Political scandals

HOLD FOR STORY- In this May 7, 2019, photo, Dan Bishop answers a question during a debate among Republican candidates for the 9th Congressional District, in Monroe, N.C. Republicans are deciding Tuesday, May 14 who should carry their party’s banner in a high-profile special election for a congressional seat vacant since last year’s election was deemed tainted by fraud. Bishop, who in 2016 sponsored the so-called “bathroom bill,” raised the most in campaign contributions, seeded with $250,000 from the Charlotte attorney’s own bank account. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
May 14, 2019 - 5:58 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a Republican primary election for a still-vacant North Carolina congressional seat (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Republicans in North Carolina have chosen state Sen. Dan Bishop as their party's nominee in a special congressional election ordered after a ballot...
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This combination of 2018 photos shows N.C. Sen. Dan Bishop and Dan McCready. Bishop, best known as the architect of the state’s so-called bathroom bill is racking up contributions and endorsements as he runs in the repeat of a congressional race marred by a ballot fraud scandal. The state elections board unanimously ordered the new election after Mark Harris, the Republican in 2018’s race against Democrat Dan McCready, used a political operative accused of improperly collecting mail-in ballots. (Chris Seward/Raleigh News & Observer via AP, Chuck Burton)
May 11, 2019 - 6:45 am
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina legislator best known as the architect of the state's so-called bathroom bill three years ago is racking up contributions and endorsements as he runs in the repeat of a congressional race marred by a ballot fraud scandal . State Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte is...
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Electoral commission agents start counting the votes in Wednesday May 8, 2019 general elections in Johannesburg, South Africa. South Africans voted Wednesday in a national election that pits President Cyril Ramaphosa's ruling African National Congress against top opposition parties Democratic Alliance and Economic Freedom Fighters, 25 years after the end of apartheid. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
May 08, 2019 - 1:59 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africans voted Wednesday in presidential and parliamentary elections, with signs of a relatively low turnout and voters saying they were disillusioned by widespread corruption and unemployment. Despite the demise of apartheid 25 years ago, South Africa remains divided by...
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FILE - This Jan. 28, 2015, file photo, shows the Federal Trade Commission building in Washington. Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
May 08, 2019 - 12:40 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal privacy regulators are under scrutiny in Congress as they negotiate a record fine with Facebook to punish the company for alleged violations of its users' privacy. The Federal Trade Commission is considering a rare action holding CEO Mark Zuckerberg personally accountable...
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An electoral worker walks past polling booths readied ahead of Wednesday's election, at a polling station in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa Tuesday, May 7, 2019. The upcoming elections will take place 25 years after the end of apartheid and are the country's sixth all-race polls. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)
May 07, 2019 - 8:56 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A quarter-century after the end of apartheid, South Africans go to the polls Wednesday for the sixth national elections since the demise of the harsh system of racial discrimination, although the country remains divided by economic inequality. The African National Congress, the...
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Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with the Democratic Revolutionary Party, speaks to supporters in Panama City, Monday, May 6, 2019. Cortizo, a 66-year-old cattleman, holds on to a narrow lead Sunday night as returns came in from Panama's presidential election, which followed a campaign that focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 05, 2019 - 11:35 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Electoral Court declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the "virtual winner" in the country's tight presidential election late Sunday. The vote followed a campaign focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2019 file photo, Electoral Council representatives arrive at the Electoral Tribunal after a ceremony where the National Police and national security departments recognized the authority of the Electoral Council as head of security ahead of the upcoming general elections in Panama City. Panamanians will elect a new president on Sunday, May 5. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco, File)
May 04, 2019 - 9:02 pm
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panamanians will choose Sunday between six mostly business-friendly candidates to lead this Central American trade and financial hub for the next five years in a presidential election focusing on corruption and slowing economic growth. The vote takes place after revelations of...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2011, file photo Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas laughs while talking with other guests at The Federalist Society's 2011 Annual Dinner in Washington. Thomas is now the longest-serving member of a court that has recently gotten more conservative, putting him in a unique and potentially powerful position, and he’s said he isn’t going away anytime soon. With President Donald Trump’s nominees Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh now on the court, conservatives are firmly in control as the justices take on divisive issues such as abortion, gun control and LGBT rights.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
May 04, 2019 - 5:52 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Clarence Thomas has been a Supreme Court justice for nearly three decades. It may finally be his moment. Many Americans know Thomas largely from his bruising 1991 confirmation hearing, when he was accused of sexual harassment charges by former employee Anita Hill — charges he...
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Supporters of Panamanian presidential candidate Romulo Roux, holding Democratic Change party banners, attend his closing campaign rally in Panama City, Thursday, May 2, 2019. In what has been perhaps the shortest and least colorful campaign since Panama's transition to democracy three decades ago, most election talk has focused on governmental corruption. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)
May 03, 2019 - 9:48 am
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Anger over brazen corruption and weariness over the political status quo are widespread among the Panamanian electorate ahead of Sunday's vote to pick a successor to President Juan Carlos Varela, on whose watch Latin America's fastest growing economy cooled off significantly. In...
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FILE - In a Tuesday, April 2, 2019 file photo, acting Baltimore Mayor Jack Young talks to reporters after meeting with state senators who represent Baltimore in Annapolis, M.D. Baltimore's mayor resigned under pressure Thursday, May 2, 2019 amid a flurry of investigations into whether she arranged bulk sales of her self-published children's books to disguise hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks. Now that Pugh has resigned, acting Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young automatically becomes the permanent mayor and will not need to be sworn in. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)
May 02, 2019 - 7:55 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — After ex-Mayor Catherine Pugh's rapid collapse amid multiple public corruption investigations, Baltimore city employees are pulling down her official portraits as the city quickly shifts into a new era with Mayor Bernard "Jack" Young at the helm. Young, a fellow Democrat and a...
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