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North Macedonia: Center-left government OK'd by parliament

Jan. 16, 2022 18:07 PM EST

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s parliament on Sunday approved a new coalition Cabinet led by the Social Democrats, with two ethnic Albanian parties as junior partners. The Cabinet won the confidence vote 62-46 in the 120-member legislature. It enjoys somewhat...

June trial date set for former aide to Maryland governor

Jan. 15, 2022 15:13 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A former top aide to Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of misconduct in office and illegally recording conversations. The Baltimore Sun reports that Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Stacy McCormack set Roy...

Ex-EPA workers ask Virginia senators not to confirm Wheeler

Jan. 14, 2022 13:43 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — More than 150 former Environmental Protection Agency employees urged the Virginia Senate on Friday to oppose the nomination of former EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler to GOP Gov.-elect Glenn Youngkin's Cabinet. Youngkin announced last week that he had selected...

Bill would require Senate confirmation for US prison chief

Jan. 14, 2022 11:08 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the head of the troubled federal Bureau of Prisons said he was resigning amid increased scrutiny over his leadership, lawmakers have introduced a bill to require Senate confirmation for future bureau directors — the same process used to vet leaders of the FBI and...

Editorial Roundup: United States

Jan. 13, 2022 16:58 PM EST

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: Jan. 11 The Washington Post on “why Democrats should push hard on voting rights”: Speaking in Atlanta on Tuesday, President Biden tried to reinvigorate Democrats’ push to pass two...

Arizona history-Jan. 16-22

Jan. 12, 2022 13:11 PM EST

Sunday, Jan. 16 On this date in 1900, the Gila Valley Bank, predecessor of the Valley National Bank, opened its doors in Solomonville. On this date in 1922, Isaac Polhamus, veteran steamboat captain on the Colorado River, rancher and Yuma resident for 66 years, died. ...

Bolivia VP, 6 cabinet ministers infected with coronavirus

Jan. 11, 2022 16:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's vice president and six cabinet ministers have tested positive for the coronavirus and are in isolation, the government said Tuesday. The infection for Vice President David Choquehuanca came a week after he had received his first dose of an...

Mexican president announces he has COVID-19 for 2nd time

Jan. 10, 2022 19:55 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president announced Monday he has come down with COVID-19 a second time, as coronavirus infections spike in Mexico and virus tests become scarce. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador wrote that he tested positive, after he had sounded hoarse at a...

Taxes, vaxes and maps: Kansas Legislature kicks off session

Jan. 10, 2022 17:53 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly and Republican lawmakers are eager to cut taxes because Kansas is flush with cash, but the annual legislative session that opened Monday is shadowed by redistricting, election year-politics and COVID-19. With GOP supermajorities in...

Bailey to run for lieutenant governor, not attorney general

Jan. 10, 2022 14:58 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Democrat Charlie Bailey is switching races to run for lieutenant governor, ending his bid for attorney general. Bailey made the announcement Sunday, leaving state Sen. Jen Jordan as the only announced Democrat in the race seeking to challenge incumbent...