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Biden picks 6 lawyers for US prosecutor posts, diverse group

Jan. 26, 2022 09:40 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has nominated a diverse group of six lawyers to run U.S. attorney’s offices across the country, his latest picks for the top law enforcement positions. The nominees, announced by the White House on Wednesday, would run the federal...

Youngkin pick Wheeler defends EPA record, criticizes media

Jan. 25, 2022 18:42 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former U.S. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Andrew Wheeler defended his record Tuesday as he made an initial public appearance before Virginia legislators, who will eventually vote on whether to confirm his appointment to Republican Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s...

Divisive Brazilian right-wing philosopher, provocateur dies

Jan. 25, 2022 15:17 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Olavo de Carvalho, a leading light of Brazil’s conservative movement who stirred passions among both devotees and detractors, has died, according to a statement published Tuesday on his official Twitter profile. He was 74. De Carvalho died Monday night in...

SD House wants oversight of settlements after Noem probe

Jan. 24, 2022 18:25 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Republican-controlled House on Monday signaled its lawmakers want more power to look into settlement agreements after parts of a legislative probe last year were hampered as it examined Gov. Kristi Noem's alleged interference in a state agency that was...

Lawmaker's claim of anti-Muslim bias is new blow to UK govt

Jan. 24, 2022 14:36 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday ordered an investigation into a Conservative lawmaker’s claim that she was fired from a government job in part because of her Muslim faith — the latest allegation of wrongdoing that is shaking the Conservative government and...

Burkina Faso forces fire tear gas at anti-govt protests

Jan. 22, 2022 08:19 AM EST

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Security forces fired tear gas at protesters barricading the streets and throwing rocks in Burkina Faso’s capital on Saturday, as anger grows at the government’s inability to stop jihadist attacks spreading across the country. Several hundred...

Minimum wage, abortion rights, audit ballot drives advance

Jan. 19, 2022 16:41 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Organizers of 2022 ballot drives to raise Michigan's minimum wage, protect abortion rights and conduct another audit of the presidential election cleared a procedural step Wednesday when the state elections board approved summaries to appear atop their petitions. ...

US senior diplomats in Sudan to try resolve post-coup crisis

Jan. 19, 2022 14:05 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Two senior U.S. diplomats were in Sudan Wednesday to try to find a way out of the crisis roiling the African country since an October military coup. An Israeli delegation meanwhile met with Sudan’s ruling generals to consolidate newly established ties between their countries. ...

Taliban economy conference in Kabul stresses need for funds

Jan. 19, 2022 12:00 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Five months into their rule of Afghanistan, the Taliban have increased revenue, cracked down on corruption and collected a surprising $1 billion in exports, the U.N. representative for the country said Wednesday. At the same time, Deborah Lyons, head of...

Israel minister denies police used NSO spyware on protesters

Jan. 19, 2022 05:48 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli Cabinet minister on Wednesday dismissed claims that police used controversial spyware to surveil protesters, a day after a newspaper investigation prompted outraged lawmakers to seek a formal inquiry. On Tuesday, a Hebrew-language business paper...