Political scandals

FILE - In this March 1, 2017 file picture centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, center, flanked by his bodyguard, Alexandre Benalla, left, visits the Agriculture Fair in Paris. Benalla an aide to President Emmanuel Macron, charged with security, has been seen in a video wearing a police helmet and beating up a student protester on May Day, reigning criticism on Macron notably due to the light punishment _ a two-week suspension. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena, File)
August 01, 2018 - 8:25 am
PARIS (AP) — The fancy car, the luxury address, the gun. How and why a security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron obtained them are at the heart of a political scandal dragging in the leader who promised voters an exemplary government before his election less than 15 months ago. France has...
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FILE - This March 29, 2018 file photo shows the Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook plummeted 19 percent Thursday, July 26, 2018, after warning of slower growth ahead, erasing more than $100 billion in value. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 28, 2018 - 2:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by the...
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July 27, 2018 - 6:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal regulator whose agency oversees mortgage finance giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac is being investigated for alleged sexual harassment of an employee. The employee's attorney confirmed Friday that there is an investigation underway into the allegations against Mel Watt...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 2:19 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, was sentenced Friday to seven years in prison. The punishment, announced by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni, was five years...
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FILE - In this May 11, 2018 file photo, former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver leaves federal court in New York. Silver, one of the most powerful politicians in New York for two decades, is scheduled to be sentenced to prison time on Friday, July 27, in the corruption case that ended his career. The same federal judge previously sentenced the former New York Assembly Speaker to 12 years imprisonment for the same crime, but the punishment was thrown out when an appeals court ordered a retrial. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 27, 2018 - 2:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been sentenced to seven years in prison for public corruption. U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni announced the...
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July 27, 2018 - 1:00 am
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — An anti-corruption investigator almost blinded by an acid attack urged Indonesia's President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to set up a fact-finding team to solve his case as he returned to work Friday 16 months after the assault. Activists and anti-graft officials, showing...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2018, file photo, adult film actress Stormy Daniels speaks outside federal court, in New York. Glendon Crain, the husband of porn film performer Stormy Daniels, filed for divorce in Texas, on July 18, 2018. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims to have had sex with Donald Trump before he became president, something Trump has denied. Crain alleged adultery as grounds for the divorce. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
July 23, 2018 - 5:41 pm
KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — The husband of adult film performer Stormy Daniels has filed for divorce in Texas. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, has said that she had sex with Donald Trump before he became president, something Trump has denied. Glendon Crain filed the petition for divorce...
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