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Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

Aug. 18, 2018 3:21 PM EDT

ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Kofi Annan, a charismatic global diplomat and the first black African to become United Nations secretary-general who led the world body through one of its most turbulent periods, died early Saturday at age 80. Tributes flowed in from around the world after his foundation announced his...

Today in History

Aug. 18, 2018 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, Aug. 18, the 230th day of 2018. There are 135 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, guaranteeing all American women's right to vote, was ratified as Tennessee became the 36th state to approve it. On this...

Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

Aug. 15, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections. Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

Former President Jose Mujica retires from Uruguay's Senate

Aug. 14, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former President Jose Mujica resigned his senatorial seat Tuesday despite having the right to remain as a Uruguayan lawmaker until 2020. Mujica said in a letter read in the Senate chamber that he was stepping down for personal reasons. He first announced his resignation in 2016...

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

Aug. 14, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia's 55 counties. A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the highest court in one of the poorest states in America has triggered an...

Lawmakers impeach all 4 W.Va. court justices over spending

Aug. 14, 2018 12:26 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia lawmakers completed the extraordinary move of impeaching all four state Supreme Court justices Monday night for spending issues, including a suspended justice facing a 23-count federal indictment. The state House of Delegates voted to impeach Justice Allen Loughry on...

Romanians stage anti-government protest for 3rd evening

Aug. 12, 2018 3:35 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Thousands of Romanians have gathered for the third consecutive evening to demand the resignation of the government. Protesters waving Romanian, NATO and European Union flags assembled Sunday evening in a square outside the government offices, where clashes with riot police left...

Romanians protest govt corruption for 2nd straight day

Aug. 11, 2018 4:01 PM EDT

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Tens of thousands of Romanians held another anti-government protest Saturday a day after a previous demonstration turned violent, leaving 455 people in need of medical treatment. Protesters carrying Romanian, European Union and other flags rallied Saturday outside government...

Kobach steps away from duties in contested Kansas vote count

Aug. 10, 2018 7:45 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach stepped aside from his duties as the state's top elections official Friday until his hotly contested Republican primary challenge to Gov. Jeff Colyer is resolved, but Colyer argued that Kobach still has a conflict of interest because Kobach is...