Month: January 2019

Catalan separatists transferred to Madrid as key trial nears

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) – Spanish authorities transferred nine politicians and activists on Friday from prisons in Catalonia to the country’s capital, Madrid, ahead of a high-stakes trial for their part in an attempt to secede from Spain. …

Request made in Thai court to send soccer player to Bahrain

BANGKOK (AP) – Thai prosecutors have submitted a request in court for Thailand to extradite to Bahrain a detained soccer player who has refugee status in Australia. The lawyer for Hakeem al-Araibi said she will file an appeal to the prosecutors’ reques…

Women will surround Trump at State of the Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) – Pelosi behind and above. Female immigrants, gazing down from the balcony. A black woman who ran a close race for governor of Georgia, rebutting. When President Donald Trump delivers his first State of the Union address under divided g…

Public can weigh in on proposed ethics rules for lawmakers

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – The public can weigh in on new proposed rules for Maine lawmakers. Maine Ethics Commission Executive Director Jonathan Wayne says the public can send in written comments by Feb. 11. Currently, Maine lawmakers have to file annual s…

Former police chief faces hearing to lead safety agency

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) – Lawmakers are set to consider the nomination of a former Portland police chief for public safety commissioner. Several gun rights groups are criticizing Democratic Gov. Janet Mills’ nomination of Mike Sauschuck over his opposition…