Political scandals

March 19, 2018 - 5:24 am
LONDON (AP) — The Roman Catholic Church in Scotland says Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who became the first cardinal in history to recuse himself from a papal election over a personal scandal, has died. He was 80. O'Brien had resigned as archbishop in 2013 after allegations about sexual conduct relating...
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In this photo taken Thursday, March 15, 2018, state Sen. Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, right, talks with Senate Republican Leader Pat Bates, of Laguna Niguel, after the Senate session in Sacramento, Calif. Atkins will make history Wednesday, March 21, 2018, when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate’s top job. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
March 18, 2018 - 11:46 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — San Diego Sen. Toni Atkins will make history Wednesday when she becomes the first woman and first lesbian to hold the California Senate's top job. A former Assembly speaker, Atkins is taking over the post of Senate president pro tem from fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon as...
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This 1998 frame from video provided by C-SPAN shows president and editor of Middle East Insight George Nader. Nader, a Lebanese-American businessman convicted of sexually abusing minors and who served time in a Czech Republic prison more than a decade ago is cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller. Prague's Municipal Court convicted Nader and sentenced him to a one-year prison term in 2003. (C-SPAN via AP)
March 15, 2018 - 1:36 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — How did George Nader — Lebanese-American businessman, globe-trotting "fixer," convicted child molester — get caught up in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation? The answer, it seems, can be found in the shadows, where Nader has long operated. His long history included...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 6, 2018 file photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to employees of Uralvagonzavod factory in Nizhny Tagil, Russia. President Vladimir Putin seems self-assured and confident of victory in the election on Sunday, March 18, even as the Kremlin works hard to bolster turnout to make the result as impressive as possible. Unlike the 2012 balloting when he often looked tense and nervous amid massive protests of his rule, Putin faces no such threats this time, despite an anemic economy and spiraling tensions with the West. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
March 15, 2018 - 7:10 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman says a mushrooming diplomatic scandal over the poisoning of an ex-spy in Britain won't disrupt Russia's presidential election. Dmitry Peskov told reporters Thursday the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal "doesn't affect" the campaign for...
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Conor Lamb, the Democratic candidate for the March 13 special election in Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District celebrates with his supporters at his election night party in Canonsburg, Pa., early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
March 14, 2018 - 2:47 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district has made one thing clear: Democrats turned a region that overwhelmingly backed President Donald Trump just 16 months ago into a dead heat. It didn't matter that this congressional district will effectively disappear next year...
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In this Jan. 31, 2018, photo, a mother whose daughter said she was sexually assaulted during first grade by a classmate at their elementary school on a U.S. military base in Germany stands in her daughter's bedroom at their new home in Colorado. The Associated Press is not identifying the girl's mother or father, a U.S. Army soldier, to protect the girl's identity. The family was one of several who said the principal did not tell them about allegations their daughters were sexually assaulted. An Associated Press investigation showed how student-on-student sex assault reports languish in the Pentagon's worldwide school network. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
March 14, 2018 - 2:32 pm
The three military fathers sat at the commander's conference table on the U.S. Army base in Germany, pleading for help. They told the commander that their daughters were among a half-dozen girls sexually assaulted by a boy in their first-grade class at the base school. The principal had known about...
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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson waves goodbye after speaking aat the State Department in Washington, Tuesday, March 13, 2018. President Donald Trump fired Tillerson and said he would nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him, in a major staff reshuffle just as Trump dives into high-stakes talks with North Korea. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 14, 2018 - 10:14 am
NEW YORK (AP) — One Cabinet member was grilled by Congress about alleged misuse of taxpayer funds for private flights. Another faced an extraordinary revolt within his own department amid a swirling ethics scandal. A third has come under scrutiny for her failure to answer basic questions about her...
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A crowd gathers in the ballroom of the Youghiogheny Country Club as they await returns for Republican Rick Saccone in the special election for the Pennsylvania 18th Congressional District seat vacated by Republican Tim Murphy, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in McKeesport, Pa. Saccone is running against Democrat Conor Lamb. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
March 14, 2018 - 12:54 am
CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the special election in western Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District: 12:50 a.m. Democrat Conor Lamb is declaring victory in a southwestern Pennsylvania congressional election that is rocking the political landscape ahead of the November midterm elections...
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Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrivesl for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP)
March 13, 2018 - 11:35 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday were questioning South Korea's conservative former President Lee Myung-bak over corruption allegations, making him the latest of the country's leaders entangled in scandal. The move came about two weeks after prosecutors demanded a 30-year prison...
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Joseph Percoco, right, former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reacts while talking to reporters outside U.S. District court, Tuesday, March 13, 2018, in New York. Percoco was convicted on corruption charges Tuesday at a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
March 13, 2018 - 3:12 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo was convicted on federal bribery and fraud charges Tuesday in a trial that further exposed the state capital's culture of backroom deal-making. Joseph Percoco, who was once likened to a brother by the Democrat Cuomo, faces up to 20 years in...
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