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Disgraced ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner released from prison

Feb. 17, 2019 7:32 PM EST

AYER, Mass. (AP) — Disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner has been released from federal prison after being convicted of having illicit online contact with a 15-year-old girl in 2017. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website shows the 54-year-old New York Democrat is currently in the custody of its...

Montenegrins march demanding government resignation

Feb. 16, 2019 3:52 PM EST

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Several thousand people rallied in Montenegro on Saturday to demand the resignation of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic's government over allegations of corruption. The crowd marched through the capital of Podgorica chanting "Milo thief" and "We want justice," and...

Opposition supporters clash with police in Albania

Feb. 16, 2019 10:23 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Thousands of Albanian opposition supporters clashed with police Saturday at an anti-government rally protesting what they claim is a corrupt and inefficient Cabinet. The protesters demanded that the government resign and an early election be held. Protesters throwing flares and other...

Haiti to unveil economic measures to quell violent protests

Feb. 15, 2019 6:51 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitians on Friday vowed to keep protesting until President Jovenel Moise resigns, despite his announcement of upcoming economic measures designed to quell more than a week of violent demonstrations across the country. Moise said during a televised address late Thursday that he...

Michigan State acting president apologizes to Nassar victims

Feb. 15, 2019 4:46 PM EST

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The acting president of Michigan State University has apologized to victims of imprisoned sexual abuser Larry Nassar, the former campus sports doctor who molested patients. Satish Udpa was named acting president in January after the forced resignation of interim President John...

AP Interview: Maduro reveals secret meetings with US envoy

Feb. 15, 2019 12:06 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A month into Venezuela's high-stakes political crisis, President Nicolas Maduro revealed in an Associated Press interview that his government has held secret talks with the Trump administration. He also predicted he would survive an unprecedented global campaign to force his...

President Maduro tells AP he won't resign, vows to rebuild economy if Trump takes his 'infected hand' off Venezuela

Feb. 14, 2019 6:20 PM EST
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — President Maduro tells AP he won't resign, vows to rebuild economy if Trump takes his 'infected hand' off Venezuela .

Virginia governor asks lawmakers to focus on budget 'equity'

Feb. 14, 2019 5:28 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Embattled Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam asked lawmakers Thursday to pass a state budget that has a "greater focus on issues of equity" as he tries to move past a blackface scandal that nearly ended his governorship. Northam met with a group of state legislators to discuss the budget and...

Activists: Sudan police arrest 14 academics in protests

Feb. 13, 2019 11:23 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's security forces arrested more than a dozen academics who joined a protest outside Khartoum University in the Sudanese capital, calling for embattled President Omar al-Bashir to step down, activists said Wednesday. Sudan has been gripped by nationwide protests since Dec. 19. The...

NATO chief says allies keen to avoid arms race with Russia

Feb. 13, 2019 10:52 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Taking aim at Russia, NATO's civilian chief said Wednesday the alliance is studying a range of options to counter Moscow's alleged missile treaty violations, and America's top diplomat accused the Russians of having "grand designs" to dominate Europe. In remarks at the outset of a NATO...