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Catholic community in Wisconsin divided by priest's video

Sep. 26, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Members of the Catholic community are speaking out about the divide and pain they’re feeling after a video of a La Crosse priest denouncing Democrats in the church went viral. The video, produced and published by a far-right media outlet, features Father James Altman of the...

Congressman accuses opponent of harassment over 2015 memoir

Sep. 25, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin congressman on Friday accused his Republican opponent of sexual harassment over a 2015 memoir in which the former Navy Seal wrote of exposing a male lieutenant's genitals to two female junior officers while the lieutenant was being treated for poison oak at a...

Auschwitz memorial director seeks clemency for Nigerian boy

Sep. 25, 2020 1:32 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The director of the Auschwitz Memorial appealed to Nigeria's president on Friday to pardon a 13-year-old boy who was sentenced to 120 months of prison on blasphemy charges, even volunteering to serve part of the boy's sentence. Piotr Cywinski wrote to Nigerian President Muhammadu...

FILE - In this Nov. 18, 1998 file photo,  journalist Harold Evans talks about his new book,

Sir Harold Evans, crusading publisher and author, dies at 92

Sep. 24, 2020 11:44 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Sir Harold Evans, the charismatic publisher, author and muckraker who brought investigative moxie to the British press, newsmaking dash to the American book business through best-sellers like “Primary Colors” and synergetic buzz to all as author-publisher Tina Brown’s...

Cambridge Analytica ex-boss banned from running companies

Sep. 24, 2020 9:01 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The former boss of Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’ private data, has been banned from holding company directorships for seven years. Britain’s Insolvency Service said Thursday that Alexander Nix is...

In this March 11, 1989, photo Donald Trump shakes hands with former President Richard Nixon at a tribute gala to Nellie Connally at the Westin Galleria ballroom in Houston, Texas. The letters between Trump and Nixon revealed for the first time in an exhibit that opens Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library & Museum, show the two men engaged in something of an exercise in mutual affirmation. The museum shared the letters exclusively with The Associated Press ahead of the exhibit’s opening. (Richard Carson/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

Sep. 24, 2020 7:11 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 1973 file photo, President Richard Nixon speaks near Orlando, Fla. to the Associated Press Managing Editors annual meeting. Nixon told the APME

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

Sep. 23, 2020 11:27 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation. That’s how a thirty-something Donald Trump and a...

Peru's President Martin Vizcarra greets reporters after addressing Congress in Lima, Peru, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Vizcarra’s job is on the line Friday as opposition lawmakers push through an impeachment hearing criticized as a hasty and poorly timed ouster attempt in one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

Sep. 18, 2020 11:36 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra easily survived an impeachment vote Friday night after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to oust the leader as the country copes with one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks. The decision came after long hours of...

Parties dispute how far feds will let Madigan probe go

Sep. 17, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. attorney investigating a state government bribery scandal that implicates the longtime House speaker on Thursday OK'd a separate probe by a House committee, but Democrats and Republicans don't agree one how far it can go. The chairman of the special investigating...

Volkswagen completes monitoring in 2015 emissions scandal

Sep. 14, 2020 10:41 AM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Monday that it has completed supervision by an independent monitor imposed as part of the company's plea agreement with the U.S. Justice Department in its diesel emissions scandal. The company said it worked with monitor Larry D. Thompson since 2017 to design and...