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Taiwan pays $900,000 for ally Guatemala to lobby Washington

Jan. 18, 2022 02:04 AM EST

MIAMI (AP) — Guatemala has hired for $900,000 a major supporter of former President Donald Trump to seek influence with U.S. officials in an unusual lobbying contract paid for by its ally Taiwan, foreign lobby records show. Ballard Partners registered as a foreign agent with the...

Credit Suisse chairman resigns after internal investigation

Jan. 17, 2022 10:43 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse said Monday that its chairman has resigned following an internal investigation that reportedly found he violated quarantine rules intended to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. The resignation of Antonio Horta-Osorio, a British-Portuguese national who took...

Tampa Bay Times CEO retiring after 47 years at newspaper

Jan. 13, 2022 17:21 PM EST

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Paul Tash is retiring as CEO of the Tampa Bay Times, a media organization he joined 47 years ago as a summer intern, the Times announced Thursday. Tash, 67, became editor of what was then the St. Petersburg Times in 1992. During his tenure, the newspaper...

Top GOP member on House Intel calls for more Ukraine support

Jan. 12, 2022 19:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The new top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee called Wednesday on President Joe Biden’s administration to ramp up military and intelligence support for Ukraine. “I believe that the administration should be actively arming Ukraine so it can defend...

Former Biden adviser Symone Sanders to host MSNBC show

Jan. 10, 2022 10:48 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC has hired Symone Sanders, former aide to President Joe Biden and spokeswoman for Vice President Kamala Harris, to host shows on its television and streaming services. The announcement Monday continues the trend of political veterans jumping to cable news,...

Incoming CEO at Southwest Air faces numerous challenges

Jan. 10, 2022 10:33 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — Robert Jordan will inherit a long list of challenges when he becomes the sixth CEO of Southwest Airlines, which is struggling to recover from a pandemic that battered its finances and left it a much smaller company. Southwest had never lost money over an entire year...

Youngkin announces transportation secretary nominee

Jan. 07, 2022 18:46 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin announced Friday he has selected a retired Norfolk businessman and member of the state's transportation board to serve as the next secretary of transportation. With the announcement of Sheppard “Shep” Miller III's...

Alvin Bragg sworn in as Manhattan DA, taking over Trump case

Jan. 01, 2022 00:20 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Alvin Bragg has already notched one historic first, taking office Saturday as Manhattan’s first Black district attorney. Now he’s weighing another: whether to make Donald Trump the first former president ever charged with a crime. As district attorney, Bragg...

Fact Focus: Misinformation persists after Maxwell trial ends

Dec. 31, 2021 00:20 AM EST

The sex-trafficking trial of Jeffrey Epstein’s former girlfriend, Ghislaine Maxwell, ended with a guilty verdict, but that hasn't stopped the flow of false news that has swirled around the case. On Thursday, posts emerged falsely claiming that trial documents were sealed to...

Arizona history-Dec. 26-Jan. 1

Dec. 22, 2021 12:27 PM EST

Sunday, Dec. 26 On this date in 1864, the Supreme Court of the Territory of Arizona held its first session in Prescott. On this date in 1874, the citizens of Arizona, California and New Mexico petitioned the Postmaster General for daily mail service from San Diego to...