Political corruption

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, is escorted by U.S. Capitol Police after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to delay a final vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh to allow time for an investigation by the FBI of the sexual misconduct allegations against him, at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Sept. 28, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 28, 2018 - 8:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8 p.m. Former Vice President Joe Biden is praising senators for delaying further action on Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination until the FBI can investigate charges of sexual misconduct. Biden...
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)
September 28, 2018 - 12:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a day like few others in Senate history, California psychology professor Christine Blasey Ford quietly recounted her "100 percent" certainty Thursday that President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court had sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers — and then Brett...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 22, 2009, file photo, a soldier patrols with a mobile explosive detector GT 200 at a hotel in Cha-Am, a resort town in southern Thailand. Cha-Am is the venue for the 15th ASEAN Summit meeting. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit, File)
September 27, 2018 - 8:53 pm
BANGKOK (AP) — A court in Thailand has convicted a local businessman of fraud for selling fake bomb detectors to the Thai government, five years after the head of the British supplier was sent to prison over the global scandal. Thailand's military drew criticism and ridicule in 2010 when the GT200...
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FILE - This combination of 2018 file photos show Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jay Gonzalez, left, and Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, right, in Boston. Gonzalez will challenge the Baker in the November general election. Some Republican governors are calling for a delay in the U.S. Senate confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Governors have no official say in whether Kavanaugh will be confirmed. But their statements could help pressure senators and separate themselves from President Donald Trump as they seek re-election. That might be especially important in Democratic-leaning states such as Maryland, Massachusetts and Vermont. (AP Photos/File)
September 27, 2018 - 7:50 pm
The Latest on governors and gubernatorial candidates' reaction to the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): ___ 7:40 p.m. In New Mexico, where two members of Congress are running for governor, Republican candidate Steve Pearce said in a statement that "it...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves Federal District Court after a hearing in Washington. The New Britain, Conn., city council is expected to take up a proposal Wednesday evening, Sept. 26 to change the name of a street that honors his father, the city's former three-term Mayor Paul Manafort Sr. Eight members of the Manafort family have signed a letter urging the council to keep the name honoring the patriarch. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
September 27, 2018 - 6:18 am
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — A city council in Connecticut has voted to change the name of a street that honors the father of Paul Manafort. The proposal now goes to the Republican mayor of New Britain, but she is expected to veto it. NBC Connecticut reports councilors would need 10 votes to override...
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September 27, 2018 - 6:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union lawmakers appear set this month to demand audits of Facebook by Europe's cybersecurity agency and data protection authority in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal. A draft resolution submitted Thursday to the EU Parliament's civil liberties and justice...
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Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 27, 2018 - 5:49 am
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Six nations made the unprecedented move Wednesday of asking the U.N.'s International Criminal Court to investigate Venezuela for possible crimes against humanity, even as President Nicolas Maduro made an unexpected trip to the world body's headquarters to deliver a nearly...
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, photo, Australian Broadcasting Corp. staff hold placards outside their offices in Sydney, Australia. The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. resigned on Thursday over allegations that he pressured the independent national broadcaster to fire two political journalists because the government disliked them. (Joel Carrett/AAP Image via AP)
September 27, 2018 - 12:43 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Corp. resigned on Thursday over allegations that he pressured the independent national broadcaster to fire two political journalists because the ruling conservative government disliked them. The scandal has damaged the...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference at the Lotte New York Palace hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
September 26, 2018 - 9:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is fending off a third accusation of sexual misconduct as he prepares for a public Senate hearing that could determine whether Republicans can salvage his...
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Lebanon's President Michel Aoun holds a map of Syria Refugee Response as he addresses the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
September 26, 2018 - 9:35 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:35 p.m. The foreign ministers of Russia, Turkey and Iran have discussed Syria's political future — as Western countries hold parallel meetings on the same issue. Russia's Sergey Lavrov, Turkish Mevlut...
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