Criminal investigations

FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, speaks during a Senate committee meeting in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish Shortey, who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room. Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week involving Sen. Shortey and a teenager. No charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 16, 2017 - 1:55 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on an Oklahoma state senator facing child prostitution charges (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A Republican state senator facing child prostitution charges involving a 17-year-old boy has surrendered to authorities in Cleveland County. State Sen. Ralph Shortey was...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, speaks during a Senate committee meeting in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish Shortey, who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room. Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week involving Sen. Shortey and a teenager. No charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 16, 2017 - 11:54 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors on Thursday filed child prostitution charges against a Republican state senator after police found him in a hotel room with a 17-year-old boy. Ralph Shortey, 35, is charged in Cleveland County with engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2016, file photo, investigators inspect an overturned boat as it rests on a jetty after a crash off Miami Beach, Fla. Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, 2016, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday, March 16, 2017, by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which investigated the accident. (AP Photo/Gaston De Cardenas, File)
March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which...
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FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2017 file photo, Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, speaks during a Senate committee meeting in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Senate has voted to punish Shortey, who police say was found with a teenage boy in a motel room. Police officials in the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore are still investigating the circumstances surrounding an incident last week involving Sen. Shortey and a teenager. No charges have been filed. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
March 16, 2017 - 11:44 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma prosecutors on Thursday filed child prostitution charges against a Republican state senator after police found him in a hotel room a 17-year-old boy. Ralph Shortey, 35, is charged in Cleveland County with engaging in child prostitution, transporting a minor for...
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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2017 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio testifies during a joint legislative budget hearing on local government in Albany, N.Y. On Thursday, March 16, prosecutors say state and federal probes of de Blasio's fundraising will not result in criminal charges for the mayor or others acting on his behalf. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the facts were insufficient to successfully argue a provable violation of election laws. But he said the actions appear to be "contrary to the intent and spirit of the law." (AP Photo/Hans Pennink)
March 16, 2017 - 10:37 am
NEW YORK (AP) — State and federal probes of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's fundraising will not result in criminal charges for the mayor or others acting on his behalf, prosecutors said Thursday. Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance said the facts were insufficient to successfully argue a...
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March 16, 2017 - 10:32 am
MIAMI (AP) — Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was the "probable" operator of a speeding boat that crashed into a Miami Beach jetty on Sept. 25, killing the star baseball star and two other men, according to a report issued Thursday by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which...
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March 11, 2017 - 6:24 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The United Nations secretary-general is seeking 320 additional police for the U.N. peacekeeping mission in Congo as tensions over long-delayed elections have caused violence to spread into new areas of the country. The new report by Antonio Guterres to the U.N. Security Council...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2016 file photo, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, right, confers with the committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department’s troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 10, 2017 - 4:41 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional investigators are demanding documents and contacting witnesses in a wide-ranging probe of the Defense Department's troubled anti-propaganda efforts against the Islamic State group. The investigation by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform follows...
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March 09, 2017 - 6:44 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African police say they cannot rule out that a heist at the main international airport in Johannesburg was an "inside job," and say police officers will be among those questioned in the investigation. Police Lt. Gen. Khomotso Phahlane said Thursday that security will be...
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March 08, 2017 - 6:50 pm
CONGRESS-HEALTH-OVERHAUL House panel refuses to delay GOP health bill WASHINGTON (AP) — In the day's first vote on Republican health care legislation, GOP lawmakers controlling the House Ways and Means Committee have blocked a Democratic attempt to delay the panel's work for a week. Texas...
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