- FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president Updated: May-22-15 5:48 am
GENEVA - FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign.
- Senate passes bill keeping domestic abusers from having guns Updated: May-21-15 9:25 pm
SALEM, Oregon - The Oregon Senate approved a measure on Thursday aimed at making it harder for people convicted of domestic violence or under a restraining order to keep their firearms.
- Government seeks 2 years in parking meter bribery case Updated: May-21-15 7:29 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - Federal prosecutors have recommended a sentence of more than two years for the former Portland parking manager who pleaded guilty to taking bribes from a business owner seeking a contract to install high-tech parking meters.
- German spy chief says mistakes made in cooperation with NSA Updated: May-21-15 6:23 pm
BERLIN - Germany's foreign spy chief said Thursday that his agency made mistakes in its dealings with U.S. counterparts, but warned that probes intended to shed light on possible wrongdoing could threaten intelligence cooperation with allies.
- Guatemala interior minister resigns amid political crisis 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.
- FBI finds faulty communication, no crime in prison probe Updated: May-21-15 3:48 am
BOISE, Idaho - An FBI investigation into a scandal surrounding a private prison in Idaho turned up no evidence of crime, but it did show plenty of miscommunication and faulty assumptions between state agencies, federal prosecutors say.
- 11th Circuit won't grant Siegelman a new trial Updated: May-20-15 6:14 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman will not get a new trial or a reduction in his prison sentence, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
- Former Va. lawmaker says 19-year-old woman's baby is his Updated: May-20-15 4:06 pm
RICHMOND, Virginia - A former Virginia lawmaker who was accused of having sex with a 17-year-old employee says he is the father of her baby.
- Oregon House asks voters for authority to impeach governor Updated: May-19-15 6:41 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon voters may be deciding whether state legislators should have power to impeach the governor and other elected officials from the executive branch after the state House approved a resolution Tuesday sending a proposed constitutional amendment to the ballot in 2016.
- Economic toll of conflict builds up for Ukraine Updated: May-19-15 10:21 am
There seems to be no bottom for Ukraine's economy.
- Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise 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.
- Assembly approves whistleblower status for legislative aides Updated: May-18-15 6:10 pm
SACRAMENTO, California - Legislative staff in California would gain whistleblower protection under a bill that has advanced out of the Assembly.
- 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 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.
- Macedonia divided: Corruption, armed rebellion splits nation Updated: May-16-15 1:52 pm
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's short history of independence has been a troubled one - and its political turmoil appears to be getting worse.
- Lawmakers want to toughen time served for convicted killers Updated: May-15-15 3:10 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Rhode Island bill designed to prevent convicted murderers from winning early release doesn't go far enough to punish offenders but it's a start, several state lawmakers say.
- Blatter to visit US in 2016, rejects talk of avoiding FBI Updated: May-15-15 2:32 pm
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter says he has no fear of setting foot in the United States - no matter what the FBI might be doing.
- Mayor reacts to charges against teacher for throwing books Updated: May-15-15 2:04 pm
SANTA FE, New Mexico - The Santa Fe mayor on Thursday became the most recent person to weigh in on controversial criminal charges against a middle school teacher for throwing books at students. The charges have rocked the city and pitted school officials against the police.
- Guatemala congress picks new VP in wake of customs scandal 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?
- Ethics board pauses inquiry into Big Isle mayor's spending Updated: May-14-15 1:38 pm
HILO, Hawaii - Hawaii County's ethics board wants the state attorney general to conclude an investigation into Mayor Billy Kenoi's questionable credit card expenses before proceeding with its own inquiry.
- Conviction affirmed in case of threat against Rep. Miller Updated: May-14-15 4:05 am
SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Michigan - An appeals court says there's nothing wrong with using testimony from non-experts to convict a man of sending a threatening letter to U.S. Rep. Candice Miller.
- North Vegas mayor denies impropriety in computer images case Updated: May-13-15 6:08 pm
LAS VEGAS - North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee said Wednesday he did nothing wrong asking city police to remove what he thought were images of child pornography from his tablet computer.
- Appeals court skeptical of fairness of trader's conviction Updated: May-13-15 5:19 pm
NEW YORK - An appeals court panel on Wednesday expressed doubts about the fairness of a prosecution that led to a prison sentence for a man convicted of defrauding a government bailout program.
- Lawmakers say they didn't know Azerbaijan paid for 2013 trip Updated: May-13-15 4:40 pm
WASHINGTON - A bipartisan group of House lawmakers say they had no idea that a 2013 congressional trip to Azerbaijan was paid for by that country's government.