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New York judge resigns after compliant about noose posting

Sep. 17, 2019 9:21 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York town judge resigned following a complaint about a Facebook post that featured a noose, a Trump campaign slogan and a phrase about making "evil people" fear punishment. The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct announced Tuesday that Altona Town Court Justice...

DC prepares for 1st House statehood hearing in 25 years

Sep. 17, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — About 140 U.S. flags bearing an extra star are flying along Pennsylvania Avenue as Washington, D.C., prepares for its first House hearing on U.S. statehood in a quarter century. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser led a caravan toward to the U.S. Capitol on Monday to symbolize the city's fight for...

Asia Development Bank president to step down

Sep. 17, 2019 7:03 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Asia Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao, plans to step down early next year, the regional lender said Tuesday. Japan has usually headed the ADB as a top donor. Finance Minister Taro Aso said in a statement that Tokyo would soon nominate a "high-caliber candidate" as Nakao's...

Spying claims spur calls for Washington lawmaker ouster

Sep. 14, 2019 12:17 PM EDT

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Washington state's liberal reputation is well-known, but voters in a conservative legislative district have re-elected Republican lawyer Matt Shea to the Legislature six times — as he has raged against Communists and atheists he thinks will destroy the U.S. and lobbied for a...

Congo police detain ex-health minister in Ebola funds probe

Sep. 14, 2019 10:39 AM EDT

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo have detained the former minister of health amid an investigation into the use of Ebola funds as confirmed Ebola deaths rose to near 2,000 and confirmed cases of the virus exceeded 3,000 in the sprawling African nation. Former Minister of Health Oly Ilunga was taken...

Algerian army chief wants new election; protesters want more

Sep. 14, 2019 3:44 AM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria is at a harrowing political impasse. Africa's largest country hasn't had an elected president for five months, and the powerful army chief wants to change that by holding an election, which he hopes will quell long-running protests he sees as a threat to his energy-rich...

Email indicates former Alaska official invited woman to room

Sep. 14, 2019 1:19 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An email from Alaska's former first lady sheds new light on the actions that drove Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott from office, suggesting he may have invited a woman into his room, newly released emails shows. The revelation came in an email sent from former first lady Donna Walker to her...

Arkansas House speaker files resolution to oust lawmaker

Sep. 13, 2019 5:58 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' House speaker took the first step Friday toward removing a lawmaker who has refused to step down after pleading no contest to not paying state income taxes. Speaker Matthew Shepherd filed a resolution to remove fellow Republican Rep. Mickey Gates, who was arrested last...

Turkey's ex-prime minister resigns from Erdogan's party

Sep. 13, 2019 5:55 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced his resignation from Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party and plans to form a new political movement. Davutoglu resigned on Friday, days after the ruling Justice and Development Party, or AKP, began proceedings to...

Virginia Lt. Gov. Fairfax sues CBS over accuser interviews

Sep. 12, 2019 6:40 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a $400 million lawsuit Thursday against CBS, alleging the company defamed him when it broadcast interviews with two women he says have falsely accused him of sexual assault. The lawsuit filed in federal court Thursday alleges nobody at the company...