Political scandals

FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston. The lawyer for Baltimore’s mayor is making an announcement Thursday, May 2, 2019, amid growing pressure for the city’s top leader to resign over a scandal involving her self-published children’s books. Pugh has been in self-imposed seclusion for a month with what attorney Steven Silverman has said is “deteriorating health after a bout of pneumonia. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
May 02, 2019 - 12:42 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor resigned on Thursday, ending a city leadership tenure that unraveled amid an unfolding scandal over payments for a self-published children's book series she sold to customers including a $4 billion hospital network she once helped oversee and companies with...
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TV crews report form outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Pugh and also in City Hall. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
May 01, 2019 - 8:08 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — Viewers of Baltimore newscasts are getting used to seeing images of embattled Mayor Catherine Pugh's lawyer pulling up to her three-story house and vanishing inside. He later insists that her health is too fragile for her to think clearly enough to make decisions about the future...
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FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2017 file photo, former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha and his wife Katherine Keahola leave federal court in Honolulu. Kealoha was Honolulu's Rolex-wearing police chief and his wife Katherine was the Maserati-driving prosecutor in charge of a unit targeting career criminals. Prosecutors say the couple funded a lavish lifestyle by defrauding banks, relatives and children. They're heading to trial in May 2019 on charges they orchestrated the framing of a relative for a mailbox theft who threatened to expose their fraud. (AP Photo/Caleb Jones, File)
April 28, 2019 - 10:16 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — He was Honolulu's Rolex-wearing police chief, an avid surfer who chatted with beat cops in Pidgin, Hawaii's creole language. She was his deputy city prosecutor wife, who drove a Maserati and led an elite unit targeting career criminals while showering lunches on colleagues, friends...
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Baltimore police officers stand outside the house of Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh in Baltimore, MD., Thursday, April 25, 2019. Agents with the FBI and IRS are gathering evidence inside the two homes of Pugh and also in City Hall. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
April 26, 2019 - 12:54 pm
BALTIMORE (AP) — When Catherine Pugh was inaugurated as mayor, she vowed to help transform Baltimore into "the greatest city in America." Halfway through her first term, she has thrust her chronically struggling city back into the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons. Demands for Pugh's resignation...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2018 file photo, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh addresses a gathering during the annual meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Boston.When Bernard “Jack” Young automatically became Baltimore’s acting mayor on April 1, he emphasized that he’d act only as a “placeholder” for the embattled elected mayor. But it’s been more than three weeks since Mayor Catherine Pugh slipped out of sight on an indefinite leave of absence, and it appears Young is settling in for a lengthy stint as Baltimore’s No. 1 official. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
April 25, 2019 - 7:10 am
BALTIMORE (AP) — FBI and IRS agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. Dave Fitz, an FBI spokesman in the agency's Baltimore office, said agents...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2019, file photo, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the Biden Courage Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)
April 25, 2019 - 4:39 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the soul of the nation at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...
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In this April 19, 2019, photo, Democratic presidential candidate South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg answers questions from employees during a campaign stop at a dairy company in Londonderry, N.H. Buttigieg’s presidential campaign has attention and money. Now he has to convert that into a sustainable operation that can keep him in the race well into next year. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
April 22, 2019 - 8:38 pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 11:35 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he doesn't believe convicted criminals in prison should be able to vote. The South Bend...
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Former vice president Joe Biden talks with officials after speaking at a rally in support of striking Stop & Shop workers in Boston, Thursday, April 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)
April 19, 2019 - 10:25 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential race next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 high-profile...
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A supporter of former Peruvian President Alan Garcia grieves after learning that the former leader died from a self-inflicted gun shot, outside the hospital where he was taken after he shot himself, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. Peru's current President Martinez Vizcarra said Garcia, the 69-year-old former head of state died after undergoing emergency surgery. Garcia shot himself in the head early Wednesday as police came to detain him in connection with a corruption probe. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
April 17, 2019 - 8:45 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Alan Garcia mortally wounded himself with a gunshot to his head Wednesday as officers waited to arrest him in a big graft probe that has put Peru's most prominent politicians behind bars and provoked a reckoning over corruption. Authorities broke through a door at...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the crowd during a campaign stop at the Minneapolis International Airport. On Monday, April 15, 2019, President Trump is travelling to Minnesota, where he lost to Hillary Clinton by fewer than 45,000 votes in 2016, but his re-election campaign is also targeting New Mexico, Nevada, and New Hampshire _ all states where he trailed by under 100,000 votes. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 13, 2019 - 11:03 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump loves to recount how his 2016 campaign defied expectations to pierce the vaunted Democratic "blue wall." For 2020, he's looking to do one better. As his re-election campaign kicks into high gear, it's exploring opportunities to contest states he lost in 2016...
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