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In new job, disgraced governor helps fellow ex-cons

Jun. 17, 2018 11:27 AM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Fresh off his second stint in federal custody, former Gov. John Rowland is now working as a fundraiser for a Christian group that helps convicts return to their communities and turn their lives around. The 61-year-old Republican was released May 25, nearly a year early from his...

Michigan State trustees call for school president to resign

Jun. 15, 2018 6:01 PM EDT

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan State University trustees are calling for interim school president John Engler to resign immediately, joining a chorus of sexual assault victims of disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar and top legislators who say the campus community cannot heal until Engler...

Town drops appeal of overhaul ordered in discrimination case

Jun. 15, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — One of two towns on the Arizona-Utah border that was found to have discriminated against people who weren't members of a polygamous sect has dropped its appeal of a court-ordered overhaul of its government operations. A lawyer for the southern Utah town of Hildale said in a court filing two...

Argentine government reassures investors amid peso fall

Jun. 15, 2018 2:04 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Argentine government says the appointment of a new central bank chief is intended to generate confidence following a sharp depreciation of the peso. On Thursday, Luis Caputo replaced former Central Bank President Federico Sturzenegger, who presented his resignation to...

Governor appoints new county judge-executive in Kentucky

Jun. 15, 2018 12:34 AM EDT

ELKTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has made an appointment to fill an open seat for a county judge-executive. Democrat Michael Todd Mansfield will take the job as Todd County's top official. Mansfield is a former bank president who works for an appraisal company in Hopkinsville. He is also a...

GOP brass wants Arizona lawmaker in immigration remark out

Jun. 14, 2018 8:16 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's Republican governor and party chairman called Thursday for the resignation of a state lawmaker who said "there aren't enough white kids to go around" when discussing integration in schools. Rep. David Stringer, also a Republican, said his political opponents "have taken 51 seconds...

Missouri denies legal bills for lawyers of ex-Gov. Greitens

Jun. 14, 2018 7:33 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The private attorneys who represented former Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' office against potential impeachment proceedings won't be paid by the state for more than $180,000 of legal bills, a top official decided Thursday. Office of Administration Commissioner Sarah Steelman said...

Egypt's president replaces defense, interior ministers

Jun. 14, 2018 10:09 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's president swore in a new Cabinet on Thursday after replacing his defense and interior ministers, a high-level security shake-up that comes as the country is struggling to combat an Islamic State affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi tapped Lt. Gen. Mohamed Ahmed Zaki, the head of...

Spain minister resigns over tax record after days in office

Jun. 13, 2018 2:10 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's minister of culture resigned Wednesday after just under a week in office after news reports revealed he was fined a decade ago for evading thousands of euros (dollars) in taxes. Maxim Huerta, a former television presenter and writer, said he did nothing illegal, but chose to step down...

Georgian Prime minister resigns, cites party views at odds

Jun. 13, 2018 1:38 PM EDT

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The prime minister of Georgia says he has decided to step down, citing differences within the ruling party. Giorgi Kvirikashvili said Wednesday that he and the leader of the ruling Georgian Dream Party, billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili, disagreed over economic issues. He wouldn't...