Political corruption

Puerto Rico governor Ricardo Rossello holds a press conference, almost two days after federal authorities arrested the island's former secretary of education and five other people on charges of steering federal money to unqualified, politically connected contractors, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Thursday, July 11, 2019. At the time of the arrests, Rossello was in the middle of a family vacation in France, which he canceled to travel back to the Island. U.S. Attorney for Puerto Rico Rosa Emilia Rodríguez said Gov. Ricardo Rossello was not involved in the investigation. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 15, 2019 - 11:02 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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Police block protesters from advancing to La Fortaleza governor's residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 15, 2019 - 9:43 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane María exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a Made in America showcase event on the South Lawn of the White House, Monday, July 15, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
July 15, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's racist tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 3:05 p.m. A former Arizona Republican senator who retired last year after clashing with President Donald Trump says GOP leaders should criticize the president for his tweets...
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July 15, 2019 - 3:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is appearing Monday before a state commission probing allegations of corruption in during his tenure as the country's leader. Zuma, South Africa's president from 2009 until 2018, was forced to resign by his ruling African National...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 14, 2019 - 7:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said Sunday that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Democrats say preparations for next week's testimony by the special counsel in the Russia investigation include re-reading the report and watching old video of Mueller's testimony on other matters. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 12, 2019 - 8:46 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller's testimony to Congress has been delayed until July 24 under an agreement that gives lawmakers more time to question him. Mueller had been scheduled to testify July 17 before two house committees about the findings of his Russia investigation. But...
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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 11, 2019 - 12:04 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report , including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The panel also voted to authorize...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 26, 2019 file photo, a girl waits for her mother to vote in the European Elections and a referendum called by president Iohannis on corruption topics, backdropped by voting cabins with curtains depicting the European Union flag in Baleni, Romania. Romania's president says on Wednesday, July 10 the country's government is ignoring the will of its own citizens by not adopting anti-corruption recommendations made by a European anti-graft body. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru, File)
July 10, 2019 - 2:08 pm
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's government is ignoring the will of its own citizens by not adopting anti-corruption recommendations made by a European anti-graft body, the country's president said Wednesday. President Klaus Iohannis said that it was "extremely worrying" that Romania was still...
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FILE - In this Jan. 9, 2019 file photo, billionaire investor and Democratic activist Tom Steyer speaks during a news conference where he announced his decision not to seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Steyer is now joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
July 09, 2019 - 8:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tom Steyer, the billionaire investor and activist, said Tuesday he's joining the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, reversing course after deciding earlier this year that he would forgo a run. Steyer, 62, is one of the most visible and deep-pocketed liberals...
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FILE - In this Dec. 23, 2013, file photo, former Argentine President Fernando de la Rua, center, walks outside Argentina's Federal Court in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Former Argentine President Fernando De la Rúa, who attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman and later left the country plunged into its worst economic crisis, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019. He was 81. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
July 09, 2019 - 7:41 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Fernando De la Rúa, who attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman and later left the country plunged into its worst economic crisis, died Tuesday at age 81. President Mauricio Macri sent a tweet expressing regrets at the death...
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