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Stories with subject: Cabinets
  • Former Kansas social services chief Harder dies 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:05 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Robert C. Harder, a former Kansas legislator who helped create the agency that became the state Department for Children and Families, has died from a brain tumor, his family said. He was 84.

  • Japanese Cabinet minister visits Tokyo war shrine 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:04 am
  • TOKYO - A Japanese Cabinet minister on Saturday visited a Tokyo war shrine that honors executed war criminals among others in a move that could reignite tensions with Japan's neighbors ahead of President Barack Obama's Asian tour.

  • State TV announced members of Mali's new Cabinet 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 5:43 am
  • BAMAKO, Mali - State television has announced the members of Mali's new Cabinet, following the government's resignation earlier this month.

  • Obama taps budget guru, technocrat for health job 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 5:53 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Sylvia Mathews Burwell, nominated to run "Obamacare," would bring a wealth of expertise in economics and government management to one of Washington's toughest jobs, even though she has little direct experience in the health care industry.

  • Cindy Hill won't accept attorney general's offer 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 6:19 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming Superintendent of Public Instruction Cindy Hill is rejecting an offer from the state attorney general to narrow the scope of a court case that has to be resolved before she can return to running the state education department.

  • French Greens bickering, divided as EU vote looms 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:29 pm
  • PARIS - France's Greens could well be upbeat: They tallied record results in recent municipal elections. They got an unprecedented offer for the No. 2 post in a Socialist-led Cabinet. They champion environmental issues that many French have been contemplating ever since Paris skies were recently coated in heavy smog.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • Haiti PM shakes up Cabinet for 3rd time in 2 years 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 10:25 pm
  • PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Haiti's prime minister used Twitter on Wednesday to announce he was replacing about half of the 22-member Cabinet, marking the third major government shake-up in less than two years.

  • Walker ally Jim Villa gets new UW job 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 3:48 pm
  • MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker's former chief of staff at the county level has been selected for a new high profile job at the University of Wisconsin System.

  • Greek PM's top aide quits over Golden Dawn remarks 
    Updated: Apr-02-14 12:19 pm
  • ATHENS, Greece - A top aide to Greece's conservative Prime Minister Antonis Samaras resigned Wednesday over a video in which he appeared to accuse Samaras of influencing a criminal investigation into a Nazi-inspired party to gain votes.

  • Governor's tactic delays Senate cabinet approval 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:41 am
  • SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Gov. Pat Quinn used a procedural move sidestepping a deadline to have two cabinet members reappointments approved by the state Senate.

  • Israel minister: Pollard opposes release for talks 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 3:13 am
  • JERUSALEM - A hard-line Israeli Cabinet minister says convicted spy Jonathan Pollard opposes being freed from a U.S. jail in exchange for Palestinians prisoners.

  • Former Defense Secretary James Schlesinger dies 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 7:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Onetime economics professor and longtime nuclear strategist James R. Schlesinger was a political man for all seasons, holding a long string of Cabinet and other high-level posts through three administrations. He was hired - and dismissed - by presidents of both parties.

  • Field for South Dakota US Senate seat set 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 6:29 pm
  • SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - Five Republicans, one Democrat and one independent have been approved to appear on the ballot for the South Dakota U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Tim Johnson.

  • Israeli minister questioned over sex allegations 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:14 pm
  • JERUSALEM - Police on Tuesday questioned a senior Israeli government minister and presumptive presidential candidate over allegations he committed a sex offense against a former aide 15 years ago - a charge that may not hold up in court but that could derail any hopes for the presidency.

  • Ireland's police chief resigns in phone-tap row 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 1:08 pm
  • DUBLIN - Ireland's police chief resigned Tuesday following months of criticism of how his force handled allegations of illegal wire-tapping and corrupt enforcement of traffic laws.

  • Joe Oliver named Canada's new finance minister 
    Updated: Mar-19-14 1:20 pm
  • TORONTO - Joe Oliver has been sworn in as Canada's new finance minister, a day after Jim Flaherty resigned after eight years on the job.

  • Canada's longtime finance minister resigns 
    Updated: Mar-18-14 9:50 pm
  • TORONTO - Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, a fixture on the world financial stage, announced his resignation Tuesday.