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Gov. Doug Burgum aware of data center developer's dark past

Jan. 28, 2022 11:35 AM EST

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Gov. Doug Burgum was aware of the troubled past of a businessman involved in the construction of a $1.9 billion data center in northwestern North Dakota, a spokesman said Friday. Montana-based FX Solutions President Richard Tabish was convicted and then...

Saudi restores full ties with Thailand after diamond dispute

Jan. 25, 2022 22:55 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday ordered the restoration of full diplomatic ties with Thailand and said the countries agreed to trade ambassadors, closing the chapter on three decades of mistrust and hostility between the nations that stemmed from a sensational jewelry...

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jan. 25, 2022 14:46 PM EST

Chicago Tribune. January 24, 2022. Editorial: New Illinois crime law is put to the test. We’re both worried and watching. With crime spiking across the state, both parties in Springfield find themselves wrestling with a life-and-death issue that’s begging for...

London police investigate Downing Street lockdown parties

Jan. 25, 2022 13:17 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — The “partygate” scandal that threatens to derail U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s administration deepened Tuesday as police opened an investigation into gatherings at government offices that allegedly violated COVID-19 lockdown rules. London’s Metropolitan...

Florida senator fights back over nude images stolen from her

Jan. 25, 2022 13:12 PM EST

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — State Sen. Lauren Book often has told the story about how she was sexually abused by her nanny for six years when she was a child. She channeled the pain into a lifetime of helping other abuse survivors. Now after years of working hard to heal herself and...

Berlusconi drops bid to be elected as Italy's president

Jan. 22, 2022 16:36 PM EST

ROME (AP) — Former premier Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday bowed out of Italy's presidential election set for next week, claiming he had the votes to win but the country could ill-afford political divisions during the pandemic. Berlusconi also announced that he is opposing, along...

NY expands absentee voting after defeat of ballot measure

Jan. 21, 2022 18:53 PM EST

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers can again choose to vote by absentee rather than face the risk of catching COVID-19 at polling sites through the rest of 2022 under a bill that Gov. Kathy Hochul signed Friday. The Assembly passed the bill 100-45 on Wednesday, and the Senate passed...

Tennessee ethics panel advances ouster of convicted senator

Jan. 20, 2022 15:36 PM EST

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-led Tennessee Senate's ethics committee on Thursday recommended removing a Democratic senator from office because of her recent wire fraud conviction, pressing ahead over her objections that she had short notice of the hearing and is still awaiting...

Text of SC Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State speech

Jan. 19, 2022 19:08 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster's State of the State remarks as prepared for delivery on Wednesday: Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen of the General Assembly, my fellow South Carolinians: We are here tonight to address...

UK's Johnson defies calls to quit as ouster bid gathers pace

Jan. 19, 2022 12:40 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson defied calls to resign in a feisty performance Wednesday in Parliament — but it may be too little to prevent a push by his Conservative Party's lawmakers to oust him over a series of lockdown-flouting government parties. Pressure...