Political corruption

FILE - In this March 15, 2017, file photo, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, speaks to reporters during a news conference at U.N. headquarters. The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction, until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and TV screens around the world. "This is the moment!" Mlambo-Ngcuka said in an interview ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on Nov. 25. "It really has to come out of the woodwork." (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
November 22, 2017 - 12:01 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations began campaigning to end violence against women decades ago, but its effort gained little traction — until the outpouring of allegations of sexual misconduct against powerful men in Hollywood, the U.S. Congress and boardrooms put the issue on front pages and...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters before leaving the White House, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, in Washington, for a Thanksgiving trip to Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla. Silent for more than a week, Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and repeatedly insisting voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
November 21, 2017 - 9:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Silent for more than a week, President Donald Trump all but endorsed embattled Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore on Tuesday, discounting the sexual assault allegations against him and insisting repeatedly that voters must not support Moore's "liberal" rival. The...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2014 file photo, U.S. Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., speaks in Detroit. The longtime Michigan Congressman on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, denied settling a sexual harassment complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
November 21, 2017 - 7:27 pm
DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member. Allegations that the 88-year-old Michigan Democrat sexually...
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November 21, 2017 - 6:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI says it has reason to believe U.S. Rep. Bob Brady unlawfully concealed a $90,000 payment made by the Philadelphia Democrat's campaign to get an opponent to quit a 2012 primary race. According to federal court documents unsealed Monday, the FBI requested a search warrant...
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Zimbabweans celebrate outside the parliament building immediately after hearing the news that President Robert Mugabe had resigned, in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Mugabe resigned as president with immediate effect Tuesday after 37 years in power, shortly after parliament began impeachment proceedings against him. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 21, 2017 - 4:14 pm
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe's political turmoil (all times local): 11:15 p.m. The African Union Commission chairman says Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe will be remembered "as a fearless pan-Africanist liberation fighter and the father of the independent Zimbabwean nation." The...
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Demonstrators protest outside the Zimbabwean Parliament in Harare, Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017 calling for Parliament to impeach President Robert Mugabe who has been in power for nearly four decades. Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire" for a leadership change and resign immediately, the recently fired vice president and likely successor to the 93-year-old leader said Tuesday, as impeachment proceedings began against the world's oldest head of state. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
November 21, 2017 - 9:10 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe's Parliament launched impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, with both ruling party and opposition support, while the recently fired vice president said the world's oldest head of state should acknowledge the nation's "insatiable desire...
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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, newly sworn-in Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, with his wife Lola, right, greets an Interior Department employee on the Interior Department's 168th birthday at the Interior Department in Washington. Documents obtained by a left-leaning group show that Zinke's wife played a key role in arranging aspects of her husband's official events and often accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C. during the first few months of the administration. (AP Photo/Matthew Daly, File)
November 20, 2017 - 11:29 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Interior denied any wrongdoing Monday after documents surfaced showing government staffers were forced to scramble to accommodate requests from Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife as she accompanied him on trips outside of Washington D.C. Craig Holman, a government...
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November 20, 2017 - 9:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho,...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 6, 2006 file photo, Judge Roy Moore stands with his wife, Kayla, after conceding the governor's race to Gov. Bob Riley, in Gadsden, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)
November 20, 2017 - 8:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Alabama Republican Roy Moore's campaign is going on the offensive against the media and one of the women who accused him of sexual misconduct. Moore's campaign has issued a Monday night...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017 file photo, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., listens at a committee hearing at the Capitol in Washington. A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of inappropriate touching, saying Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 that he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010, after he had begun his career in the Senate. Menz's allegation comes days after a Los Angeles broadcaster, Leeann Tweeden, accused Franken of forcibly kissing her during a 2006 USO tour. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite File)
November 20, 2017 - 3:52 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A woman says Al Franken pulled her in tightly and put his hand on her buttocks in 2010 while posing for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair, the second allegation of improper conduct against the Democrat and first involving his time as a senator. Lindsay Menz told CNN last...
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