- Ducey appoints ex-Speaker Tobin to new cabinet post Updated: Oct-09-15 3:01 am
PHOENIX - Former Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin has been named to another cabinet-level post in Gov. Doug Ducey's administration.
- Abe reshuffles Cabinet, adding minister to focus on economy Updated: Oct-07-15 10:30 am
TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reshuffled his Cabinet on Wednesday to focus on reviving the world's No. 3 economy, adding a new minister to coordinate recently announced economic projects.
- Ex-transportation secretary enters race for Vermont governor Updated: Oct-06-15 7:16 pm
WATERBURY, Vermont - Former Transportation Secretary Sue Minter on Tuesday launched her bid for the 2016 Democratic gubernatorial nomination, saying she believes Vermont's greatest challenges are also its greatest opportunities.
- Nigeria Senate names 20 nominees for president's new Cabinet Updated: Oct-06-15 12:33 pm
LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's Senate announced 20 nominees for the Cabinet of President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, representing all regions of this West African nation but only three women in a team expected to fight endemic corruption.
- Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term Updated: Oct-02-15 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.
- Nigerian president also plans to be oil minister Updated: Sep-30-15 3:55 pm
ABUJA, Nigeria - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, who has promised to fight corruption embedded in the oil industry, plans to be the Cabinet minister in charge of the oil sector, a spokesman said Wednesday.
- Former Clinton cabinet secretary Shalala suffers stroke Updated: Sep-30-15 1:28 am
NEW YORK - Donna Shalala, a former cabinet secretary under President Bill Clinton and president and CEO of the Clinton Foundation, has suffered a stroke.
- Beshear plans to appoint another minority to UofL board Updated: Sep-29-15 5:56 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration violated state law with his appointments that left racial minorities underrepresented on the University of Louisville's governing board, according to an opinion from Attorney General Jack Conway's office Tuesday.
- Diplomats jostle to lay out position on how to end Syria war Updated: Sep-24-15 4:32 pm
PARIS - Europe's top diplomats, the United States and Russia jostled to lay out their positions Thursday on how best to end the civil war in Syria, which has sent millions fleeing their homes and killed thousands.
- Greece: Cabinet member quits on first day on job Updated: Sep-23-15 8:40 pm
ATHENS, Greece - Hours after starting his new job, a junior minister in Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' left-wing government resigned late Wednesday over messages posted on his Twitter account that were considered racist and anti-Semitic.
- Australia's new prime minster receives opinion poll boost Updated: Sep-21-15 9:56 pm
CANBERRA, Australia - Australia's new prime minister received a boost from a respected opinion poll on Tuesday, but the fallout lingers from a bitter party battle as the leader he ousted has attacked the credibility of his new treasurer.
- Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity Updated: Sep-20-15 10:55 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Politicians who may have thought they wouldn't have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis?
- Opposition to Puerto Rico reform plan grows amid crisis Updated: Sep-16-15 5:16 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - The Puerto Rican government's fiscal reform plan is coming under increased scrutiny amid growing concerns that it does not have legislative support and that some measures are too austere and could push the U.S. territory into a deeper economic crisis.
- Malaysian police fire water cannons at Malay protesters Updated: Sep-16-15 6:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Police fired water cannons at ethnic Malays who turned unruly Wednesday at a pro-government rally that many fear has the potential to provoke racial trouble in this multiethnic nation with large Chinese and Indian minorities.
- Jindal's top budget architect leaving for the private sector Updated: Sep-15-15 9:23 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal will have a new chief budget adviser for the final three months of his term.
- AG Slatery decides against Tennessee Supreme Court bid Updated: Sep-15-15 5:31 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State Attorney General Herbert Slatery announced Tuesday he won't apply to fill a vacancy on Tennessee's Supreme Court.
- Gabon: Opposition leader refuses post in new cabinet Updated: Sep-12-15 10:00 am
LIBREVILLE, Gabon - A leading opposition politician in Gabon on Saturday refuted a government statement saying he would join the new cabinet, calling instead for the president's ouster.
- Kansas Senate leader's top aide leaving for corporate job Updated: Sep-11-15 5:01 am
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas Senate President Susan Wagle's top aide is leaving to take a new job managing an electric transmission company's lobbying efforts.
- Transportation Secretary Sue Minter to run for governor Updated: Sep-10-15 2:41 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Vermont Transportation Secretary Sue Minter announced Thursday that she's resigning and running for governor, the third Democrat to enter the race.