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Idaho wildlife official under fire for Africa hunting trip

Oct. 13, 2018 6:04 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho Fish and Game Commission member is being criticized by some after he shared photos of himself posing with a family of baboons, including young baboons, he killed while hunting in Africa. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter spokesman Jon Hanian told The Idaho Statesman in a story on Friday...

Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail - as a hologram

Oct. 10, 2018 8:09 PM EDT

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — A characteristic twinkle in his eye, Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car in a hologram revealed Wednesday at the late president's namesake library in Southern California. "We think we made a good beginning, but you ain't seen nothin' yet!" the digital...

Court frees arrested senior magazine editor in south India

Oct. 9, 2018 8:44 AM EDT

SRINAGAR, India (AP) — A court in southern India released the chief editor of a prominent investigative magazine on Tuesday, hours after police arrested him on charges of publishing material that defamed the state governor. R.R. Gopal was arrested at the airport in Chennai, the capital of Tamil Nadu state,...

Dem running for Mississippi governor: Help 'least among us'

Oct. 3, 2018 8:40 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's Democratic attorney general on Wednesday launched his 2019 campaign for governor of one of the poorest states in the nation, citing the biblical mandate to help the needy. "Jesus taught us to fight for the poor and the elderly and the widows and the children — the...

Trump to skip inauguration of Mexico's president

Oct. 3, 2018 4:49 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump informed him he won't be coming to his Dec. 1 inauguration and will be sending Vice President Mike Pence instead. During a telephone conversation, Lopez Obrador talked to Trump about plans...

Iraq's president takes office, independent tapped as PM

Oct. 3, 2018 6:58 AM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A veteran Kurdish politician assumed office on Wednesday as Iraq's new president after tapping an independent Shiite politician for the post of prime minister, ending nearly five months of political deadlock. Barham Salih, 58, who previously served as Iraq's planning minister and the prime...

Check the couch: Governor's wedding ring back after decades

Sep. 28, 2018 5:13 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor has his original wedding ring back on his finger nearly three decades after he lost it. Clay Chandler, a spokesman for Gov. Phil Bryant, says Jeff Maher called the governor's office in recent days to report he had found a gold wedding band inside a couch that he...

Ex-West Virginia justice blames impeachment on gender bias

Sep. 26, 2018 8:11 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An impeached former West Virginia Supreme Court justice has filed a federal lawsuit accusing elected officials of gender bias and other violations. Former Justice Robin Davis' 40-page lawsuit filed Wednesday said she would not have been impeached "had she not been a woman." It...

Mother of suspected MS-13 victim remembered as 'warrior'

Sep. 21, 2018 6:59 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — A mother hailed by President Donald Trump for channeling grief over her slain daughter into an anti-gang crusade was memorialized at her funeral Friday as a "warrior," a week after her passion boiled into a fatal clash yards from where her child died. "She was my warrior, my rock, my...

The Latest: Mom of gang victim remembered as "warrior"

Sep. 21, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for the mother of a teenager allegedly killed by MS-13 gang members (all times local): 1 p.m. A district attorney who got to know the mother of a teenager who was murdered allegedly at the hands of gang members says the mom was "our Batman and our Robin."...