Political scandals

FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 08, 2019 - 2:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is considering a rare action holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable...
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An electoral worker walks past polling booths readied ahead of Wednesday's election, at a polling station in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The upcoming elections will take place 25 years after the end of apartheid and are the country's sixth all-race polls. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 07, 2019 - 10:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality. The African National Congress, the...
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Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with the Democratic Revolutionary Party, speaks to supporters in Panama City, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cortizo, a 66-year-old cattleman, holds on to a narrow lead Sunday night as returns came in from Panama's presidential election, which followed a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 06, 2019 - 1:35 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Electoral Court declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the "virtual winner" in the country's tight presidential election late Sunday. The vote followed a campaign focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub...
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An electoral worker participates in the manual counting of ballots after polling stations closed for the general election in Panama City, Sunday, May 5, 2019. Panamanians are choosing Sunday among seven mostly business-friendly candidates to lead this Central American trade and financial hub for the next five years in a presidential election focusing on corruption and slowing economic growth. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 05, 2019 - 10:59 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — A cattleman held on to a narrow lead over a businessman late Sunday as returns came in from Panama's tightest presidential election in recent years, following a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. The...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo, acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore in Annapolis, M.D. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday, May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Now that Pugh has resigned, acting Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young automatically becomes the permanent mayor and will not need to be sworn in. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
May 03, 2019 - 4:42 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's new mayor has vowed to clean up the city after being thrust into office by his predecessor's resignation amid corruption investigations, but he inherits serious, longstanding problems that have plagued previous administrations. Bernard "Jack" Young, a longtime leader of...
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Supporters of Panamanian presidential candidate Romulo Roux, holding Democratic Change party banners, attend his closing campaign rally in Panama City, Thursday, May 2, 2019. In what has been perhaps the shortest and least colorful campaign since Panama's transition to democracy three decades ago, most election talk has focused on governmental corruption. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 03, 2019 - 11:48 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday's vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, on whose watch Latin America's fastest growing economy cooled off significantly. In...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday. May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks.(AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 02, 2019 - 4:44 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Mayor Catherine Pugh's resignation came exactly a week after her...
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TV crews report form outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Pugh and also in City Hall. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 01, 2019 - 5:04 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Viewers of Baltimore newscasts are getting used to seeing images of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh's lawyer pulling up to her three-story house and vanishing inside. When he emerges, he routinely insists that her health remains too fragile for her to think clearly enough to make...
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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., second from right, arrives for a news conference on veteran suicide prevention with House Veterans' Committee members, Monday April 29, 2019, at the House Triangle on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
April 29, 2019 - 7:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Whatever happens next, don't call it impeachment. House Democrats have been careful not to rush to impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump in the aftermath of Robert Mueller's report, despite calls to do so by high-profile lawmakers and 2020 presidential contenders...
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Former Vice President and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is shown after appearing on ABC's "The View", Friday, April 26, 2019 in New York. Biden says he has no plans to limit himself to one term if he's elected president in 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)
April 29, 2019 - 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden says that violence and sexual harassment against women is a longstanding "cultural problem" that he has fought to change. Biden made the remarks on actress Alyssa Milano's "Sorry Not Sorry" podcast released Monday, hours before he appears in...
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