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Albania opposition backs president’s anti-government protest

Feb. 23, 2020 2:19 PM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s main opposition Democratic Party on Sunday supported a call from the country’s president for an anti-government protest and also asked for a new election. Earlier this week, President Ilir Meta called for a rally on March 2 against the left-wing government,...

FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2019, filer photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak waves as he leaves Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur. Thailand's disbanded opposition Future Forward Party has attacked the government for allegedly colluding with Malaysia's former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal, for which Najib is now standing trial. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Disbanded Thai party says gov't colluded in 1MDB scandal

Feb. 23, 2020 8:00 AM EST

Bangkok (AP) — Thailand's disbanded opposition Future Forward Party attacked the government Sunday for allegedly colluding with Malaysia's former prime minister to cover up the 1MDB financial scandal, for which former Malaysian leader Najib Razak is now standing trial. The accusation comes a day ahead of...

Former Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch speaks at Georgetown University in Washington, Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020. She was awarded the 2020 J. Raymond

Ex-US envoy to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch has book deal

Feb. 22, 2020 3:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and career diplomat who during the impeachment hearings of President Donald Trump offered a chilling account of alleged threats from Trump and his allies, has a book deal. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt confirmed Friday to The Associated...

President Donald Trump delivers the commencement address at the

AP FACT CHECK: Donald Trump and the audacity of hype

Feb. 22, 2020 8:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their boisterous presidential debate, several Democrats sold short the health care plans of rivals or glossed over aspects of their own record. In an audacious league of his own, President Donald Trump celebrated the elimination of a tax that still exists and went deep and wide in...

Council president voted out of office in residency dispute

Feb. 21, 2020 2:33 PM EST

MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — The city council president in an east Mississippi city has been removed from office after fellow council members determined he didn't live in his district. The Meridian Star reports that Meridian City Council President Tyrone Johnson was ousted in a special meeting Friday. Other...

US: Man threatened impeachment whistleblower's lawyer

Feb. 21, 2020 12:10 PM EST

BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) — Federal prosecutors charged a Michigan man with threatening the life of an attorney for the whistleblower who spurred the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. Brittan Atkinson, 52, of Beaverton, was ordered temporarily detained during an initial court appearance Thursday...

Roger Stone, center, puts his hat on as he departs after his sentencing at federal court in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020. President Donald Trump loyalist and ally, Roger Stone was sentenced to over three years in federal prison, following an extraordinary move by Attorney General William Barr to back off his Justice Department's original sentencing recommendation. The sentence came amid President Donald Trump's unrelenting defense of his longtime confidant that led to a mini-revolt inside the Justice Department and allegations the president interfered in the case. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump ally Roger Stone sentenced to over 3 years in prison

Feb. 20, 2020 9:43 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Stone, a longtime confidant of President Donald Trump, was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for obstructing a congressional investigation in a case that has sparked fears about presidential interference in the justice system. Soon after Judge Amy Berman Jackson...

In this Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, photo, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds talks with reporters at the Capitol in Des Moines, Iowa, telling the group she is pushing lawmakers to pass a constitutional amendment that would automatically restore felon voting rights upon completion of a sentence. Iowa is the only remaining state with a broad revocation of voting rights for felons. (AP Photo/David Pitt)

Iowa Senate panel advance felon voting restrictions bill

Feb. 20, 2020 9:40 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa Senate committee gave its nearly unanimous support to a bill that would place certain restrictions on a proposed constitutional amendment to allow convicted felons to vote. The bill passed out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, making it eligible for full Senate...

Del. Eric Luedtke, a Democrat, talks to reporters on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 in Annapolis, Md., about legislation to expand the state's sales tax to cover professional services to pay for a sweeping education measure. (AP Photo/Brian Witte.

Maryland governor, lawmakers, battle over crime, taxes

Feb. 20, 2020 9:37 PM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — While Democrats who control the Maryland General Assembly are keeping focused on education, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan criticized them Thursday for failing to act on his proposals to fight crime in Baltimore. The governor said a committee chairman should step down if he doesn't take...

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich waves to his friends after giving a press conference at his Chicago home on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, one day after having his prison sentence commuted by President Donald Trump. (Mark Welsh/Daily Herald via AP)/Daily Herald via AP)

TV analyst? Spokesman? Freed ex-governor goes job hunting

Feb. 20, 2020 9:20 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Job wanted: Ex-governor and ex-con with strong speaking skills and good hair seeking employment. Fresh out of prison thanks to a commutation this week from President Donald Trump, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is in the hunt for a post-prison career. "I need to start working and...