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ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

ANCHORAGE, Alaska— Iditarod officials have cleared a four-time champion of any wrongdoing in a dog-doping scandal that followed the sled dog race last year. Officials for the 1,000-mile (1,610 kilometer) Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race issued a statement this week absolving musher Dallas Seavey of any involvement in the drugging of his dogs, the Anchorage … Continue reading ANCHORAGE, Alaska | Iditarod clears four-time champion in dog-doping scandal

THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek court acquits 21 over raid on gold mining facilities

THESSALONIKI, Greece — A Greek court on Friday acquitted 21 people accused of raiding prospective gold mining facilities that some see as a welcome foreign investment but many local residents strongly oppose on environmental grounds. About 40 masked people attacked the facilities at Skouries in the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece in February 2013. They … Continue reading THESSALONIKI, Greece | Greek court acquits 21 over raid on gold mining facilities

WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Watchdog clears Zinke in Utah monument probe

WASHINGTON  — An internal watchdog has cleared Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke of wrongdoing following a complaint that he redrew the boundaries of a national monument in Utah to benefit a former state lawmaker and political ally. The Interior Department’s office of inspector general says it found no evidence that Zinke gave former state Rep. Mike … Continue reading WASHINGTON | APNewsBreak: Watchdog clears Zinke in Utah monument probe

PRAGUE | Czech government faces no-confidence vote over PM’s scandal

PRAGUE— The Czech coalition government is facing a confidence vote in parliament over a fraud scandal implicating Prime Minister Andrej Babis. His government is likely to survive Friday’s vote because the opposition doesn’t have enough votes to oust the Cabinet after a junior party decided not to vote against it. Babis faces charges of misusing … Continue reading PRAGUE | Czech government faces no-confidence vote over PM’s scandal

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Florida judge sees no evidence of counting fraud

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Latest on the Florida election recount of 2018 (all times local): Noon A Florida judge said he’s seen no evidence of wrongdoing in the vote-counting in Broward County and urged all sides to “ramp down the rhetoric.” Circuit Chief Judge Jack Tuter said during emergency hearing Monday that there is … Continue reading FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. | The Latest: Florida judge sees no evidence of counting fraud

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

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump suggests ‘flipping’ should be ‘illegal’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 7 a.m. President Donald Trump is suggesting that it should be illegal for people facing prosecution to cooperate with the government in exchange for a reduced sentence. Trump is reacting to the guilty plea entered by his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, to a range … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump suggests ‘flipping’ should be ‘illegal’

WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Michael Cohen making up stories

WASHINGTON  — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 9:45 a.m. Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, would probably be willing to testify before Congress without being granted immunity. That’s the word from Lanny Davis, Cohen’s personal attorney, who tells CNN it’s his belief that Cohen would agree to testify again. He … Continue reading WASHINGTON | The Latest: Trump says Michael Cohen making up stories