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Thai court acquits former PM Yingluck Shinawatra on charges of mishandling government funds

Mar. 04, 2024 08:18 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai court on Monday acquitted former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, now living in exile, on charges of mishandling funds for a government project in 2013, the latest legal victory for the powerful family of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. The ruling...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. Now he wants Super Tuesday revenge on his foes

Mar. 02, 2024 00:45 AM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton beat impeachment. On Super Tuesday, he wants political revenge. The Republican, who just six months ago was on the brink of removal from office, is charging into Texas' primaries on a dramatic campaign to oust dozens in his...

Veteran British left-wing disruptor George Galloway wins a special election dominated by war in Gaza

Mar. 01, 2024 15:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A veteran left-wing British political disruptor has won a special election in a town in northern England with a big Muslim minority following a contest that was mired in chaos and controversy and dominated by the Israel-Hamas war. George Galloway's victory was...

Indiana University officials ditch plan to split off Kinsey Institute, known for its sex research

Mar. 01, 2024 14:45 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana University's board of trustees abandoned a proposal to turn the Kinsey Institute into a nonprofit Friday, dispelling monthslong uncertainty over the future of the famous sex research center targeted by Republican lawmakers. Lawmakers blocked state...

An election in the UK is likely this year, we just don't know when. Here's what to know

Mar. 01, 2024 07:12 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — The United Kingdom is poised to hold its first election in five years in a country battered by a cost-of-living crisis, fallout from the Israel-Hamas conflict and deep divisions over how to deal with migrants and asylum seekers crossing the English Channel from Europe on small...

EU moves to end standoff with Poland over anti-EU policies and begins to release billions in funds

Feb. 29, 2024 11:31 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took a major step Thursday in ending its standoff with member state Poland, saying it would start releasing billions of euros that were frozen over what the bloc said were the previous Polish government's backsliding on democratic principles. The...

Washington state lawmakers consider police pursuit and parents' rights initiatives

Feb. 28, 2024 18:41 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — Two conservative-backed initiatives that would give police greater ability to pursue people in vehicles and declare a series of rights for parents of public-school students were considered by Washington state lawmakers Wednesday in back-to-back hearings that occasionally became...

Can conservative Latin American populists motivate the Hispanic vote? Republicans are counting on it

Feb. 28, 2024 11:49 AM EST

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — On a recent evening outside Washington, the president of Argentina had the eyes and ears of a conservative crowd that had gathered to listen to Donald Trump. In a raspy voice, Javier Milei called out, “Hola a todos,” or “Hello, everyone,” before introducing himself...

How Hakeem Jeffries' Black Baptist upbringing and deep-rooted faith shapes his House leadership

Feb. 28, 2024 10:41 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Mike Johnson and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries stood together at the annual National Prayer Breakfast — an opportunity, in the words of one introductory speaker, to “put our political differences aside.” Such differences are vast...

Leading British economic think tank thinks there's a 'weak' case for tax cuts in next week's budget

Feb. 27, 2024 06:24 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — A leading British think tank that specializes in the state of the country's public finances thinks there's a “weak economic case” for further tax cuts in next week's budget, which the Conservative government is hoping can give a lift to its prospects at the general election...