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Papua New Guinea prime minister retains power at election

Aug. 09, 2022 05:07 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Papua New Guinea’s Parliament returned Prime Minister James Marape to power Tuesday following elections in the South Pacific Island nation. He was nominated unopposed to lead the next coalition government at the first sitting of Parliament since the...

Editorial Roundup: Kentucky

Jul. 28, 2022 16:01 PM EDT

Frankort State Journal. July 27, 2022. Editorial: Masks should be required in schools when community spread is high Even though many Kentuckians want the coronavirus pandemic to be in the rearview mirror, the opposite seems to be happening as the number of positive...

Federal court denies Noem's Mount Rushmore fireworks appeal

Jul. 27, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday dismissed an appeal from South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem in her lawsuit that attempted to overturn the National Park Service's denial of the state's application to hold a fireworks display at Mount Rushmore to celebrate 2021's...

Liberia marks its founding and independence amid challenges

Jul. 26, 2022 10:13 AM EDT

LOUISIANA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia is celebrating two major anniversaries this year — 200 years ago freed slaves from the U.S. arrived here and 25 years later they declared the country to be independent. Amid the festivities for Independence Day on Tuesday, many Liberians say the...

Prosecutors won't file charges in 6-year-old's death

Jul. 22, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Prosecutors in have decided not to file any charges in connection with a 6-year-old California girl’s death before the start of Mandan's July 4th parade. Mabel Askay of Ventura was in Mandan visiting relatives and was riding on the DK Orthodontics float on...

SAS pilots reach agreement with management, end strike

Jul. 19, 2022 06:01 AM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scandinavian Airlines pilots in Sweden, Norway and Denmark early Tuesday called off a strike that has been causing major disruption for 15 days after reaching a deal with management. The carrier has said the strike has led to the cancellation of around half of all...

Fetterman absence raises stakes for Dems in key Senate race

Jul. 15, 2022 15:46 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democrat John Fetterman posted a massive $11 million fundraising haul during the second quarter. He's on an advertising spree that's made him a near-constant presence on television in Pennsylvania. And he grabs attention with snarky, irreverent social media posts. ...

Noem declines debate, claims public broadcaster slants left

Jul. 15, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem won’t participate in a debate sponsored by South Dakota Public Broadcasting because of what her campaign spokesman called its “extreme leftward swing." In a break from precedent, the Republican governor has agreed to just one debate...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

Jul. 14, 2022 14:28 PM EDT

Brunswick News. July 7, 2022. Editorial: Don’t neglect your civic duty to vote in November If you are not registered to vote, please register. Few recent elections have been more important than the upcoming Nov. 8 general election. Georgia residents 18...

Editorial Roundup: Florida

Jul. 13, 2022 14:08 PM EDT

Tampa Bay Times. July 6, 2022. Editorial: Write plain-English rules to save Florida’s natural springs now A jargon-laden draft leaves people confused and the springs unprotected. Florida’s freshwater springs need our help. We’ve abused them in...