Political corruption

A Facebook posting, released by the House Intelligence Committee, for a group called "Being Patriotic" is photographed in Washington, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. A federal grand jury indictment on Feb. 16, charging 13 Russians and three Russian entities with an elaborate plot to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, noted that beginning in June 2016, defendants and and their co-conspirators organized and coordinated political rallies in the U.S. The "Being Patriotic" promoted and organized two political rallies in New York according to the indictment. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)
February 17, 2018 - 4:53 am
MOSCOW (AP) — One of the 13 Russians indicted by the United States for interfering in the American presidential election says the U.S. justice system is unfair. Mikhail Burchik was quoted as saying by the newspaper Komsomolskaya Pravda that "I am very surprised that, in the opinion of the...
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February 16, 2018 - 6:33 pm
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island state senator under investigation by state police since January was arrested Friday on charges of video voyeurism and extortion. Republican Sen. Nicholas Kettle faces one count of video voyeurism brought by state police for sending pictures of his ex-...
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South Africa's new President, Cyril Ramaphosa, delivers his State of the Nation address in parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. There are high expectations for Ramaphosa to curb corruption that flourished under his predecessor Jacob Zuma who resigned earlier in the week. (AP Photo/Ruvan Boshoff)
February 16, 2018 - 3:40 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa delivered a message of optimism and renewal Friday in his first state of the nation address, saying it's time for South Africans to put discord behind them and that the country will "turn the tide" on corruption in state...
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Cyril Ramaphosa is sworn in as South African President by Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng, left, in Cape Town, South Africa Thursday Feb. 15, 2018. Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected unopposed as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the Wednesday resignation of Jacob Zuma. (Mike Hutchings / Pool via AP)
February 15, 2018 - 10:47 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was sworn in as South Africa's new president after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. "I will try very hard not to disappoint the...
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Supporters for president elect Cyril Ramaphosa, portrait on cloth, sing and dance outside parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Thursday, Feb 15, 2018. Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday was elected as South Africa's new president by ruling party legislators after the resignation of Jacob Zuma, whose scandals brought the storied African National Congress to its weakest point since taking power at the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
February 15, 2018 - 9:57 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership transition (all times local): 5 p.m. South African authorities say they are seeking to arrest a key member of a business family accused of using its links to former president Jacob Zuma to secure state contracts. Police tell local media...
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Attorney Dan Gilleon discusses the complaint he has filed with the Assembly Rules Committee against Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, D-Bell Gardens, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. The complaint, filed on behalf of four anonymous former members of Garcia's staff, alleges misconduct in her office, ranging from discussion about sex and drinking alcohol in the office. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
February 15, 2018 - 2:23 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia, a vocal #MeToo leader, faces fresh allegations of misconduct in her office, including frequent discussions about sex and alcohol consumption at the Capitol. San Diego lawyer Dan Gilleon filed a formal complaint Wednesday with the...
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South African President Jacob Zuma addresses the nation and press at the government's Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. South Africa's President Jacob Zuma says he will resign 'with immediate effect' (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
February 14, 2018 - 9:02 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's leadership crisis (all times local): 11:20 p.m. South Africa's ruling party is welcoming the resignation of President Jacob Zuma after months of growing public anger over multiple corruption allegations. The African National Congress is expressing...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Oct. 26, 2015, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the official memorial ceremony marking the 20th anniversary of the assassination of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in the Mt. Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem. (Debbie Hill/Pool Photo via AP, File)
February 14, 2018 - 3:21 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, fighting for his political life after being accused of taking bribes from billionaire supporters, is no stranger to scandal. Over a three-decade political career, Netanyahu has been accused of everything from accepting improper gifts to spending...
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February 14, 2018 - 12:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee said Wednesday that he is continuing to negotiate with the FBI over the release of a memo packed with classified information about secret surveillance of a Trump campaign adviser, but remains unsure if the White House would...
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FBI Director Christopher Wray speaks during a Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing on worldwide threats, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, in Washington. Wray said the agency provided the White House with information twice last year about Rob Porter, the top Trump aide who resigned as staff secretary last week after domestic violence allegations from two ex-wives became public. Wray said the bureau closed its background investigation on Porter in January, weeks before the allegations were published. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
February 14, 2018 - 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to know how former presidential aide Rob Porter was allowed to work at the White House under an interim security clearance — despite allegations of spousal abuse. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government...
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