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FILE - This photo released by the Aurora Police Department, in Colorado, shows Officers Erica Marrero, from left, Jaron Jones and Kyle Dittrich. Dittrich and Marrero who were fired for the photo reenacting a chokehold used on a Black man arrested in August have filed appeals of their terminations, the Aurora Civil Service Commission said Thursday, July 9, 2020. (Aurora Police Department via AP, File)

Aurora officers fired for reenacting chokehold file appeals

Jul. 9, 2020 6:57 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado police officers fired for a photo reenacting a chokehold used on a Black man arrested last year appealed their terminations, officials said Thursday. Officers Kyle Dittrich and Erica Marrero were fired last week after Aurora police released a photo showing them and a third...

Hawaii Legislature passes bill to name suspended police

Jul. 8, 2020 9:36 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Legislature passed a police reform bill that would reveal the identities of police officers who have been suspended or discharged. The bill passed Monday would subject police to the same disclosure rules used for other public agency employees, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks to reporters at a briefing on the state's efforts against the coronavirus pandemic in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, May 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Edwards rejects pay raise delay for Louisiana state workers

Jul. 8, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state workers will get pay raises this year despite the pandemic’s impact on state finances, after Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday he vetoed a legislative effort to withhold $57 million for the salary hikes. Lawmakers sought to stall the pay raises in...

FILE - A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol honor guard folds the retired Mississippi state flag after it was raised over the Capitol grounds one final time in Jackson, Miss., in a July 1, 2020 file photo. A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department work places or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper.  (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays

Jul. 6, 2020 6:50 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel. The policy, which has not yet been finalized or signed by Defense Secretary Mark Esper, comes as...

Governor: Hawaii faces more public worker cuts without aid

Jul. 6, 2020 9:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Pay cuts or furloughs for Hawaii public employees are inevitable if the federal government does not provide additional coronavirus relief funding, Gov. David Ige said. The Democrat said he plans to borrow federal money to navigate the state budget crisis resulting from the pandemic, The...

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2020, file photo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, left, and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis pose for a photo before participating in a roundtable discussion with Venezuelan exiles, in Miami. While President Donald Trump deals with his high-profile political difficulties in his high-profile ways, his Cabinet heads are fanning out to battleground states in November's presidential vote, trying to assure essential support blocs on all that the Trump administration is doing for them. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

Trump Cabinet members look to reassure battleground voters

Jul. 5, 2020 8:35 AM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue tromped through a strawberry festival in central Florida, detailing the government's new trade pact. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo talked about foreign policy at a roundtable in south Florida. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator...

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits the construction site of Ealing Fields High School in west London, Monday June 29, 2020. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)

Boris Johnson says COVID-19 has been a disaster for Britain

Jun. 29, 2020 1:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson acknowledged Monday that the coronavirus pandemic has been a “disaster” for Britain, as he announced a spending splurge designed to get the country — and his faltering Conservative government — back on track. As the U.K. emerges from a...

FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, May 8, 2019, Britain's National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill shakes hands with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, in Beijing.  Britain’s top civil servant Mark Sedwill announced Sunday June 28, 2020, he will resign from his role as Cabinet Secretary, national security adviser and head of the Civil Service in September 2020.  (Florence Lo/Pool FILE via AP)

Britain's top civil servant steps down from powerful role

Jun. 28, 2020 3:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s top civil servant and one of the most powerful people in government announced Sunday that he would step down, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to shake up the the country’s civil service. Mark Sedwill said Sunday he would resign from his roles as Cabinet...

New Mexico Supreme Court chief justice postpones retirement

Jun. 27, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The top judge on the New Mexico Supreme Court is postponing her scheduled retirement from the state high court from July 31 until later in the year because of a late-emerging snag. Chief Justice Judith Nakamura said in early June she would retire July 31 but on Friday she said she'd...

Louisiana Senate seeks to block pay raises for state workers

Jun. 24, 2020 7:31 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana senators Wednesday unveiled their $33 billion-plus operating budget recommendation, which would prohibit millions in pay raises planned for state workers and account for millions in tax breaks they intend to give businesses. The Senate Finance Committee advanced its budget...