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Ex-mayor admits stealing more than $75,000 from campaigns

Aug. 14, 2020 7:19 AM EDT

MIDDLESEX, N.J. (AP) — The former mayor of a central New Jersey town has admitted stealing more than $75,000 from numerous local political campaigns. Ronald DiMura, 64, pleaded guilty to Thursday to theft by deception. He now faces a seven-year prison term when he's sentenced later this year and must pay...

A Brazilian soldier takes a picture of a damaged silo that stands amid rubble and debris at the site of the Aug. 4 explosion that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Iran: Nations shouldn't exploit Beirut blast for own motives

Aug. 14, 2020 6:45 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Iran said Friday that Western countries should not take advantage of the massive explosion in Beirut last week that killed and injured thousands of people to dictate their own policies on the tiny Arab country. The comments by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Beirut came...

Rep. McLean, D-Gorham, resigning from Maine Legislature

Aug. 13, 2020 9:57 PM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Democratic Rep. Andrew McLean submitted a letter of resignation from the Maine House on Thursday. McLean, of Gorham, recently graduated from the University of Maine School of Law, and said post-law school work that begins next week requires him to leave his job as an elected official....

Stitt announces hiring of new chief of staff, policy advisor

Aug. 13, 2020 7:04 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Thursday the hiring of an Oklahoma City banker as his new chief of staff and a former state Senate leader as his chief policy advisor. Stitt's new chief of staff will be Bond Payne, the co-founder and chairman of Heritage Trust Co. Also joining the...

An electoral official, right, tells a voter that the ballots haven't arrived at a voting center in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

Puerto Rico set for 2nd voting round after botched primaries

Aug. 13, 2020 12:24 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans prepared Thursday for a second consecutive weekend of primary elections after the U.S. territory's Supreme Court ordered authorities to reopen polling centers where botched ballot supplies prevented people from voting in the first round. The court's ruling...

U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs David Hale, right, listens to an NGO volunteer during his visit to a main gathering point for volunteers, near the site of last week's explosion that hit the seaport of Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla, Pool)

US official says FBI joining Beirut explosion investigation

Aug. 13, 2020 12:23 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The FBI will join Lebanese and other international investigators in the probe of the massive explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 170 people, injured thousands and caused widespread destruction, a U.S. diplomat said Thursday. Lebanese authorities had invited the FBI to take part,...

Editorial Roundup: New York

Aug. 13, 2020 11:40 AM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York’s newspapers: Could the Beirut Explosion Be a Turning Point for Lebanon? The New York Times Aug. 12 The appalling negligence that left more than 2,700 tons of ammonium nitrate sitting for more than six years at Lebanon’s port in...

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2020 photo, Thailand Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha wears a face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as he attends an open session at the parliament house in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand's prime minister has warned his fellow citizens that their nation has handled the health challenges of the coronavirus well, but must pull together to overcome the tremendous damage done to the economy by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Thai leader says unity necessary to revive virus-hit economy

Aug. 13, 2020 10:16 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s prime minister, facing growing demands from students for change, warned Thursday that the nation must pull together to overcome the economic damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. In a speech marking the appointment of a new team of financial specialists to his Cabinet,...

An official turns away two voters at a voting center lacking ballots in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020. Puerto Rico's primaries were marred on Sunday by a lack of ballots in a majority of centers across the U.S. territory, forcing frustrated voters who braved a spike in COVID-19 cases to turn around and go back home. (AP Photo/Danica Coto)

Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

Aug. 12, 2020 8:49 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours. The ruling was...

Gilbert mayor resigns, joins McSally's reelection campaign

Aug. 12, 2020 7:08 PM EDT

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — The mayor of Gilbert has resigned, effective immediately. Jenn Daniels announced the move at Tuesday evening’s Town Council meeting and later said she resigned for personal reasons. On Wednesday, Daniels was announced as one of four Maricopa County chairs for Republican U.S....