Political scandals

South African President and President of the African National Congress, Jacob Zuma, addresses delegates at the delayed start of the ANC elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace scandal-prone Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling party gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 16, 2017 - 11:10 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader, with Zuma acknowledging "failures" that have threatened the party's future. The reputation of...
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Delegates wait for the delayed start of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) elective conference in Johannesburg, Saturday, Dec. 16 2017. The fight to replace South Africa's scandal-prone President Jacob Zuma began Saturday as thousands of delegates of the ruling African National Congress gathered to elect a new leader. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
December 16, 2017 - 10:23 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on South Africa's ruling party meeting (all times local): 5:20 p.m. South Africa's president is admitting "failures" of the weakening ruling party but is defending its worth in the face of a possible split, saying the party of Nelson Mandela continues to stand for...
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A congressman paces the empty congressional chamber while on his phone as he waits the start of a vote on whether to initiate impeachment proceeding against the country's president, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Opponents demanded President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski resign over revelations of decade-old payments from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
December 15, 2017 - 10:43 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lawmakers in Peru launched proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. Congress voted...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, Jeff Hoover looks up to the cheers from the gallery following his swearing in Frankfort, Ky. Hoover, the former House Speaker, denied sexual harassment but said he did send inappropriate but consensual text messages. It's unclear what the other three Republican lawmakers involved in the settlement are accused of doing. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)
December 15, 2017 - 6:30 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — As sexual assault and harassment allegations sweep through statehouses around the country, no place has been impacted quite like Kentucky: A state forced to confront its past salacious behavior in the midst of an historic transition to Republican rule. Kentucky's GOP House...
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December 15, 2017 - 5:11 pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — In a Dec. 14 story about former Kentucky lawmaker Dan Johnson, the Associated Press incorrectly reported that the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting wrote that Maranda Richmond went to police two years ago about being sexually assaulted in 2012 and that it found no...
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FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2007 file photo, legendary U.S. rock and roll singer and guitarist Chuck Berry performs in Burgos, Spain. Rock 'n' roll founding father Berry was among the notable figures who died in 2017. (AP Photo/Israel Lopez Murillo, File)
December 15, 2017 - 5:00 pm
They made music that inspired legions of fans. Rock 'n' roll founding fathers Chuck Berry and Fats Domino, rockers Tom Petty and Greg Allman, grunge icon Chris Cornell, country superstar Glen Campbell and jazz great Al Jarreau were among the notable figures who died in 2017, leaving a void in...
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FILE - A motorist on Highway 101 watches flames from the Thomas fire leap above the roadway north of Ventura, Calif., on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
December 15, 2017 - 4:20 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The news alerts gushed in: An attack on a concert, a church, an ice cream parlor ; an assailant wielding a gun or hammer or acid . There's an earthquake in Mexico, a monsoon in India, a volcanic eruption in Bali, hurricane after hurricane after hurricane. Keep up as your phone...
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December 15, 2017 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee said Friday it had opened an investigation into Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen over allegations of sexual harassment. A former campaign aide said Kihuen, a freshman congressman, propositioned her for dates and sex despite her repeated rejections during his...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a Brazilian construction firm at the center of Latin America’s biggest-ever graft scandal. (Jorge Silva/Pool photo via AP)
December 15, 2017 - 1:10 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. In a televised address to the nation...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2017 file photo, Rep. Marcy Kaptur, D-Ohio, speaks during a press conference in Cleveland. Kaptur told members of her caucus that revealing clothes worn by staffers and some members of Congress are an “invitation” for sexual harassment. Kaptur’s remarks were first reported by Politico after a private Democratic caucus meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 13. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
December 14, 2017 - 6:01 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. representative from Ohio is complaining about the cleavage in Congress. Democratic Rep. Marcy Kaptur has told members of her caucus that revealing clothes worn by staffers and some members of Congress are an "invitation" for sexual harassment. She says she's seen a member...
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