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Daughter succeeds California elections chief in Legislature

Apr. 19, 2021 17:54 PM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The daughter of California's top elections official succeeded her mother in the state Legislature Monday, adding to a long tradition of frequent family connections among lawmakers. Dr. Akilah Weber won the San Diego area's 79th Assembly...

Gaetz, Greene flaunt new paths to power, testing GOP leaders

Apr. 19, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have always faced rebels in their ranks. But Reps. Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor Greene are presenting top House Republicans with a test of how to handle a new breed of Trump-era, social media-savvy firebrands. Gaetz, a...

Israeli PM threatens defamation suit against predecessor

Apr. 19, 2021 14:42 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to sue his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, if he does not apologize for saying the Israeli leader's family suffers from mental illness. A spokesman for the Netanyahu family confirmed Monday that the...

Colorado judge resigning after censure for racial slur

Apr. 19, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado judge will resign after being censured for repeatedly saying a racial slur in a conversation with a Black employee, expressing her views on racial justice while on the bench as well as using court employees to work on personal business. The...

Gaetz friend was lightning rod for controversy in Florida

Apr. 17, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — It all started with a hunch by a central Florida prep school teacher about who had launched a politically motivated smear campaign against him, falsely alleging he was racist and in a sexual relationship with a high school student. Investigators say...

Tim Mead resigns as president of baseball Hall after 2 years

Apr. 16, 2021 23:15 PM EDT

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — Tim Mead is stepping down as president of Baseball's Hall of Fame after two years. The Hall said Friday the move takes effect in mid-May. Mead was announced as Hall president on April 30, 2019, and took over that June 24...

3 resign from Auschwitz council after politician appointed

Apr. 16, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Three members of an advisory council for the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum in Poland have resigned after the government appointed a former prime minister and top member of the country's right-wing ruling party to serve on the council. Culture Minister...

Officials: Alaska agency not moving ahead on DMV closures

Apr. 15, 2021 21:20 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The state Department of Administration does not plan to move ahead with proposals to close six Division of Motor Vehicles offices in Alaska, the acting commissioner said. The department, as part of its budget request, proposed closing Motor...

Missouri House delays lawmaker resignation to finish review

Apr. 15, 2021 15:55 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri House on Thursday refused to accept a lawmaker's resignation so the Ethics Committee can fully investigate allegations that he physically and sexually abused his children years ago. The GOP-led House voted 153-0 to prevent Republican...

Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins unanimous pick: VMI's 1st Black leader

Apr. 15, 2021 15:42 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — Maj. Gen. Cedric Wins, who was named interim superintendent of Virginia Military Institute amid the controversy over the school’s Confederate ties and the removal of a statue of Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson, was voted unanimously Thursday to become the first...