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Stories with subject: Political issues
  • new storyO'Malley makes presidential campaign stop in Tennessee 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:53 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley knows he needs to make a big splash in early presidential contests like Iowa and New Hampshire, but he said he's already looking ahead to the next group of primary states like Tennessee in his bid for the Democratic nomination.

  • new storyBrazil's Rousseff faces growing impeachment threat story has photos
    Updated: Aug-28-15 8:19 am

    RIO DE JANEIRO - If the worst economic crisis in a decade, a massive corruption scandal centered on her ruling party and approval ratings in the single digits weren't rough enough for Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, she's now faced with growing calls for her impeachment.

  • Malaysians gear up for street rallies urging Najib to quit 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 6:07 am

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysian activists are putting more pressure on embattled Prime Minister Najib Razak to resign with major street rallies this weekend following allegations of suspicious money transfers into his accounts.

  • Judge to rule Friday in Medicaid expansion case 
    Updated: Aug-28-15 12:46 am

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - A judge will announce Friday whether he will stop the state from implementing Medicaid expansion while a lawsuit moves forward.

  • Guatemalan prosecutors urge president to resign amid scandal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 9:37 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - Pressure grew Thursday on Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina to resign as business and government offices closed, protesters marched by the thousands and the attorney general's office urged him to step down "to prevent ungovernability that could destabilize the nation."

  • Rubio says strength is only way to maintain peace with China 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 8:20 pm

    MIAMI - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio says the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.

  • AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer.

  • UN calls for panel to identify Syria chemical weapons users 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 7:14 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. chief proposed Thursday that a new international body to assign blame for chemical attacks in Syria's deadly conflict for the first time have the freedom to go anywhere and the support of all parties on the ground.

  • David Stanley, former Iowa lawmaker, dies 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:29 pm

    MUSCATINE, Iowa - David Stanley, a former Iowa lawmaker who helped start a tax reduction lobbying group, has died.

  • Pennsylvania's new online voter registration launched 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 6:03 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state in the country to provide online voter registration. Here's a look at how the system works and what it means for taxpayers and voters:

  • Judge won't toss charges in Chinatown racketeering case story has photos
    Updated: Aug-27-15 4:00 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - A federal judge refused Thursday to throw out a racketeering case against a man arrested in a money laundering and corruption probe centered in San Francisco's Chinatown that also led to charges against a California state senator.

  • Ex-Republican House staffer imprisoned 1 year for mail fraud 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:00 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - George Gallo, the former chief of staff to the Connecticut House Republicans, was sentenced Thursday to a year and a day in prison for taking more than $100,000 in payments from a political campaign direct mail company to which he steered business.

  • Black Lives Matter boos Washington mayor's anti-crime plans 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.

  • 3 arrested at Kentucky State Fair breakfast 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 2:17 pm

    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - A leading gay-rights activist and two others were arrested for protesting at the Kentucky Farm Bureau's Country Ham Breakfast and Auction, an event at the state fair that draws many of the state's top political leaders.

  • Protesters interrupt DC mayor's violent crime announcement 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 12:41 pm

    WASHINGTON - Protesters who interrupted District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement of her crime-fighting platform say increasing police powers won't reduce violence and the mayor is only paying superficial attention to their concerns.

  • Secrets have long slipped into State Department email 
    Updated: Aug-27-15 3:06 am

    WASHINGTON - During the 2012 attack on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, State Department officials in Washington were emailing one another with updates in real time. Embedded in those messages were nuggets of classified information, including an apparent reference to a CIA facility that was a closely guarded secret.

  • Another law enforcement officer gun stolen in the Bay Area 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 11:04 pm

    HAYWAYRD, California - Authorities say a Hayward police officer's gun was stolen during a car burglary in Oakland, marking at least the third such theft in the Bay Area in recent months.

  • Prosecutors say congressman seeking to influence jurors 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 10:19 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah has tried to influence potential jurors in his racketeering case by publicly boasting about his accomplishments in Congress, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Comptroller seeks AG opinion on Abbott's line-item vetoes 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 7:10 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas' comptroller is seeking an opinion from the state attorney general on how to proceed after officials questioned the constitutionality of some of Gov. Gregg Abbott's line-item budget vetoes.

  • Young Lebanese activists challenge old political class 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:29 pm

    BEIRUT - First they egged the prime minister's building. Then they dumped some of the garbage piling up on Beirut's streets outside the home of the environment minister, furious the government couldn't get its act together to find a solution when Lebanon's main landfill shut down.

  • Guatemalan ex-vice president held during corruption trial story has photos
    Updated: Aug-26-15 3:02 pm

    GUATEMALA CITY - A judge ordered Guatemala's former vice president to remain in jail Wednesday while she stands trial on charges of conspiracy, customs fraud and bribery, based on allegations that she accepted $3.7 million in bribes as part of the scandal that forced her from office.

  • Platini's credentials as reformer questioned by FIFA rival 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 2:36 pm

    LONDON - As Michel Platini prepares to reveal his FIFA presidential vision, a rival contender is launching his campaign by questioning the UEFA leader's long-standing association with Sepp Blatter and his credentials to reform the scandal-tainted governing body.

  • Judge won't toss lawsuit over Charlottesville police records 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 12:10 pm

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - A judge has refused to dismiss a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the city of Charlottesville over its police department's use of temporary detainments and stop-and-frisk procedures.

  • Judge allows Denver jury activists to keep pamphleting 
    Updated: Aug-26-15 5:35 am

    DENVER - An injunction from a federal judge allows Denver activists to continue to hand out jury nullification literature on courthouse grounds as long as they mind the landscaping.

  • Money dealer: Brazil president knew of kickback scheme 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 7:20 pm

    SAO PAULO - A convicted black market money dealer who turned state's evidence told lawmakers on Tuesday that Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and her predecessor, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, knew of the sprawling corruption kickback scheme that has engulfed state-run oil company Petrobras.