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Monday final day to register for upcoming Alabama elections

Feb. 15, 2020 10:43 AM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Monday is the final day to register to vote in the March 3 primary elections in Alabama. People have until midnight to electronically register to vote in the election. Voters can check their registration status and polling places at the Alabama secretary of state's website. Voters...

New Mexico sheriff picked for US group on mental illness

Feb. 14, 2020 1:12 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The sheriff in New Mexico's most populous county has been chosen by U.S. Attorney General William Barr to lead a mental health working group that is part of a federal effort to explore issues affecting the ability of law enforcement to reduce crime. Bernalillo County Sheriff...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during his inauguration at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Louisiana governor plans nearly $1M in raises for appointees

Feb. 13, 2020 6:35 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Entering a second term without the budget woes of his first, Gov. John Bel Edwards plans to dole out nearly $1 million in pay raises to his staff, Cabinet secretaries and other high-level political appointees across state government. The Edwards administration on Thursday provided...

British lawmaker Sajid Javid Chancellor of the Exchequer walks along Downing Street in London, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shook up his government on Thursday, firing and appointing ministers to key Cabinet posts. Johnson was aiming to tighten his grip on government after winning a big parliamentary majority in December's election. That victory allowed Johnson to take Britain out of the European Union in January. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

UK Treasury chief quits as Johnson shakes up Cabinet

Feb. 13, 2020 12:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tightened his grip on the government Thursday with a Cabinet shake-up that triggered the unexpected resignation of his Treasury chief, the second-most powerful figure in the administration. Sajid Javid's resignation was the most dramatic moment i n a...

U.S. Secretary for Defense Mark Esper, second left, speaks with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, left, during a meeting of the North Atlantic Council at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. NATO ministers, in a second day of meetings, will discuss building stability in the Middle East, the Alliance's support for Afghanistan and challenges posed by Russia's missile systems. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Iraq green-lights resumption of NATO training effort

Feb. 13, 2020 10:46 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Iraqi government has given NATO the green light to stay in the country, the alliance's chief said Thursday, weeks after Iraq demanded foreign forces leave the country over the U.S. killing of Iran’s top general near the Baghdad airport. Prodded by U.S. President Donald Trump to...

Bill would change process to select transportation chief

Feb. 12, 2020 6:59 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A bill to rein in the governor's power to appoint Kentucky's transportation secretary won initial committee approval from Republican lawmakers Wednesday, but the Democratic chief executive quickly pushed back, saying it would lead to less accountability. GOP lawmakers insisted the...

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., arrives at a campaign stop at Rochester Opera House, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Rochester, N.H. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Warren betting that getting personal can help her rebound

Feb. 11, 2020 4:38 PM EST

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Elizabeth Warren still “has a plan” for everything. She’s just trying to put a more personal face on them. Being a proud policy nerd helped catapult the Massachusetts senator into front-runner status last summer but may have carried her as far as it can. She has...

Karen Pierce listens to questions from the media in New York on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020. Britain has appointed Pierce as the country's new ambassador to the United States. Pierce is currently ambassador to the United Nations and will be the first woman to hold the prestigious job.  (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

New UK envoy to US wants expanded ties and talks with Trump

Feb. 7, 2020 6:20 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s new ambassador to the United States said Friday she looks forward to expanding the traditional security and economic partnership between the two nations to new areas like artificial intelligence and to having talks with President Donald Trump, who has always been...

President Donald Trump speaks at the North Carolina Opportunity Now Summit, at Central Piedmont Community College, Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump airs impeachment gripes while pushing economic agenda

Feb. 7, 2020 3:46 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump came to North Carolina on Friday to showcase a new economic revitalization program, but he quickly took a verbal detour to reprise complaints about his impeachment by the House, saying Democrats should have to list a “failed impeachment hoax” on...

This Jan. 28, 2020, photo shows the Youth Services Center in Manchester, N.H. An attorney for a man charged with repeatedly raping a teenage boy at New Hampshire's state-run youth detention center in the 1990s said Friday, Jan. 31, the allegations are motivated by

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

Feb. 5, 2020 9:17 AM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he held a boy down while colleagues raped him in 1998. James Woodlock went on leave from his position as a...