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Appointee named to complete term of Conn. secretary of state

Jun. 30, 2022 12:33 PM EDT

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A retired official from the state attorney general's office will serve as Connecticut's secretary of the state for the next six months, completing the term of Denise Merrill following her resignation to care for her husband, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday. ...

Sri Lanka crisis gives India chance to gain sway vs China

Jun. 30, 2022 01:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Sri Lanka's strategic location has attracted outsized interest in the small island nation from regional giants China and India for more than a decade, with Beijing and its free-flowing loans and infrastructure investments widely seen as having gained the upper hand in the quest...

Gas lines and scuffles: Sri Lanka faces humanitarian crisis

Jun. 29, 2022 21:08 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Chamila Nilanthi is tired of all the waiting. The 47-year-old mother of two spent three days lining up to get kerosene in the Sri Lankan town of Gampaha, northeast of the capital Colombo. Two weeks earlier, she spent three days in a queue for cooking gas — but came...

Wisconsin court: Conservative holdover can stay on DNR board

Jun. 29, 2022 14:16 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a conservative member of the Department of Natural Resources policy board may remain on the panel indefinitely in a far-reaching decision that leaves Democratic Gov. Tony Evers all but powerless to seat...

Drummond knocks off O’Connor in Oklahoma AG race

Jun. 29, 2022 11:57 AM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tulsa attorney Gentner Drummond has knocked off incumbent Attorney General John O’Connor in the Republican primary in the race for Oklahoma attorney general. With no Democrat and only a Libertarian on the November ballot, Tuesday's victory for Drummond, 58,...

US Senate sergeant-at-arms during Capitol riot dies at 71

Jun. 28, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Stenger, who served as the U.S. Senate’s sergeant-at-arms and resigned after the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol, has died. He was 71. Stenger died Monday of natural causes, according to two people familiar with the matter. One of the people said he...

Kentucky State University selects new interim president

Jun. 28, 2022 07:21 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State University regents have selected an interim campus president for the upcoming school year while the search continues to fill the position on a long-term basis. Ronald A. Johnson was chosen for the interim role by KSU regents on Monday, media...

Editorial Roundup: Missouri

Jun. 28, 2022 07:15 AM EDT

Kansas City Star. June 24, 2022. Editorial: After abortion ban, do you think Missouri and Kansas right-wingers will stop there? The U.S. Supreme Court — untethered to facts, precedent, the law or the Constitution — has declared all American women second-class...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jun. 27, 2022 07:14 AM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. June 24, 2022. Editorial: Jon Husted should resign his seat on a private bank’s board of directors It is hard to understand how Ohio Lt. Gov. Jon Husted does not see a problem with serving as a paid board member for a private Ohio bank that...

UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

Jun. 24, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party's chairman quit after the results...