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Zimbabwe court blocks leader from keeping chief justice on

May. 15, 2021 12:48 PM EDT

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s High Court on Saturday forced the country’s chief justice to retire, ruling that an extension of his term by the president is illegal. The ruling is a major setback for President Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose party in May pushed...

Pennsylvania's spring primary: ballot issues, judicial races

May. 15, 2021 08:44 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Beyond a slew of local races on ballots, Pennsylvania's primary election on Tuesday will determine the future of a governor's authority during disaster declarations and a Republican nominee aiming to keep a state Supreme Court seat in GOP hands. ...

Today in History

May. 15, 2021 00:08 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 15, the 135th day of 2021. There are 230 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 15, 1970, just after midnight, Phillip Lafayette Gibbs and James Earl Green, two...

Virus business limits, most mask mandates end in N. Carolina

May. 14, 2021 18:19 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday immediately ended the state's capacity limits on businesses and nearly all the remaining statewide mask-wearing mandates, returning the state to almost normal operations after 15 months marked by COVID-19 lockdowns and...

VMI gets 1st female commander of Corps of Cadets

May. 14, 2021 18:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Military Institute is getting its first female commander of the Corps of Cadets. Cadet Kasey Meredith took on the role at a change of command parade on Friday. She is the first female regimental commander in VMI’s 182-year history. ...

After Cabinet withdrawal, Neera Tanden lands White House job

May. 14, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's lone Cabinet choice who was rebuffed by Congress has landed a job as a White House senior adviser. Neera Tanden had been Biden's pick to lead the Office of Management and Budget but withdrew her nomination in March after it was...

Justices reject rules fast-tracking redistricting lawsuits

May. 14, 2021 16:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican request that all state redistricting lawsuits start in the high court. In its order denying the request, the court recapped the arguments for and against the Republicans' request, but it...

Federal murder charges in 11 Oklahoma cases due to McGirt

May. 14, 2021 16:26 PM EDT

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — Eleven men whose murder convictions in Oklahoma were overturned because of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on state jurisdiction in tribal territories have been charged with federal murder counts, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday. A...

Belarus officer sentenced for leaking document on crackdown

May. 14, 2021 15:40 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A Belarusian military officer on Friday was sentenced to 18 years in prison for leaking a document related to the government's crackdown on protests against the country's authoritarian president. The officer, Capt. Dzianis Urad, was accused of...

US seeks extradition of former head of Honduras' police

May. 14, 2021 13:10 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The United States has requested the extradition of a former chief of the Honduras National Police on drug and weapons charges, a Honduran government official said Friday. Honduras’ Supreme Court had confirmed receiving an extradition...