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South Korean justice minister resigns during finance probe

Oct. 14, 2019 4:03 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's justice minister resigned Monday, citing the political burden of an investigation into alleged financial crimes and academic favors surrounding his family, a scandal that has rocked Seoul's liberal government and spurred huge protests. Cho Kuk has denied wrongdoing....

The Latest: Trump calls Little Leaguers to stage at rally

Oct. 11, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump's rally in Louisiana (all times local): 8:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is incorporating the winners of the 2019 Little League World Series into his political campaign rally as he tries to make inroads with Louisiana voters before a gubernatorial primary...

2 Nobel literature prize winners expose Europe's fault lines

Oct. 10, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes. The rare double...

South Korean protesters call for ouster of justice minister

Oct. 9, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied Wednesday in South Korea's capital for the second consecutive week to call for the ouster of President Moon Jae-in's hand-picked justice minister, whose family is at the center of an investigation into allegations of financial crimes and academic...

Abortion, immigrants, LGBT rights top high court's new term

Oct. 5, 2019 9:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Abortion rights as well as protections for young immigrants and LGBT people top an election-year agenda for the Supreme Court. Its conservative majority will have ample opportunity to flex its muscle, testing Chief Justice John Roberts' attempts to keep the court clear of Washington...

Gov't supporters rally in Seoul over beleaguered minister

Oct. 5, 2019 7:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Thousands of government supporters swarmed the streets of South Korea's capital on Saturday to voice their support for the country's justice minister as he faces growing pressure to resign amid a criminal investigation into suspicions of financial crimes and academic favors...

Colorado governor's staff urges newspapers to remove story

Sep. 26, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The press office for Colorado's liberal Democratic governor, Jared Polis, is facing criticism after asking two small-town newspapers to take down an online news story reported by what it calls a biased news organization affiliated with the conservative Koch family. The Kiowa County Press in...

Democrats' proposed Sinema censure vote delayed

Sep. 20, 2019 8:22 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A push by liberals for the Arizona Democratic Party to censure Sen. Kyrsten Sinema will be put off until next year. The party's Progressive Caucus hoped the roughly 800 members of the party's state committee would formally censure the freshman Democrat on Saturday for "failing to uphold"...

Canada's Trudeau comes under fire over brownface photo

Sep. 19, 2019 10:10 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — At a time when bigotry seems on the rise around the world and doors are being shut, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has become known as a champion of diversity. Now, amid his bid for re-election, that reputation is under attack in a furor triggered by a photo of him in brownface at a...

'A dumb thing to do': Trudeau apologizes for brownface

Sep. 18, 2019 10:48 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian leader Justin Trudeau's campaign was hit Wednesday by the publication of a yearbook photo showing him in brownface makeup at a 2001 costume party. The prime minister apologized and said "it was a dumb thing to do." Time magazine posted the photo, which it says was published in the...