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Far-right presidential contender convicted of hate speech

Jan. 17, 2022 10:57 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — French far-right presidential candidate Éric Zemmour was convicted Monday of inciting racial hatred over 2020 comments he made about unaccompanied migrant children. A Paris court ordered Zemmour to pay a fine of 10,000 euros (more than $11,000) and several thousand...

Republican state senator to challenge Fortenberry in primary

Jan. 16, 2022 17:23 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Republican state senator and former speaker of the Legislature is challenging Congressman Jeff Fortenberry who is facing federal charges as he runs for re-election. State Sen. Mike Flood announced Sunday that he will challenge Fortenberry in the state's First...

Parole Board whistleblower files lawsuit over firing

Jan. 15, 2022 11:54 AM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former state employee who was fired after finding misconduct during an investigation of the Virginia Parole Board has filed a federal lawsuit against her former employer and two top officials of outgoing Gov. Ralph Northam’s administration. The Richmond...

Mexico gang leader sentenced to 60 years in prison

Jan. 15, 2022 11:34 AM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The leader of a crime gang notorious for siphoning gasoline from government fuel ducts has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for kidnapping, according to authorities in the central Mexico state of Guanajuato. José Antonio Yépez Ortiz had been one of Mexico's...

Michigan AG asks feds to investigate fake GOP electors

Jan. 14, 2022 19:01 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan's attorney general is asking federal prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into 16 Republicans who submitted false certificates stating they were the state's presidential electors despite Joe Biden's 154,000-vote victory in 2020. Dana Nessel, a...

GOP Rep. Katko, who voted to impeach Trump, won't run again

Jan. 14, 2022 16:15 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. John Katko, a respected Republican moderate whose congressional career seemed on the ascent, announced his retirement Friday, the third of the 10 House GOP lawmakers who voted to impeach President Donald Trump last January to say they won't seek reelection. ...

US Rep. John Katko, Republican who voted to impeach Trump, announces he will not seek reelection

Jan. 14, 2022 12:06 PM EST
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — US Rep. John Katko, Republican who voted to impeach Trump, announces he will not seek reelection.

Ousted Myanmar leader Suu Kyi faces 5 new corruption charges

Jan. 14, 2022 09:41 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Myanmar's military-installed government has filed five new corruption charges against ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi in connection with granting permits to rent and buy a helicopter, a legal official said Friday. Suu Kyi, who has been detained since last February’s...

Senior official in southern China under corruption probe

Jan. 14, 2022 03:19 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — A top official in the southern Chinese region of Guangxi is under investigation for corruption, the ruling Communist Party's graft watchdog reported Friday. Vice Governor Liu Hongwu is being investigated for “serious violations of discipline and laws,” the...

New Mexico leaders aim to put wedge in revolving crime door

Jan. 13, 2022 18:04 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is aiming to put a wedge in the revolving door that many have blamed for persistent violent crime and record homicides in the state’s largest city. The Democratic governor joined other elected leaders in Albuquerque...