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The Latest: Acting Defense boss steps down amid Iran tension

Jun. 18, 2019 11:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan's decision to step down (all times local): 8 p.m. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is citing a "painful" family situation as he steps down from the position before his formal nomination has even been sent to the Senate....

Indiana attorney general sued over groping allegations

Jun. 18, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is facing allegations of sexual harassment and defamation in a federal lawsuit filed by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last year. The women and their lawyers announced the lawsuit against Republican state Attorney General Curtis...

The Latest: Indiana AG's office plans vigorous defense

Jun. 18, 2019 3:54 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the allegations of groping made against Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill (all times local): 3:45 p.m. The Indiana attorney general's office says it will vigorously defend him against a federal lawsuit by four women who say he drunkenly groped them during a party last...

Kazakhstan updates tally of protest arrests to nearly 4,000

Jun. 18, 2019 2:42 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Police in Kazakhstan arrested nearly 4,000 people during protests before and after a June 9 presidential election, and 700 were detained for several days, the country's interior minister reported Tuesday. Protests took place in Kazakhstan on election day and continued for several days over...

Who is still standing in the race to be UK prime minister?

Jun. 18, 2019 2:23 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The contest to be Britain's next prime minister shrank to five candidates on Tuesday, with Boris Johnson bolstering his substantial lead in the second round of voting by Conservative Party legislators. The ultimate victor will replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned as party leader...

Algeria's army chief renews push for presidential election

Jun. 17, 2019 4:18 PM EDT

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria's powerful army chief is stressing the need for political dialogue that would lead to a presidential election, as a people's revolt for democracy remains at an impasse with the government. Ahmed Gaid Salah also said on Monday that a crackdown on "the scourge of corruption"...

Activists push Sunday protest despite Hong Kong bill delay

Jun. 15, 2019 9:05 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong are planning a mass protest Sunday even after the territory's embattled leader Carrie Lam sought to quell public anger by shelving an unpopular extradition bill that has highlighted apprehension about relations with mainland China. Activists said Lam's...

Mexico migration chief resigns, prisons director tapped

Jun. 14, 2019 10:29 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's immigration chief resigned Friday and the country's prisons director was swiftly nominated to replace him, as the country embarks on a crackdown on irregular migration through its territory in response to U.S. pressure. The National Immigration Institute said in a brief...

Councilman faces call for resignation for Juneteenth message

Jun. 14, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

LEESBURG, Va. (AP) — The president of a northern Virginia NAACP branch is calling for a town councilman's resignation after he wrote a negative message on a Juneteenth proclamation rather than sign it. The Leesburg Town Council passed a resolution proclaiming June 19-20 as Juneteenth and urging residents...

Alabama sheriff charged with scamming food bank, church

Jun. 14, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama sheriff was arrested Friday and agreed to plead guilty to federal charges of scamming a food bank and his own small-town church to pocket thousands under an old law that let state sheriffs profit from feeding prisoners. Pickens County Sheriff David Abston, who held office...