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May government faces no-confidence vote after Brexit defeat

Jan. 16, 2019 2:10 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May defied calls to resign as she faced a no-confidence vote Wednesday, a day after Parliament rejected her Brexit deal by a historic margin and unleashed a power struggle over control of Britain's planned withdrawal from the European Union. May was battling to...

Now a 2020 candidate, Gillibrand builds campaign on gender

Jan. 16, 2019 2:05 PM EST

TROY, New York (AP) — A day after she jumped into the presidential race from a glimmering Manhattan television studio, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand returned Wednesday to her upstate New York hometown to preview a campaign that is expected to put gender front and center. Speaking outside a Troy diner she said is...

Michigan State president faces ouster amid Nassar fallout

Jan. 16, 2019 1:36 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan State University's Board of Trustees will seek to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of comments he has made about victims of imprisoned ex-sports medicine doctor Larry Nassar, a trustee said Wednesday. Brian Mosallam told The Associated Press...

The Latest: Michigan State trustees plan vote to oust Engler

Jan. 16, 2019 12:53 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Latest on the criticism of Michigan State's president from the Larry Nassar fallout (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Michigan State University trustee says the board will seek to oust interim school President John Engler if he doesn't resign amid criticism of his handling of...

Michigan State trustee says "the votes are there" to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn't resign

Jan. 16, 2019 12:35 PM EST
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State trustee says "the votes are there" to oust interim President John Engler if he doesn't resign.

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 15, 2019 10:37 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...

AG: Lawmaker was victim of racial harassment; no charges

Jan. 14, 2019 6:54 PM EST

BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) — An ex-Vermont legislator who resigned after receiving racial threats was the victim of racial harassment and crimes but no charges will be filed because of free speech protections and insufficient evidence, Vermont Attorney General T.J. Donovan announced Monday. To address incidents...

AP sources: Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days

Jan. 14, 2019 4:23 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is expected to move toward launching a 2020 presidential campaign within days by forming an exploratory committee, according to several people familiar with her plans. The New York Democrat will likely announce her intentions ahead of a trip to Iowa this weekend,...

Sudan's al-Bashir defiant in face of weeks of unrest

Jan. 14, 2019 11:24 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's longtime ruler was defiant Monday in the face of more than three weeks of protests demanding his resignation, reiterating at a rally in the west of the country that a change in leadership can only come through the ballot box. In power since 1989, Omar al-Bashir is already one of the...

Romania: Ruling party member quits over president Nazi jibe

Jan. 14, 2019 6:50 AM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's ruling Social Democratic Party says an adviser to a regional leader who published a manipulated image of the country's president dressed in Nazi uniform has quit over the matter. The party's Vrancea county branch said Constantin Guguianu resigned his post and from the...