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  • Wayne County executive to seek re-election

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano plans to kick off his re-election campaign on Monday. The Democrat has scheduled a news conference in Detroit at International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 58, where supporters are expected to gather. First elected in...

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny. Sound familiar? It's the story of the documentary "1971,"...

  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager. For Democrats and their...

  • Medicaid, welfare to play big in Maine campaigns

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine Democrats have fallen short so far in their attempt to expand Medicaid under the federal health care law this year, and Republicans didn't get their wish to overhaul welfare programs, either. But that won't stop them from trying to transform those failures...

  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois General Assembly's top ethics officer is again recommending stronger rules to govern lawmakers — including open records about when they recommend a constituent for a job or university admission. Inspector General Tom Homer released a letter...

  • Revenge porn penalties considered in Colorado

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado is trying to stop so-called "revenge porn." The proposal is a second attempt this year to address this new concern brought on by technological advances. A bill before the state Legislature would make it a misdemeanor for adults to publish explicit pictures or...

  • Earthquake shakes Mexican capital

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday. Mexico's seismology service calculated the magnitude at 7.0 and said it was centered near the resort city of Acapulco. There was no immediate word of damage or casualties. The quake shook Mexico...

  • Mali opposition: Tuareg impasse makes north unsafe

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — An opposition party says an impasse in negotiations between Mali's government and separatist rebels is creating insecurity in the country's north. Tuareg rebels, who want an independent homeland in Mali's north, launched a rebellion in 2012 and took control of...

  • Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims filled the cobblestone alleyways of the Old City on Friday along the Via Dolorosa,...

  • Algeria's ailing president wins 4th term

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) — Algerian officials say President Abdelaziz Bouteflika has won a fourth term in office with a landslide 81 percent of the vote. His chief opponent, Ali Benflis, already criticized the election as marked by "fraud on a massive scale" after polls closed...

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