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Stories with subject: Political issues
  • Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails story has photos
    Updated: Aug-05-15 12:06 am

    WASHINGTON - The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday.

  • Romario says Brazil probe will question Marin in Switzerland 
    Updated: Aug-05-15 12:00 am

    SAO PAULO - Brazilian senator and former star player Romario said Tuesday the inquiry he's leading into the national football confederation will question former President Jose Maria Marin in detention in Switzerland, as well as a prominent Brazilian businessman in the United States.

  • US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:37 pm

    WASHINGTON - Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies.

  • Attorney: FBI accused San Francisco mayor of taking bribes 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 9:25 pm

    SAN FRANCISCO - San Francisco's mayor was accused by the FBI of taking bribes in exchange for favors, attorneys for a defendant in an organized crime case centered on San Francisco's Chinatown said Tuesday.

  • Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:49 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community Tuesday as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal.

  • State agrees to pay $600,000 for Sansom's corruption defense 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 8:14 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida House announced Tuesday that state lawmakers and lawyers for former House Speaker Ray Sansom have reached an agreement to pay $600,000 in taxpayer money to cover legal fees in his defense against corruption charges.

  • St. Bernard Parish president indicted on 22 counts 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:50 pm

    CHALMETTE, Louisiana - St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has been indicted by a grand jury on 22 counts tied to accusations that he stalked and threatened his ex-wife.

  • Sudan's president, facing charges, scheduled to speak at UN 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:29 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, who faces international war crimes and genocide charges, is on a provisional list of speakers at a U.N. summit of world leaders in late September. If he speaks, al-Bashir would be the first head of state to address the General Assembly while facing charges by the International Criminal Court.

  • Maine court: Anti-gay marriage group must disclose donors 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 6:02 pm

    AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine's highest court on Tuesday rejected a national anti-gay marriage group's latest bid to shield the identities of the donors who contributed to its effort to defeat the state's gay marriage law in 2009.

  • News Guide: A look at the Iran nuclear deal and Congress story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress' vote on the international accord to curb Iran's nuclear program in exchange for billions of dollars in sanction relief stands as the most crucial national security decision since lawmakers voted in 2002 to authorize the invasion of Iraq.

  • LGBT Jamaicans holding first gay pride celebration on island 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:55 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - Jamaica's LGBT community is holding its first gay pride celebration, a weeklong observance that was previously almost unthinkable in a Caribbean country long described as the one of the globe's most hostile places to homosexuality.

  • Ex-Illinois Gov. Blagojevich asks full court to hear appeal story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 5:46 pm

    CHICAGO - Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich on Tuesday asked a full federal appeals court to rehear his case, hoping it will overturn more of his 18 corruption convictions than the five that a three-judge panel threw out last month.

  • Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89 story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:32 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89.

  • NY ethics panel squabbles over Gov. Cuomo's influence 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 3:25 pm

    ALBANY, New York - A New York state ethics board tasked with cleaning up Albany's corruption problem squabbled over the selection of a new executive director and whether Gov. Andrew Cuomo holds too much sway over the agency.

  • State's top court OKs casino search that yielded gun in room 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 2:47 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - An Atlantic City police officer was justified in searching a casino hotel room without a warrant, finding a gun he thought might have been used in an armed robbery, the state Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Aetna turns in better-than-expected 2Q, hikes forecast again story has photos
    Updated: Aug-04-15 1:10 pm

    Aetna's second-quarter earnings jumped 33 percent and the health insurer raised its 2015 forecast again after receiving a boost from a government business it plans to feed with a roughly $35 billion acquisition.

  • Wounded Burundi activist is hospitalized but not in danger 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 11:29 am

    BUJUMBURA, Burundi - A prominent Burundi rights activist is hospitalized but his life is not in danger after being shot Monday night, his daughter said Tuesday.

  • GOP hopefuls take on illegal immigration in debate preview story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Aug-03-15 11:07 pm

    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - The Republican Party's presidential class demanded aggressive steps to curb illegal immigration, seizing on a delicate political issue while facing off in New Hampshire on Monday night during a crowded and pointed preview of the 2016 primary season's first full-fledged debate.

  • Ex-Senate candidate: Board has ended probe of Facebook posts 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 10:19 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - A Kansas radiologist who lost a hard-fought primary battle to Republican Sen. Pat Roberts said Monday that the state's medical board has dropped an investigation into whether he violated patient privacy by posting X-ray images of severe medical injuries on Facebook.

  • Feds charge 3 men accused of prepping for martial law 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 9:44 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - Three North Carolina men fearing a government takeover and martial law stockpiled weapons, ammunition and tactical gear while attempting to rig home-made explosives, according to charges announced by the Justice Department on Monday.

  • Q&A: A look at the indictment of Texas' attorney general story has photos
    Updated: Aug-03-15 7:20 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is charged with three felony counts of securities fraud in an indictment unsealed Monday. Here's a closer look at what the case against him means.

  • US-China nuclear agreement passes congressional review 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 4:33 pm

    WASHINGTON - An agreement allowing American involvement in China's civilian atomic industry is set to be renewed for 30 years despite some stiff criticism from lawmakers over the Asian nation's record on nuclear proliferation.

  • 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.

  • Haslam says guns-in-parks bill worth reviewing for clarity 
    Updated: Aug-03-15 3:28 pm

    MT. JULIET, Tennessee - Tennessee lawmakers should consider reviewing a new law that allows handgun carry permit holders to bring firearms to parks, playgrounds and sports fields following a key opinion from the state's attorney general, Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday,