ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui struggled to form a new government Monday as candidates sought to keep their distance from unpopular President Abdelaziz...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former top Goldman Sachs executive tapped to oversee economic development policy in Connecticut and lauded by Gov. Ned Lamont for his caliber of financial and investment...
New Zealand citizens open to gun reform after massacre
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The New Zealand leader's promise of tightened gun laws in the wake of the Christchurch mosque shootings has been widely welcomed by a stunned...
Oklahoma governor picks 2 more cabinet secretaries
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new Gov. Kevin Stitt has nearly filled out his cabinet after appointing two more secretaries to posts this week.
Crim calls poking of son with pen ‘horrendous mistake’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries who was charged with felony child abuse in 2005 after jabbing her 5-year-old son's hand with a pen said during a state Senate...
The Latest: Republicans divided over Evers’ Cabinet pick
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Dawn Crim nomination hearing (all times local):
Republican senators are divided on whether one of Gov. Tony Evers' Cabinet secretaries who...
Sudan announces new Cabinet amid protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's prime minister on Wednesday announced a new Cabinet packed with supporters of President Omar al-Bashir, who is digging in after nearly three months of protests against his...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's Cabinet is now officially in place after Michigan lawmakers let her appointees stand confirmed.
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The Albanian soccer federation says matches may resume this week after a meeting with the government that pledged close cooperation to fight violence in...
SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — The Latest on the dropping of a murder charge against the Indonesian suspect in the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's half brother (all times...
Canada’s no-sex, no-money scandal could topple Trudeau
TORONTO (AP) — There's no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been engulfed in allegations involving...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska Senate bill seeks to set a line of succession if the office of lieutenant governor becomes vacant.
Under current law, the governor picks the lieutenant...
TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Thursday that an "erosion of trust" and "lack of communication" with his former justice minister led her to resign and accuse him of...
Trudeau’s former top aide testifies in his defense
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's former top aide tried Wednesday to quell a Cabinet controversy that has shaken Canada's government in an election year, testifying that the demotion...
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's former attorney general says Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and senior members of his government inappropriately tried to pressure her to avoid prosecution of a major...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said Tuesday he is standing by his pick to head a state agency that licenses professionals even though she was charged with felony child abuse in...
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on Gov. Tony Evers Cabinet pick who was charged with child abuse (all times local):
Gov. Tony Evers says he is standing by his pick to head a...
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TORONTO (AP) — A leading Cabinet minister in Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's government resigned Monday, becoming the second minister to step down over a scandal that has shaken the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan has been to Europe, Iraq, Afghanistan and the Mexican border as part of his bid to land the job permanently. Acting White House chief of...
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Indian and Pakistani soldiers have again targeted each other's posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing at least six civilians and two...
Canada PM Trudeau, ministers deny improper pressure in case
TORONTO (AP) — Cabinet ministers rallied around Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday, a day after his former attorney general testified that he inappropriately tried to pressure her...
Opioids, timber, cancer on Florida Cabinet priority lists
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorney General Ashley Moody wants a task force on opioid addiction, Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried wants to help the timber industry recover from Hurricane Michael...
Top Israeli minister to Trump: Reveal plan before election
JERUSALEM (AP) — A senior Israeli Cabinet minister is calling on President Donald Trump to reveal his much-anticipated "Deal of the Century" for Middle East peace before the upcoming Israeli...
Sudan’s al-Bashir picks new premier amid shakeup, protests
CAIRO (AP) — Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has announced a new prime minister, a day after declaring a yearlong state of emergency amid protests calling for his resignation.
3 UK Cabinet ministers may break with PM May over Brexit
LONDON (AP) — Three senior British Cabinet ministers suggested Saturday they may break with Prime Minister Theresa May and back amendments to delay Brexit unless a deal is agreed to in the next...
Oklahoma governor appoints Keating, Brurud to cabinet
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt has filled two positions in his executive cabinet, including Chip Keating as secretary of public safety and Brian Brurud as secretary of veterans...
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Netanyahu strikes election deal with far-right parties
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday reached a preliminary election deal with two fringe religious-nationalist parties in a bid to unify his hard-line bloc ahead...
Kansas governor names Topeka attorney as new revenue chief
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly has named a Topeka attorney who has specialized in tax cases as her new acting secretary of revenue.
Senate confirms governor’s agriculture department nominee
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Senate has confirmed the governor's final cabinet nominee who will lead the department that oversees agriculture.
Saudi crown prince arrives in Pakistan for regional visit
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman began his four-day regional visit on Sunday, arriving in Pakistan where Saudi officials signed agreements worth $20 billion to help the Islamic nation overcome its financial crisis.
Prime Minister Imran Khan and top government and military officials greeted him at Islamabad's airport, where he received a 21-gun salute. Earlier, Pakistan Air Force jets escorted Prince Mohammad's flight when he entered the country's airspace.
Israel to withhold $138 million in Palestinian funds
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Sunday it will withhold over $138 million from the Palestinian Authority for payments given to families of Palestinians who carried out attacks against Israelis.
The government's security Cabinet said it was implementing a law passed last year allowing Israel to withhold funds used to pay stipends to Palestinian attackers and their families from taxes Israel collects on the Palestinian Authority's behalf.
Ex-FBI official recounts discussion about 25th Amendment
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe said in an interview posted Friday that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein broached the idea of using the Constitution to oust President Donald Trump, saying the Justice Department official "discussed it with me in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort."
