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Japan journalist arrested in Myanmar, govt asks for release

Apr. 19, 2021 00:44 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government said Monday it is asking Myanmar to release a Japanese journalist who was arrested by security forces in its largest city of Yangon the previous day. Chief Cabinet Secretary Katsunobu Kato told reporters Monday that his government is...

Japanese leader asks Pfizer for additional vaccine supply

Apr. 18, 2021 04:21 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga asked the U.S. drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of the COVID-19 vaccine to speed up his country's inoculation drive, which lags behind many other nations. Suga, after holding talks with President Joe...

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith plans fundraiser at Trump's resort

Apr. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, who is considering running for the U.S. Senate, plans to hold a fundraising event at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. An invitation to the April 30 event lists Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and...

Cooper nominates NC education board leaders to stay on panel

Apr. 15, 2021 17:40 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper nominated on Thursday the current chairman and vice chairman of the State Board of Education to serve eight additional years on the panel. Eric Davis, the chairman since 2018, and Vice Chairman Alan Duncan were among...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Apr. 14, 2021 19:32 PM EDT

Recent editorials from South Carolina newspapers: ___ April 13 The Index-Journal on extending the effort behind the South Carolina Highway Patrol's weeklong littering crackdown: One could certainly argue that...

Offers of cash, free passes to WVa gets big response

Apr. 14, 2021 18:22 PM EDT

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia received 2,000 applications in the first two days after announcing it is recruiting remote workers, Gov. Jim Justice said Wednesday. On Monday Justice and tourism officials announced the program that would give participants $12,000...

Biden taps ex-Obama official as Interior Department deputy

Apr. 14, 2021 17:32 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is naming Tommy Beaudreau, a former Obama administration official, to be deputy secretary at the Interior Department after dropping plans for a more liberal nominee who faced key Senate opposition. President Joe Biden on Wednesday...

Hawaii lawmakers move to delay pay raise amid pandemic

Apr. 14, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers moved this week to delay pay raises that were due to go in effect for themselves, the governor, cabinet officials and judges — citing lingering economic struggles due to the coronavirus pandemic. “The timing is not the best right...

EXPLAINER: Why outside prosecutors review killings by police

Apr. 14, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A white former police officer is being charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of 20-year-old Daunte Wright, just three days after the Black man was shot during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb. The swift probe...

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...