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UK's Truss vows to listen as she reels from policy U-turns

Oct. 04, 2022 08:59 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Liz Truss should be celebrating her first month as Britain’s prime minister. Instead, she’s fighting for her job. Truss is spending her first Conservative Party conference as leader this week scrambling to reassure financial markets spooked by her...

Bolsonaro, Lula headed to runoff after tight Brazil election

Oct. 02, 2022 22:55 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s top two presidential candidates will face each other in a runoff vote after neither got enough support to win outright Sunday in an election to decide if the country returns a leftist to the helm of the world’s fourth-largest democracy or keeps the far-right...

South Africa's Ramaphosa denies money-laundering allegations

Sep. 29, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa denied allegations of money laundering while being questioned by lawmakers Thursday over a scandal that threatens his position and the direction of Africa's most developed economy. Ramaphosa already faces an investigation...

Former governor Cuomo forming PAC, hosting weekly podcast

Sep. 28, 2022 20:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is taking his biggest steps yet to return to public life, more than a year after resigning in the wake of a bevy of sexual harassment allegations. In a video posted online Wednesday, the Democrat said he’s forming a political...

Fight over dead reporter's sources stalls before Vegas judge

Sep. 28, 2022 16:46 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A fight to block government access to a slain investigative journalist’s sources and unpublished work stalled Wednesday, when a Las Vegas judge said she didn’t have jurisdiction to consider the question. However, a lawyer heading efforts by Nevada’s largest...

Abscam figure sent back to prison in ballot stuffing case

Sep. 27, 2022 18:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former congressman from Philadelphia who went to prison over the 1970s-era Abscam scandal was sent back to prison Tuesday at age 79 in a ballot stuffing case. Former Democratic U.S. Rep. Michael J. “Ozzie” Myers was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison by a...

South Africa's beleaguered Zuma open to return to politics

Sep. 27, 2022 13:25 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Beleaguered former South African President Jacob Zuma says he is ready to make a surprise return to politics by standing for a top position at the ruling African National Congress' conference in December — if he is nominated by party members. The 80-year-old...

Former student convicted of spying for Chinese government

Sep. 27, 2022 13:04 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A former graduate student has been convicted of spying for the Chinese government by gathering information on scientists and engineers in the U.S. who had knowledge about aerospace technology and other technology. A federal jury in Chicago convicted Ji Chaoqun, 31,...

New Mexico legislators weigh changes to harassment policies

Sep. 26, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State legislators in New Mexico are reconsidering how they evaluate complaints of sexual misconduct against colleagues, amid outrage about the handling of a complaint against an influential senator. A panel of leading legislators met Monday to discuss possible...

EXPLAINER: Why is Japan split over Abe's state funeral?

Sep. 26, 2022 03:53 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A rare state funeral for Shinzo Abe, the former prime minister who was assassinated in July, has split Japan. The hawkish Abe was one of the nation’s most divisive postwar leaders, but it is the ruling party’s cozy ties with the ultra-conservative Unification...