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Turkey's Erdogan fires trade minister in Cabinet reshuffle

Apr. 21, 2021 03:14 AM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired the country's trade minister Wednesday following allegations that her husband’s company received a tender to sell disinfectants to the ministry. In a mini Cabinet reshuffle, Erdogan also split the...

2021 Illinois AP Class 3A/4A All-State girls basketball team

Apr. 20, 2021 16:54 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 3A and Class 4A All-State girls’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. Players received five...

US ambassador in Moscow heads home for consultations

Apr. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to Russia said Tuesday he will head home for consultations — a move that comes after the Kremlin prodded him to take a break as Washington and Moscow traded sanctions. The Kremlin emphasized that it couldn't order Ambassador John...

N. Carolina lieutenant governor won't run for Senate in 2022

Apr. 19, 2021 20:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson announced late Monday he will not seek the Republican U.S. Senate nomination in 2022. Robinson, who was elected five months ago to the state's No. 2 executive position in his first run for elected office, said...

Greens bid for German chancellery as Merkel's bloc squabbles

Apr. 19, 2021 19:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s environmentalist Greens announced Monday that co-leader Annalena Baerbock will make the party's first bid for the chancellery in the September national election, while Chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc was mired in a power struggle. ...

Beshear challenges law shifting fair board appointment power

Apr. 19, 2021 17:14 PM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andy Beshear has asked a judge to strike down a Republican-backed law that eroded his appointment authority over the state fair board in the latest partisan political battle to make its way into Kentucky courts. The measure...

2021 Illinois AP Class 1A/2A All-State girls basketball team

Apr. 19, 2021 15:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Here are the Illinois Associated Press Class 1A and Class 2A All-State girls’ basketball teams as voted on by a statewide panel of sports writers and broadcasters and compiled by Steve Tappa, formerly of the Moline Dispatch and the Rock Island Argus. ...

2020's election keeps coming up in 2021's high court race

Apr. 16, 2021 19:24 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In the Republican primary in Pennsylvania's top-of-the-ticket election contest this year, one particular subject keeps coming up on the campaign trail: last year's presidential election. The campaign for an open state Supreme Court seat follows...

U.S. Rep. Jason Smith plans fundraiser at Trump's resort

Apr. 16, 2021 18:36 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, who is considering running for the U.S. Senate, plans to hold a fundraising event at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. An invitation to the April 30 event lists Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and...

Pandemic may lead to long-term changes in school calendar

Apr. 15, 2021 18:52 PM EDT

Connecticut officials say the impact of the pandemic on students and their families could lead to long-term changes in how the school day and school year look in the state. Gov. Ned Lamont was joined Thursday by federal and state political leaders along with local and...