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Liberal Los Angeles could take right turn in mayor's race

May. 27, 2022 00:19 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Many voters in heavily Democratic Los Angeles are seething over rising crime and homelessness and that could prompt the city to take a turn to the political right for the first time in decades. One of the leading candidates for mayor is Rick Caruso, a...

Ohio attorney general nominee wants GOP mapmakers charged

May. 26, 2022 17:29 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Democratic nominee for Ohio attorney general filed a criminal complaint against the five Republican members of the state's redistricting commission Thursday, a day after the Ohio Supreme Court rejected the commission's legislative maps for the fifth straight time. ...

Moldova's ex-president placed under 30-day house arrest

May. 26, 2022 13:17 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A court in Moldova placed former President Igor Dodon under 30-day house arrest on Thursday as he faces an investigation into suspected treason, corruption, illicit enrichment and illegal party financing. The ruling came after Dodon, who served as Moldova's...

UK touts help for energy bills; seeks to forget 'partygate'

May. 26, 2022 10:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative government unveiled a 15 billion pound ($19 billion) emergency aid package Thursday to ease a severe cost-of-living squeeze, announcing the plan a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to “move on” from a months-long scandal over government parties...

French movement calls out sexual misconduct in politics

May. 26, 2022 08:51 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Rape accusations against a newly named French minister have galvanized a movement aimed at exposing sexual misconduct in French politics and encouraging women to speak out against abusers. Left-wing groups are using the issue to rally opposition to President Emmanuel...

Probe OK'd of Arizona senator's comments on Buffalo shooting

May. 25, 2022 20:54 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate's ethics committee voted Wednesday to formally investigate a Republican lawmaker's online comments that appeared to blame the federal government for the recent massacre at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York. The panel was directed by the full...

Ex-Illinois House leader Arroyo sentenced for bribery scheme

May. 25, 2022 19:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme. Luis Arroyo was handed a 57-month sentence by U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger after pleading guilty in November to a wire fraud...

Brazil toughens environmental fines in reaction to a lawsuit

May. 25, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After a series of measures that weakened Brazil’s environmental laws, far-right President Jair Bolsonaro has signaled an about-face, signing a decree Tuesday relating to crimes involving the destruction of the Amazon rainforest. The new legislation increases...

Defense: Notes back claim Clinton lawyer didn't lie to FBI

May. 25, 2022 16:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense attorneys for a Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer charged with lying to the FBI during the Trump-Russia probe showed jurors handwritten notes on Wednesday aimed at undercutting allegations that he misled the federal government about his legal work. Michael...

Anaheim council voids sale of Angel Stadium amid scandal

May. 25, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Anaheim City Council has voted to cancel the sale of Angel Stadium to Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno amid a political scandal that led the mayor to resign. The unanimous vote Tuesday directed the city attorney to void a 2020 agreement to sell the...