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Czech PM Babis heading for opposition after losing election

Oct. 15, 2021 13:55 PM EDT

PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said he wouldn't accept an offer to try to create a new government after his centrist ANO political movement narrowly lost in the parliamentary election last week and was ready to end up in opposition. Babis announced his...

Couple preserving Florida house linked to Martin Luther King

Oct. 10, 2021 09:57 AM EDT

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) — A house connected to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is now in the hands of a couple who plans to preserve it. David Manaute and Patti Barry live near 5480 Atlantic View already and were familiar with the house’s history. A historical marker...

Iraq’s militias seek to consolidate political power in vote

Oct. 05, 2021 13:54 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — Among the candidates running in Iraq’s general elections this week is a leader in one of the country's most hard-line and powerful militias with close ties to Iran who once battled U.S. troops. Hussein Muanis joins a long list of candidates from among...

Hundreds rally outside prison for Georgia's former president

Oct. 04, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

RUSTAVI, Georgia (AP) — Hundreds of demonstrators rallied Monday outside a prison where former Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has been held since his arrest after returning to the country last week. Saakashvili, who left Georgia in 2014 and became a Ukrainian...

China applies to join Pacific trade pact abandoned by Trump

Sep. 17, 2021 00:06 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China has applied to join an 11-nation Asia-Pacific free trade group in an effort to increase its influence over international policies. Commerce Minister Wang Wentao submitted an application to the trade minister of New Zealand as a representative of the...

Emails reveal conflict over Missouri LGBTQ history exhibit

Sep. 14, 2021 17:27 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Museum employees tried to defend an LGBTQ history exhibit to state officials before it was removed from the state Capitol after being displayed only four days, according to emails between museum and state officials. Museum Director...

Pierce, Bosh, and Russell (again) inducted into hoops Hall

Sep. 11, 2021 23:14 PM EDT

Nine teams passed on Paul Pierce in the 1998 NBA draft, and if you think he doesn’t remember each and every one of them, then you don’t know Paul Pierce. The newly inducted basketball Hall of Famer called out by name — in order — the teams with the first nine...

Unions split on vaccine mandates, complicating Biden push

Sep. 11, 2021 23:13 PM EDT

The National Nurses Union applauded President Joe Biden's proposal to require that companies with more than 100 employees vaccinate their work force. The American Federation of Teachers once said vaccine mandates weren't necessary, but now embraces them. In Oregon, police and firefighter...

Peru: Abimael Guzmán, head of Shining Path insurgency, dies

Sep. 11, 2021 20:00 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Abimael Guzmán, the leader of the brutal Shining Path insurgency in Peru who was captured in 1992, died on Saturday in a military hospital after an illness. He was 86. Guzmán died at 6:40 a.m. after suffering from an infection, Justice Minister...

Mexico's Supreme Court rules that abortion is not a crime

Sep. 07, 2021 21:48 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that it is unconstitutional to punish abortion, unanimously annulling several provisions of a law from Coahuila — a state on the Texas border — that had made abortion a criminal act. The decision will...