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Stories with subject: Political scandals
  • Gaza's Hamas rulers execute 3 men convicted of murder 
    Updated: May-31-16 12:21 am

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gaza's Hamas rulers have executed three Palestinians convicted of murder without the required approval of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

  • Johnson's Senate committee to release Tomah report story has photos
    Updated: May-28-16 9:52 am

    MADISON, Wisconsin - Republican Sen. Ron Johnson, in the midst of a tough re-election battle, plans to release a report next week detailing a congressional committee's yearlong investigation into a painkiller-abuse scandal at Tomah's Veterans Affairs medical facility, which was once known as "Candy Land."

  • Macedonian president partially annuls politicians' pardons 
    Updated: May-27-16 12:10 pm

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Bowing to domestic and international pressure, Macedonia's president says he is rescinding some of the pardons he issued to politicians accused in a wiretap scandal.

  • More than 40 Secret Service staff disciplined in data flap 
    Updated: May-26-16 6:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Forty-one Secret Service employees found to have reviewed private agency records involving a U.S. congressman have been disciplined, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Thursday.

  • Former Oregon first lady must cover Oregonian legal costs 
    Updated: May-26-16 12:05 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - A judge has ordered former Oregon first lady Cylvia Hayes to pay The Oregonian/OregonLive $127,760 to cover the news organization's legal costs in her failed public-records lawsuit.

  • The Latest: Aide: Lawmaker asked me to send false email 
    Updated: May-25-16 12:26 pm

    LANSING, Michigan - The Latest on the prosecution of two former Michigan lawmakers who were forced from office (all times local):

  • Swedish leader reshuffles government after gaffes, scandal 
    Updated: May-25-16 10:59 am

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has reshuffled his minority coalition after two ministers from coalition partner the Green Party stepped down amid gaffes and scandals.

  • Macedonia constitutional court annuls parliament dissolution 
    Updated: May-25-16 7:06 am

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - Macedonia's constitutional court has ruled that a decision to dissolve parliament to pave the way for early general elections was unconstitutional, and has formally annulled the move.

  • Christie rejects Port Authority reforms, sending alternative 
    Updated: May-23-16 4:39 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie on Monday rejected New Jersey lawmakers' latest efforts to reform the powerful bistate entity that controls the region's airports, bridges and tunnels. But a key Democratic state senator said it's time to accept an overhaul enacted in New York that Christie supports.

  • Britain says Macedonia turmoil is damaging EU, NATO hopes 
    Updated: May-23-16 8:16 am

    BRUSSELS - Britain has warned Macedonia that its future in the European Union and NATO could be in peril amid political turmoil linked to a wiretapping scandal last year.

  • Review: 'Weiner' is riveting fly-on-the-wall filmmaking 
    Updated: May-21-16 10:16 am

    There are lots of fly-on-the-wall documentaries. But occasionally there's one that makes you want to ask the fly: Just HOW did you get onto that wall, and how did you manage to stay there?

  • Investigative firm discounts Rutherford harassment claim story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 5:30 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - An investigator hired by then-state Treasurer Dan Rutherford to review a former employee's allegations of sexual harassment by the one-time gubernatorial hopeful found no evidence of harassment or retaliation, according to a copy of the review obtained by The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • 'Weiner' explores nuance in disgraced politician's scandal story has photos
    Updated: May-19-16 2:29 pm

    LOS ANGELES - Directors Josh Kriegman and Elyse Steinberg had always intended to try to elevate disgraced politician Anthony Weiner's story above the sensationalism of the sexting scandal that effectively ended his congressional career. What they didn't know, however, was that it was going to happen again while they were filming.

  • US official criticizes pardons for Macedonian politicians 
    Updated: May-19-16 11:12 am

    SKOPJE, Macedonia - A U.S. State Department official says a decision by Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov to pardon politicians accused in a major wiretapping scandal has damaged the country's credibility.

  • Pennsylvania House votes to expand pension forfeiture law 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:45 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a proposal to expand the state law that requires forfeiture of pensions for school and government employees convicted of job-related crimes.

  • Trump comes to financial rescue for Christie, NJ GOP story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 1:18 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is helping dig former rival Chris Christie and the New Jersey Republican Party out of big debt they incurred from the George Washington Bridge scandal and the governor's presidential campaign.

  • Mitsubishi Motors president to resign over mileage scandal story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 7:26 am

    TOKYO - Mitsubishi Motors Corp. President Tetsuro Aikawa said Wednesday that he will step down to take responsibility for the mileage cheating scandal unfolding at the Japanese automaker.

  • Morocco slams US human rights report as a list of lies 
    Updated: May-17-16 7:57 pm

    RABAT, Morocco - Morocco slammed the U.S. State Department's report on human rights in the North African kingdom as a list of inventions and even lies.

  • Given a break: Ex-senator's restitution payment reduced 
    Updated: May-16-16 12:27 pm

    CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A former South Carolina state senator who resigned amid an ethics investigation and later pleaded guilty to misconduct is getting a break on restitution payments.

  • Missouri lawmakers pass ethics laws but fail on gift ban 
    Updated: May-14-16 2:32 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - GOP Speaker Todd Richardson, who assumed leadership of the Missouri House a year ago when his predecessor resigned amid scandal, said the 2016 Legislative session brought progress toward change in a state that's been called the wild west of ethics, but he's disappointed a bill to limit lobbyist gifts didn't win approval.

  • Obamas welcome leaders, celebrities to Nordic State Dinner story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-13-16 11:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Famous people and people just famous-for-Washington scored coveted invitations to Friday night's White House state dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway.

  • The Latest: Michelle Obama wears Naeem Khan to state dinner story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 7:40 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Latest on the White House state dinner for Nordic leaders:

  • The Latest: Decision to release bridge list appealed 
    Updated: May-13-16 6:40 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - The Latest on a list of unindicted co-conspirators set to be released in the George Washington Bridge scandal (all times local):

  • Correction: Senate 2016-Illinois-Lawsuit story story has photos
    Updated: May-13-16 4:12 pm

    In a story May 12 about a workplace lawsuit against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Tammy Duckworth, The Associated Press erroneously attributed a statement to the Illinois Republican Party that was actually issued by the campaign of Duckworth's Republican opponent, U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk. The Kirk campaign issued a statement after a hearing in Jonesboro, Illinois, that called Duckworth's tenure as head of the state veterans agency "one plagued by mismanagement and scandal." Duckworth denies the accusations.

  • Man convicted of wire fraud stemming from 2012 election 
    Updated: May-13-16 3:50 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A Franklin, Tennessee, man has been convicted in an extortion and wire fraud scheme stemming from the 2012 presidential election and Republican Mitt Romney's tax returns.