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Merkel party candidate apologizes for book plagiarism

Jul. 30, 2021 06:37 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The center-right candidate to succeed Angela Merkel as chancellor in Germany’s upcoming election apologized Friday for failing to credit a source in a 2009 book he wrote about immigration. German news agency dpa quoted Armin Laschet as saying the book...

Governor says lawmaker must go if charged in kickback probe

Jul. 29, 2021 19:19 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A leading New Mexico legislator should be prepared to resign if she is indicted in an investigation into possible racketeering, money laundering, kickbacks and violations of a law governing the conduct of state lawmakers, said New Mexico’s Democratic governor. ...

Malaysia PM under pressure to quit after stern royal rebuke

Jul. 29, 2021 08:54 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's king on Thursday rebuked Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin's government for misleading Parliament over the status of coronavirus emergency measures, sparking renewed calls for the embattled leader to resign. Muhyiddin obtained...

Alaska lawyer out of job after social media post inquiry

Jul. 28, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An assistant attorney general in Alaska identified by a news outlet as the person behind a social media account that posted racist and antisemitic comments no longer works for the state Department of Law, an agency spokesperson said. Grace Lee told...

Zuercher to step down after 8 years as Phoenix City Manager

Jul. 27, 2021 11:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix City Manager Ed Zuercher plans to retire after nearly 30 years with Arizona's most populous city and eight years as its top administrator. Zuercher announced Monday he plans to retire Oct. 8, saying he's proud to have worked to put the city “on...

Hungarians protest over alleged government spying

Jul. 26, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Around 1,000 protesters in Hungary's capital on Monday demanded answers to allegations that the country's right-wing government used powerful spyware to secretly monitor critical journalists, lawyers and business figures. The protest march,...

'No magic wand:' Lebanon's new PM-designate urges unity

Jul. 26, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s newly appointed Prime Minister-designate Najib Mikati on Monday urged unity to begin recovery from a devastating economic and financial meltdown roiling the country. He said he will strive to form a new government but the situation is too dire to overcome with the...

Malaysia's Parliament opens after 7 months, emergency to end

Jul. 26, 2021 07:35 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said it will not extend a coronavirus emergency beyond Aug. 1 as the country's Parliament reopened Monday after a disputed seven-month suspension amid a worsening pandemic. The emergency, which allowed the government...

Today in History

Jul. 26, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Monday, July 26, the 207th day of 2021. There are 158 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress established a Post Office and appointed Benjamin...

Two members of Kentucky State University board resign

Jul. 23, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two members of Kentucky State University's governing board resigned days before the abrupt departure of the campus president, adding to the upheaval in the highest ranks of the school as it faces an independent investigation into its finances. Soon...