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AP Explains: The 25th Amendment to the Constitution

Sep. 21, 2018 9:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein raised the idea of using the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump from office, The New York Times reported Friday. Rosenstein has denied making the suggestion. Removing a president between elections is meant to be tough. Here's how the...

Sheriff recorded making racial remarks resigns

Sep. 21, 2018 5:08 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The sheriff of New Jersey's most populous county resigned Friday amid mounting pressure from his own party after a recording surfaced in which he made derogatory remarks about blacks and about the state's first Sikh attorney general. A spokesman for Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino...

An absolute monarchy in Africa holds parliamentary election

Sep. 21, 2018 9:41 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African kingdom of Eswatini is holding an election largely free of suspense. That's because people are voting for parliamentarians on Friday under the authority of King Mswati III, an absolute monarch in the country formerly known as Swaziland. He appoints the Cabinet and...

Sheriff won't resign, says he's sorry for racial remarks

Sep. 20, 2018 11:52 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey sheriff recorded making disparaging remarks about blacks and the state's first Sikh attorney general apologized Thursday night for his comments but didn't heed a call from Gov. Phil Murphy to step down. In a statement released by a spokesman, Bergen County Sheriff Michael...

The Latest: Sheriff sorry for racial remarks, won't resign

Sep. 20, 2018 11:16 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on a New Jersey sheriff's racial remarks that were recorded (all times local): 11:15 p.m. A New Jersey sheriff recorded making disparaging remarks about blacks and the state's first Sikh attorney general has apologized but won't resign. In a statement emailed by a spokesman...

Reynolds' missed judge appointment deadline raises question

Sep. 20, 2018 1:52 PM EDT

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some lawyers are questioning Gov. Kim Reynolds appointment of a district court judge, saying a missed deadline could allow people appearing before the judge to question his authority. Reynolds filed the paperwork to appoint Judge Jason Besler after a 30-day constitutional deadline...

Some top Republicans form group to back Whitmer for governor

Sep. 20, 2018 12:49 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Some top Republicans, including a former cabinet member in the gubernatorial administrations of Rick Snyder and John Engler, will work to elect Democrat Gretchen Whitmer as Michigan governor. Whitmer announced the "Republicans and Independents for Whitmer" coalition Thursday. Leaders...

Attorney general: Edwards' pick for waterway board illegal

Sep. 19, 2018 3:31 PM EDT

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana's governor violated state law with his appointment to a state water regulatory commission, Republican Attorney General Jeff Landry said Wednesday in his latest clash with Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards. Landry traveled to Shreveport to release a formal opinion saying...

Former aides give Wisconsin Gov. Walker re-election headache

Sep. 19, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — As Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker fights for his political life, some of the most devastating attacks aren't coming from Democrats. They're coming from a handful of former top officials from his own administration. Three former Walker Cabinet secretaries have blasted the two-term...

Trump rips Sessions: 'I don't have an attorney general'

Sep. 19, 2018 10:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, saying, "I don't have an attorney general." Trump, in a Hill.TV interview released on Wednesday, said that he's "so sad over Jeff Sessions," whom he has repeatedly denounced for recusing himself from the...