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Education chief resigns as new board discusses removal

Dec. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's education commissioner submitted his resignation Thursday, handing new Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear what he wanted as he reshapes the top levels of management in the education system to reflect his distaste for charter schools. The state's newly reorganized state school...

Lebanon's FM calls for emergency government of experts

Dec. 12, 2019 2:06 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s foreign minister, an ally of the militant Hezbollah group, called Thursday for an emergency government made up of experts to deal with the country's economic downward spiral. Gebran Bassil's statement could potentiall y pave the way for an end to the two-month deadlock...

Israel's Netanyahu limps into new election campaign

Dec. 12, 2019 2:01 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — With Israel heading to its third straight election in a year, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has managed to buy some much-needed time as he tries to fend off a slew of criminal corruption charges. But the embattled Israeli leader heads into the three-month campaign weakened...

Ferguson's monitor fears public tuning out of reform process

Dec. 12, 2019 1:41 PM EST

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The monitor overseeing the federal consent agreement requiring police and court changes in Ferguson is seeing troubling signs that residents are increasingly disengaged in the reform process. Just 22 people showed up Wednesday for a town hall-style meeting with the monitor team at the...

Alaska city councilor, former mayor resigns after 32 years

Dec. 12, 2019 10:19 AM EST

KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska city councilor and former mayor has resigned his council seat 32 years after he first joined the board. Lew Williams III submitted a letter of resignation to Ketchikan City Mayor Bob Sivertsen Monday, The Ketchikan Daily News reported. Williams was first elected to the...

Israel to hold 3rd straight election, prolonging stalemate

Dec. 11, 2019 6:46 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s deadlocked parliament on Wednesday failed to meet a midnight deadline to form a coalition government, triggering an unprecedented third election in a 12-month period while giving scandal-plagued Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a welcome break as he fights to save his...

Upstate NY judge under disciplinary charge resigns

Dec. 11, 2019 6:44 PM EST

Albany, N.Y. (AP) — A town justice in western New York has resigned after he was accused of trying to thwart the arrest of his former brother-in-law on drunken driving charges. The New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct on Wednesday announced the resignation of James Mann as a justice for the Nunda...

Diplomats to Lebanon: Expect no aid before government formed

Dec. 11, 2019 5:22 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — Lebanon cannot expect to receive international aid for its battered economy until a new government undertakes serious reforms, diplomats decided at a closed-door meeting in Paris on Wednesday. The international group, led by France and the United Nations, met to discuss conditions for helping...

Board member resigns then changes his mind after LGBT vote

Dec. 11, 2019 12:24 PM EST

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita school board member who quit after a vote to expand protections for LGBTQ students and staff has rescinded his resignation. Vice President Mike Rodee brought up concerns about potential litigation in voting against a statement that said the district would not discriminate...

Algeria election may bring new era or continued protests

Dec. 11, 2019 11:36 AM EST

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algeria’s powerful army chief promises that a presidential election on Thursday will chart a new era for a nation where the highest office has stood vacant for eight months. The tenacious pro-democracy movement which forced leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika to resign after 20 years...