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Johnson claims Brexit mandate with new conservative majority

Dec. 13, 2019 3:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson pledged Friday to heal Britain's divisions over Brexit after his gamble on early elections rewarded him with a commanding majority in Parliament and a new mandate to take his country out of the European Union at the end of January. Johnson's promise to “get...

Iowa transportation director resigns at governor's request

Dec. 13, 2019 1:53 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The director of the Iowa Department of Transportation said Friday he is leaving his job next month after Gov. Kim Reynolds asked him to resign. Mark Lowe released a resignation letter in which he voiced appreciation to the governor for appointing him to the job and his regard for...

Lebanon's Hezbollah insists on a coalition government

Dec. 13, 2019 1:36 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — The head of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group said Friday the best emergency government to deal with the country's worsening economic crisis is one that includes all political groups. Hassan Nasrallah's comments indicated there was no resolution yet on who should head an emergency...

Education chief resigns as new board discusses removal

Dec. 12, 2019 5:41 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's embattled education commissioner resigned Thursday, handing new Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear what he wanted in reshaping the management in the education system to reflect his opposition to charter schools. The state's newly reorganized state school board accepted Wayne...

Lebanon's FM calls for emergency government of experts

Dec. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister, an ally of the militant Hezbollah group, called Thursday for an emergency government made up of experts to deal with the country's economic downward spiral. Gebran Bassil's statement could potentiall y pave the way for an end to the two-month deadlock...

Israel's Netanyahu limps into new election campaign

Dec. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Israel heading to its third straight election in a year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges. But the embattled Israeli leader heads into the three-month campaign weakened...

Ferguson's monitor fears public tuning out of reform process

Dec. 12, 2019 1:41 PM EST

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The monitor overseeing the federal consent agreement requiring police and court changes in Ferguson is seeing troubling signs that residents are increasingly disengaged in the reform process. Just 22 people showed up Wednesday for a town hall-style meeting with the monitor team at the...

Alaska city councilor, former mayor resigns after 32 years

Dec. 12, 2019 10:19 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city councilor and former mayor has resigned his council seat 32 years after he first joined the board. Lew Williams III submitted a letter of resignation to Ketchikan City Mayor Bob Sivertsen Monday, The Ketchikan Daily News reported. Williams was first elected to the...

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his...

Upstate NY judge under disciplinary charge resigns

Dec. 11, 2019 6:44 PM EST

Albany, N.Y. (AP) — A town justice in western New York has resigned after he was accused of trying to thwart the arrest of his former brother-in-law on drunken driving charges. The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Wednesday announced the resignation of James Mann as a justice for the Nunda...