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Convicted ex-mayor's prison sentence reporting date delayed

Nov. 26, 2021 10:05 AM EST

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A former Massachusetts mayor convicted of extorting recreational marijuana businesses will be allowed to enjoy the holidays as a free man. A federal judge on Wednesday granted former Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia's request to report to prison...

Gambia investigators urge justice for abuses under Jammeh

Nov. 25, 2021 13:16 PM EST

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Investigators with Gambia’s Truth, Reconciliation and Reparations Commission delivered a final report to the president Thursday, identifying and recommending prosecution for those most responsible for crimes and human rights abuses committed during the 22-year rule...

Russian lawmaker stripped of immunity over elk's killing

Nov. 25, 2021 11:22 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — The lower house of Russia's parliament on Thursday stripped a lawmaker who is critical of the Kremlin of his immunity, allowing prosecutors to press charges against him over the allegedly illegal killing of an elk during a hunting trip. Valery Rashkin, 66,...

Missouri police chiefs want changes to new gun law

Nov. 22, 2021 15:14 PM EST

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police chiefs have called on state lawmakers to change a new law banning local police from enforcing federal gun laws, which law enforcement officials say is making it harder to fight crime. The Missouri Police Chiefs Association wrote a...

Lebanon receives Beirut blast satellite images from Russia

Nov. 22, 2021 11:29 AM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Lebanon's Foreign Minister said Monday his country has received from Russia satellite pictures of the Port of Beirut on the day of last year’s devastating blast. The imagery would be the first made available by a foreign government to the Lebanese probe marred by legal...

Exit polls: Bulgarian president wins apparent reelection

Nov. 21, 2021 13:42 PM EST

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Exit polls in Bulgaria suggest that incumbent Rumen Radev is the apparent winner in the country’s presidential runoff. Partial official results are expected later Sunday. Surveys by several polling organizations give Radev, 58, about 65% of the...

Arizona man convicted of threatening Speaker Nancy Pelosi

Nov. 19, 2021 19:54 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Attorney's Office in Arizona says a man from Bullhead, Arizona, has been convicted of threatening to kill or harm Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. A Friday statement from the office said a jury found 77-year-old Steven...

Kentucky ethics commission charges former secretary of state

Nov. 19, 2021 12:24 PM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky ethics commission on Thursday charged Alison Lundergan Grimes with improperly using her office for personal and political purposes when she served as secretary of state, the Lexington Herald-Leader reported. The Executive Branch Ethics...

Pakistan drops draft on chemical castration for rapists

Nov. 19, 2021 10:54 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Pakistani government dropped a controversial clause allowing for chemical castration of convicted rapists from a proposed bill, after a council of clerics said such a punishment was against Islam, a lawmaker from the ruling party said Friday. ...

Malaysia ex-PM Najib defends asking for $24M property gift

Nov. 19, 2021 03:52 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A surprising disclosure in Malaysian Parliament that former Prime Minister Najib Razak has asked to be given a house and land estimated to be worth 100 million ringgit ($24 million) despite his graft conviction has sparked fierce reactions. ...