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Probation ends for former Alabama gov. convicted of bribery

Jun. 14, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A judge has ended probation for former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman, who went to federal prison in a bribery scheme. WSFA-TV reports that a federal judge this week agreed with an officer's report recommending that probation end for the 73-year-old Democrat. A federal jury convicted...

Key moments in Flint, Michigan's lead-tainted water crisis

Jun. 13, 2019 4:40 PM EDT

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges Thursday against eight people in the Flint water scandal and pledged to start the investigation from scratch. Officials said that since the election of a new attorney general, they have acquired a lot of new evidence that significantly...

Ex-brother-in-law of former governor convicted of rape

Jun. 13, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

DEDHAM, Mass. (AP) — The ex-brother-in-law of former Democratic Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has been convicted of two counts of rape and other charges. The Norfolk district attorney says 67-year-old Bernard Sigh was convicted Thursday by a state court after about a day of deliberations. Sigh, of...

Primary victor could add to Virginia Democrats' headaches

Jun. 12, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Republicans keep getting help from an unexpected source as they try to win over suburban voters unhappy with President Donald Trump: Virginia Democrats. The latest instance was Tuesday's victory by a former lawmaker who once spent his nights in jail and his days at the...

Climate activists convicted for removing Macron portrait

Jun. 12, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

BOURG-EN-BRESSE, France (AP) — Six French environmental activists have been convicted of theft for removing an official portrait of President Emmanuel Macron to protest his climate change policies. Five activists were sentenced Wednesday to a suspended 500-euro fine — they won't have to pay unless...

Virginia primary has lots of surprise, no clear message

Jun. 11, 2019 11:22 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's closely watched off-year primary contest produced plenty of surprises Tuesday, but little in the way of a coherent message. The top Democrat in the state Senate narrowly won his primary despite heavily outspending a progressive challenger, and another incumbent lost her seat...

The Latest: Challenger wins in Fairfax prosecutor primary

Jun. 11, 2019 9:46 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Latest on Virginia's primary elections (all times local): 9:35 p.m. Challenger Steve Descano has scored an upset victory over incumbent Ray Morrogh in the Democratic primary for commonwealth's attorney in the state's largest jurisdiction. Descano beat Morrogh in Tuesday's primary...

The Latest: Salvini says populists will control 150 EU seats

Jun. 8, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on elections for the European Parliament (all times local): 3 p.m. The leader of Italy's right-wing League Party, Matteo Salvini, calculates that populist and nationalist parties will control at least 150 seats in the new 751-seat European Parliament. Votes were still coming in...

Greek gov't lawmaker to leave politics over nepotism scandal

Jun. 7, 2019 11:51 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A prominent lawmaker in Greece's governing Syriza party is withdrawing from politics following a nepotism scandal over the granting of a plum public sector job to her daughter. The revelations concerning Tassia Christodoulopoulou, a former cabinet minister who is a deputy parliament...

Thousands descend on Liberia's capital to protest president

Jun. 7, 2019 11:32 AM EDT

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators descended on Liberia's capital on Friday to protest former soccer star-turned-President George Weah and the sinking economy while critics accused the government of blocking social media. While Weah has said citizens have the constitutional right to...