Political corruption

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Albert Cesare /The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 5:36 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scandal involving Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley (all times local): 4:30 p.m. A special counsel's impeachment report says Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley directed a state law enforcement officer to "advance his personal interests" and "encouraged an atmosphere of...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 4:57 pm
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley made a last-ditch attempt to stop proceedings that could lead to his impeachment and calls for his resignation grew Friday, with the House speaker warning that continuing a sex-tinged scandal would drag the state through "a long, painful and...
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Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley speaks during a news conference on Friday, April 7, 2017, outside the Alabama Capitol building in Montgomery, Ala. Bentley vowed again he won't resign even as his political troubles mounted and lawmakers said they would move forward with impeachment hearings because of a sex scandal. (Julie Bennett/AL.com via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 11:44 am
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley simultaneously sued to block potential impeachment proceedings and apologized to voters Friday, assuring them he has done nothing illegal and vowing to stay in office in the face of a sex-tinged scandal. The governor's defiance comes at the end of...
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Members of the ANC Youth League flee from teargas and rubber bullets being fired by police, at the end of a march by the main opposition Democratic Alliance party in Johannesburg, Friday, April 7, 2017. Thousands of South Africans demonstrated in major cities against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma's dismissal of the finance minister has fueled concerns over government corruption and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Yeshiel Panchia)
April 07, 2017 - 10:52 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Africans demonstrated peacefully Friday in a national outpouring of anger at their scandal-tainted president, and a second agency lowered the country's credit rating to junk status a week after the firing of the respected finance minister. While...
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Members of the ANC Youth League flee from teargas and rubber bullets being fired by police, at the end of a march by the main opposition Democratic Alliance party in Johannesburg, Friday, April 7, 2017. Thousands of South Africans demonstrated in major cities against President Jacob Zuma. Zuma's dismissal of the finance minister has fueled concerns over government corruption and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Yeshiel Panchia)
April 07, 2017 - 9:36 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Africans demonstrated peacefully Friday in a national outpouring of anger at their scandal-tainted president, while a second agency lowered the country's credit rating to junk status a week after the firing of the respected finance minister. While...
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Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 7, 2017. South Africans are gathering for nationwide demonstrations against Zuma, whose dismissal of the finance minister fueled concerns over government corruption and economic weakness. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
April 07, 2017 - 7:17 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of South Africans demonstrated peacefully Friday in major cities against President Jacob Zuma, whose dismissal of the finance minister fueled concerns over government corruption and a struggling economy. Nobel laureate Desmond Tutu, 85 and ailing, made a rare public...
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Demonstrators protest against South African President Jacob Zuma in Pretoria, South Africa, Friday, April 7, 2017. South Africans are gathering for nationwide demonstrations against Zuma, whose dismissal of the finance minister fueled concerns over government corruption and economic weakness. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
April 07, 2017 - 5:08 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Thousands of South Africans gathered in major cities on Friday to demonstrate against President Jacob Zuma, whose dismissal of the finance minister fueled concerns over government corruption and a struggling economy. Protesters began marches in Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town...
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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., speaks to members of the media on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
April 06, 2017 - 4:26 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election (all times local): 4 p.m. The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee says he thinks his counterpart in the House made a good decision in recusing himself from the investigation into Russian...
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FILE- In this file photo taken on Thursday, March 30, 2017, Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny sits in court in Moscow, Russia. Navalny, who organized nationwide anti-corruption protests last month and was arrested immediately on arrival at the rally in Moscow, told The Associated Press that he will continue to campaign to cancel a ban which barres him running for president, before he prepares to run against President Vladimir Putin in the 2018 election. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, file)
April 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny's campaign chief says Russia's popular opposition leader will keep campaigning for authorities to cancel an election ban. Navalny, who organized nationwide anti-corruption protests last month, plans to run against Russian President Vladimir Putin in the 2018 election...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2017 file photo, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. is pursued by reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Nunes says he’s temporarily stepping aside from Russia probe amid ethics accusations. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
April 06, 2017 - 11:15 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing ethics complaints, the chairman of the House intelligence committee announced Thursday he is temporarily surrendering his leadership post in the panel's probe into Russian meddling in last year's presidential election. The decision by Republican Rep. Devin Nunes of...
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