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Indianapolis councilman resigns, pleads guilty to charges

Aug. 15, 2018 8:01 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis City-County councilman has resigned and has pleaded guilty to four counts of battery on a child. Jeffrey Miller entered the plea Wednesday in Hamilton Superior Court. Hamilton County Prosecutor D. Lee Buckingham II, who took over the case in January, struck the deal that...

Democrats avoid abuse allegations against party leader

Aug. 15, 2018 7:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Democratic Party insisted Wednesday that allegations of domestic abuse against his second-in-command would not hurt his party ahead of this fall's midterm elections. Yet four days after the first public accusation of physical and emotional abuse emerged against Minnesota...

Louisiana parish official resigns amid restructuring

Aug. 15, 2018 4:04 PM EDT

COVINGTON, La. (AP) — A top lieutenant for a Louisiana parish president has resigned during a tumultuous time for the parish government. St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister told news outlets Tuesday that Trilby Lenfant resigned as deputy chief administrative officer of the parish government Monday....

Search for new Southern Illinois president could take year

Aug. 15, 2018 2:57 PM EDT

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The search for a new president for Southern Illinois University could take a year following the resignation of its previous leader following a contentious dispute over shifting state funding between its campuses. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Board of Trustees members...

Former California assemblyman sues accuser alleging assault

Aug. 15, 2018 2:47 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California lawmaker who resigned over sexual misconduct allegations is suing his accuser for defamation despite an investigator's preliminary findings that her story is likely true. Former Assemblyman Matt Dababneh filed a lawsuit Tuesday claiming lobbyist Pamela Lopez...

Former representative wins special election for state Senate

Aug. 15, 2018 11:30 AM EDT

FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) — A Republican former state representative has won a special election to take over the remaining term of an Arkansas state senator who resigned after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering. Former state Rep. Frank Glidewell will complete the term left vacant when Sen. Jake...

The Latest: Hagedorn wins GOP primary for Walz seat

Aug. 14, 2018 11:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on Minnesota's primary election (all times local): 10:31 p.m. Republican candidate Jim Hagedorn has won a primary for another shot at a southern Minnesota swing congressional seat. Hagedorn's victory Tuesday comes two years after he narrowly lost the 1st District race to...

The Latest: Radinovich wins Minnesota Democrat House primary

Aug. 14, 2018 11:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on primaries in Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont and Wisconsin (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Former state Rep. Joe Radinovich has won a crowded Democratic primary to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan in a northeastern Minnesota swing district. Radinovich defeated Rep. Jason...

Former President Jose Mujica retires from Uruguay's Senate

Aug. 14, 2018 6:07 PM EDT

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Former President Jose Mujica resigned his senatorial seat Tuesday despite having the right to remain as a Uruguayan lawmaker until 2020. Mujica said in a letter read in the Senate chamber that he was stepping down for personal reasons. He first announced his resignation in 2016...

Lavish court spending in poor West Virginia triggers scandal

Aug. 14, 2018 5:41 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A $42,000 antique desk. A $32,000 blue suede sectional sofa. A $7,500 inlaid wooden floor map of West Virginia's 55 counties. A scandal involving lavish office renovations and other financial abuses by the highest court in one of the poorest states in America has triggered an...