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WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON— Maryland is challenging the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as the new U.S. acting attorney general. A draft filing obtained by The Associated Press argues that President Donald Trump sidestepped the Constitution and normal procedure by naming Whitaker to the position in place of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein (ROH’-zen-styn). Whitaker was appointed Nov. 7 … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Court challenge to be filed over appointment of acting AG

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker ‘very highly respected man’

WASHINGTON— The Latest on special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and changes at the Department of Justice (all times local): 9:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is calling acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “a very highly respected man” as he faces criticism about his appointment to replace Jeff Sessions. Trump said Friday “I don’t know Matt … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump calls Whitaker ‘very highly respected man’

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico’s largest city

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.— The Albuquerque mayor’s hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates. The announcement a day earlier of Leonard Nerbetski’s appointment as a civilian manager of Albuquerque’s Real-Time Crime Center — a … Continue reading ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. | Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico’s largest city

Wambach joins COPA90 coverage of Women’s World Cup in France

Abby Wambach lofted a trophy over her head at the last Women’s World Cup. Now retired, her role for the 2019 World Cup will involve guiding the coverage of the event on social media for COPA90. She’s joining COPA90 in advance of World Cup in France this summer. The appointment was announced on Thursday. COPA90 … Continue reading Wambach joins COPA90 coverage of Women’s World Cup in France

JOHANNESBURG | South African finance minister criticized after testimony

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa‘s finance minister is under pressure after he acknowledged visiting the home of a business family linked to alleged corruption under former president Jacob Zuma. Opposition parties are criticizing Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene, whose appointment to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s Cabinet this year was widely welcomed as a break from the alleged plundering … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | South African finance minister criticized after testimony

NEW YORK | Longtime Facebook exec Adam Mosseri new head of Instagram

NEW YORK— Facebook is naming Adam Mosseri, a 10-year veteran at the company, as the head of Instagram. The appointment comes after the photo-sharing app’s co-founders resigned last week without giving a clear reason. Kevin Systrom, Instagram’s CEO, and Mike Krieger, its other co-founder, announced Mosseri’s appointment Monday on the company blog. Mosseri was named … Continue reading NEW YORK | Longtime Facebook exec Adam Mosseri new head of Instagram

WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House pushes back against bar association

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:05 a.m. The White House is pushing back against a call from the American Bar Association to slow the vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until the FBI can do a full background check. Spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders told … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: White House pushes back against bar association

WASHINGTON | The Latest: ABA urges Senate to slow down on Kavanaugh votes

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 1:30 a.m. The American Bar Association has urged the Senate Judiciary Committee and the full Senate to slow down on the vote on Brett Kavanaugh for a position on the Supreme Court until the FBI has time to do a … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: ABA urges Senate to slow down on Kavanaugh votes