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Stories with subject: Political scandals
  • Guatemala interior minister resigns amid political crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 6:16 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's interior minister and three other Cabinet officials stepped down Thursday amid a growing political crisis over corruption scandals that have prompted calls for President Otto Perez Molina and others close to him to resign.

  • Fired Rutherford employees seek back pay, threaten lawsuit story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 3:02 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Three ex-state employees who claim former Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them 10 months ago in retaliation for providing damaging evidence in a sexual harassment investigation are threatening legal action unless the state gives them back pay and scrubs personnel records of the misconduct charges used to show them the door, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

  • Christie says he deserves media apology over bridge scandal 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:16 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

  • Revolt from indigenous base challenges Bolivia's Morales story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 9:22 am

    LA PAZ, Bolivia - Just months after President Evo Morales won re-election with a convincing three-fifths of the vote, Bolivia's first indigenous president is suddenly up against a formidable opposition.

  • Woman gets jail time on election fraud conviction 
    Updated: May-21-15 8:46 am

    DOTHAN, Alabama - A Dothan woman is going to jail for six months after being convicted of election fraud.

  • Macedonian leaders struggling to solve political crisis 
    Updated: May-20-15 3:04 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's rival political leaders spent 12 hours in talks in Strasbourg, trying to resolve one of the country's deepest political crises since its independence in 1991.

  • New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.

  • 'Happy' Rockefeller, widow of former vice president, dies story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 1:49 pm

    Margaretta "Happy" Rockefeller, the widow of former U.S. Vice President and New York Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and one of the first women to speak publicly about her breast cancer in the 1970s, has died. She was 88.

  • Parties pick 5 endorsed candidates for state's highest court story has photos
    Updated: May-19-15 11:25 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court.

  • Recent Missouri Editorials 
    Updated: May-19-15 8:35 am

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 15

  • Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise story has photos
    Updated: May-18-15 7:38 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government, an iconic touchstone for generations of leftists, is embracing closer ties with the U.S.

  • Son of NY Senate's No. 2 Republican gets 6 month sentence 
    Updated: May-18-15 4:47 pm

    WHITE PLAINS, New York - The son of the state Senate's No. 2 Republican has been sentenced to six months in prison.

  • Capitol scandals raise tough questions for New York governor story has photos
    Updated: May-16-15 2:17 pm

    ALBANY, New York - They were Albany's most powerful men: the governor, the Senate leader and the Assembly speaker. Together, they negotiated billion-dollar budgets and decided which bills passed and which ones didn't.

  • Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails story has photos
    Updated: May-15-15 9:02 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.

  • Mexico's odd Green Party reaping success - and criticism 
    Updated: May-15-15 12:22 am

    MEXICO CITY - Mexico's Green Party is not very green. Yet like many "green" products on supermarket shelves, it has benefited from a very slick marketing campaign, one that has made it the country's fastest-growing - and arguably most controversial - party.

  • Guatemala congress picks new VP in wake of customs scandal story has photos
    Updated: May-14-15 6:33 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's congress selected a successor Thursday for the vice president who resigned over a widening customs corruption scandal that implicated her top aide.

  • Again? Agents likely 'impaired' in White House incident 
    Updated: May-14-15 4:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - What were they thinking?

  • Appeals court hears arguments in ex-Gov. McDonnell's case story has photos
    Updated: May-12-15 4:22 pm

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Three federal appeals court judges focused Tuesday on whether favors then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell did for a wealthy benefactor amounted to "official acts" that led to his convictions on 11 public corruption counts.

  • Chile's Bachelet names new Cabinet amid popularity crisis 
    Updated: May-11-15 2:38 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - Chilean President Michelle Bachelet named a new Cabinet on Monday, hoping the changes will arrest the fall in her popularity ratings and overcome scandals that have rocked her administration.

  • South African opposition party elects first black leader 
    Updated: May-10-15 11:14 am

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's main opposition group on Sunday chose its first black leader at a party congress, seeking to expand its appeal in a country whose ruling party has dominated since the first all-race elections in 1994.

  • How scandal affects Christie's relationship with lawmakers story has photos
    Updated: May-09-15 11:52 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - The relationship between Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature has had its highs and lows since the Republican took office in 2010.

  • Chile's Bachelet changes tack with new Cabinet amid crisis story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 11:35 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - In shaking up her entire Cabinet, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet is trying to salvage an ambitious reform package amid growing scandals and contain a political crisis.

  • New Jersey's Christie defends Tom Brady in New Hampshire 
    Updated: May-07-15 9:54 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, visiting New Hampshire for the first time since two former aides were indicted and another pleaded guilty in a scheme to tie up traffic at one of the nation's busiest bridges, defended New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady on Thursday.

  • Family feud rocks top of France's far-right National Front story has photos
    Updated: May-05-15 2:34 pm

    PARIS - Little by little, the president of France's far-right National Front and top lieutenants have tried to silence the party founder, pushing him from the inner circle, refusing to back him in elections and now, in the culmination of an ugly political dispute that began as a family feud, suspending his membership.

  • Brazil weighs investigating ex-leader Silva story has photos
    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.