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Stories with subject: Political scandals
  • Former Brazil chief of staff arrested in Petrobras scandal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:44 pm

    SAO PAULO - Police in Brazil have arrested former presidential chief of staff Jose Dirceu, the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with corruption at the state-owned oil company Petrobras.

  • Race to replace convicted NY state senator's seat firms up 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:41 pm

    ALBANY, New York - Candidates from each of the major parties have emerged to campaign for a state Senate seat representing New York's Southern Tier after its previous occupant was convicted of lying to the FBI.

  • Lebanon's trash crisis worsens amid rising heat, anger 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 1:40 pm

    BEIRUT - It's summer in this proud Mediterranean city, with celebrities and Lebanese expats flocking to international festivals and parties at Beirut's beaches and nightclubs. But the country's own citizens are suffocating from mountains of stinking garbage collecting on the streets - yet another reflection of government paralysis and its inability to find a solution for the capital's rubbish.

  • Indian Parliament speaker bars 25 lawmakers for 'disorder' 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 8:59 am

    NEW DELHI - The speaker of India's Parliament on Monday barred 25 opposition legislators from its sessions for the rest of the week for causing "grave disorder" after they created noisy scenes.

  • GOP looks to sexual harassment settlement for advantage 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 12:44 pm

    FANCY FARM, Kentucky - A $400,000 payment to settle the sexual harassment claims of three current or former state workers played an outsized role in Kentucky's premier political event on Saturday, evidence Republicans believe they can use it to their advantage as they seek to capture the governor's mansion and the state House of Representatives.

  • Sen. Cruz takes on more traditional GOP target: the IRS story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 6:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - After a week of fighting with other Republicans, Sen. Ted Cruz took on a more traditional GOP target Wednesday: the IRS.

  • Rome's hot summer: corruption, breakdowns run city to ground story has photos
    Updated: Jul-29-15 12:07 pm

    ROME - Pope Francis has declared a Jubilee Year for Rome. But the Eternal City will need a miracle to find anything to feel jubilant about.

  • GOP House chairman calls on Obama to remove IRS commissioner story has photos
    Updated: Jul-27-15 8:56 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of a powerful House committee called for the removal of the IRS commissioner Monday, saying he has obstructed congressional investigations into the treatment of conservative groups.

  • Missouri legislator accused by interns submits resignation 
    Updated: Jul-25-15 12:11 am

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota submitted his resignation Friday following allegations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns, claims that the Democrat denied but that prompted party leaders to question his ability to serve.

  • More than 100 suspects face Thai human trafficking charges 
    Updated: Jul-24-15 6:38 am

    BANGKOK - Thailand's state prosecutors recommended charges against more than 100 people, including a Thai army general, in a multinational human trafficking scandal that came to light after dozens of bodies were discovered in the country's south earlier this year, a spokesman said Friday.

  • McCaskill weighs in on Missouri senator's alleged harassment 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 7:31 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill says Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota needs to "seriously consider" whether he can continue to serve after claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward interns.

  • Nixon: Claims against Missouri lawmaker 'deeply troubling' 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 5:07 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon has called two former interns' claims that state Sen. Paul LeVota made unwanted sexual advances toward them "deeply troubling."

  • Former Rep. Anthony Weiner has new job as PR consultant 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 1:58 pm

    NEW YORK - Scandal-tarred former congressman Anthony Weiner has a new job as a part-time public relations consultant.

  • Cuomo: Conviction of NY lawmaker a 'sad personal tragedy' 
    Updated: Jul-23-15 12:13 pm

    ALBANY, New York - New York's governor says the conviction of the second-ranking Republican in the state Senate is a "sad, sad personal tragedy."

  • Missouri Senate report: Intern claims sexual harassment story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 7:38 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A former Missouri legislative intern claims a Democratic state senator sexually harassed her, made what she felt was a request for sex and retaliated when she refused, according to a Senate report released Wednesday. The lawmaker denied any inappropriate behavior.

  • Leading NY lawmaker found guilty of lying to FBI story has photos
    Updated: Jul-22-15 6:01 pm

    WHITE PLAINS, New York - The No. 2 Republican in the New York Senate was found guilty Wednesday of lying to the FBI, a felony conviction that will cost him his seat.

  • Missouri Sen. LeVota denies sexual harassment claims 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 4:24 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri state Sen. Paul LeVota says allegations that he sexually harassed an intern are unfounded.

  • Former mayoral candidate convicted in false 911 calls case 
    Updated: Jul-21-15 3:47 pm

    PITTSBURGH - A community activist and former Pittsburgh mayoral candidate has been convicted of several misdemeanors for what authorities said were scores of false 911 calls from his house last year.

  • Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover 
    Updated: Jul-20-15 10:06 pm

    YORBA LINDA, California - A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon's presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday.

  • Museum at Nixon's presidential library gets makeover story has photos
    Updated: Jul-20-15 1:07 pm

    YORBA LINDA, California - A museum dedicated to Richard Nixon's presidency is getting a makeover that will include interactive exhibits appealing to younger, tech-savvy visitors, officials said Monday.

  • Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:00 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.

  • Analyst: probe could taint image of Brazil's ex- president story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 5:23 pm

    SAO PAULO - An investigation into allegations of influence peddling by Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva could taint his image and weaken the ruling Workers' Party, analysts said Friday.

  • Documents: US agents knew of 'El Chapo' escape plots in 2014 story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-13-15 10:45 pm

    WASHINGTON - The weekend disappearance of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman from a maximum security prison should have come as little surprise to Mexican authorities: The Drug Enforcement Administration had alerted them 16 months ago about several plans to escape.

  • San Francisco sheriff's woes began before immigration uproar 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 3:47 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - Ross Mirkarimi was a rising San Francisco politician when he was elected sheriff - and then the trouble started.

  • India's top court orders investigation into job scam, deaths 
    Updated: Jul-09-15 7:13 am

    NEW DELHI - India's top court Thursday ordered a federal investigation into a multimillion-dollar college admission and government job recruitment scandal in central India said to be linked to dozens of mysterious deaths.