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Ex-mayor’s indictment adds to Baltimore’s corruption woes

Nov. 21, 2019 12:26 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The ex-mayor of Baltimore, a city where law enforcement at all levels has long battled corruption and violent crime, is set to appear Thursday in federal court on fraud and tax evasion charges involving her self-published children’s books. Catherine Pugh, a Democrat, is scheduled to...

UAW president steps down as GM sues rival over union bribery

Nov. 20, 2019 8:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones abruptly resigned Wednesday, capping a tumultuous day that saw union leaders move to oust him, and General Motors accusing rival Fiat Chrysler in a lawsuit of bribing union officials to get more favorable contract terms from the UAW. Jones has...

The Latest: UAW President Gary Jones steps down

Nov. 20, 2019 5:18 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on General Motors’ lawsuit against Fiat Chrysler (all times local): 5:10 p.m. United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned, effective immediately, his attorney says. The move comes shortly after the union’s international executive board filed paperwork to...

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned effective immediately, according to his attorney

Nov. 20, 2019 5:09 PM EST
DETROIT (AP) — United Auto Workers President Gary Jones has resigned effective immediately, according to his attorney.

Impeachment intensifies buzz about Pompeo run for US Senate

Nov. 20, 2019 5:06 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A persistent buzz about Mike Pompeo stepping down as the top U.S. diplomat to run for an open Senate seat in Kansas has built to a roar as impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump have intensified scrutiny of the State Department. The U.S. secretary of state was in Brussels on...

Ex-Baltimore mayor charged in ‘Healthy Holly’ book scandal

Nov. 20, 2019 4:21 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...

Olathe councilwoman says she won’t resign over LGBTQ flap

Nov. 20, 2019 2:11 PM EST

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas city councilwoman says she will not resign after an LGBTQ advocate accused her of complaining to his employer about his public support for a nondiscrimination ordinance. Olathe Councilwoman Karin Brownlee made the announcement Tuesday during a council meeting that drew a...

The Latest: Lawyer to address Pugh’s fraud charges in court

Nov. 20, 2019 11:39 AM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on the federal indictment filed against former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A lawyer representing former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says he has no comment on the federal indictment charging her with fraud and tax evasion. Defense attorney...

Sri Lankan PM to step down, clearing way for new president

Nov. 20, 2019 10:22 AM EST

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe said Wednesday he will step down, clearing the way for Parliament to choose a prime minister to work with newly elected President Gotabaya Rajapaksa. Wickremesinghe said he will submit his resignation to the president on Thursday....

Haiti mourns 5 people killed during ongoing protests

Nov. 19, 2019 3:58 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Wails filled a church in Haiti’s capital on Tuesday during funeral services for five people killed in anti-government protests that began more than two months ago. Among those killed was 15-year-old Jasmine Pierre, whose father told The Associated Press that she was hit...