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Ukraine president signs amendment on NATO, EU membership

Feb. 19, 2019 11:34 AM EST

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president on Tuesday signed a constitutional amendment committing to join NATO and the European Union, acknowledging that the nation still has a long way to go to meet the membership criteria. Speaking in parliament, Petro Poroshenko said he sees securing Ukraine's membership...

Tradition of nonpartisan selection of judges may end in Iowa

Feb. 17, 2019 11:06 AM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa was in the forefront of a national effort to reduce partisanship in the courts nearly 50 years ago when it decided to stop electing judges and instead rely on nominations by a panel of citizens and lawyers. In all, about three dozen states adopted similar systems aimed at...

Sudan lawmakers cancel meeting on constitutional changes

Feb. 17, 2019 9:10 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese parliamentary committee tasked with amending the constitution to allow President Omar al-Bashir to run for another term abruptly canceled its meeting on Sunday, the sate-run news agency said, as hundreds of protesters in the capital called for an end to the president's three-decade...

Ex-FBI official recounts discussion about 25th Amendment

Feb. 15, 2019 6:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview posted Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein broached the idea of using the Constitution to oust President Donald Trump, saying the Justice Department official "discussed it with me in the context of thinking about...

Kentucky closer to banning most abortions if Roe overturned

Feb. 15, 2019 4:01 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky took a step closer toward preparing for a possible post-Roe v. Wade era on Friday. The state House overwhelmingly passed a bill to ban most abortions in Kentucky if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns the landmark decision that legalized the procedure nationwide. The chamber's...

FBI official feared Russia probe would end after Comey fired

Feb. 14, 2019 6:40 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview that aired Thursday that he moved quickly after his boss was fired to protect an investigation into President Donald Trump's potential ties to Russia and prevent it from being shut down in case he, too, was dismissed. Concerned...

Arkansas lawmakers send governor 'triggered' abortion ban

Feb. 14, 2019 6:02 PM EST

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas lawmakers sent Gov. Asa Hutchinson legislation Thursday that would ban abortions in the state if the U.S. Supreme Court overturns its landmark 1973 ruling legalizing the procedure nationwide. The majority-Republican House on Thursday approved by a 72-20 vote the proposal...

Egypt lawmakers approve possible 3-decade rule by president

Feb. 14, 2019 9:41 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to extend term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi until 2034, part of a package of constitutional amendments also set to further enshrine the military's role in politics that will now face a national referendum. Of the 596-seat...

A look at proposed amendments to Egypt's constitution

Feb. 14, 2019 9:05 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's Parliament on Thursday approved amendments to the constitution that could see President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi stay in power until 2034. The amendments, backed by 485 lawmakers in the 596-seat chamber packed with el-Sissi supporters, include several other changes to the 2014 charter,...

The Latest: Egypt's Parliament extends president term limits

Feb. 14, 2019 8:30 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on developments in Egypt (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Egypt's Parliament has overwhelmingly approved constitutional changes to remove term limits for President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, allowing him to stay on power possibly until 2034. The changes are part of a package of amendments...