Political corruption

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Committee on Intelligence, speaks during a media availability after a closed-door meeting of the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
February 06, 2018 - 12:29 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee has voted to release a second classified memo about whether the FBI and Justice Department conspired against President Donald Trump. Democrats on the panel wrote the memo in an effort to counter some of the arguments and evidence put forward by...
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Policemen arrest former Maldives president and opposition leader Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, center, after the government declared a 15-day state of emergency in Male, Maldives, early Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018. The Maldives government declared a 15-day state of emergency Monday as the political crisis deepened in the Indian Ocean nation amid an increasingly bitter standoff between the president and the Supreme Court. Hours after the emergency was declared, soldiers forced their way into the Supreme Court building, where the judges were believed to be taking shelter, said Ahmed Maloof, an opposition member of Parliament. (AP Photo/Mohamed Sharuhaan)
February 05, 2018 - 8:22 pm
MALE, Maldives (AP) — The Maldives opposition leader and two Supreme Court judges were arrested early Tuesday hours after the government declared a state of emergency in the Indian Ocean nation increasingly in turmoil in the days since the court ordered several jailed politicians to be freed. The...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:40 pm
NEW YORK (WBEN/AP) — The government's key witness in the bribery trial of a former top aide to Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo took the witness stand Monday against a friend he likened to a brother, saying he found corrupt businessmen willing to pay bribes to help his friend cope with...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Massachusetts state Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, poses outside the Statehouse in Boston. The Boston Globe reported Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, had involved himself in matters before the Senate and had access to Rosenberg’s Senate email despite Rosenberg’s promise to keep a “firewall” between his professional and personal lives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there’s truth to new reports involving Rosenberg then he shouldn’t return to the Senate’s top post. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 05, 2018 - 4:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday called the most recent reports involving a former legislative leader whose husband was accused of sexual abuse "troubling" and said if they're true he should not be allowed to return to the Senate's top post. Democratic Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who...
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FILE - In this April 2, 2012, file photo, Massachusetts state Sen. Stan Rosenberg, D-Amherst, poses outside the Statehouse in Boston. The Boston Globe reported Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 that Rosenberg’s husband, Bryon Hefner, had involved himself in matters before the Senate and had access to Rosenberg’s Senate email despite Rosenberg’s promise to keep a “firewall” between his professional and personal lives. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there’s truth to new reports involving Rosenberg then he shouldn’t return to the Senate’s top post. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
February 05, 2018 - 3:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker on Monday called the most recent reports involving a former legislative leader whose husband was accused of sexual abuse "troubling" and said if they're true he should not be allowed to return to the Senate's top post. Democratic Sen. Stan Rosenberg, who...
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February 05, 2018 - 2:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker says if there's truth to new reports involving an ex-state Senate president whose husband is accused of sexual abuse then he shouldn't return to the Senate's top post. The Boston Globe reported Sunday that Democratic Sen. Stan Rosenberg's husband,...
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In this Feb. 1, 2018, photo, Vice President Mike Pence addresses the Republican National Committee (RNC) Winter Meeting in Washington. Credit Pence with good timing when it comes to trying to avoid political messes. Another government shutdown looms at week's end and the Russia investigation is grabbing headlines, but the vice president will be at the Olympics in South Korea. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)
February 05, 2018 - 10:22 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — With Congress barreling into yet another big budget battle this week, Vice President Mike Pence is headed halfway around the world to Asia. During the government shutdown last month, he was in the Middle East. And even as special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation draws closer...
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February 05, 2018 - 4:32 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese government spokesman says an anti-dumping probe of U.S. sorghum imports is a "normal case of trade remedy" following suggestions it might be retaliation for Washington's investigation of Chinese steel and other goods. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Monday...
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February 05, 2018 - 3:48 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's ruling party is struggling to resolve a leadership crisis amid increasing calls for scandal-tainted President Jacob Zuma to resign ahead of a key speech scheduled this week. Fueling uncertainty, there was no announcement Monday from the ruling African National...
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Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court for a hearing in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The court handed down a 2 ½ year suspended jail sentence for corruption to Samsung’s billionaire heir Lee. Lee, the only son of Samsung’s ailing chairman, was given a five-year prison term in August on bribery and other charges linked to a political scandal that took down former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
February 05, 2018 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that topped the country's president. The ruling clears the way for the Samsung vice chairman to resume his...
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