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Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

Nevada statehouse reopens to public with little fanfare

Apr. 15, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Legislature reopened its doors to the public on Thursday after months of only allowing lawmakers, staff and a limited number of reporters into the building. Lobbyists, activists and other members of the public are now allowed to...

UK cronyism watchdog queries civil servant's dual job

Apr. 15, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The chairman of Britain's cronyism watchdog says the public should be given a “full and frank” explanation as to how a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that won lucrative government contracts. The...

Opposition accuses UK govt of sleaze amid lobbying scandal

Apr. 14, 2021 13:58 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A lobbying scandal swirling around former British Prime Minister David Cameron has deepened, with claims that a senior civil servant held down a part-time job with a now-bankrupt financial firm that was awarded lucrative government contracts. It is the...

UK lobbying scandal snares ex-PM Cameron; govt starts probe

Apr. 12, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The controversy over former British Prime Minister David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of a now-bankrupt financial services firm deepened Monday as the government launched an investigation that opponents immediately labeled a “cover-up.” The...

AP Sources: El Salvador president snubs visiting Biden envoy

Apr. 08, 2021 16:00 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — El Salvador’s President Nayib Bukele refused to meet with a visiting senior U.S. diplomat this week over what he sees as a pattern of slights from Democrats and the Biden administration, according to two aides of the Central American leader. Bukele’s...

Discrimination part of everyday life for Peru's trans people

Apr. 07, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The attack on Gahela Cari came following a televised political debate in the form of a searing tweet from her opponent. Attached to it was an image of her Peruvian elections registration with her names and gender given at birth, all of which she no longer identifies with,...

Consumer privacy push in Florida limps forward

Apr. 06, 2021 21:09 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Big Data won a key concession from Florida lawmakers Tuesday when it persuaded a legislative committee to defang a proposal advertised by Gov. Ron DeSantis as a call to arms against tech giants' unfettered powers to share and sell consumers' personal information. ...

Vegas water agency asks lawmakers to ban ornamental grass

Apr. 06, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Las Vegas water officials want state lawmakers to require the removal of thirsty grass landscaping that isn’t used for recreation. Southern Nevada Water Authority lobbyist Andy Belanger told lawmakers Monday that climate change and growth in...

Young professionals cut ahead of older Italians for vaccine

Apr. 03, 2021 02:34 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Octogenarians in Tuscany watched in disbelief and indignation as lawyers, magistrates, professors and other younger professionals got vaccinated against COVID-19 before them, despite government pledges of prioritizing Italy’s oldest citizens. Even some of their adult children...