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In Minnesota, abortion keys Keith Ellison's 2nd term hopes

Sep. 29, 2022 00:14 AM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Keith Ellison gave up a safe seat in Congress to run for Minnesota attorney general, saying it was his best chance to push back against the policies of Donald Trump. Now locked in a tough reelection fight, he's arguing that he's been far less of a partisan warrior than his...

Fentanyl features in Colorado's first gubernatorial debate

Sep. 28, 2022 23:31 PM EDT

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Colorado’s Democratic governor, Jared Polis, and his GOP challenger, Heidi Ganahl, offered differing versions of the state with the economy, crime, education and post-pandemic recovery among the top issues in their first debate Wednesday night. Ganahl, a...

Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in The Hague

Sep. 28, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Three former presidents of Albania and one of Kosovo on Wednesday visited ethnic Albanian former commanders in the fight against Serbian rule in Kosovo who are being held in a Netherlands prison pending trial for alleged war crimes. Former Kosovo President...

EXPLAINER: Rare sedition charge at center of Jan. 6 trial

Sep. 28, 2022 11:41 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The founder of the Oath Keepers and four associates are on trial in the Capitol attack on charges that include seditious conspiracy — a rarely used Civil War-era accusation that strikes to the heart of what prosecutors say happened that day. Stewart Rhodes and...

China former top graft buster indicted on bribery charges

Sep. 28, 2022 08:53 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former top graft buster at China’s ministry for intelligence and counterintelligence has been indicted on bribery charges, just weeks before a major congress of the ruling Communist Party whose leader Xi Jinping has made fighting corruption a signature issue. ...

Judge green lights defamation lawsuit against Fox, Lou Dobbs

Sep. 27, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A defamation lawsuit against Fox Corp., Fox News Network and Lou Dobbs can proceed toward trial, a judge ruled Monday after concluding that a Venezuelan businessman had made sufficient claims of being unfairly accused of trying to corrupt the 2020 U.S. presidential election to be...

Arkansas senator suspended over filing frivolous complaint

Sep. 27, 2022 18:59 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas state senator won't have access to Senate offices and can't participate in legislative meetings after the Senate on Tuesday ruled he made a frivolous ethics complaint against a fellow lawmaker in retaliation for sanctions he received earlier this year. ...

Abscam figure sent back to prison in ballot stuffing case

Sep. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former congressman from Philadelphia who went to prison over the 1970s-era Abscam scandal was sent back to prison Tuesday at age 79 in a ballot stuffing case. Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison by a...

South Africa's beleaguered Zuma open to return to politics

Sep. 27, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beleaguered former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is ready to make a surprise return to politics by standing for a top position at the ruling African National Congress' conference in December — if he is nominated by party members. The 80-year-old...

Former student convicted of spying for Chinese government

Sep. 27, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former graduate student has been convicted of spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the U.S. who had knowledge about aerospace technology and other technology. A federal jury in Chicago convicted Ji Chaoqun, 31,...