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2nd top aide to Louisiana attorney general resigns

Apr. 20, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A second top aide has resigned from the state attorney general’s office, saying his boss targeted him for being a whistleblower, The Advocate reported Tuesday. Assistant Attorney General Matthew Derbes' resignation letter said he could not...

Missouri health director who worked for 2 governors resigns

Apr. 20, 2021 14:29 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s health director resigned Tuesday amid the state's coronavirus vaccine rollout, Republican Gov. Mike Parson announced. Parson did not provide an explanation for Department of Health and Senior Services Director Dr. Randall Williams'...

Ex-North Carolina police chief accused of stealing evidence

Apr. 20, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

CHADBOURN, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina police chief who resigned nearly two weeks ago amid an investigation into missing evidence is accused of taking a variety of narcotics, thousands of dollars in cash and firearms from the evidence locker, authorities said. ...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 20, 2021 00:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 19, 2021 20:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

Daughter succeeds California elections chief in Legislature

Apr. 19, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The daughter of California's top elections official succeeded her mother in the state Legislature Monday, adding to a long tradition of frequent family connections among lawmakers. Dr. Akilah Weber won the San Diego area's 79th Assembly...

Israeli PM threatens defamation suit against predecessor

Apr. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to sue his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, if he does not apologize for saying the Israeli leader's family suffers from mental illness. A spokesman for the Netanyahu family confirmed Monday that the...

Colorado judge resigning after censure for racial slur

Apr. 19, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on personal business. The...

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

Tim Mead resigns as president of baseball Hall after 2 years

Apr. 16, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Mead is stepping down as president of Baseball's Hall of Fame after two years. The Hall said Friday the move takes effect in mid-May. Mead was announced as Hall president on April 30, 2019, and took over that June 24...