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Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, listens as South Korean National Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo, right, speaks during a news conference at Pentagon in Washington, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

US and SKorea may cut back military moves due to coronavirus

Feb. 24, 2020 9:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and South Korea are considering curtailing joint military exercises due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, officials said Monday. After a meeting at the Pentagon to review a full range of issues, including a standoff over U.S. demands that Seoul pay a much...

Brazil: Violent crime up in state hit by police strike

Feb. 24, 2020 4:57 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Violent crime has been rising in Brazil's northeastern state of Ceara amid a police strike in its seventh day, federal Justice Minister Sergio Moro said Monday. Security officials said the state had recorded 147 homicides in the past five days, a fivefold increase from the same...

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In Brazil, fear of spreading police protests during Carnival

Feb. 22, 2020 5:34 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A violent police strike in northeastern Brazil has shed light on dissatisfaction among cops elsewhere in the country, with some forces threatening to protest as rowdy Carnival celebrations start. The strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the state of Ceara, and which...

Ruling: No budget conflict in Louisiana city's Mayor's Court

Feb. 22, 2020 11:14 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal court has ruled that officials in a Louisiana city do not have a conflict of interest involving fines and fees collected by a city court. A 2017 lawsuit claimed the “Mayor's Court” in Gretna collects fines and fees that go into the city's general fund. The suit...

FILE - In this May 11, 2017 file photo, trainer Brad Drawdy runs away from two police officer trainees during an exercise  at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in Columbia, S.C..  South Carolina lawmakers are looking to end a practice that allowed police officers in the state to patrol by themselves for up to a year without training. A bill receiving broad support in the South Carolina House would require an untrained officer to patrol with an officer who completed training at the state Criminal Justice Academy.  (AP Photo/Jeffrey Collins, File)

SC may end untrained police officers on regular patrols

Feb. 22, 2020 9:16 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers are looking to end a practice that allowed police officers in the state to patrol by themselves for up to a year without training. The idea for decades was to allow small police forces to use newly hired officers immediately after putting them on the payroll...

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to his friends after giving a press conference at his Chicago home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, one day after having his prison sentence commuted by President Donald Trump. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)/Daily Herald via AP)

TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

Feb. 20, 2020 9:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment. Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hunt for a post-prison career. "I need to start working and...

Brazil deploys national guard after senator shot in strike

Feb. 19, 2020 9:57 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A Brazilian senator was shot Wednesday as he tried to intervene in a strike by military police demanding higher salaries in the northeastern state of Ceara, prompting authorities to deploy federal forces. Sen. Cid Gomes, a former governor of the state, received a shot in the chest...

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee delivers his State of the State Address, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Lee changes course on offering 12 weeks of paid family leave

Feb. 19, 2020 8:59 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee is backpedaling on a promise to offer up to 12 weeks of annual paid family leave for state workers through an executive order. Instead, the Republican announced Wednesday he will pursue the idea through legislation inside a skeptical GOP-dominated...

Britain's Home Secretary Priti Patel meets students and staff working on 'carbon capture' at Imperial College London in South Kensington, London, Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020. Britain has announced a new post-Brexit “points-based immigration system” said Patel, that will assess prospective immigrants on a range of skills, qualifications, salaries or professions, starting next year.  (Stefan Rousseau/PA via AP)

UK employers fear worker shortages in new immigration plan

Feb. 19, 2020 10:47 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Vegetables rotting in the fields, food going unprocessed, the elderly and disabled left without care. That’s the alarming picture painted by some British employers about the impact of new U.K. immigration rules set to be introduced in less than a year. Farms, food factories and care...

Alabama town to give council, mayor raises _ with conditions

Feb. 18, 2020 11:13 AM EST

VINEMONT, Ala. (AP) — Pay raises are in the future for an Alabama town's council and mayor as long as they attend the council's monthly meetings. The South Vinemont Town Council passed an ordinance to raise members' pay this November. The raise is the first for the council since February 2008, said Mayor...