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No. 2 House Republican says GOP would act against Gaetz

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans would “take action” on Rep. Matt Gaetz if the Justice Department formally moves ahead against him, the chamber's No....

Haiti prime minister resigns amid violence, political strife

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian Prime Minister Joseph Jouthe announced early Wednesday that he has resigned as the country faces a spike in killings...

Japan’s Toshiba president steps down amid acquisition talks

TOKYO (AP) — The president of Toshiba Corp. stepped down Wednesday, a week after the Japanese technology and manufacturing giant said it was studying...

EU and COVID-19: When a vaccine only adds to the trouble

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders no longer meet around a common oval summit table to broker their famed compromises. Instead, each of the...

Gaetz vows to fight, tries to stay on offensive amid scandal

MIAMI (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. ...

Ecuador, Peru to elect presidents amid strengthened pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left...

Judge tosses former Rep. Katie Hill’s suit against tabloid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lawsuit by former U.S. Rep. Katie Hill of California against the Daily Mail was dismissed Wednesday by a judge...

Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting that...

LaHood resigns Lincoln Museum job after loan fine disclosure

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Former Illinois congressman and U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has resigned as chairman of the board of the Abraham Lincoln...

Gaetz says he won’t resign over ‘false’ sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz said Monday he will not leave Congress and denied that he “slept with” an underage girl, suggesting...

Kosovo gets new president, its second female leader

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo elected and swore in a new president Sunday for a five-year term, the Balkan nation's second female...

Pelosi: Remove Rep. Gaetz from committee if claims are true

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Matt Gaetz, facing accusations of a sexual relationship with an underage girl, should at a minimum be removed from the...

Black adviser quits UK government in wake of racism report

LONDON (AP) — The most senior Black adviser to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned, the government said Thursday, the day after a...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday...

G. Gordon Liddy, Watergate mastermind, dead at 90

WASHINGTON (AP) — G. Gordon Liddy, a mastermind of the Watergate burglary and a radio talk show host after emerging from prison, died Tuesday...

Brazil military chiefs quit as Bolsonaro seeks their support

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The leaders of all three branches of Brazil’s armed forces jointly resigned Tuesday following President Jair Bolsonaro's replacement of...

Slovak premier, government resign over Russian vaccine deal

PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia's Prime Minister Igor Matovic and his government resigned on Tuesday to ease a political crisis triggered by a secret deal...

Republican announces run for Murkowski’s Alaska Senate seat

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An early Republican candidate announced plans Monday to seek the Alaska U.S. Senate seat that has been held since 2002...

Police in Belarus capital arrest more than 100 protesters

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus arrested more than 100 people who assembled for a protest march Saturday to call...

Oregon State sues AP to stifle request in volleyball case

Oregon State University leaders are suing to block disclosure of details about an investigation of abuse allegations in their volleyball program, even as they...

Hundreds arrested in Belarus ‘Freedom Day’ protest

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Protesters calling for the resignation of Belarus’ authoritarian president marched in small groups Thursday throughout the capital of Minsk, the...

Slovak coalition party completes withdrawal from government

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — A party in Slovakia’s ruling coalition completed its withdrawal from the government on Thursday amid a political crisis triggered by...

Boston turns historic page with 1st Black, 1st female mayor

BOSTON (AP) — Kim Janey, who as a child had rocks hurled at her school bus during Boston's desegregation era, marked her historic elevation...

Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Reed accused of sexual misconduct

U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican from western New York, is accused of rubbing a female lobbyist's back and unhooking her bra, without her...

Armenia to hold early parliamentary election in June

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia’s prime minister on Thursday set an early parliamentary election for June as he sought to defuse the country’s political...

For Biden, questions about Cuomo grow harder to ignore

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden's relentless effort to avoid the day-to-day distractions of the political world is being put to the test...

For Biden, questions about Cuomo grow harder to ignore

NEW YORK (AP) — President Joe Biden's relentless effort to avoid the day-to-day distractions of the political world is being put to the test...

New York Assembly hires top law firm for Cuomo investigation

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York’s Assembly has hired a Manhattan law firm to assist in its impeachment investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, legislative...

Biden: Cuomo should resign if investigation confirms claims

NEW YORK (AP) — The pressure against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo over sexual harassment allegations reached the White House on Tuesday, with President...

Andrew Cuomo accuser speaks with investigators for 4 hours

As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo tried to return to the business of governing Monday, one of his sexual harassment accusers met via Zoom...

Allies call on Slovak leader to resign over Russian vaccine

PRAGUE (AP) — Two parties in Slovakia’s ruling coalition called on the populist prime minister to resign to open the way for a reconstruction...

Biden declines to call for Cuomo to resign, awaits probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Sunday passed up an opportunity to join other Democrats calling for the resignation of New York Gov....

Former TV presenter puts race on Dutch political agenda

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Sylvana Simons is campaigning for the Dutch general election on a platform of what she calls radical equality. ...

Watching the watchers: Who’s at helm of EU’s border agency?

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s border and coast guard agency Frontex, the pride of the 27-nation bloc’s vast effort to keep watch over...

