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3 candidates vie for North Macedonia presidency

Apr. 20, 2019 3:26 AM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Three candidates are vying for the presidency in North Macedonia, where voters go to the polls on Sunday for the first round of elections. The post is largely ceremonial, but the election is seen as a key test of the government following deep polarization after the country...

A beleaguered Trump feared 'the end of my presidency'

Apr. 18, 2019 10:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — At the moment two years ago when Donald Trump learned a special counsel had been appointed to investigate his campaign and Russia, the president responded with profane fury — and something resembling panic. He feared his presidency, then only a few months old, was over. He berated...

Mueller reveals Trump's attempts to choke off Russia probe

Apr. 18, 2019 9:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Public at last, special counsel Robert Mueller's report revealed to a waiting nation Thursday that President Donald Trump tried to seize control of the Russia probe and force Mueller's removal to stop him from investigating potential obstruction of justice by the president. Trump was...

Dunleavy fills second Palmer court seat after delay

Apr. 18, 2019 8:03 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Mike Dunleavy has filled a second Palmer Superior Court judgeship, weeks after the deadline to make such a pick. He announced Wednesday his selection of private practice attorney Kristen Stohler. Last month, Dunleavy made one appointment to the court but refused to make a second....

The Latest: Mueller team dissatisfied with Trump's responses

Apr. 18, 2019 11:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russia and President Donald Trump (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Special counsel Robert Mueller's team was dissatisfied with written responses from President Donald Trump, but decided against issuing a subpoena for an interview. In...

Public defender, 2 private lawyers bid for Washoe bench

Apr. 18, 2019 12:06 AM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state's Judicial Selection Commission has recommended three lawyers as candidates to fill a family court judge vacancy in Washoe County, including a county public defender. Nevada Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Gibbons announced Wednesday the nominees are 41-year-old Jennifer Rains...

Israel's president formally nominates Netanyahu as PM

Apr. 17, 2019 11:34 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's president on Wednesday formally nominated Benjamin Netanyahu for a fourth consecutive term as prime minister, officially launching a process that is expected to result in a new government dominated by religious and nationalist parties in the coming weeks. In one of the president's...

Alaska Legislature confirms Public Safety commissioner

Apr. 17, 2019 11:28 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A divided Alaska Legislature on Wednesday confirmed Amanda Price to lead the Department of Public Safety as she fended off allegations of absenteeism in a prior job. Supporters of Price cast her as fiery and outspoken and the victim of a "witch hunt." Critics cited concern with what...

The Latest: Lawmakers reject Stiver appointment to pot board

Apr. 17, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska Legislature's confirmation of Gov. Mike Dunleavy's Cabinet and board selections (all times local): 6:50 p.m. The Alaska Legislature has rejected the appointment of a marijuana critic to the board that regulates the state's legal marijuana industry. Lawmakers...

Mueller report release spirals into political gamesmanship

Apr. 17, 2019 9:53 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — After nearly two years of waiting, America will get some answers straight from Robert Mueller— but not before President Donald Trump's attorney general has his say. The Justice Department on Thursday is expected to release a redacted version of the special counsel's report on...