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Russia opens extremism probe against Navalny and his allies

Sep. 28, 2021 11:04 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities have opened a criminal case against imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny and his closest allies, accusing them Tuesday of forming an extremist group and involvement in one. The investigation is the latest step in a multi-pronged crackdown on the...

Albuquerque mayoral hopefuls face off at Black voters' forum

Sep. 28, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque’s struggle with violent crime and escalating homelessness took center stage Monday as the three candidates running for mayor in New Mexico’s largest city faced off during a forum sponsored by the New Mexico Black Voters Collaborative. ...

As daughter sought state license, Noem summoned agency head

Sep. 27, 2021 21:10 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Just days after a South Dakota agency moved to deny her daughter's application to become a certified real estate appraiser, Gov. Kristi Noem summoned to her office the state employee who ran the agency, the woman's direct supervisor and the state labor secretary. ...

2 top Fed officials retire in wake of trading disclosures

Sep. 27, 2021 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare moment of ethical controversy for the Federal Reserve, two top officials resigned Monday in the wake of revelations about their financial trading that exposed potential shortcomings in the Fed's rules on investments. Eric Rosengren, the...

Georgia judge upholds disqualification of mayoral candidate

Sep. 27, 2021 16:44 PM EDT

PORT WENTWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia judge Monday upheld a city official’s decision to disqualify a candidate for mayor because of a past felony conviction. Julius Hall had filed paperwork to run in the November election for mayor of Port Wentworth, a city of 11,000...

Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to step down, second top official to resign in wake of questions about market trades

Sep. 27, 2021 16:19 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dallas Fed President Robert Kaplan to step down, second top official to resign in wake of questions about market trades.

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Sep. 27, 2021 09:08 AM EDT

Columbus Dispatch. Sept. 24, 2021. Editorial: Disingenuous Ohio Republicans disregard will of people to maintain dominance Ohio voters, we have egg all over our faces. How silly of us to think that the state’s top elected...

ICC prosecutor seeks to resume Afghanistan war crimes probe

Sep. 27, 2021 08:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court sought urgent clearance Monday from the court's judges to resume investigations of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan, saying that under the country's new Taliban rulers “there is no...

South Dakota lawmakers to weigh whether seek AG impeachment

Sep. 26, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature will consider whether to try to impeach Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian, a House leader said. Republican Speaker Spencer Gosch said Saturday that there is enough support...

Louisiana governor to give ethics speech at Louisiana Tech

Sep. 25, 2021 10:42 AM EDT

RUSTON, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s governor will give a speech about ethics next week at a state university. Gov. John Bel Edwards’ speech will be carried live on Zoom at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Louisiana Tech said in a news release Friday. He will be...