Political corruption

Police block protesters from advancing to La Fortaleza governor's residence in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Sunday, July 14, 2019. Protesters are demanding Gov. Ricardo Rosselló step down for his involvement in a private chat in which he used profanities to describe an ex-New York City councilwoman and a federal control board overseeing the island's finance. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
July 15, 2019 - 4:05 pm
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane Maria exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricardo Rosselló's watch. Last week, two of his top former officials were arrested by the FBI on...
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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2017, file photo, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Building is shown in Washington. The Trump administration skirted some usual procedures and ethics rules when it remade the Environmental Protection Agency’s advisory panels to include fewer scientists. That’s the finding Monday of the Government Accountability Office, which reviewed the changes at the request of Democratic senators. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
July 15, 2019 - 3:17 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency skirted some of its usual procedures and ethics rules when it overhauled key agency advisory boards, slashing the numbers of academic scientists on the panels and appointing more industry figures, the Government Accountability Office said Monday...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 15, 2019 - 5:19 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tweets about four lawmakers of color (all times local): 8 a.m. President Donald Trump is not apologizing for his weekend tweets that four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from...
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July 15, 2019 - 1:35 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is appearing Monday before a state commission probing allegations of corruption in during his tenure as the country's leader. Zuma, South Africa's president from 2009 until 2018, was forced to resign by his ruling African National...
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July 15, 2019 - 1:15 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma is appearing Monday before a state commission probing allegations of corruption in during his tenure as the country's leader. Zuma, South Africa's president from 2009 until 2018, was forced to resign by his ruling African National...
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FILE - In this May 18, 2019, file photo, Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., speaks during the fourth annual Citywide Iftar Dinner in Austin, Texas. In tweets Sunday, President Donald Trump portrays the lawmakers as foreign-born troublemakers who should go back to their home countries. In fact, the lawmakers, except one, were born in the U.S. He didn’t identify the women but was referring to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. (Nick Wagner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)
July 14, 2019 - 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Starkly injecting race into his criticism of liberal Democrats, President Donald Trump said four congresswomen of color should go back to the "broken and crime infested" countries they came from, ignoring the fact that all of the women are American citizens and three were born in...
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FILE - In this May 29, 2019, file photo, Special counsel Robert Mueller speaks at the Department of Justice in Washington, about the Russia investigation. House Democrats say preparations for next week's testimony by the special counsel in the Russia investigation include re-reading the report and watching old video of Mueller's testimony on other matters. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
July 12, 2019 - 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The timing of a highly-anticipated July 17 hearing with special counsel Robert Mueller was thrown into doubt Friday as Democrats negotiated a possible one-week delay with Mueller's representatives and the Justice Department. The negotiations are ongoing, but an agreement under...
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July 12, 2019 - 11:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government extradited a former Colombian official on Friday to face a prison sentence in the South American nation after he was convicted of embezzlement and other charges. Andres Felipe Arias Leiva, who served as Colombia's minister of agriculture and rural development...
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Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., arrives for a House Democratic caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 11, 2019 - 7:35 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee is expected to vote to authorize subpoenas for 12 people mentioned in special counsel Robert Mueller's report , including President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Lawmakers are also voting Thursday...
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Moldova's Prime Minister Maia Sandu, left, shakes hands with Romanian President Klaus Iohannis at the Cotroceni Presidential Palace in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Sandu is on the first visit abroad after the political turmoil that followed the formation of her country's new government last month. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
July 10, 2019 - 5:12 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's president says the country's government is ignoring the will of its own citizens by not adopting anti-corruption recommendations made by a European anti-graft body. President Klaus Iohannis said Wednesday that it was "extremely worrying" that Romania was still in...
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