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Idaho House ethics committee eyes rules changes

Dec. 07, 2021 20:53 PM EST

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Idaho House Ethics Committee on Tuesday considered numerous potential changes to its operating rules after a bruising year that saw two ethics complaints against far-right Republican lawmakers reach the public hearing phase. The committee took no action, and...

Former Oregon Capitol official threatens lawsuit

Dec. 06, 2021 20:21 PM EST

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former Oregon official who was tasked with fielding harassment complaints in the state Capitol before resigning in June says he was pushed out for revealing flaws in the Legislative Equity Office and is now threatening to sue the Legislature and top lawmakers for...

Front-runner for S. Carolina university president drops out

Dec. 06, 2021 11:40 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The front-runner in the search for the University of South Carolina's next president has decided not to pursue the job. Mung Chiang, an electrical engineer who serves as the dean of the engineering college at Purdue University, said in a statement through the...

CNN fires Chris Cuomo for helping brother deal with scandal

Dec. 04, 2021 20:25 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — CNN fired anchor Chris Cuomo on Saturday less than a week after new information emerged about how he assisted his brother, former New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, as the politician faced sexual harassment allegations earlier this year. The network had...

Lebanese minister resigns in bid to ease crisis with Saudis

Dec. 03, 2021 14:58 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s information minister resigned Friday, a move many hope could open the way for easing an unprecedented diplomatic row with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab nations that has compounded the small country’s multiple crises. George Kordahi, the...

Portugal’s interior minister quits after series of scandals

Dec. 03, 2021 14:04 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portugal’s interior minister resigned Friday after a series of gaffes and missteps that could have made him a political liability for his center-left Socialist Party ahead of elections for a new government on Jan. 30. Eduardo Cabrita, whose...

Rochester's one-month mayor is in quarantine for COVID-19

Dec. 03, 2021 08:42 AM EST

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — The newly installed mayor of Rochester, New York, who is serving for a month following former mayor Lovely Warren's resignation, is in quarantine after testing positive for the coronavirus last month. Mayor James Smith, the former deputy mayor,...

Sewanee leader to resign, says he would take ambassador job

Dec. 02, 2021 14:29 PM EST

SEWANEE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of the South's vice chancellor and president has announced that he will resign later this month and would accept a position as U.S. ambassador to South Africa if offered it. In a letter Wednesday, Reuben Brigety said he has decided...

Wisconsin mayors targeted amid GOP-ordered election probe

Dec. 01, 2021 19:46 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney investigating the 2020 election told Wisconsin lawmakers during a testy hearing Wednesday he has filed a lawsuit to force officials in Green Bay and Madison to provide testimony. Meanwhile, the state's embattled...

Loyalty to family, instead of CNN, puts Chris Cuomo at risk

Dec. 01, 2021 14:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — There's family, and your job as a journalist. Chris Cuomo's willingness to put the latter at risk in service to his brother has led to his suspension by CNN. The network took him off the air Tuesday, saying that material released by New York's attorney...