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Puerto Rico gov will not seek re-election, leaves his party

Jul. 21, 2019 6:07 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's embattled governor says he will not seek re-election but will not resign as the island's leader, though he will step down as head of his pro-statehood party. Ricardo Rosselló made the announcement Sunday via a brief Facebook video as hundreds of viewers...

Nadler: Mueller hearing to air evidence of Trump wrongdoing

Jul. 21, 2019 5:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee chairman said Sunday that this week's hearing with Robert Mueller will air "very substantial evidence" of wrongdoing by President Donald Trump and make a public case for impeachment. Republicans pledged sharp questioning of the special counsel about what they...

In some states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

Jul. 21, 2019 4:20 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election results....

Mayoral aides extortion trial scheduled to get underway

Jul. 21, 2019 3:45 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Two of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh's top aides are scheduled to go to trial this week on charges that they bullied music festival organizers into hiring union workers if they wanted city permits. City tourism chief Kenneth Brissette and director of intergovernmental relations Timothy Sullivan...

The Latest: Ukraine's president outlines main priorities

Jul. 21, 2019 2:58 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The Latest on Ukraine's parliamentary election (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Ukraine's president, buoyed by an exit poll showing his party taking the largest share of votes in parliamentary elections, says fighting corruption and establishing peace in the war-wracked east will be the...

South Africa's president responds to critical report

Jul. 21, 2019 1:10 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that he will urgently challenge in court a report by the country's corruption watchdog that found he misled lawmakers about a contribution to his presidential campaign. Ramaphosa has described the critical report as fundamentally and...

Mueller's testimony poses risk for Trump, but also Democrats

Jul. 20, 2019 6:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller's testimony before Congress will depend not so much on what he says, but that he's even saying it at all. For Democrats, the special counsel's appearance Wednesday creates a moment many have been waiting for: Mueller finally speaking out, piercing the public consciousness...

Serbia's president says Kosovo PM's resignation is a 'trick'

Jul. 20, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The surprise decision by Kosovo's prime minister to step down over a call for questioning from a Hague-based court has been slammed as a "political trick" by Serbia's president. Aleksandar Vucic said Saturday that Ramush Haradinaj's resignation the day before was designed to rally...

Milan magistrate Borrelli, led '90s kickback probes, dies

Jul. 20, 2019 6:38 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Francesco Saverio Borrelli, who as Milan chief prosecutor led the 1990s corruption probes which toppled Italy's long-ruling political class, has died. He was 89. Milan Chief Prosecutor Francesco Greco confirmed reports of Borrelli's death in a Milan hospital Saturday. He said a wake would be...

Ethics commission investigating ex-PSU president

Jul. 19, 2019 8:19 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Government Ethics Commission has voted unanimously to open a formal investigation into the matter of former Portland State University President Rahmat Shoureshi. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports Shoureshi resigned under pressure in May after a turbulent 21-month term in...