

It’s Pride Month, and gay Americans should have a lot to celebrate: A new president who has pledged to advocate for LGBTQ people, an easing of a pandemic that has disrupted their communal activism, and increasing public acceptance of their basic rights, including record-high support for...

2 women vie to make history as Virginia lieutenant governor

Jun. 11, 2021 13:14 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — It's been nearly three decades since Virginia's only woman to win a statewide race held political office. That drought will end in November when voters decide whether Democratic Del. Hala Ayala or former Republican legislator Winsome Sears will be...

Georgia Democrats seize new power, run for statewide offices

Jun. 11, 2021 10:19 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — For more than a decade, Georgia Democrats struggled to lure highly qualified, big-name candidates to run for statewide office. With Republicans firmly in control of all constitutional positions and the state legislature, none wanted to take the risk. ...

South Africa finalizes treaty to extradite fugitives in UAE

Jun. 11, 2021 10:02 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa said Friday it has finalized an extradition treaty with United Arab Emirates that would allow it to bring back members of an Indian family accused of involvement in high-level state corruption to face trial. Brothers Ajay, Atul and...

Japan says ties with Taiwan are only unofficial

Jun. 11, 2021 01:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's relations with Taiwan are nongovernmental and practical and are based on Tokyo's recognition of China as the sole legitimate government, a top Japanese official said Friday, following Beijing's protest over a recent reference to the island as a country. ...

Ex-Kansas Gov. Colyer riled by disclosure of personal data

Jun. 10, 2021 14:15 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Former Republican Gov. Jeff Colyer says a Kansas county election office isn’t doing enough to protect him after it accidentally disclosed his Social Security number to a political research firm this spring. Colyer is running for governor in 2022,...

UK court rules government acted unlawfully in contract award

Jun. 09, 2021 10:59 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's High Court ruled Wednesday that the U.K. government acted unlawfully in awarding a contract to a company run by friends of the former top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson. In her ruling, Judge Finola O'Farrell found that a June 2020...

Biden nominee for public lands boss faces GOP opposition

Jun. 08, 2021 21:30 PM EDT

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — President Joe Biden's nominee to oversee vast expanses of U.S. public lands was criticized Tuesday by Republicans over her past involvement in partisan politics as a longtime Democratic aide and environmentalist, underscoring the importance lawmakers assign to a...

Mexico bars former cabinet secretary from holding office

Jun. 08, 2021 15:05 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico announced Tuesday it has barred former Treasury and Foreign Relations Secretary Luis Videgaray from holding public office there for 10 years, after finding he failed to accurately report his holdings, income or properties between late 2012 and 2016. ...

Beshear announces change atop Kentucky Labor Cabinet

Jun. 08, 2021 01:04 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The longtime state executive who inherited oversight of Kentucky's beleaguered unemployment insurance system during the COVID-19 pandemic is stepping down as labor secretary. Labor Secretary Larry Roberts' retirement, effective at the end of June,...