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Education leader's race raises qualification questions in SC

Jun. 30, 2022 16:58 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A Republican think tank CEO who opposes critical race theory and supports giving children public money for private school scholarships appears to be a heavy favorite to be elected the new schools leader in conservative South Carolina this fall. But Ellen...

Weaver wins Republican nomination for SC education leader

Jun. 28, 2022 21:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina education superintendent candidate backed by the Republican establishment came back from her second place finish in the primary to win the runoff. Also on Tuesday, state Rep. Krystle Matthews won the runoff to be the Democratic candidate for...

Microsoft: Russian cyber spying targets 42 Ukraine allies

Jun. 22, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Coinciding with unrelenting cyberattacks against Ukraine, state-backed Russian hackers have engaged in “strategic espionage” against governments, think tanks, businesses and aid groups in 42 countries supporting Kyiv, Microsoft said in a report Wednesday. ...

3rd-place Republican backs Weaver in South Carolina Ed race

Jun. 16, 2022 11:21 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The third-place finisher in the GOP primary for South Carolina's top education job has endorsed school choice advocate Ellen Weaver, aiming to give the think tank CEO a boost in the Republican runoff. Businessman Travis Bedson told The Associated Press on...

Clyburn wins; Maness and Weaver in SC education race runoff

Jun. 15, 2022 00:51 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Palmetto State Teachers Association Executive Director Kathy Maness and conservative think tank CEO Ellen Weaver made the runoff Tuesday for South Carolina’s open state education superintendent seat. The Democratic nominee was still up for grabs in one of...

Brookings president resigns amid FBI foreign lobbying probe

Jun. 13, 2022 09:58 AM EDT

The president of the Brookings Institution resigned Sunday amid a federal investigation into whether he illegally lobbied on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Retired Gen. John Allen wrote in a letter to the think tank that he was leaving with a “heavy heart" but...

Retired general resigns as head of Brookings Institution think tank amid FBI investigation into Qatar lobbying

Jun. 12, 2022 16:05 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired general resigns as head of Brookings Institution think tank amid FBI investigation into Qatar lobbying.

Brookings places retired general on leave amid FBI probe

Jun. 08, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

The prestigious Brookings Institution placed its president, retired four-star Marine Gen. John Allen, on administrative leave Wednesday amid a federal investigation into his role in an illegal lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. Brookings’...

Brookings think tank puts its president, Gen. John Allen, on leave amid federal investigation into foreign lobbying

Jun. 08, 2022 16:21 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Brookings think tank puts its president, Gen. John Allen, on leave amid federal investigation into foreign lobbying.

FBI seizes retired general's data related to Qatar lobbying

Jun. 07, 2022 23:19 PM EDT

The FBI has seized the electronic data of a retired four-star general who authorities say made false statements and withheld “incriminating” documents about his role in an illegal foreign lobbying campaign on behalf of the wealthy Persian Gulf nation of Qatar. New federal court...