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Energy nominee distances himself from Ukraine investigation

Nov. 14, 2019 3:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy to outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday that he had no role in the Ukraine matters now at the heart of the House’s impeachment investigation as he tried to distance himself from the controversy with the Senate considering his Cabinet nomination....

Prosecutors want 18-month sentence for Mar-a-Lago trespasser

Nov. 12, 2019 12:21 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors want an 18-month prison sentence for a Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and lying to Secret Service agents. Assistant U.S. Attorney Rolando Garcia said in a court memo posted this week that he agrees...

Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:49 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian judge on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. Defense lawyers said...

The Latest: Judge orders Najib to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 1:55 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the corruption trial of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 11:45 a.m. A Malaysian judge has ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense in his first corruption trial linked to the massive looting at the 1MDB state...

Romania presidential vote seen heading to Nov. 24 runoff

Nov. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Exit polls from Sunday's balloting showed a runoff will be needed Nov. 24 to decide Romania's presidential contest. Official results are not expected before Monday, though two exit polls found center-right President Klaus Iohannis collecting nearly 40% of the votes, followed by...

Wisconsin Guard whistleblower says he's being discharged

Nov. 8, 2019 5:00 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin National Guard sergeant said Friday that his superiors have decided to discharge him from the service and deny him retirement benefits in retaliation for complaining about sexual misconduct in his unit. Wisconsin Air National Guard Master Sgt. Jay Ellis' complaints about...

Black lawmakers in Virginia set to be key powerbrokers

Nov. 8, 2019 4:38 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In Virginia, where the Confederacy once had its capital and where political power has historically eluded black people, African Americans have just won unprecedented levels of clout. Black officials there give ironic credit for the change to President Donald Trump and the voter...

Bombing that killed 8 kids leaves Colombia president on edge

Nov. 7, 2019 5:50 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian President Ivan Duque is facing one of the most critical moments in his administration following the resignation of his defense minister over a bombing that killed eight children and adolescents. Defense Minister Guillermo Botero quit his job Wednesday night after a senator...

Donald Trump works up a sweat at a Louisiana campaign rally

Nov. 7, 2019 9:17 AM EST

MONROE, La. (AP) — President Donald Trump worked up a sweat in a steamy Louisiana arena Wednesday night as he attempted to boost Republican businessman Eddie Rispone's effort to unseat incumbent Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards in the nation's last governor's race of the year. "It may be 120 degrees in...

Rwanda rejects British legislators' call to free officers

Nov. 7, 2019 8:19 AM EST

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's government has protested a call by six British legislators for President Paul Kagame to free high-ranking army officers, saying the two were convicted of serious crimes. Rwanda's Military High Court sentenced Col. Tom Byabagamba and retired Brig. Gen. Frank Rusagara, in 2016...