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China eases anti-COVID measures following protests

Dec. 07, 2022 09:23 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China rolled back rules on isolating people with COVID-19 and dropped virus test requirements for some public places Wednesday in a dramatic change to a strategy that confined millions of people to their homes and sparked protests and demands for President Xi Jinping to resign. ...

Dissident artist Weiwei says China unrest won't alter regime

Dec. 07, 2022 05:47 AM EST

MONTEMOR-O-NOVO, Portugal (AP) — Dissident Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei is taking heart from recent public protests in China over the authorities’ strict COVID-19 policy, but he doesn’t see them bringing about any significant political change. “I don’t think...

Texas governor picks veteran GOP lawmaker for elections job

Dec. 06, 2022 12:55 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Greg Abbott on Tuesday tapped a longtime Republican lawmaker to be Texas' new elections chief, a pick who could enjoy a smoother confirmation process following the blowback and scrutiny his two previous picks faced. Jane Nelson, a state senator who didn't...

South Africa's lawmakers delay debate on president's future

Dec. 06, 2022 07:39 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's lawmakers have postponed until next week a debate on the damning report that has resulted in calls for President Cyril Ramaphosa to step down. The session was scheduled to take place in Cape Town on Tuesday to discuss a parliamentary panel's...

Texas' top election official resigns after midterms

Dec. 05, 2022 16:01 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' top elections official resigned Monday after an intense year of trying to reassure election skeptics, navigating the rocky launch of new voting laws that resulted in thousands of discarded mail ballots and overseeing a limited audit of the 2020 election. ...

South Africa's ruling party stands by leader despite scandal

Dec. 05, 2022 12:33 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s ruling African National Congress party says it will vote against any attempts to impeach President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament on Tuesday. Ramaphosa has taken legal action on Monday to challenge the parliamentary report that suggested he may...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Dec. 05, 2022 07:18 AM EST

Toledo Blade. December 3, 2022. Editorial: EPA smacks down big Ag The state of Ohio should give up, once and for all, trying to have the state Department of Agriculture oversee the permitting of manure discharges from factory farms. It’s too close a relationship,...

China eases controls, gives no sign when 'zero COVID' ends

Dec. 05, 2022 06:33 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China is easing some of the world’s most stringent anti-virus controls and authorities say new variants are weaker. But they have yet to say when they might end a “zero-COVID” strategy that confines millions of people to their homes and set off protests and demands for...

NY state health commissioner resigning to return to Harvard

Dec. 03, 2022 13:58 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's state health commissioner will resign Jan. 1 after 13 months in the job to return to Harvard University's T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Mary Bassett said in a statement Friday that she was “leaving now so the next commissioner can have the...

Boise leaders place police accountability director on leave

Dec. 02, 2022 22:37 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The director of Boise's police watchdog group had been placed on administrative leave, the city's mayor announced Friday. The decision to place Office of Police Accountability Director Jesus Jara on leave is in response to ongoing concerns with his professional...