Political scandals

April 17, 2019 - 6:40 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has been hospitalized days after he was detained as part of a money laundering probe into his ties to the company at the heart of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. Congressional allies of Kuczynski said he was taken Tuesday...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop at the Minneapolis International Airport. On Monday, April 15, 2019, President Trump is travelling to Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016, but his re-election campaign is also targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire _ all states where he trailed by under 100,000 votes. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 13, 2019 - 1:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it's exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016...
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Los Angeles artist Erik Brunetti, the founder of the streetwear clothing company "FUCT," poses for a photo in Los Angeles Thursday, April, 11, 2019. “We wanted the viewer to question it: Like, is that pronounced the way I think it’s pronounced?” he said of his streetwear brand “FUCT,” which began selling clothing in 1991. On April 15, the Supreme Court will hear Brunetti’s challenge to a part of federal law that says officials should refuse to register trademarks that are “scandalous” or “immoral.” (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
April 13, 2019 - 7:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Erik Brunetti's four-letter fashion brand starts with an "F'' and rhymes with "duct." The federal government calls it "scandalous" and "immoral" and has refused to register the trademark. Brunetti has a different word for his brand and designs — "thought-provoking." On Monday, the...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. President Donald Trump said Wednesday, April 10, 2019, that Cain is a "wonderful man," but it will be up to him to decide whether to go forward with a nomination to the Federal Reserve's seven-member board. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 11, 2019 - 4:14 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is declining to say whether he thinks the Senate would confirm Herman Cain to the Federal Reserve's board. When McConnell was asked whether a Cain nomination would face trouble, he noted that successful nominees must pass background checks...
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Polish Senator Grzegorz Bierecki talks to reporters in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, April 11, 2019. Critics of Poland’s right-wing ruling party are voicing outrage after one of its senators said Poland should be “purged” of those “not worthy of belonging to our national community.” They say the language Grzegorz Bierecki used recalled that of fascist politicians of the 1930s. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
April 11, 2019 - 6:14 am
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Critics of Poland's right-wing ruling party voiced outrage Thursday after one of its senators said Poland should be "purged" of those "not worthy of belonging to our national community." They said the language that Grzegorz Bierecki used had echoes with fascist politicians of...
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Likud party ballot papers and Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's campaign fliers are seen on the ground after polls for Israel's general elections closed in Tel Aviv, Israel, Wednesday, April 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 10, 2019 - 7:46 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to be headed toward a historic fifth term as Israel's prime minister on Wednesday, with close-to-complete unofficial election results giving his right-wing Likud and other nationalist and religious parties a solid majority in parliament. The outcome...
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File - In this Wednesday, April 3, 2019 file photo, Israel Electric Corporation employee works next to election campaign billboards showing Israeli Prime Minister and head of the Likud party Benjamin Netanyahu, left, alongside the Blue and White party leaders, from left to right, Moshe Yaalon, Benny Gantz, Yair Lapid, in Tel Aviv. The long-serving Prime Minister Netanyahu is the favorite to win Israel's general election on April 9, but he faces serious corruption charges and a stiff challenge from a former military chief Gantz who has positioned himself as the country's savior. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty, File)
April 07, 2019 - 5:07 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's election campaign has been a three-month roller coaster of mudslinging, scandals and more scandals. But when voters head to the polls on Tuesday, one name will be predominantly on their minds: Benjamin Netanyahu. At its core, the vote boils down to a referendum on...
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FILE - In this June 20, 2014 file photo, Herman Cain, CEO, The New Voice, speaks during Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington. Trump says Herman Cain withdraws from consideration for Fed seat amid focus on past allegations. (AP Photo/Molly Riley, File)
April 04, 2019 - 4:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday he is recommending Herman Cain, a political ally and former presidential candidate, for a seat on the Federal Reserve board. "I've told my folks that's the man," Trump told reporters in the Oval Office, saying that Cain is currently going...
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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference in Ottawa, Ontario, Tuesday, April 2, 2019. Trudeau says former Cabinet minister Jane Philpott has also been kicked out of the Liberal Party caucus. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP)
April 02, 2019 - 6:47 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau ousted Canada's former attorney general and another ex-minister from the Liberal party caucus Tuesday amid a scandal that has rocked his government in an election year. Trudeau cited repeated questioning of his leadership as well as the fact that former...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2016 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh delivers an address during her inauguration ceremony inside the War Memorial Building in Baltimore. Maryland's chief accountant is calling for Pugh to step down, calling the latest revelations about lucrative deals to sell her self-published children's books "brazen, cartoonish corruption." In a Monday, April 1, 2019 tweet, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot wrote: "The Mayor has to resign — now." His comments came on the same day that Kaiser Permanente disclosed that it paid Pugh's limited liability company about $114,000 for roughly 20,000 copies of her "Healthy Holly" children's books. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
April 02, 2019 - 5:05 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore already faced daunting challenges: soaring violent crime, a thriving drug economy and poverty so intense that some derelict neighborhoods look like they were hit by a plague. Now, Mayor Catherine Pugh is embroiled in a strange scandal, sucking attention away from those...
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