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Sudan group condemns UN's call to support reinstated PM

Dec. 04, 2021 11:06 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — A Sudanese pro-democracy group has condemned comments by the U.N. chief urging citizens to support a deal that reinstated Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, so the country can have “a peaceful transition towards a true democracy.” The Sudanese...

California official says women on boards law is toothless

Dec. 02, 2021 20:49 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California official defending the state’s landmark law that mandates women be placed on corporate boards testified Thursday that it was essentially toothless and there are no plans to penalize companies for not complying. Under the 2018 law,...

Capitol riot committee has interviewed 250 people so far

Dec. 02, 2021 19:42 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Capitol insurrection has interviewed about 250 people so far, its chairman said Thursday, a staggering pace over just five months as lawmakers work to compile the most comprehensive account yet of the violent attack and plan to hold...

Republican senator to enter WA secretary of state race

Dec. 01, 2021 18:07 PM EST

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Republican state Sen. Keith Wagoner says he plans to challenge newly appointed Democratic Secretary of State Steve Hobbs in next year’s election. Hobbs was sworn into office Nov. 22 following his appointment by Gov. Jay Inslee to replace Kim...

Appeals court weighs Trump arguments to withhold records

Nov. 30, 2021 17:59 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A panel of judges on Tuesday questioned whether they had the authority to grant former President Donald Trump's demands and stop the White House from allowing the release of documents related to the Jan. 6 insurrection led by Trump's supporters. But...

Brazil president joins centrist party with election ahead

Nov. 30, 2021 11:45 AM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro officially joined the centrist Liberal Party on Tuesday, a key political deal in his quest for reelection in 2022. After two years without a political party, Bolsonaro decided to join one of the parties in the...

Mike Rosenbaum drops out of Maryland governor's race

Nov. 30, 2021 10:20 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Democrat Mike Rosenbaum announced Tuesday he is dropping out of the Maryland governor’s race. His decision narrows the field of Democratic candidates in the primary from nine to eight. Rosenbaum, who is a tech entrepreneur...

Kelly appoints former hospital executive as health secretary

Nov. 29, 2021 12:08 PM EST

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Laura Kelly on Monday appointed a former Topeka hospital executive as the new secretary of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Janet Stanek has most recently been director of the state employee health benefits program. She replaces...

Czech president swears in opposition leader as new premier

Nov. 28, 2021 06:10 AM EST

PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech president on Sunday swore in Petr Fiala as the country’s new prime minister following last month’s parliamentary election. Milos Zeman, in a wheelchair, was separated from Fiala and the other officials by transparent panels during the...

Haiti prime minister appoints new Cabinet amid turmoil

Nov. 24, 2021 19:11 PM EST

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Prime Minister Ariel Henry swore in his new Cabinet on Wednesday, more than four months after he assumed leadership of Haiti following the assassination of President Jovenel Moïse. The appointments come as Haiti struggles with a rise in...