With Cuomo under fire, No. 2 Kathy Hochul treads carefully

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — As a chorus of top Democrats demanded New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s resignation over sexual harassment allegations last week, the...

Bolivia arrests ex-leader in crackdown on opposition

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The conservative interim president who led Bolivia for a year was arrested Saturday as officials of the restored leftist...

How Cuomo investigation, possible impeachment could play out

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo has urged New Yorkers to “wait for the facts." ...

Top Dems call on Cuomo to resign amid harassment allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo confronted a stunning series of defections Friday amid allegations of sexual harassment that left the...

South Dakota AG pleads not guilty in fatal crash hearing

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg pleaded not guilty in an initial court hearing Friday for three misdemeanor charges he...

Resignation demands grow as police get Cuomo groping report

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's grip on power appeared increasingly threatened Thursday as a majority of state legislators called for...

Garland vows return to ‘normal’ Justice Dept. on 1st day

WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking the reins at the Justice Department, Attorney General Merrick Garland sought Thursday to assure career staffers that he would prioritize...

Report: German lawmaker resigns after Azerbaijan claims

BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker from Chancellor Angela Merkel's party is stepping down following allegations he was involved in questionable lobbying activity for Azerbaijan,...

Opposition in Armenia maintains blockade of parliament

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Hundreds of opposition supporters maintained the blockade of the Armenian parliament for a second straight day Wednesday demanding the resignation...

Torch relay among final hurdles for postponed Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The Olympic torch relay is yet another hurdle for the postponed Tokyo Games. It kicks off in two weeks from northeastern...

Wisconsin Republicans ask mayor to quit over election report

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin lawmakers called Tuesday for Green Bay's Democratic mayor to resign following a report on a conservative website alleging...

Is Blunt’s exit an opening for ex-Gov. Greitens to return?

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — Eric Greitens' political future seemed doomed by scandal when he resigned as Missouri governor. Now, he appears primed to test...

Armenian opposition blockades parliament to demand PM quits

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of opposition supporters blockaded the Armenian parliament building on Tuesday to press a demand for the country's prime minister...

Kosovo minister resigns after election bribery allegations

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s foreign minister on Tuesday resigned following allegations she had rigged the vote to win a seat in the new...

Cuomo defiant as top New York lawmakers call on him to quit

NEW YORK (AP) — The two top Democrats in New York’s legislature withdrew their support for Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Sunday amid mounting allegations...

German lawmaker to resign after his firm profited from masks

BERLIN (AP) — A lawmaker with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party said Sunday he will give up his seat in parliament and leave politics...

NY officials removed fuller tally of nursing home deaths

NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration insisted Friday that a quest for scientific accuracy, not political concerns, prompted members of his COVID-19...

Scandals reveal Cuomo known by New Yorkers to wider nation

It was Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy-winning performance: daily televised coronavirus briefings in which the New York governor projected competence and compassion, helping to calm a...

Black women persevere to lead in Vermont despite harassment

Mia Schultz has watched three other Black women in Vermont leave leadership posts in the mostly white state because of harassment and threats. She’s...

Double standard? Gillibrand in spotlight after Cuomo scandal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken's resignation in 2017 as he faced allegations...

Cuomo avoids public amid outcry over harassment allegations

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has avoided public appearances for days as some members of his own party call for...

Fans from abroad unlikely for postponed Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — The new president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee stopped short of saying there would be no foreign fans at this...

Armenian leader scores political point in spat with military

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister scored a political point Tuesday in his spat with the top military brass, advancing his motion to...

Tokyo Olympics add 12 women to executive board to reach 42%

TOKYO (AP) — The Tokyo Olympics made a symbolic gesture toward gender equality on Tuesday by appointing 12 women to the body’s executive board. ...

Dutch PM’s popularity high but eroding as election looms

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — After more than a decade in power and a year spent battling the virus, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's...

Calls for Cuomo’s resignation mount as 3rd accuser emerges

NEW YORK (AP) — Calls for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's resignation intensified late Monday after a third woman accused him of offensive behavior,...

Cuomo allegations leave Democrats grappling with response

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump...

Cuomo allegations leave Democrats grappling with response

NEW YORK (AP) — Democrats across the country celebrated New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo as the face of governing competence as President Donald Trump...

Dunivant becomes Sacramento Republic president in shakeup

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Gumpert said Monday he will resign as president and chief operating officer of the United Soccer League's Republic, a...

Armenia’s political tensions rise amid rival rallies

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Political tensions in Armenia heightened Monday, with supporters of the embattled prime minister and the opposition each holding massive rallies...

One of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents quits amid sex scandal

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — One of Zimbabwe’s vice presidents has resigned following a string of reports in the local media that alleged he had...

Australian prime minister stands by minister accused of rape

CANBERRA, Aurtralia (AP) — Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Monday stood by an unidentified Cabinet minister against calls for him to step down...

Armenia’s president refuses order to dismiss military chief

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 protesters calling for the resignation of Armenia’s prime minister marched through the capital Saturday as pressure on the...

