Political corruption

September 20, 2018 - 1:33 pm
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The campaign of a Republican congresswoman from upstate New York is seeking to tie her Democratic challenger to organized crime, warning staffers to beware to strangers following them or tampering with locks. U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney faces state Assemblyman Anthony Brindisi in a...
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A supporter of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif holds his picture and makes a victory sign after a court ruling, outside the Islamabad High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The Pakistani court suspended the prison sentences of Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on Wednesday and set them free on bail pending their appeal hearings. The court made the decision on the corruption case handed down to the Sharifs by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 19, 2018 - 12:42 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting of the President's National Council of the American Worker in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 17, 2018 - 2:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 3:10 p.m. President Donald Trump says "a little delay" may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president is...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Chris Collins, of Buffalo, N.Y., speaks at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Collins will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign amid an insider trading indictment. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
September 17, 2018 - 1:36 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted U.S. Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the November ballot despite previously suspending his campaign, confounding Republican Party leaders in his district Monday who had counted on Collins' cooperation to replace him. The surprise decision by Collins, who pleaded not...
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September 16, 2018 - 9:11 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. Ivan Velasquez is the head of the commission known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish. It has led a number of high-...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2018, file photo, after more than an hour of delay over procedural questions, President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh waits to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the third day of his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were teenagers has come forward to The Washington Post. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
September 16, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and an allegation of sexual misconduct against him (all times local): 4:45 p.m. A House Democrat from California says she's "grateful" the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school...
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FILE - In this July 23, 2018 file photo, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu listens to his spokesman David Keyes as he opens the weekly cabinet meeting at his Jerusalem office. An opposition Israeli lawmaker is calling on Netanyahu to suspend Keyes following sexual assault allegations. Michal Rozin, a legislator with the dovish Meretz party, says David Keyes, Netanyahu's spokesman to the foreign media, can no longer represent Israel to the world amid the accusations. (Gali Tibbon/Pool via AP, File)
September 16, 2018 - 3:30 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — An opposition Israeli lawmaker on Sunday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to dismiss his ambassador to the United States for failing to report sexual assault allegations against a top Netanyahu aide, ballooning an already embarrassing scandal for the Israeli leader...
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FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2018, file photo, candidate Letitia James stands at the podium during a debate by the Democratic candidates for New York State Attorney General at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York. The four candidates in the tightly contested primary, Zephyr Teachout, James, U.S. Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney and Leecia Eve have all vowed to be a legal thorn in Republican President Donald Trump's side, opposing his policies on immigration and the environment. And the winner will inherit several pending lawsuits filed by the state that challenge Trump's policies and accuse his charitable foundation of breaking the law. (Holly Pickett/The New York Times via AP, Pool, File)
September 13, 2018 - 10:37 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on New York's Democratic primary (all times local): 11:35 p.m. The Republican running for attorney general in New York is attacking Democratic nominee Letitia James as a "career politician" who will "uphold the corrupt status-quo." Keith Wofford made the criticism in a...
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September 12, 2018 - 12:34 pm
PARIS (AP) — A former security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who set off a political scandal after being videotaped beating up a protester said Wednesday that he will appear before a Senate inquiry commission as requested — but only because he has no choice. But Alexandre Benalla got off...
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2008, file photo, Chris Collins, of Buffalo, N.Y., speaks at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn. Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins said it was “the shock of all shocks” when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation, and he acknowledged reports that he had rejected a plea deal. In an interview airing Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, the three-term New York lawmaker told Buffalo television station WIVB that he thought the agents came to him in April to talk about an ongoing congressional ethics probe related to his ties to a biotechnology company. (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
September 10, 2018 - 7:34 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins said it was "the shock of all shocks" when he learned from two federal agents that he was under criminal investigation, and he acknowledged reports that he had rejected a plea deal. In an interview airing Monday, the three-term New York...
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