Criminal investigations

In this image provided by the U.S. Army, then-comedian Al Franken and sports commentator Leeann Tweeden perform a comic skit for service members during the USO Sergeant Major of the Army's 2006 Hope and Freedom Tour in Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, on Dec. 15, 2006. Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., apologized Nov. 16, 2017, after Tweeden accused him of forcibly kissing her during the 2006 USO tour. Colleagues, including fellow Democrats, urged a Senate ethics investigation. Tweeden also accused Franken of posing for a photo with his hands on her breasts as she slept, while both were performing for military personnel two years before the one-time comedian was elected to the Senate. (Staff Sgt. Patrick N. Moes/U.S. Army via AP)
November 16, 2017 - 10:45 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken faces a storm of criticism and a likely ethics investigation after a Los Angeles radio anchor accused him Thursday of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour. He is the first member of Congress caught up in the recent wave of...
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Juan Angel Napout, center, arrives at federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Napout, Manuel Burga, and Juan Angel Napout have pleaded not guilty to charges they took part in a 24-year scheme involving at least $150 million in bribes that secured tournament broadcasting and hosting rights in the sprawling FIFA scandal. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 16, 2017 - 7:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former marketing executive from Argentina testified Thursday at a U.S. trial that he and his company arranged to pay 30 soccer officials about $160 million in bribes over the course of several years until his arrest in 2015. Alejandro Burzaco offered the estimate in the case...
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Cars are parked in front of the home of Kevin Janson Neal Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, in Rancho Tehama Reserve, Calif. The body of Neal's wife was found at the home, where Neal started his shooting rampage that left four others dead, before he was shot and killed by Tehama County Sheriff's deputies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
November 16, 2017 - 4:57 pm
RANCHO TEHAMA RESERVE, Calif. (AP) — Residents of a remote Northern California community terrorized by a mass shooting this week say they want more frequent patrols from sheriff's deputies and expressed anger and frustration over seemingly being left to fend for themselves in what several called a...
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November 16, 2017 - 2:32 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A northern Wisconsin tribe wants federal officials to investigate why a sheriff's deputy shot and killed a teenager on the tribe's reservation. Ashland County Sheriff's Deputy Brock Mrdjenovich shot and killed 14-year-old Jason Pero on Nov. 8 on the Bad River Band of Lake...
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Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor general Luisa Ortega gives a brief statement after presenting evidence denouncing President Maduro for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017. Ortega has been leading a campaign from exile to discredit Maduro's socialist government for human rights abuses and corruption by senior officials. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
November 16, 2017 - 10:42 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor on Thursday asked the International Criminal Court to open an investigation into President Nicolas Maduro and four other senior officials for alleged crimes against humanity. Luisa Ortega visited the Hague-based court accompanied by...
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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, CONMEBOL delegate Roger Bello, of Bolivia, left, talks with Boca Juniors goalkeeper Agustin Orion, center, and Alejandro Burzaco, president of Torneos y Competencias, during a Copa Libertadores soccer match between Boca Juniors and River Plate, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Burzaco, the former CEO of a marketing firm based in Argentina, testified Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017, at the U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials accused of taking bribes in a sprawling corruption investigation of FIFA, that Fox was among several media companies paying bribes through sham contracts for the Copa America and other events. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano, File)
November 15, 2017 - 8:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge tightened bail conditions on a South American soccer official charged in the FIFA bribery scandal after prosecutors surprised the courtroom by accusing the defendant of threatening their star witness by making a slashing motion on his neck as the witness testified at trial...
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FILE - In this 2012 photo provided by a former member of the church, Word of Faith Fellowship leader Jane Whaley, center, holds a baby with her husband, Sam, center right, and others during a ceremony in the church's compound in Spindale, N.C. Under the leadership of Jane Whaley, the controversial church has grown to about 750 congregants in Spindale and a total of nearly 2,000 members worldwide. (AP Photo)
November 15, 2017 - 7:43 pm
SPINDALE, North Carolina (AP) — Former members of a controversial North Carolina-based church want the state to take legal action to overturn a court-ordered compromise they say has crippled child abuse investigations involving the sect. The former congregants of Word of Faith Fellowship also want...
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November 14, 2017 - 4:13 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A drug wholesaler said Tuesday it's investigating whether a lethal injection drug Arkansas bought and had planned to use in a now-halted execution came from a pharmacy that it supplies, a sale that the company says would have violated its contract with the pharmacy...
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November 14, 2017 - 1:31 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A judge has kept alive a lawsuit challenging South Carolina Republicans' argument that they don't have to give reporters records involving a political consultant who is charged in a Statehouse corruption investigation. In a ruling issued late last week, Judge G. Thomas Cooper...
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In this Oct. 29, 2017 photo, men overlook the city from the Vidigal slum, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Opening the hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea: they get breathtaking views, the slum residents could cash in, and foreign visitors would see another part of the city, but soaring violence has rekindled a concern about safety. (AP Photo/Renata Brito)
November 14, 2017 - 12:05 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As authorities in Brazil tackled crime earlier this decade, opening Rio de Janeiro's hillside favelas to tourists seemed like a winning idea. The views are breathtaking, the slum residents could cash in, and foreign visitors would see another part of the city — not just...
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