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Census Bureau director to resign amid criticism over data

Facing criticism that he was acceding to President Donald Trump's demand to produce citizenship information at the expense of data quality, U.S. Census Bureau...

Vice President-elect Harris to resign her Senate seat Monday

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will resign her Senate seat on Monday, two days before she and President-elect Joe Biden are...

EXPLAINER: Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic

MILAN (AP) — Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down Italy's...

In cold weather, anti-Netanyahu protests continue in Israel

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of protesters braved a cold night in Jerusalem on Saturday to press on with their calls for Israeli Prime Minister...

The Latest: Azar condemns Capitol riot in resignation letter

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's impeachment and the fallout from the Jan. 6 attack of the Capitol by pro-Trump...

Pompeo offers burst of actions, attacks before leaving State

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mike Pompeo isn't quietly fading away. In his final days as secretary of state, he's issuing orders that have caused international...

The buck stops here: Dutch govt quits over welfare scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving...

EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best...

EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Now that the House has impeached President Donald Trump for the second time, Speaker Nancy Pelosi must figure out the best...

EXPLAINER: What’s next after House impeachment vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has been impeached by the House days before leaving office, becoming the first American president to be impeached...

The Latest: Pelosi wants fines for bypassing House security

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout from the attack of the U.S. Capitol by pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Oregon lawmaker faces outcry after state Capitol breach

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sixteen days before the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and nearly 2,900 miles away, an eerily similar incident occurred at...

Ex-premier yanks ministers from Italy’s coalition government

ROME (AP) — A former leader of Italy yanked his party's ministers Wednesday from Premier Giuseppe Conte's government, triggering a political crisis in the...

Estonia’s PM resigns over corruption scandal in his party

HELSINKI (AP) — Estonia’s prime minister resigned Wednesday over a corruption scandal involving a key official of his Center Party suspected of accepting a...

PBS lawyer resigns after being caught in Veritas sting

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for PBS resigned Tuesday after being caught describing President Donald Trump as “close to Hitler” in a right-wing...

The Latest: No public access to Capitol grounds Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Trump Homeland Security chief abruptly quits at tense time

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s acting head of the Department of Homeland Security abruptly resigned Monday, leaving the post ahead of schedule as...

House speeding to impeach Trump for Capitol ‘insurrection’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to impeach, the House sped ahead Monday with plans to oust President Donald Trump from office, warning he is a...

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own...

Trump remains defiant amid calls to resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump enters the last days of his presidency isolated and shunned by former allies and members of his own...

Lawmakers who voted against Biden are denounced back home

Republican members of Congress who voted against certifying Joe Biden’s presidential victory, even after a mob broke into the Capitol, are being denounced by...

Dems’ momentum builds to impeach Trump, Pelosi hits rioters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Momentum built among Democrats on Saturday for a fresh and fast push to impeach President Donald Trump, even as the House...

Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden says that President Donald Trump isn't “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse growing...

‘He’s on his own’: Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's steadfast grip on Republicans in Washington is beginning to crumble, leaving him more politically isolated than at...

The Latest: Seattle probes officers about Washington rally

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Trump finally faces reality — amid talk of early ouster

WASHINGTON (AP) — With 13 days left in his term, President Donald Trump finally bent to reality Thursday amid growing talk of trying to...

Trump to skip Biden swearing-in — Biden’s fine with that

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he will skip President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, refusing to fulfill the outgoing president's traditional role in...

Democrats plan lightning Trump impeachment, want him out now

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings flashing, Democrats in Congress laid plans Friday for swift impeachment of President Donald Trump, demanding decisive, immediate action to ensure...

‘He’s on his own’: Some Republicans begin to flee from Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's steadfast grip on Republicans in Washington is beginning to crumble, leaving him more politically isolated than at...

State lawmaker charged after entering Capitol with rioters

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Republican West Virginia state lawmaker has been federally charged for entering a restricted area of the U.S. Capitol after...

Deadly siege focuses attention on Capitol Police

WASHINGTON (AP) — The police were badly outnumbered. ...

Murkowski becomes 1st GOP senator to say Trump should resign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski said Friday that President Donald Trump should resign, making her the first Republican senator to say he...

Biden calls Trump ‘unfit’ but doesn’t endorse impeachment

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden said Friday that President Donald Trump isn't “fit for the job,” but he repeatedly refused to endorse...

Stay or go? After Trump-fueled riot, aides debate early exit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A steady stream of Trump administration officials are beating an early path to the exits as a protest against the deadly...

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it...

Capitol siege by pro-Trump mob forces questions, ousters

WASHINGTON (AP) — The violent siege of the Capitol by President Donald Trump’s supporters forced painful new questions across government — about his fitness...

The Latest: Capitol Police says officer dies after riots

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the fallout of the storming of the Capitol by a mob of pro-Trump loyalists (all times local): ...

Capitol Police rejected offers of federal help to quell mob

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three days before supporters of President Donald Trump rioted at the Capitol, the Pentagon asked the U.S Capitol Police if it...

