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Rep. Cox picked as 1st head of new SC Veterans' Affairs Dept

Dec. 11, 2019 3:28 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A military veteran serving as a freshman state lawmaker has been selected as the first secretary of South Carolina's newest Cabinet-level agency. Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday named Greenville Rep. Bobby Cox as his choice to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs, calling him a...

Ex-Mexico security chief long haunted by corruption claims

Dec. 11, 2019 10:36 AM EST

Mexico City (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

Corruption allegations long dogged ex-Mexico security chief

Dec. 10, 2019 9:30 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's former security chief was dogged by so many allegations of corruption and wrongdoing for so long that some said it was only a matter of time before he would be arrested. What amazed some was that it took so long, and that Genaro García Luna’s arrest this week came on...

Barr: FBI's Russia investigation based on 'bogus narrative'

Dec. 10, 2019 6:51 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr leveled blistering criticism at how the Russia investigation was conducted, saying Tuesday that it was based on a “bogus narrative” that the Trump campaign might have conspired with Russia during the 2016 presidential election. Barr spoke to NBC...

Maryland governor names new transportation secretary

Dec. 10, 2019 4:13 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Larry Hogan named a new transportation secretary for the state of Maryland on Monday. The governor said he has appointed Gregory Slater, who is currently the administrator of the State Highway Administration. Slater has led a major traffic relief plan involving public-private...

FBI was justified in probing Trump-Russia, fed watchdog says

Dec. 10, 2019 1:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI was justified in opening its investigation into ties between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia and did not act with political bias, the Justice Department's internal watchdog declared Monday, undercutting President Donald Trump’s repeated claims that he has been...

Beshear completes filling cabinet secretary posts

Dec. 9, 2019 6:31 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hours before taking office, incoming Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear on Monday appointed a former state Supreme Court justice and an ex-federal prosecutor to run two state cabinets. Former Supreme Court justice Mary Noble will serve as Justice Cabinet secretary, while former U.S. Attorney...

Former White House doctor running for Congress in Texas

Dec. 9, 2019 6:16 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former White House physician who President Donald Trump picked last year to lead the Department of Veteran Affairs before his nomination was derailed by professional misconduct allegations filed paperwork Monday to run for a rural congressional seat in Texas. Former Navy Rear Adm....

Historical documents show Japan's role in WWII sex slaves

Dec. 7, 2019 10:44 PM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's army during World War II asked the government to provide one sex slave for every 70 soldiers, according to historical documents reviewed by Kyodo News service that highlight the state role in the so-called “comfort women” system. The 23 documents were gathered by Japan's...

Lebanese women march in Beirut against sexual harassment

Dec. 7, 2019 12:38 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Scores of women marched through the streets of Beirut on Saturday to protest sexual harassment and bullying and demanding rights including the passing of citizenship to children of Lebanese women married to foreigners. The march started outside the American University of Beirut, west of the...