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Health officer resigns, citing pushback on COVID guidelines

Sep. 23, 2021 19:00 PM EDT

HAVRE, Mont. (AP) — The public health officer in a small northern Montana county is resigning because of the “constant negativity, pushback, disregard and lack of support” that health officials have faced throughout the coronavirus pandemic, she said. Blaine County...

New York health chief, defender of Cuomo policies, resigning

Sep. 23, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, who was a leading defender of former Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, has submitted his resignation, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Thursday. Hochul thanked Zucker for his service and said he...

Arizona official resigning after secret recording released

Sep. 22, 2021 19:25 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A recording that emerged of a Republican elected Arizona official criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a partisan review of the 2020 election result in Maricopa County led him to announce his resignation just days before the state Senate's review is set for release. ...

Sri Lanka probes prison minister for alleged prisoner threat

Sep. 22, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan police are investigating an incident in which the government prisons minister allegedly threatened to kill two ethnic minority detainees inside a prison, an official said Wednesday. Lohan Ratwatte, state minister of Prison Management...

New Mexico monitors school funds in ex-leader's fraud case

Sep. 21, 2021 18:26 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico education officials say they are demanding additional oversight of a narrow slice of federal funding awarded to Albuquerque Public Schools following a criminal probe into a former employee. District officials reported the alleged fraud...

Poll finds nearly 80% of Palestinians want Abbas to resign

Sep. 21, 2021 09:59 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A new poll has found that nearly 80% of Palestinians want President Mahmoud Abbas to resign, reflecting widespread anger over the death of an activist in security forces' custody and a crackdown on protests over the summer. The survey released Tuesday...

Arizona lawmaker quits to focus on run for governor

Sep. 20, 2021 18:38 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Rep. Aaron Lieberman has become the second Democratic lawmaker to leave office to focus on a run for higher office. Lieberman announced Monday that he's immediately resigning from the House so he can devote himself fulltime to his campaign for...

Rome court rejects Venezuela extradition bid for ex-oil czar

Sep. 20, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — A Rome court has rejected a request by Venezuela to extradite its former oil czar to face corruption charges, citing the country’s record in violating human rights, his Italian lawyer said Monday. Rafael Ramirez, the longtime head of Venezuela’s PDVSA...

Judge dismisses lawsuit seeking removal of DNR chairman

Sep. 17, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Friday rejected a lawsuit seeking to remove the state Department of Natural Resources policy board’s leader from his post even though his term has ended. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn ruled against Democratic...

North Macedonia: Protest in Tetovo for deadly hospital fire

Sep. 17, 2021 13:04 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Hundreds of protesters in the North Macedonian city of Tetovo on Friday called for the resignation of officials in the wake of last week's fire that destroyed a COVID-19 field hospital, killed 14 people and injured a dozen more. The...