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New head of anti-discrimination agency elected in Germany

Jul. 07, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's parliament on Thursday elected as the government's new anti-discrimination commissioner a journalist whose nomination last month had sparked controversy. Ferda Ataman, 42, was elected as head of the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency with a clear majority....

Finland to boost security at Russia border with amended law

Jul. 07, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s Parliament on Thursday passed amended legislation on border security that allows for the closure of crossing points with Russia amid fears that Moscow could choose to send large numbers of migrants to the frontier. The move by lawmakers came just two...

One scandal too many: British PM Boris Johnson resigns

Jul. 07, 2022 12:34 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced his resignation Thursday amid a mass revolt by top members of his government, marking an end to three tumultuous years in power in which he brazenly bent and sometimes broke the rules of British politics. Months of defiance ended...

Florida man sentenced in death threat to Minnesota Rep. Omar

Jul. 07, 2022 12:12 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge sentenced a former Trump supporter to three years of probation and a $7,000 fine for sending an email threatening to kill Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and three other congresswomen. David George Hannon, 67, also must undergo mental and substance...

From Brexit to Partygate, a timeline of Johnson's career

Jul. 07, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He was the mayor who basked in the glory of hosting the 2012 London Olympics, and the man who led the Conservatives to a thumping election victory on the back of his promise to “get Brexit done.” But Boris Johnson's time as prime minister was marred by his...

Minors rep asks Congress to restrict MLB antitrust exemption

Jul. 07, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The executive director of the nonprofit Advocates for Minor Leaguers has recommended Congress enact legislation nullifying Major League Baseball's antitrust exemption as it applies to minor league players. Harry Marino on Wednesday asked the Senate Judiciary...

Oregon GOP taps new leader after another chair resigns

Jul. 07, 2022 11:11 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Republican Party has its third new leader in less than 18 months, after the unexpected resignation of its acting chair last week. Justin Hwang, a Gresham restaurateur and former legislative candidate, has stepped into the role of party chair...

Ethiopia's leader admits military losses in insurgencies

Jul. 07, 2022 10:36 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopian police and soldiers are dying on a “daily” basis as the country grapples with insurgencies in Oromia and elsewhere, Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed said Thursday. Abiy in a parliamentary address repeated a vow to destroy the Oromo Liberation Army, a...

Dems want to tax high earners to protect Medicare solvency

Jul. 07, 2022 10:53 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats want to boost taxes on some high earners and use the money to extend the solvency of Medicare, the latest step in the party's election-year attempt to craft a scaled-back version of the economic package that collapsed last year, Democratic aides told The...

Arizona Gov. Ducey backs Robson as successor over Trump pick

Jul. 07, 2022 10:38 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey on Thursday endorsed businesswoman Karrin Taylor Robson to be his successor, adding his name to a growing list of mainstream conservatives looking to boost her past Donald Trump-endorsed frontrunner Kari Lake. Robson, a political newcomer,...