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Beshear shifts roles for some top administration officials

Aug. 03, 2021 04:03 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's governor has shifted the roles for some of the top officials in his administration. Kerry Harvey is now the head of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Gov. Andy Beshear announced Monday. Harvey had served as Public Protection Cabinet...

Israeli Cabinet advances budget, shores up new government

Aug. 02, 2021 09:35 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Cabinet advanced a national budget on Monday for the first time since 2018 in a sign of stability for the country's fragile new government. The 120-member Knesset must still approve the two-year spending plan by November to avoid dissolving the...

Malaysia lawmakers protest Parliament closure as ploy by PM

Aug. 02, 2021 03:44 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Police blocked opposition lawmakers from marching Monday to protest a two-week lockdown of Malaysia's Parliament, which they consider another ploy for the embattled prime minister to dodge a no-confidence vote. With a crucial parliamentary...

West Virginia State university president resigns

Jul. 31, 2021 15:24 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State University's president has resigned after facing pressure from school officials to leave office. Nicole Pride resigned on Friday, less than a year after becoming the historically Black college's first woman president. ...

Justice appoints Diaz to be veterans assistance secretary

Jul. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice appointed Edward A. “Ted” Diaz on Thursday as cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance. Diaz will replace Dennis Davis, who died in January. For the last 10...

New Mexico education secretary replaced, new top cop named

Jul. 29, 2021 19:27 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Education Secretary Ryan Stewart is the latest cabinet secretary to call it quits during the coronavirus pandemic. The education post will be filled by former Los Alamos Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus starting Aug. 20, Gov. Michelle...

Grace period extended for Michigan license, plate renewals

Jul. 29, 2021 18:37 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan drivers whose license or registration expires between April and week's end will have 120 additional days to renew it without being assessed late fees under new laws that also prohibit such fees broadly unless the secretary of state resumes letting people...

Officials in Tokyo alarmed as virus cases hit record highs

Jul. 29, 2021 07:25 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese officials sounded the alarm Thursday as Tokyo reported record-breaking coronavirus cases for the third-straight day with the Olympics well underway. Tokyo reported 3,865 new cases Thursday, up from 3,177 on Wednesday and double the numbers a week...

US defense secretary visits Vietnam, vows support for region

Jul. 28, 2021 23:18 PM EDT

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is seeking to bolster ties with Vietnam, one of the Southeast Asian nations embroiled in a territorial rift with China, during a two-day visit starting Wednesday. In a speech in Singapore, his first stop in...

Jill Biden's chief of staff nominated for Spain ambassador

Jul. 27, 2021 17:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Tuesday nominated Julissa Reynoso, the chief of staff to first lady Jill Biden and a former ambassador, to serve as his ambassador to Spain and Andorra. Reynoso has also served as the co-chair of the White House Gender Policy...