Several state lawmakers joined, observed US Capitol turmoil

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia lawmaker who filmed himself and supporters of President Donald Trump storming into the U.S. Capitol is facing...

The Latest: Trump promises ‘orderly transition’ on Jan. 20

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress’ tally of the Electoral College vote won by Joe Biden (all times local): ...

Hong Kong arrests 53 activists under national security law

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested 53 former lawmakers and democracy proponents Wednesday for allegedly violating the new national security law by...

Acting US Attorney named for Atlanta area after resignation

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump has named a new, acting U.S. attorney in Atlanta, a day after the abrupt resignation of the man...

Trump-appointed US attorney resigns in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — The top federal prosecutor in Atlanta left his position Monday, a day after an audio recording was made public in which...

Algerian ex-president’s brother, former spy bosses cleared

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — A military appeals court in Algeria on Saturday cleared the brother of the country’s longtime former leader, two ex-intelligence chiefs...

Ontario finance minister resigns after tropical vacation

TORONTO (AP) — The finance minister for Canada's most populous province resigned Thursday after going on a Caribbean vacation during the pandemic and seemingly...

Georgia governor pushes back on Trump’s call for resignation

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp on Wednesday called a tweet by President Donald Trump demanding his resignation a “distraction” and said he...

Japan virus outbreaks, scandals sap public support for Suga

TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga came to office on a wave of popularity, pledging to combat the coronavirus and fix Japan's languishing...

Protests keep up against Israeli PM as new election looms

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis protested against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, calling on the long-serving leader to resign just days after...

Armenia’s prime minister offers to discuss early election

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's prime minister said Friday he was ready to discuss the possibility of holding an early parliamentary election, but rejected...

Report: Chicago cops in botched raid had prior complaints

CHICAGO (AP) — One of 12 officers placed on desk duty in the botched 2019 police raid on the home of a Black woman...

Sculpture honors 1st Black president of an American college

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — The first Black president of an American college is being honored with a sculpture installed in the Vermont city where...

Romania’s parliament approves new government

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s parliament on Wednesday approved a new liberal government and prime minister, keeping out of power a left-leaning populist party...

Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister resigns after protests

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova’s pro-Russian prime minister has resigned to, as he put it, pave the way for an early parliamentary election and...

Thousands protest in Armenia, demand PM’s resignation

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Opposition supporters in Armenia on Tuesday ramped up pressure on the prime minister to resign over his handling of the...

About 100 anti-govt protesters detained in Belarus capital

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Around 100 people were detained in the Belarusian capital on Sunday during anti-government protests that were prompted by the reelection...

As end approaches, Trump gets doses of flattery, finality

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s administration is ending how it began, with over-the-top declarations of praise for the chief executive. ...

Armenia honors Nagorno-Karabakh dead; some demand PM resign

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Both opponents and supporters of Armenia's prime minister rallied Saturday as the nation paid tribute to the thousands who died...

Biden adviser Cedric Richmond tests positive for coronavirus

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — One of President-elect Joe Biden’s closest advisers tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, according to his transition team. ...

The Latest: Kansas mayor resigns over mask mandate threats

KANSAS — A western Kansas mayor announced Tuesday that she is resigning, effective immediately, because of threats she has received after she publicly supported...

Top official of South Africa’s ruling ANC urged to step down

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The secretary-general of South Africa's ruling party, the African National Congress, may be forced to step down after the party’s integrity...

Albanians hold a peaceful protest over police shooting

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The first peaceful protest in Albania's capital over the fatal shooting of a man by police enforcing a coronavirus curfew...

Albanians rally for 5th day after police kill man in curfew

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian demonstrators on Sunday kept up their daily protests over the fatal shooting of a man by police enforcing a...

Protesters in Belarus keep pushing for leader’s resignation

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Crowds of people took to the streets Sunday in the Belarusian capital of Minsk in a weekly protest against the...

Armenians, Azerbaijan trade blame over breach of peace deal

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenian officials and Azerbaijan on Saturday accused each other of breaching a peace deal that ended six weeks of fierce...

Israelis maintain anti-Netanyahu protests in wintry weather

JERUSALEM (AP) — A few thousand Israelis protested on Saturday against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that he resign in the face of corruption...

Albania: New protest over police shooting, minister resigns

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Demonstrators clashed with police for a second day Thursday in the Albanian capital, Tirana, during a protest over this week's...

Lebanese judge charges caretaker PM in August port explosion

BEIRUT (AP) — The Lebanese prosecutor probing last summer’s port explosion in Beirut filed charges on Thursday against the caretaker prime minister and three...

Azerbaijan holds parade after Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

BAKU, Azerbaijan (AP) — More than 3,000 troops took part in a military parade in Azerbaijan on Thursday to celebrate reclaiming control over broad...

Protesters block traffic in Armenia calling on PM to resign

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Crowds of protesters took to the streets of Armenia's capital Tuesday, demanding the resignation of the country’s prime minister over...

