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United States Mint News: New Appointee, Dean J. Kotlowski, Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

WASHINGTON (STL.News) – The United States Mint Friday announced the appointment of Dr. Dean J. Kotlowski to the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee (CCAC), as the member specially qualified by virtue of his education, training, or experience in American history. Dr. Kotlowski is a specialist in twentieth-century U.S. political and policy history.  He fills the vacancy … Continue reading United States Mint News: New Appointee, Dean J. Kotlowski, Joins Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee

Federal Reserve Board News: FRB appoints Stacey M. Tevlin as director of the Division of Research and Statistics

WASHINGTON – Jan. 26, 2019  – The Federal Reserve Board (FRB) on Friday announced the appointment of Stacey M. Tevlin as director of the Division of Research and Statistics, effective February 4. Tevlin, currently an associate director of the division, will succeed David W. Wilcox, who recently retired as director of the division after 30 … Continue reading Federal Reserve Board News: FRB appoints Stacey M. Tevlin as director of the Division of Research and Statistics

Missouri News: Missouri State Senator Bill White Appointed as Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Jan. 16, 2019 – Missouri State Senator Bill White, R–Joplin, was appointed to seven committees including the Veterans and Military Affairs committee where he will serve as the chairman.  This will be Sen. White’s first leadership role in the Missouri Senate as he serves the residents of the 32nd Senatorial District. … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri State Senator Bill White Appointed as Chairman of the Veterans and Military Affairs Committee

Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints Michael Hooper as District Court Judge

DES MOINES, IA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds today announced her appointment of Michael Hooper as district court judge in the Fourth Judicial District. Hooper, of Atlantic, Iowa, received his undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska-Omaha and his law degree from Creighton University Law School.  He currently serves as the … Continue reading Iowa News: Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds appoints Michael Hooper as District Court Judge

Business News: Williams Appoints Scott Hallam as Senior Vice President of Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area

TULSA, OK – Jan. 9, 2019 – The Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE: WMB) (“Williams”) today announced that Scott Hallam has been named senior vice president over the company’s Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area, succeeding Frank Ferazzi, who previously announced his retirement. Hallam has most recently served as vice president and general manager, Eastern Interstates (including oversight of … Continue reading Business News: Williams Appoints Scott Hallam as Senior Vice President of Atlantic-Gulf Operating Area

Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Announces Scott Fitzpatrick as the Next State Treasurer of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — Yesterday, Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer of Missouri. Governor Parson said, “I am honored to appoint Scott Fitzpatrick as the next State Treasurer.  Scott has built his career, as a small business owner and legislator, with a proven track record of being a wise … Continue reading Missouri News: Missouri Governor Mike Parson Announces Scott Fitzpatrick as the Next State Treasurer of Missouri

WASHINGTON | Russia probe cost surpasses $25 million since May 2017

WASHINGTON  — The Russia investigation has cost more than $25 million since special counsel Robert Mueller’s appointment, according to a new Justice Department report released Friday. The report is the third compiled by the Justice Department to detail Mueller’s expenditures as he investigates Russian election interference and any coordination with associates of President Donald Trump. … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Russia probe cost surpasses $25 million since May 2017

WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

WASHINGTON  — William Barr, who served as attorney general under President George H.W. Bush, has emerged as a top contender for that job in President Donald Trump’s Cabinet, two people familiar with the president’s selection process said Thursday. The appointment of a new attorney general would come at a precarious time as special counsel Robert … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Former Attorney General William Barr contender for old job

WASHINGTON | Democratic senators sue over Whitaker’s appointment as AG

WASHINGTON— Three Senate Democrats filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker‘s appointment is unconstitutional and asking a federal judge to remove him. The suit, filed by Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii and Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, argues that Whitaker’s appointment violates the Constitution because he has … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Democratic senators sue over Whitaker’s appointment as AG

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

VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope asks for reconciliation in Chinese church

VATICAN CITY — The Latest on the agreement between China and the Catholic Church on the appointment of bishops (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Pope Francis is urging Chinese Catholics to trust him and make concrete gestures of reconciliation following a landmark deal over bishop appointments aimed at ending decades of estrangement between the Vatican … Continue reading VATICAN CITY | The Latest: Pope asks for reconciliation in Chinese church

