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Albania opposition rally asks for government resignation

May. 26, 2018 7:00 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters have held an anti-government protest calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Edi Rama, whom they accuse of links to organized crime. Supporters led by the main conservative Democratic Party's leader Lulzim Basha on Saturday marched...

USC president agrees to step down amid gynecologist scandal

May. 25, 2018 10:24 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The president of the University of Southern California has agreed to step down amid a raging sex scandal involving a university gynecologist who is accused of conducting inappropriate exams for decades, the chairman of the school's board of trustees said Friday. The university's board...

USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist

May. 25, 2018 9:29 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (AP) — USC president has agreed to step down amid sex scandal involving school gynecologist.

In turnabout, Minnesota senator becomes lieutenant governor

May. 25, 2018 7:29 PM EDT

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A high-ranking Minnesota lawmaker thrust into the lieutenant governor's office by U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation abruptly took the oath of office and resigned her state Senate seat on Friday, a swift reversal for the longtime Republican senator who had resisted the job and its...

AP Explains: Why speaker-less Ohio House can't pass bills

May. 25, 2018 4:31 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Parliamentarians are having their day at the Ohio Statehouse, with Republican House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger's resignation last month creating a historic mid-session vacancy. Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Kirk Schuring, a Canton Republican, has handled daily operations since...

Since Weinstein: The growing list of the accused

May. 25, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The publication of allegations of sexual misconduct against Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein sparked a national reckoning. Since October, scores of men in entertainment, politics, media, and beyond have faced allegations ranging from inappropriate behavior to forced sexual misconduct to...

California lawmaker cleared of groping charge back at work

May. 25, 2018 4:02 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Embattled California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia returned to the Assembly floor Friday for the first time since an investigation found allegations she groped a male staffer unsubstantiated. The Los Angeles-area Democrat was hugged by a few Democratic lawmakers after she entered...

Judge quits after suspension for sexual acts at courthouse

May. 25, 2018 2:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts judge who engaged in sexual acts with a social worker in his courthouse chambers announced his resignation Friday, one day after being suspended indefinitely by the state's highest court. Judge Thomas Estes said in a letter submitted to the chief justice of the state's...

Ex-mayor who had legal problems hired as tourism consultant

May. 25, 2018 1:58 AM EDT

SARDIS, Miss. (AP) — A former Mississippi mayor who faced legal problems has been hired to promote tourism in another town. The Commercial Appeal reports that the town of Sardis will pay Greg Davis a starting salary of $30,000 a year to work as a consultant. He will be tourism director and community...

Nashville mayor declares victory in vote brought by affair

May. 24, 2018 10:53 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley declared victory after an election Thursday to serve out the term vacated by former Mayor Megan Barry, who pleaded guilty to a felony and resigned after an extramarital affair with her bodyguard. Partial results showed Briley with nearly 55 percent of...