Political scandals

First lady Melania Trump joins local school students creating holiday decorations at the Salvation Army Clapton Center in London, Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, Pool)
December 04, 2019 - 6:30 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:25 p.m. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump's actions in pressuring Ukraine's president to investigate a political rival meet a three-part test for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 12, 2015 file photo, Suriname President Desire "Desi" Delano Bouterse observes a military parade, after being sworn in for his second term, in Paramaribo, Suriname. A Suriname court on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019, convicted Bouterse in the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/Ertugrul Kilic, File)
November 29, 2019 - 4:03 pm
PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname convicted President Desi Bouterse on Friday in the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The decision by a panel of three judges marks the end of a historic trial that began in...
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Namibians queue to cast their votes at a polling station near Windhoek, Namibia in the country's elections Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Namibian President Hage Geingob's ruling party faces its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago. The resource-rich southern African nation's registered 1.3 million voters are voting for president and National Assembly members. (AP Photo/Brandon van Wyk)
November 27, 2019 - 5:19 am
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Polls opened Wednesday in Namibia, where the ruling party faces its biggest challenge since independence nearly three decades ago. The resource-rich southern African nation’s registered 1.3 million voters were choosing the president and National Assembly members. The ruling...
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Namibian President Hage Geingob, right, greets supporters at an election rally in Grootfontein, Namibia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Namibia votes Wednesday in an election that promises to be far removed from the overwhelming victories enjoyed by former liberation movement SWAPO since independence in 1990. (AP Photo/Sonja Smith)
November 24, 2019 - 3:27 am
WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — Namibia’s registered 1.3 million voters go to the polls Wednesday in a general election that promises to be far removed from the overwhelming victories enjoyed by former liberation movement SWAPO since independence in the resource-rich southern African country in 1990. The...
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Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, center, and former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff raise their arms during the Workers' Party 7th Congress, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Da Silva is the unquestioned star of the PT 3-day party convention. Many still think he could be the party's standard-bearer once again in 2022 - when he'll be a 77-year-old cancer survivor who is now barred from seeking office due to a corruption conviction. (AP Photo/Nelson Antoine)
November 23, 2019 - 8:47 am
SAO PAULO (AP) — A fired-up former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, freshly out of jail, vowed to fight Brazil’s far-right government and the forces he says unjustly incarcerated him, saying he would make “their lives hell.” “They don’t know what it is to face a 74-year-old passionate man,”...
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Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh, left, leaves U.S. District Court in Baltimore with her attorney Steven Silverman on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Pugh of arranging fraudulent sales of her "Healthy Holly" books to schools, libraries and a medical system to enrich herself, promote her political career and fund her run for mayor. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark)
November 21, 2019 - 5:19 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore pleaded guilty Thursday to federal conspiracy and tax evasion charges in a case involving sales of her self-published children's books and exposing once again the depths of corruption in the city. Catherine Pugh pleaded guilty in federal...
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Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur announces an 11-count indictment against former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh at a news conference in Baltimore on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. The disgraced former mayor has been charged with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
November 20, 2019 - 3:21 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — The disgraced former mayor of Baltimore was charged Wednesday with fraud and tax evasion involving sales of her self-published children's books to non-profits and foundations that did business with the government. An 11-count federal indictment accuses Catherine Pugh of arranging...
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Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards talks to media at his campaign office in Shreveport, La., Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Edwards, a Democrat, was campaigning in the same metropolitan area his Republican challenger, Eddie Rispone, will be holding a campaign rally with President Donald Trump later in the evening. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
November 16, 2019 - 8:01 pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a race that has become a nail-biter, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards battled Saturday to defy the partisan odds in the ruby red South and win reelection to a seat that President Donald Trump desperately wants returned to Republicans. Trump has made the runoff election...
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Roger Stone leaves the federal court Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Stone, a longtime Republican provocateur and former confidant of President Donald Trump, wanted to contact Jared Kushner in order to "debrief" the president's son-in-law about hacked emails that were damaging to Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign, a former Trump campaign aide said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 15, 2019 - 11:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Roger Stone’s conviction on witness tampering and other charges (all times local): 12:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is reacting to news that his longtime friend and confidant Roger Stone was convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering. The president tweeted...
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Secretary of Energy nominee Dan Brouillette smiles during a Senate hearing on his nomination, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
November 14, 2019 - 2:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The deputy to outgoing Energy Secretary Rick Perry told lawmakers Thursday that he had no role in the Ukraine matters now at the heart of the House’s impeachment investigation as he tried to distance himself from the controversy with the Senate considering his Cabinet nomination...
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