WASHINGTON | Rosenstein still has his job _ at least till Trump showdown

WASHINGTON  — After a long weekend spent wondering if he should resign or would be fired, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein still has his job — for now. President Donald Trump gave Rosenstein a three-day reprieve pending their face-to-face White House showdown Thursday. That’s when the man who oversees the Trump-Russia investigation will respond to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Rosenstein still has his job _ at least till Trump showdown

ROME | Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

ROME — The Vatican has announced a breakthrough “provisional agreement” with China on the appointment of bishops, an issue that for decades has caused tensions between the Holy See and Beijing. Beijing’s long-held insistence that it must approve appointments of bishops in China had thwarted improved relations between the two sides. The deal, announced Saturday … Continue reading ROME | Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

WASHINGTON | San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on Friday announced the appointment of Mary Daly, a longtime Fed economist and a labor market specialist, as the next president of the regional bank. Daly replaces John Williams, who became president of the New York Federal Reserve Bank in April. When she begins Oct. 1, … Continue reading WASHINGTON | San Francisco Federal Reserve names Mary Daly as president

Wyoming News: Governor Matt Mead Appoints New Justice to the Wyoming Supreme Court, Kari Jo Gray

CHEYENNE, WY – Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has appointed Kari Jo Gray to the Wyoming Supreme Court.  Gray replaces Justice E. James Burke who has served on the Court since 2005 and retires effective October 8, 2018. A native of Lusk and long-time Douglas resident, Gray has served as Governor Mead’s Chief of Staff since … Continue reading Wyoming News: Governor Matt Mead Appoints New Justice to the Wyoming Supreme Court, Kari Jo Gray

BRUSSELS | Watchdog lambasts European Commission over top job choice

BRUSSELS  — The European Union’s official transparency watchdog says the European Commission put public trust at risk by fast-tracking the appointment of a protege of its president, Jean-Claude Juncker, to a top job. Martin Selmayr, Juncker’s former head of Cabinet, was appointed Commission Secretary-General in February at a meeting that saw him promoted twice within … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Watchdog lambasts European Commission over top job choice

Missouri News: Governor Parson Appoints Associate Circuit Judge John N. Borbonus III as Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis County

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Associate Circuit Judge John N. Borbonus III, as circuit judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit in St. Louis County, to take effect September 21, 2018.  He will fill the vacancy upon the September 20, 2018, retirement of Judge Douglas R. Beach.  Judge Borbonus … Continue reading Missouri News: Governor Parson Appoints Associate Circuit Judge John N. Borbonus III as Circuit Judge for the 21st Judicial Circuit, St. Louis County

KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan ambassador to US to replace national security adviser

KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghan president Asharf Ghani accepted the resignation Saturday of the country’s national security adviser, Mohammed Haneef Atmar, and replaced him with Afghan Ambassador to the U.S. Hamdullah Mohib, according to government officials. A statement from the presidential palace said Atmar’s resignation has been accepted and that Mohib has been appointed as the new … Continue reading KABUL, Afghanistan | Afghan ambassador to US to replace national security adviser

AGUAS VERDES, Peru | Venezuelan migrants pour into Peru before new rules enforced

AGUAS VERDES, Peru — Thousands of Venezuelans are crossing into Peru hours before authorities begin enforcing stiffer rules that will make entering the South American nation more difficult. Peru is following in the footsteps of other nations receiving droves of migrants fleeing Venezuela’s economic crisis by requiring that they enter with a passport. The new … Continue reading AGUAS VERDES, Peru | Venezuelan migrants pour into Peru before new rules enforced

WASHINGTON | Marine general nominated to lead Central Command

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon says President Donald Trump has nominated Marine Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. for promotion to four-star rank and appointment as the next commander of Central Command. McKenzie currently is director of the staff that supports the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. If confirmed by the Senate, he would … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Marine general nominated to lead Central Command

BEIJING | Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar

BEIJING  — China’s increasingly image-conscious government has appointed a trusted member of the ruling Communist Party to head up its international propaganda operation. Former top internet regulator Xu Lin will be in charge of efforts to portray China as a progressive force for good in the world at a time when it’s facing criticism over … Continue reading BEIJING | Image-conscious China appoints new global propaganda czar

DENVER | The Latest: Police investigating Colorado man found affair

DENVER — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Police investigating a Colorado man for the deaths of his pregnant wife and two young daughters learned that he was having an affair with a co-worker. According to an arrest affidavit unsealed Monday, … Continue reading DENVER | The Latest: Police investigating Colorado man found affair