- Legislative panel probing closures on hold for now Updated: May-04-15 7:04 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - The New Jersey legislative committee looking into the George Washington Bridge scandal will continue its holding pattern - for now.
- Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva Updated: May-04-15 6:37 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal prosecutors in Brazil confirmed Monday that they are weighing whether to open a full investigation into former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's alleged overseas lobbying efforts for the scandal-plagued construction firm Odebrecht, the nation's biggest builder.
- Ex-Christie allies plead not guilty in bridge case Updated: May-04-15 4:45 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - Two former political allies of Gov. Chris Christie pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they were involved in politically motivated lane closures of the George Washington Bridge, and the attorney for one vowed to subpoena her former colleagues to prove her innocence.
- Latest on traffic jam scandal: Baroni says he's innocent Updated: May-04-15 12:02 pm
- Taxpayers are already paying the bill over NJ bridge scandal Updated: May-02-15 10:35 am
TRENTON, New Jersey - A nearly yearlong investigation into the 2013 lane George Washington Bridge Lane closures resulted in two indictments and a guilty plea - and New Jersey taxpayers have already footed some of the bill.
- Bridge scandal charges may prove a mixed bag for Christie Updated: May-02-15 3:23 am
NEWARK, New Jersey - The charges handed down against three former allies of Gov. Chris Christie in the George Washington Bridge traffic scandal provide mixed news for the Republican governor as he tries to regain momentum in support of an expected presidential bid.
- Colombia's high court urges probe of ex-President Uribe Updated: Apr-30-15 5:28 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's Supreme Court called on Thursday for an investigation of former President Alvaro Uribe for what it charged was his role organizing a domestic spying ring that illegally intercepted the communications of his opponents.
- The Latest: 'Jersey Boys' serenade guests at state dinner Updated: Apr-28-15 10:59 pm
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- South Korea's prime minister steps down over bribery scandal Updated: Apr-27-15 7:19 am
SEOUL, South Korea - South Korea's president accepted the resignation of her prime minister on Monday over a bribery scandal, officials said.
- Illinois GOP targets political hiring; Democrats wary Updated: Apr-26-15 1:10 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Republicans have unveiled legislation backed by Gov. Bruce Rauner they say will clean up state hiring rules that allow a governor to hand out jobs to loyal lieutenants instead of hiring strictly on merit.
- Japan ministers' war shrine visit irks China after Abe talks Updated: Apr-23-15 9:19 am
TOKYO - Three Japanese Cabinet ministers on Thursday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the country's war dead, including convicted war criminals, drawing a rebuke from China just a day after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping met in a bid to smooth ties.
- Son: Ex-US Sen. Griffin tried to do right, even in private Updated: Apr-21-15 9:28 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Michigan - U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin always "strove to do the right thing," whether in public or private life and whether anyone knew about it, one of his sons said at the Michigan Republican's funeral Tuesday.
- Suburban NY mayor convicted of bribery Updated: Apr-20-15 4:02 pm
NEW YORK - The former mayor of a suburban New York village has been convicted in a bribery scheme.
- AP Exclusive: Chinese activist more determined after lockup Updated: Apr-19-15 5:43 am
BEIJING - The most prominent of five recently released Chinese women's rights activists feels her dedication to the cause has grown stronger after spending 37 days in detention with interrogators who blew smoke onto her face and insulted her sexual orientation, her girlfriend and her lawyer said.
- Lawmakers approve $100 per year gift cap Updated: Apr-17-15 6:56 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - Virginia lawmakers passed new gift limits Friday that will make it much more difficult for them to be wined and dined by deep-pocketed lobbyists.
- Ex-US Sen. Griffin, who hastened Nixon resignation, dies Updated: Apr-17-15 5:37 pm
DETROIT - Former U.S. Sen. Robert Griffin, a Michigan Republican whose withdrawal of support hastened President Richard Nixon's resignation during the Watergate scandal, has died at age 91.
- Chile students protest corruption, demand education reform Updated: Apr-16-15 6:31 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Thousands of students marched through the streets of Chile's capital Thursday to protest recent corruption scandals and to complain about delays in a promised education overhaul.
- Democratic boss convicted of federal corruption charges Updated: Apr-16-15 6:22 pm
NEWARK, New Jersey - A former northern New Jersey Democratic power broker was convicted Thursday of federal racketeering, wire fraud and bribery charges, but acquitted of other counts in a case that the jury foreman called "way too complicated."
- Arrest of party treasurer could affect Brazil president Updated: Apr-16-15 4:41 pm
SAO PAULO - The arrest of the high-profile treasurer of Brazil's governing party has brought the unfolding corruption scandal at the country's state-owned oil company uncomfortably close to President Dilma Rousseff, analysts said Thursday.
- Governing party treasurer arrested in Brazil kickback case Updated: Apr-15-15 8:28 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Federal police on Wednesday detained the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party in the wide-ranging investigation into corruption at state-run oil giant Petrobras, and the party said later he had asked to resign the post.
- Senator: Students still suffer from Atlanta cheating scandal Updated: Apr-14-15 6:13 am
ATLANTA - A state lawmaker told Atlanta school board members that more needs to be done to help thousands of students caught up in the school system's cheating scandal.
- Vote buying at center of eastern Ky. judge-executive case Updated: Apr-13-15 7:06 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - On election day in Magoffin County, Jerry Adams said his second cousin drove him to the local Save-a-Lot and gave him $25 to vote for Michael "Doc" Hardin for county judge executive - a key office that controls a lot of jobs in this economically depressed area.
- Arizona's 1st Hispanic governor, also a US ambassador, dies Updated: Apr-10-15 5:24 pm
PHOENIX - Raul Hector Castro, Arizona's only Hispanic governor and an American ambassador to three countries, died Friday. He was 98.
- Chile's Bachelet says crisis is a chance for change Updated: Apr-08-15 4:47 pm
SANTIAGO, Chile - Faced with the lowest approval ratings of her career, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet acknowledged on Wednesday that corruption scandals had rocked the South American country but rejected any notion she might resign and sought to cast the situation as an opportunity.
- Democrats pile up big campaign accounts in high court race Updated: Apr-07-15 6:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Six weeks before Pennsylvania's May 19 primary election, most of the Democratic candidates for three open seats on the state's highest court already are building six-figure campaign bank accounts, according to finance reports filed Tuesday.