Does Trump have power to pardon himself? It’s complicated

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has declared that he has the “absolute right” to issue a pardon to himself. Yet the law is...

Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan won’t run for reelection

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan, a moderate Democrat who faced criticism from the right and left this summer over her handling of...

Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s center-right prime minister resigned Monday after a general election in which voters delivered nominal victory to the left-leaning, populist...

Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election voters deliver nominal victory to left-leaning populists

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s center-right prime minister resigns after election voters deliver nominal victory to left-leaning populists.

Protesters in Moldova demand early parliamentary election

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Thousands of Moldovans protested Sunday outside the national parliament building in the capital demanding the resignation of the country’s Russia-backed...

Armenia: Tens of thousands rally to demand PM’s resignation

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched across the Armenian capital Saturday to push for the resignation of the ex-Soviet...

Hungarian politician resigns party after Belgium party bust

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A former European Parliament lawmaker from Hungary resigned from his country’s ruling party Wednesday after being swept up in a...

Georgia elections official urges Trump to rein in supporters

ATLANTA (AP) — A top Georgia elections official on Tuesday lashed out angrily at the rhetoric surrounding the election and the threats of violence...

Hungarian MEP resigns after Brussels lockdown party

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian European Parliament lawmaker on Tuesday admitted he was present at an illegal party broken up by Belgian police...

EU border chief urged to quit over migrant pushback claims

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers lashed out Tuesday at the head of Frontex over allegations that the border and coast guard agency helped...

AP Interview: HK lawmaker says democracy fight needs rethink

HONG KONG (AP) — When Wu Chi-wai, chairman of Hong Kong’s largest pro-democracy party, decided to serve an extended term in the city’s legislature,...

Thai pro-democracy protesters rally outside army base

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand’s indefatigable pro-democracy activists took to Bangkok's streets again Sunday, this time to protest the army as they push forward with...

Carl Bernstein says 21 GOP senators contemptuous of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Watergate sleuth Carl Bernstein took to Twitter to list the names of 21 Republican senators who he says have...

Loeffler to return to campaign after negative COVID-19 test

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler said Monday that she will return to public campaigning after she got a second straight negative coronavirus...

More than 140 detained by police in Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The Belarusian human rights group Viasna says that more than 140 people were arrested and many of them beaten by...

Protesters torch Guatemala’s Congress building amid unrest

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Hundreds of protesters broke into Guatemala's Congress and burned part of the building Saturday amid growing demonstrations against President Alejandro...

Iran closes businesses, curtails travel amid virus surge

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Saturday shuttered businesses and curtailed travel between its major cities, including the capital of Tehran, as it grapples...

Georgia Gov. Kemp stays on sidelines of GOP election fight

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — When Gov. Brian Kemp won election two years ago, he pushed back forcefully against an outcry from Democrats who accused...

Suburban Milwaukee officer who killed 3 since 2015 resigns

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) — A suburban Milwaukee police officer who has fatally shot three people in the line of duty since 2015, including a...

Former Hong Kong lawmakers who disrupted session arrested

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police arrested three former opposition lawmakers on Wednesday for disrupting legislative meetings several months ago, adding to concerns...

Peruvians get 3rd president in a week amid cautious hopes

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru swore in its third president in just over a week Tuesday in a televised ceremony that residents of the...

Armenians return to Nagorno-Karabakh after cease-fire

STEPANAKERT, Nagorno-Karabakh (AP) — Joyous scenes of smiles and hugs could be seen Tuesday on the main square of Stepanakert, the capital of Nagorno-Karabakh,...

Georgia elections chief battles fellow Republicans, Trump

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's secretary of state is a man on an island, and the political flood is rising fast, as President Donald Trump...

Armenian FM resigns amid turmoil over Nagorno-Karabakh truce

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Armenia's foreign minister resigned Monday amid political turmoil that has engulfed the country following a cease-fire deal for the separatist...

Peru’s interim president resigns as chaos embroils nation

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru’s interim president resigned Sunday as the nation plunged into its worst constitutional crisis in two decades following massive protests...

900 reported arrested in Belarus protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A human rights group in Belarus said more than 900 people were arrested Sunday in protests around the country calling...

Reports: UK leader Johnson’s top adviser leaves job for good

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s top adviser was seen Friday leaving Downing Street carrying a moving box, amid reports that he...

Hong Kong pro-democracy legislators hand in resignations

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy legislators in Hong Kong began resigning Thursday to protest the expulsion of four other lawmakers, heightening a conflict with...

Peru ouster throws nation’s anti-corruption drive into doubt

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature voted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a...

Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers to resign en masse

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy lawmakers announced Wednesday they would resign en masse after four of them were ousted from the semiautonomous...

Thousands call for Armenia PM to resign over truce agreement

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Thousands of people protested in Armenia's capital on Wednesday, demanding the prime minister's resignation after he signed an agreement with...

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