- Panel finds Bethel lawmaker violated ethics rules Updated: Dec-06-13 8:28 pm
- Correction: NY Corruption Commission story Updated: Dec-06-13 1:56 pm
- Balfour lawyer asks judge to toss out state's case Updated: Dec-06-13 12:29 pm
- Lawyers: Charges against ex-governor baseless Updated: Dec-05-13 7:52 pm
- Former Okla. senator found guilty in bribery case Updated: Dec-05-13 4:47 pm
- Bratton picked as NYPD commissioner again Updated: Dec-05-13 3:56 pm
- DPS: Disputed roadblocks won't return to Valley Updated: Dec-04-13 6:45 pm
- Former Washington Democratic official sentenced Updated: Dec-03-13 11:59 pm
- Ganim heads to Conn. Supreme Court for law license Updated: Dec-03-13 1:12 pm
- Survey: Corruption grows in Mideast hot spots Updated: Dec-03-13 7:40 am
- Main players in Ukraine's political drama Updated: Dec-02-13 12:45 pm
- New trial date for former leader of NY Senate Updated: Dec-02-13 12:44 pm
- Ongoing FBI probe could have fallout for Democrats Updated: Dec-01-13 2:32 pm
- Va. gov ending term with scandal-stained year Updated: Nov-28-13 11:23 am
- Charges filed against former Russian defense chief Updated: Nov-28-13 8:02 am
- 2 former Mexican officials indicted in US Updated: Nov-27-13 2:40 pm
- Lawmaker facing ethics case for use of state plane Updated: Nov-27-13 10:43 am
- Family wants US woman detained in Mexico released Updated: Nov-26-13 8:47 pm
- House ethics panel hear Rep. Mitchell's case Updated: Nov-26-13 7:46 pm
- Texas congressman's Twitter stock questioned Updated: Nov-26-13 2:25 pm
- Ethics panel defers to Justice in Rep. Grimm probe Updated: Nov-26-13 1:06 pm
- Tourist draw Antigua suffers crime, political mess Updated: Nov-26-13 1:10 am
- Fla.'s GOP chair calls on Radel to step down Updated: Nov-25-13 11:31 pm
- Former disgraced mayor returns to town council Updated: Nov-25-13 2:20 pm
- Elections office: Utah AG likely violated laws Updated: Nov-22-13 6:23 pm
JUNEAU, Alaska - A Bethel state representative has been fined $5,000 for violating ethics rules.
ALBANY, New York - In a story Dec. 4 about New York's corruption commission, The Associated Press erroneously reported a power given to the governor under the Moreland Act. It authorizes creation of a commission to investigate the executive branch, not the legislative branch.
ATLANTA - The state's prosecution of Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour, who's accused of illegally claiming state pay, is unconstitutional because it violates the concept of separation of powers, a lawyer for the suspended lawmaker argued Friday.
MEXICO CITY - The charges against a former Mexican governor accused in the United States of money laundering and drug trafficking are based on false accusations by people trying to bargain with U.S. prosecutors, his lawyers said Thursday.
OKLAHOMA CITY - A former Democratic state senator from Oklahoma City was convicted Thursday for her role in a bribery scheme in which she was accused of agreeing not to run for re-election in 2010 in exchange for a state job.
NEW YORK - William Bratton, whose tenure as New York City police commissioner in the 1990s was marked by a steep decline in crime and clashes with then-Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, has been chosen to lead the nation's largest police force again.
AUSTIN, Texas - Traffic checkpoints along the Texas border that critics say were state-operated immigration traps won't be deployed again without lawmaker support, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw said Wednesday.
SEATTLE - The former executive director of a state Senate Democratic campaign committee was given a two-year sentence Tuesday for embezzling as much as $330,000 in campaign contributions. Much of the money was spent at casinos.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - As former Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim seeks to win back his law license, a decision by the state Supreme Court could turn on whether he's shown remorse for the corruption that led to his conviction and imprisonment.
BERLIN - Corruption is bad and getting worse in three Middle Eastern countries that experienced Arab Spring uprisings launched in part to combat graft and other abuses, according to a survey released Tuesday by an international watchdog group.
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian government's abrupt decision to freeze ties with the West and violently disperse a peaceful rally has fueled public anger and drawn hundreds of thousands to the streets of the Ukrainian capital. Here is a look at the main characters in Ukraine's political drama:
ALBANY, New York - A federal judge has scheduled a new fraud trial in May for the ex-leader of New York's Senate.
SACRAMENTO, California - An ongoing federal investigation of a California senator is roiling the Democratic leadership in Sacramento and threatens to complicate relations in the majority party when lawmakers reconvene in January.
RICHMOND, Virginia - Bob McDonnell's national profile ascended fast in four years as Virginia governor.
MOSCOW - Criminal charges were filed Thursday against the former Russian defense minister, who was accused of using servicemen and government funds to build a road to a vacation home and do landscaping work on the property.
McALLEN, Texas - A federal indictment against two former Mexican government officials on money laundering charges was unsealed Wednesday in Corpus Christi.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A legislative panel moved forward Tuesday on an allegation that a state lawmaker broke ethics laws when he used a state-owned plane to fly a conservative pundit to Columbia.
SEATTLE - The family of a Washington state woman who leads a vigilante police force in Mexico has enlisted a Seattle human rights group to help push for her release after three months in custody on kidnapping allegations.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - Rep. Harold Mitchell told his colleagues Tuesday that he kept shoddy records and didn't properly pay his bills, but did not use his campaign account for personal benefit.
AUSTIN, Texas - U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke has reported possibly violating ethics laws after participating in Twitter's public stock debut, and the financial disclosures of another Texas congressman has been questioned by a newspaper investigation.
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee is again deferring an investigation into Rep. Michael Grimm, a former FBI agent, for possible campaign finance violations - leaving the matter in the hands of the Justice Department, which is conducting a criminal probe.
ANTIGUA, Guatemala - With its cobblestone streets and colonial-era churches and plazas, picturesque Antigua has long been Guatemala's top tourist destination as an oasis away from the crime and chaos consuming the rest of the Central American country.
MIAMI - The chairman of the Republican Party of Florida on Monday called for U.S. Rep. Trey Radel to step down following his recent cocaine conviction.
SALT LAKE CITY - The newest member of a small southern Utah town council is no stranger to residents - he's a former mayor who resigned in disgrace a decade ago amid accusations of misusing public funds.
SALT LAKE CITY - A damning report released Friday shows Utah's attorney general deliberately withheld information from his campaign documents last year and tried to influence a probe into the matter by altering witness statements and apparently destroying documents.