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Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The fraud charges against former Jay Peak owner...

The Latest: Governor maintains he was not in racist photo

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (all times local): 1:35 p.m. Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is reiterating his longstanding denial that he's in a racist photo that appeared on his 1984 medical...

Serial cyberstalker's plea deal fits lenient pattern

May. 22, 2019 1:42 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Only hours before women marched through many U.S. cities in January, Christopher Cleary set off a manhunt when he posted a Facebook message threatening to kill "as many girls as I see" in retaliation for years of romantic rejection. Cleary, 27, called himself a virgin who never had a...

Mystery of racist photo in governor's yearbook left unsolved

May. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a...

Ukraine's parliament snubs new president on election law

May. 22, 2019 1:38 PM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian lawmakers on Wednesday turned down the new president's proposal to amend the election law in a blow to his hopes to get more of his supporters into parliament. Volodymyr Zelenskiy, a 41-year-old comedian who won 73% of the presidential vote last month, dissolved parliament on...

Lamont says he'd veto current version of family leave bill

May. 22, 2019 1:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont says he'll veto a proposal creating a paid family medical leave program, saying the current version of the bill is too "top heavy" with bureaucracy and requires further negotiations. The Democrat said Wednesday he was surprised to hear the...

NY puts Democrats a step closer to getting Trump tax returns

May. 22, 2019 1:30 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York lawmakers gave final passage to legislation Wednesday that would allow President Donald Trump's state tax returns to be released to congressional committees that have, so far, been barred from getting the president's federal filings. The Democrat-led Senate and Assembly both...

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

The Latest: 2 more Oklahoma towns urged to evacuate

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on storm damage in the Southern Plains and Midwest (all times local): 12:30 p.m. Residents of two more Oklahoma towns are being encouraged to leave their homes ahead of expected flooding that has also prompted flooding concerns in Missouri and Kansas. Residents in the Tulsa...

Virginia Gov. Northam maintains he's not in racist photo in 1984 yearbook, hours after release of inconclusive report

May. 22, 2019 1:26 PM EDT
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Northam maintains he's not in racist photo in 1984 yearbook, hours after release of inconclusive report.