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Venezuela prosecutor who defied Maduro implicated in bribery

Apr. 22, 2021 23:41 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Venezuelan attorney general who defied President Nicolas Maduro by siding with his opponents has been implicated in a major corruption case involving a Venezuelan businessman who this week pleaded guilty to paying $1 million in bribes, two people familiar with the case...

Senate OKs bill to fight hate crimes against Asian Americans

Apr. 22, 2021 20:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a bill that would help combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, a bipartisan denunciation of such violence during the coronavirus pandemic and a modest step toward legislating in a chamber...

Mississippi governor agrees to expand possibility of parole

Apr. 22, 2021 18:27 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A new Mississippi law will make more inmates eligible for the possibility of parole in a state with one of the highest incarceration rates in the nation. Republican Gov. Tate Reeves on Thursday signed Senate Bill 2795, and it will become law July...

German minister denies responsibility in Wirecard scandal

Apr. 22, 2021 08:52 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's finance minister denied any responsibility on his or the government's part for the scandal surrounding collapsed payment systems provider Wirecard, as he testified before lawmakers on Thursday. Wirecard filed for protection from creditors through...

Boulder shooting suspect charged with using large magazine

Apr. 22, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Local prosecutors in Colorado on Wednesday filed over 40 more felony charges against a man charged with killing 10 people at a Boulder supermarket last month, including for allegedly using a large capacity magazine banned by state lawmakers in response to recent mass...

Post-Chauvin verdict, Colorado advances new police reforms

Apr. 21, 2021 20:11 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A day after a former Minneapolis police officer was convicted in the killing of George Floyd, Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation Wednesday to tighten standards set by a sweeping police accountability law adopted last year following protests over Floyd’s murder. ...

Guatemala prosecutors pursue ex-president Jimmy Morales

Apr. 21, 2021 19:53 PM EDT

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday requested that former President Jimmy Morales be stripped of his immunity so he can be prosecuted for violating the mandate of the United Nations-backed anti-corruption mission then working in the country. ...

California AG nominee promises action on police misconduct

Apr. 21, 2021 19:48 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's nominee for state attorney general on Wednesday promised to hold police accountable for misconduct, as lawmakers offered veiled criticism of his predecessor who is now in the Biden administration. Assemblyman Rob Bonta said his...

Cuomo impeachment investigation receives 200 tips

Apr. 21, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawyers helping the New York Assembly investigate whether Gov. Andrew should be impeached have received more than 200 tips and spoken with attorneys for about 70 people and four government agencies, a lawmaker overseeing the probe said Wednesday. ...

Failed governor candidate Loren Culp to run for US House

Apr. 21, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

REPUBLIC, Wash. (AP) — Former Republican gubernatorial candidate Loren Culp will challenge U.S. Rep. Dan Newhouse, a fellow Republican, in next year’s primary after Newhouse was one of 10 members of the House GOP who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump. ...