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Small South Carolina town loses entire police force

Nov. 28, 2020 10:49 AM EST

PINE RIDGE, S.C. (AP) — A small South Carolina town is without a police force after its fourth chief in three years stepped down more than a month ago. Pine Ridge in Lexington County has also lost five police officers during that same time span, leaving no one to patrol the town of 2,000 people. Interim...

Indonesian Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo, center, escorted by security officers walks after a press conference at the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) office in Jakarta, Indonesia Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Indonesia's anti-corruption commission formally named the country's fisheries minister as a suspect in taking bribes related to exports of lobster larvae, and alleged he used the money on a luxury shopping spree during a visit to the United States. (AP Photo)

Indonesian minister apologizes after arrest on bribe charge

Nov. 26, 2020 12:00 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s anti-corruption commission formally named the country's fisheries minister as a suspect in taking bribes related to exports of lobster larvae, and alleged he used the money on a luxury shopping spree during a visit to the United States. Maritime Affairs and...

Wisconsin tourism secretary resigning to take private job

Nov. 25, 2020 2:22 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's tourism secretary plans to resign to take a job in the private sector, Gov. Tony Evers' office announced Wednesday, ending months of speculation over whether Republican legislators would fire her. Evers' office said in a news release that Sara Meaney will leave her position...

Deputy sues ex-judge about racial slurs in text messages

Nov. 25, 2020 1:37 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Black Louisiana sheriff’s deputy has sued a white former judge, saying a racial slur in her private text messages defamed him and has hurt his ability to do his job since being made public. Assumption Parish Deputy Erick Taylor filed a federal lawsuit Friday in New Orleans...

Indiana lawmaker quitting weeks after winning reelection

Nov. 24, 2020 4:15 PM EST

MIDDLEBURY, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana lawmaker announced Tuesday she was resigning from her legislative seat just three weeks after winning reelection. Republican Christy Stutzman of Middlebury, the wife of former U.S. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, said in a statement that she would step down effective Dec....

FILE- In this April 16, 2009 file photo, the Kuwait city skyline is seen through the haze of a sand storm in Kuwait City. Kuwait, one of the world’s wealthiest countries, is facing a debt crisis. The pandemic has sent the price of oil crashing to all-time lows and pushed Kuwait toward a reckoning with its longtime largesse for its citizens just as a parliamentary election looms in Dec. 2020. It needs the new parliament to approve raising its debt spending and passing the bill will be the first legislative challenge for Kuwait's new emir. (AP Photo, File)

Oil-rich Kuwait faces reckoning as debt crisis looms

Nov. 24, 2020 1:08 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — When Kuwait emerged from a monthslong coronavirus lockdown, hundreds of Kuwaitis flocked to reopened stores, the lines clogging malls, snaking through hallways and spilling onto sidewalks. But unlike much of the world, where long lines formed for donated food, Kuwaitis...

FILE - Journalist Carl Bernstein attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York on May 22, 2018. Bernstein took to Twitter to specifically ‘out’ 21 Republican senators that he says have privately expressed contempt for President Donald Trump. It was an unusual form of reporting for Bernstein, who with former partner Bob Woodward broke stories that led to the resignation of former President Richard Nixon. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

Nov. 23, 2020 9:42 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to list the names of 21 Republican senators who he says have “repeatedly expressed contempt” for Donald Trump and his fitness to be president. Bernstein's post was condemned Monday by some of those involved. It was an...

Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Sen. Kelly Loeffler speaks at a campaign rally on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cumming, Ga. Loeffler and Democratic candidate Raphael Warnock are in a runoff election for the Senate seat in Georgia. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Loeffler to return to campaign after negative COVID-19 test

Nov. 23, 2020 9:02 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler said Monday that she will return to public campaigning after she got a second straight negative coronavirus test. The Georgia Republican is facing a Jan. 5 runoff in one of the state’s twin U.S. Senate races. Loeffler took a rapid COVID-19 test Friday evening...

Mays dies, first Black man to lead combined Augusta-Richmond

Nov. 23, 2020 1:33 PM EST

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — The first Black person to serve as the mayor of the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County government has died. Mayor Hardie Davis announced the death of Willie Mays III on Sunday. No cause of death was given. Mays, 69, served in public office in August for nearly 30 years, succeeding his...

Debris lays in front of graffiti that reads in Spanish

Guatemala condemns fire at Congress; 12 injured in protests

Nov. 22, 2020 5:47 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala’s government called fires set by protesters at Congress “terrorist acts” while the Inter-American Human Rights Commission on Sunday condemned what it called an “excessive use of force” by police against demonstrators opposed to a new budget...