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State lawmaker convicted of bribery resigns 'under protest'

Dec. 11, 2018 6:05 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania state representative stepped down on Tuesday, ending uncertainty about her official status that had swirled since she was sentenced to probation in a bribery case 11 days earlier. Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown, D-Philadelphia, said in a letter to House Speaker Mike Turzai...

Indiana police chief resigns amid discipline controversies

Dec. 11, 2018 3:18 PM EST

ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana police chief who downplayed the beating of a handcuffed suspect by two officers and faced other controversies over discipline has resigned, saying in a letter that he's "not perfect." Elkhart Police Chief Ed Windbigler said Monday in his letter that Mayor Tim Neese...

Findings of Minnesota House sex harassment survey released

Dec. 11, 2018 12:44 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — About one-fifth of the respondents in a recent survey said they had experienced or witnessed sexual harassment in the Minnesota House. The anonymous survey was conducted in October and completed by about 230 House members and staff. That equates to about half of House members and...

The Latest: Theresa May postpones vote on Brexit deal

Dec. 11, 2018 12:05 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 7:20 p.m. European Union official Donald Tusk says the bloc won't renegotiate the Brexit deal with the U.K. government as he called a summit Thursday to examine ways to help Britain ratify the deal. Tusk, the president of the European Council, tweeted...

Report: USOC and others delayed in response to Nassar

Dec. 10, 2018 7:54 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — An independent report details a toxic pattern of bureaucratic paralysis among Olympic leaders who reacted slowly, if at all, after they knew Larry Nassar was suspected of molesting young gymnasts. From the top office at the U.S. Olympic Committee to FBI bureaus in three cities to what was...

Judge asked to postpone trial over student's fatal stabbing

Dec. 10, 2018 5:23 PM EST

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — Maryland prosecutors have asked a judge to postpone a trial for a white man charged with a hate crime in the fatal stabbing of a black student on the University of Maryland's campus. Prince George's County prosecutors want to delay Sean Urbanski's Jan. 22 trial because the case's...

Lt. gov. lawsuit could cost Minnesota taxpayers $147K

Dec. 10, 2018 5:04 PM EST

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A court fight over Minnesota's lieutenant governor could end up costing state taxpayers nearly $147,000 in legal fees. The Minnesota Senate is considering whether to absorb the legal fees of former Republican state Sen. Michelle Fischbach. After fighting a lawsuit trying to remove...

Correction: Death of a Young Mayor story

Dec. 10, 2018 1:28 PM EST

MOUNT CARBON, Pa. (AP) — In a story Dec. 9 about the fatal overdose of a young mayor and his friend, The Associated Press erroneously reported the number of drug overdose deaths in 2017. It was about 70,200, not more than 72,000, which represented an earlier government estimate. A corrected version of the...

Head of India's central bank resigns amid government split

Dec. 10, 2018 8:07 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The head of India's central bank resigned Monday amid a growing split between the Indian government and the independent monetary policy authority. Reserve Bank of India Gov. Urjit Patel said in a statement posted on the bank's website that he was resigning for personal reasons. The...

Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruption

Dec. 9, 2018 9:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters overwhelmingly approved three of four questions on a referendum ballot...