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Ohio governor: House expulsion vote should be respected

Jun. 17, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House’s decision to expel former representative Larry Householder was a choice to be respected, Gov. Mike DeWine said Thursday while repeating his belief that Householder should have resigned. Householder, a Republican like DeWine, was...

UK government 'ashamed' at poor rape conviction rates

Jun. 17, 2021 17:43 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government has apologized to rape victims for declining conviction levels, with senior Cabinet ministers saying they're “deeply ashamed” by the downward trend in bringing sexual offenders to justice. The government’s Rape Review,...

Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges

Jun. 17, 2021 13:00 PM EDT
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Ex-President Laurent Gbagbo arrives in Ivory Coast after acquittal on war crimes charges.

Ex-state lawmaker-elect avoids prison in embezzlement case

Jun. 17, 2021 10:07 AM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who was elected to the state legislature but resigned before being sworn in has pleaded no contest to embezzling about $16,000 from an environmental nonprofit and using the money on his political campaign, prosecutors said. ...

Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote

Jun. 16, 2021 21:34 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Members of the Ohio House expelled Rep. Larry Householder, the federally indicted Republican ex-speaker, Wednesday in a bipartisan vote that invoked their powers to remove a member for the first time in 150 years. The GOP-controlled House voted...

34 Oklahoma lawmakers call for review of death row case

Jun. 16, 2021 18:50 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Thirty-four Oklahoma lawmakers, including 28 Republicans, called Wednesday for reopening the investigation that led to the conviction of death row inmate Richard Glossip. Republican Rep. Kevin McDugle, a death penalty supporter, said new evidence...

Idaho officials pay $2.6M for wrongful convictions of 2 men

Jun. 16, 2021 12:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials on Tuesday approved payments of $1.4 million and $1.2 million, respectively, to two men who spent decades in prison for crimes they didn’t commit. Republican Gov. Brad Little and two other statewide-elected members of the Idaho...

Editorial Roundup: U.S.

Jun. 16, 2021 12:25 PM EDT

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: June 15 The Guardian on U.S. President Joe Biden, China and Europe: It is 50 years next month since Henry Kissinger embarked on the secret mission to Beijing that...

'I'm not guilty': Ohio lawmaker disputes effort to expel him

Jun. 15, 2021 18:51 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Larry Householder has found himself under the cloud of a federal investigation before. The last time it happened, the once-powerful Ohio state lawmaker was ultimately never charged, bided his time and then returned to the House and eventually to...

Mozambique urged to investigate abduction of Rwandan exile

Jun. 15, 2021 15:07 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A Rwandan opposition leader apparently arrested in Mozambique last month should be immediately charged in court or released, Human Rights Watch said Tuesday. Cassien Ntamuhanga, a radio journalist in Rwanda who was jailed after being convicted of...