Armenian PM slams ‘coup attempt’ as political tensions rise

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister accused top military officers on Thursday of attempting a coup after they demanded he step down, adding...

Police grilled South Dakota AG on phone use before crash

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Investigators questioning South Dakota’s attorney general after a fatal car crash pressed him on how he did not realize...

South Dakota House moves to impeach AG after fatal crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota House lawmakers on Tuesday began impeachment proceedings against the state’s attorney general, who is facing misdemeanor charges for...

Top board leaders resign after deadly Texas power outages

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top board leaders of Texas’ embattled power grid operator said Tuesday they will resign following outrage over more than 4...

Ex-Soviet republic Georgia’s parliament appoints new premier

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — The parliament in ex-Soviet nation Georgia has voted Monday evening to appoint a new prime minister and Cabinet after Giorgi...

South Dakota House leaders weigh impeachment of AG in crash

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are considering impeaching the state's attorney general as he faces misdemeanor charges for striking and killing a...

Thousands march in Armenia, demand prime minister step down

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Several thousand people marched in Armenia's capital Monday, demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation amid pressure for him to step...

Ex-Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan to resign seat

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Michael Madigan, a Chicago Democrat who set much of Illinois' political agenda as House speaker for four decades before his...

Georgia’s PM resigns over move to arrest opposition leader

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Georgia's prime minister announced his resignation Thursday following a court ruling that ordered the arrest of a man who leads...

Bob Dole says he’s been diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Bob Dole, a former longtime senator and the 1996 Republican presidential nominee, announced Thursday that he has been diagnosed with...

Seiko Hashimoto takes over as Tokyo Olympic president

TOKYO (AP) — Seiko Hashimoto has appeared in seven Olympics, four in the winter and three in the summer — the most by any...

Tokyo Olympics to pick Mori replacement; is a woman likely?

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshiro Mori's replacement as president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee is expected to be named very quickly. The 83-year-old former...

Vaccine delay in North Macedonia stirs political tension

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — As its neighbors boast of progress in their vaccination programs, North Macedonia is still waiting to deliver its first...

Mori is gone but gender issues remain for Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (AP) — Yoshiro Mori resigned as the president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee on Friday after sexist comments made last week in...

Trial highlights: ‘We were invited’ and a quick defense

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump incited a deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, put his own vice president in danger and later expressed solidarity...

Reports: Mori to resign Tokyo Olympics over sexist remarks

TOKYO (AP) — The long saga of Yoshiro Mori appears to be near the end. ...

Top Michigan Republican stands by Capitol ‘hoax’ comments

By DAVID EGGERT Associated Press

More Texans turnover: Team president resigns after 20 years

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans president Jamey Rootes has resigned after more than 20 years, the team's latest move in an offseason of upheaval. ...

Justice Dept. seeks resignations of Trump-era US attorneys

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will ask U.S. attorneys who were appointed by former President Donald Trump to resign from their posts, as...

Israeli PM pleads not guilty as corruption trial resumes

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pleaded not guilty Monday as his trial on corruption charges resumed in a Jerusalem courtroom just...

Ex-presidential contender leaves Turkish opposition party

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A politician who once ran as a presidential challenger to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan resigned Monday from Turkey’s main...

GOP Missouri lawmaker indicted on fraud refuses to resign

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker refused to resign after being indicted on federal fraud charges for falsely claiming a treatment she...

Head of Tokyo Games won’t resign after statement about women

TOKYO (AP) — The president of the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee said Thursday he would not resign despite pressure on him to do so...

Missouri lawmaker asked to resign amid stem cell fraud case

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri state lawmaker indicted on federal fraud charges for falsely promoting a treatment as having stem cells to help...

Pentagon chief purges defense boards; Trump loyalists out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has ordered hundreds of Pentagon advisory board members to resign this month as part of a broad...

West Virginia GOP fractured by political appointment feud

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — On a beach vacation in South Carolina with his family, Jay Marcum was awaiting a call from the governor of...

Pivotal election figure leaving job under an unrelated cloud

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top election official spent the past year in the hot seat as she oversaw the vote in a swing...

Belarus police detain more than 160 protesters

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in Belarus on Sunday arrested more than 160 participants in demonstrations calling for the ex-Soviet nation's authoritarian president to...

Report: Alaska AG quit after reports of sexual misconduct

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska's then-attorney general resigned while the Anchorage Daily News and the ProPublica investigative journalism organization were preparing an article about...

Romania: Protesters want reprisals for fatal hospital fire

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people protested outside Romania's Health Ministry the day after a fatal fire at one of the country's main...

Trump team hires 2 ex-prosecutors with ethics experience

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Donald Trump has added two more former federal prosecutors from South Carolina to his impeachment legal team, according to one...

131 arrested on ‘calmer’ night during Dutch virus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police said Wednesday that the fourth night of the Netherlands' coronavirus curfew passed more peacefully than the previous...

Italian premier resigns, setting off scramble for new allies

ROME (AP) — Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte resigned Tuesday after a key coalition ally pulled his party’s support over Conte’s handling of the coronavirus...

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