- Israel passes law sanctioning force-feeding prisoners Updated: Jul-30-15 7:19 am
JERUSALEM - Israel's parliament passed a contentious law on Thursday that would permit the force-feeding of inmates on hunger strike, eliciting harsh criticism over the practice.
- Planned Parenthood seeks fed study of fetal tissue research Updated: Jul-29-15 9:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Under fire for its role in providing fetal tissue for research, Planned Parenthood asked the government's top health scientists Wednesday to convene a panel of independent experts to study the issues surrounding the little-known branch of medicine.
- Nixon calls for ethics law changes after 2 lawmakers resign Updated: Jul-28-15 6:06 pm
COLUMBIA, Missouri - Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday that state ethics laws need to be revamped in light of accusations that led to the resignations of two state lawmakers this year.
- Moral Monday leader inspires protests, arrests and action Updated: Jul-27-15 11:20 am
GOLDSBORO, North Carolina - The Rev. William Barber walks gingerly with a cane, in a hunched-over posture, yet here he is on a recent Monday, leading 3,500 protesters on a downtown street.
- Wisconsin nonpartisan elections board targeted for overhaul Updated: Jul-26-15 11:52 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - Stung by a corruption scandal that led to the convictions of five lawmakers, a longtime Republican state senator met with the head of a government watchdog agency at a bar down the street from the Capitol to talk about how to improve ethics oversight.
- NAACP plans protest against NC Confederate memorials bill Updated: Jul-25-15 4:05 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina NAACP has scheduled a Moral Monday protest against passage of legislation that provides protection for Confederate memorials.
- Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.
- Carroll to pay fine, admit violations in ethics case Updated: Jul-24-15 3:26 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The drama over Florida's former lieutenant governor, who was forced to resign more than two years ago, may be finally over.
- Date set for McMaster's ethics hearing on 2010 donations Updated: Jul-23-15 1:59 pm
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - A complaint against Republican Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster that accuses him of taking nearly $70,000 in illegal campaign donations after an unsuccessful run for governor could be resolved as early as September.
- Shumlin supports creation of ethics commission Updated: Jul-22-15 6:20 pm
MONTPELIER, Vermont - Amid conflict-of-interest allegations among Vermont public officials, Gov. Peter Shumlin said Wednesday he supports the creation of a state ethics commission.
- NY Gov. Cuomo picks ethics chief to lead tax investigations Updated: Jul-21-15 5:08 pm
ALBANY, New York - The director of New York's ethics board has been tapped by the governor to lead criminal investigations at the state's tax department.
- NC Ethics Commission dismisses complaint against lawmaker Updated: Jul-21-15 9:13 am
RALEIGH, North Carolina - The North Carolina Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a state lawmaker by a whistleblower who said that Rep. Donny Lambeth betrayed his trust.
- House ethics panel confirms inquiry of Calif. Rep. Honda Updated: Jul-20-15 5:29 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Ethics Committee said Monday it is investigating Rep. Michael Honda, D-Calif., for a possible ethics violation.
- Kate Brown takes slow and steady approach to being governor Updated: Jul-18-15 3:12 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Thrust into the spotlight when John Kitzhaber resigned as governor amid influence-peddling investigations, Gov. Kate Brown set out on a slow, methodical approach to taking power.
- Ex-NY Congressman Grimm gets 8 months of prison in tax case Updated: Jul-17-15 3:38 pm
NEW YORK - Michael Grimm, a former New York congressman and FBI agent who once investigated white-collar crime, was sentenced Friday to 8 months in prison for tax evasion by a judge who said his "moral compass" needed adjustment.
- Idaho attorney general updates open government manual Updated: Jul-08-15 3:26 pm
BOISE, Idaho - The Idaho Attorney General's office has released new manuals on Idaho's public records and open meetings laws to reflect changes made during the legislative session earlier this year.
- Democratic Party activist files complaint against Grayson Updated: Jul-07-15 6:27 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Democratic Party activist wants an ethics investigation into Democratic Congressman Alan Grayson, who is considering a run for Senate.
- Sanders says income inequality is a 'moral issue' Updated: Jul-06-15 9:58 pm
PORTLAND, Maine - Calling income inequality "the great moral issue of our time," Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders urged a boisterous crowd of thousands in Maine on Monday to help him transform America by restoring a thriving middle class.
- FIFA bans former 2018-2022 WCup inspector for 7 years Updated: Jul-06-15 2:32 pm
GENEVA - The official chosen by FIFA to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates was banned from soccer for seven years on Monday for breaking ethics rules.
- Gov't. reform group calls for Vermont ethics commission Updated: Jul-06-15 4:06 am
MONTPELIER, Vermont - The government reform group Campaign for Vermont is calling for the creation of a state ethics commission.
- Brown signs last of 3 ethics-related bills Updated: Jul-01-15 10:32 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Gov. Kate Brown has signed the last of three ethics-related bills she requested after Gov. John Kitzhaber resigned amid an influence-peddling scandal.