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ATLANTA | ‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV

ATLANTA — A Georgia lawmaker says “I will be resigning” after he exposed himself and yelled racial slurs on provocateur Sacha Baron Cohen’s cable TV show, according to a letter the Republican legislator sent to the speaker of the state House. Rep. Jason Spencer had vowed to serve out his term despite the fallout. Now … Continue reading ATLANTA | ‘I will be resigning’ says lawmaker who shouted slur on TV

LUCKNOW, India | India ruling party lawmaker arrested on rape allegation

LUCKNOW, India | April 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)   A lawmaker from India’s ruling Hindu nationalist party was arrested after being accused of abducting and raping a teenage girl last year, officials said. Kuldeep Singh Sengar was arrested Friday after being questioned by authorities in Lucknow, the capital of northern Uttar Pradesh state, said Abhishek Dayal, a … Continue reading LUCKNOW, India | India ruling party lawmaker arrested on rape allegation

The Latest: Lawmaker says North Korea sanctions working

WASHINGTON /March 8, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —  The Latest on the United States, North Korea and South Korea (all times local): 8:55 p.m. The House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman says North Korea’s desire to talk with President Donald Trump shows that sanctions are “starting to work.” Republican Rep. Ed Royce of California says the administration can … Continue reading The Latest: Lawmaker says North Korea sanctions working

Euroskeptic lawmaker says UK ‘cowed’ by EU in Brexit talks

LONDON/January 25, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A prominent pro-Brexit British politician is accusing the government of being “cowed” by the European Union during Brexit negotiations. Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg plans to say in a speech Thursday that Britain must not be “timid and cowering” as it negotiates its exit. In advance extracts, he has accused British negotiators of … Continue reading Euroskeptic lawmaker says UK ‘cowed’ by EU in Brexit talks

The Latest: Lawmaker: Simon’s resignation ‘important step’

LANSING, Mich. /January 24, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the sentencing of Michigan sports doctor Larry Nassar and other developments in the case (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Michigan State President Lou Anna Simon’s resignation is being welcomed in the Legislature, where pressure had been building for her to step down or be ousted … Continue reading The Latest: Lawmaker: Simon’s resignation ‘important step’

Gruff Alaska lawmaker now in charge of civility in US House

ANCHORAGE, Alaska/January 10, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — A gruff, no-nonsense Alaska lawmaker who once called the lieutenant governor “Captain Zero” and told a female colleague she didn’t know what she was talking about is now in charge of ensuring civility in the U.S. House. U.S. Rep. Don Young, 84, was honored on the House floor Wednesday … Continue reading Gruff Alaska lawmaker now in charge of civility in US House

German nationalist lawmaker gets warning over racist tweet

BERLIN/January 08, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —A nationalist party has given one of its lawmakers a warning over a racist tweet on his account directed against former tennis star Boris Becker‘s son. The dpa news agency reported that Alternative for Germany’s leadership decided unanimously Monday to give Jens Maier a formal warning and called on him to exercise more … Continue reading German nationalist lawmaker gets warning over racist tweet