Stitt adds to his cabinet, taps Oklahoma tax commissioner
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's new governor has made two more key appointments, naming a new secretary to his cabinet and a new member of the Tax Commission.
Republican Gov. Kevin Stitt announced Friday that Office of Juvenile Affairs Director Steve Buck would serve in his cabinet as the secretary of human services and early childhood initiatives. That post will require Senate confirmation.
Committee advances governor’s final cabinet nominee
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A legislative committee is backing the Maine governor's pick to lead the state's department that oversees agriculture.
The Legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry on Thursday unanimously voted to advance Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' nomination of Amanda Beal, who's served as president of the Maine Farmland Trust since 2016.
Catalan ex-official testifies he is a ‘political prisoner’
MADRID (AP) — A former Catalan official accused by Spanish prosecutors of leading a violent rebellion to create an independent republic testified at a top court in Madrid on Thursday that he considers himself "a political prisoner."
Oriol Junqueras, who was the vice president of the Catalan Cabinet that went ahead with a banned secession referendum in October 2017, was the first of a dozen separatist leaders to testify in the much anticipated Supreme Court trial.
Trudeau cabinet minister resigns amid controversy
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's former justice minister announced Tuesday that she was quitting Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Cabinet — a move that follows allegations Trudeau's office pressured her to avoid prosecuting a major Canadian engineering firm.
Veterans Affairs Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould released a letter announcing her resignation but gave no reasons. She had been demoted from the post of justice minister last month.
The Latest: EU official annoyed by lack of Brexit progress
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local):
The European Parliament's chief Brexit official is increasingly exasperated by the lack of clear British proposals coming from London seeking to unblock the current deadlock.
Guy Verhofstadt met with the British Brexit negotiator Stephen Barclay on Tuesday but again was left emptyhanded when the envoy of Prime Minister Theresa May left his office.
The Latest: Trump promises to always protect people of faith
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the National Prayer Breakfast (all times local):
President Donald Trump says he will always protect people of faith, as he addresses the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington.
Trump said at Thursday's event, "As president I will always cherish, honor and protect the believers who uplift our communities and sustain our nation."
The Latest: Georgia’s Abrams contrasts Dems in SOTU response
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's State of the Union address (all times local):
Former Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacy Abrams is declaring that the recent partial federal government shutdown was "a stunt engineered by the president of the United States."
Democrats tapped the former Georgia House minority leader deliver their party's response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.
Maine Senate confirms 5 more of governor’s nominees
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine lawmakers have confirmed five of the new governor's remaining cabinet nominees.
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' picks to lead the state's health and human services, public safety, corrections, education, and financial and professional regulation agencies.
Narrow divide in Senate raises stakes in special election
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Voters in northern Minnesota take part in a special Senate election Tuesday with a little more at stake than usual.
Republicans had just a one-seat majority in the Senate before newly elected Gov. Tim Walz appointed Democrat Tony Lourey to his cabinet. Now the GOP is hoping to flip the seat Lourey vacated to give themselves a bit more breathing room.
The Senate is their only lever of power at the Capitol.
Lee gives some pay raises to cabinet members
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's top paid Cabinet members won't be getting a pay bump under the Republican's administration, but a majority of the new agency heads will see slight salary increases.
State of the Union among most sensitive security challenges
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's one of the most sensitive security challenges in America: The State of the Union address puts the president, his Cabinet, members of Congress, military leaders, top diplomats and Supreme Court justices all in the same place at the same time for all the world to see.
Protecting everyone requires months of planning and coordination involving multiple law enforcement agencies, led by the U.S. Secret Service. Thousands of officers work across agencies in ways seen and unseen.
Alaska governor’s candidate screening process under scrutiny
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Newly elected Alaska Republican Gov. Mike Dunleavy's process for screening candidates for government work is under scrutiny after three people picked for prominent positions quit or declined roles, two after offensive social media posts came to light and one after questions were raised about his work history.
Dunleavy's choice for Department of Administration commissioner — a Cabinet-level job — was accused of lying to lawmakers about his business experience.
Allies rally to UK’s May amid leadership woes over Brexit
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May won support for her beleaguered Brexit deal Friday from key politicians and business groups, but she remained besieged by internal party opponents determined to oust her.
The Latest: UK’s May fills Brexit-related Cabinet vacancies
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May has filled two vacancies in her Cabinet left by ministers who quit over Brexit.
Little-known lawmaker Stephen Barclay was named Brexit secretary. He replaces Dominic Raab, who quit Thursday because he opposed May's draft Brexit agreement with the European Union.
Theresa May: A resilient politician facing a tough fight
LONDON (AP) — As Cabinet ministers quit and lawmakers demanded her resignation, cricket-loving British Prime Minister Theresa May summoned the spirit of one of her sports heroes.
Asked by a reporter "how many wickets need to fall" before she was out, May spoke of her admiration for Geoffrey Boycott, a cricketer who was famous for his dull but effective batting style.
"Geoffrey Boycott stuck to it and he got the runs in the end," she said.
The Latest: UK’s May vows ‘to see this through’ on Brexit
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local):
British Prime Minister Theresa May says if politicians reject her Brexit deal, it will set the country on "a path of deep and grave uncertainty."
Defiant in the face of mounting criticism, May said Thursday she believed "with every fiber of my being" that the deal her government struck with the European Union was the right one.