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Louisiana senator resigns to lead gambling regulatory board

Jul. 23, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A longtime state lawmaker from the Lake Charles area resigned Friday from the Senate to take the helm of Louisiana's gambling regulatory board. Gov. John Bel Edwards appointed Republican Ronnie Johns, of Sulphur, as chairman of the Gaming Control...

Officials: CEO took money from group that feeds poor kids

Jul. 22, 2021 15:06 PM EDT

WOODBINE, Ga. (AP) — The director of an organization that feeds poor children during the summer in coastal Georgia stole from the state by saying she provided meals that were never made, investigators said. Dawn Eggleston, CEO of Our Daily Bread, Inc., was indicted on...

Haiti leader's slaying exposes role of ex-Colombian soldiers

Jul. 22, 2021 10:18 AM EDT

BUCARAMANGA, Colombia (AP) — As the coronavirus pandemic squeezed Colombia, the Romero family was in need of money to pay the mortgage. Mauricio Romero Medina's $790 a month pension as a retired soldier wasn't going far. Then came a call offering a solution. ...

US, Germany seal deal on contentious Russian gas pipeline

Jul. 22, 2021 07:03 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Germany have announced a deal to allow the completion of a controversial Russian gas pipeline to Europe without the imposition of further U.S. sanctions. The agreement aims to stanch fears about European dependence on Russian energy, but it was...

Biden nominates Victoria Kennedy for Austria ambassadorship

Jul. 21, 2021 17:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is nominating Victoria Kennedy, an attorney and the widow of Sen. Ted Kennedy, to serve as his ambassador to Austria. He's naming a top political fundraiser — Comcast executive David Cohen -- to serve as his ambassador to Canada, the White House said...

Mining CEO defends comments that Maine tribes lack rights

Jul. 20, 2021 14:58 PM EDT

PATTEN, Maine (AP) — The head of a Canadian mining company has defended comments in which he touted the state of Maine as a good place to do business because of a lack of rights for tribal groups. Wolfden Resources wants to develop a precious minerals mine in rural...

New Haiti leader with international backing to take charge

Jul. 19, 2021 17:09 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new prime minister supported by key international diplomats will take charge of Haiti, an official said Monday — a move that appeared aimed at averting a leadership struggle following the assassination of President Jovenal Moïse. Ariel...

Publisher Scholastic Inc. names Peter Warwick its new CEO

Jul. 19, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Scholastic Inc. has appointed a successor to longtime president and CEO Richard Robinson, who died last month. Peter Warwick, an independent director since 2014 on the children's publisher's board, will begin his new job Aug. 1. “Dick Robinson built...

Biden: Social media platforms 'killing people' with misinfo

Jul. 16, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden said Friday that social media companies are “killing people” by failing to police misinformation on their platforms about COVID-19 vaccines. Biden’s comments came a day after U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared...

Montana drops 'bad actor' claim against Hecla mine executive

Jul. 16, 2021 11:46 AM EDT

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Environmental regulators have filed a motion to dismiss a legal case that sought to block the president of an Idaho-based company from being involved in proposed mines in northwestern Montana under a state law that punishes companies and their executives who don't clean...