Political corruption

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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Supporters of ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye gather in front of her private home in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, March 15, 2017. South Korean prosecutors said Wednesday they plan to summon and question Park next week over a corruption scandal that removed her from office. The signs read " We love Park Geun-hye." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
March 15, 2017 - 3:23 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Wednesday they plan to question ousted President Park Geun-hye next week over a corruption scandal that removed her from office, as the government announced that an election will be held on May 9 to pick her successor. Park lost her...
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South Korean acting leader and Prime Minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, center, speaks during a cabinet meeting at the government complex in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Hwang Tuesday turned down the resignation offers made by senior advisers to ousted President Park Geun-hye. Thirteen policy advisers and aides for Park had offered to quit after Park was removed from office on Friday on a corruption scandal. (Baek Seung-ryul/Yonhap via AP)
March 14, 2017 - 9:45 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Wednesday they plan to summon and question ousted President Park Geun-hye next week over a corruption scandal that removed her from office. Park lost her presidential immunity from prosecution after the Constitutional Court ruled Friday to...
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In this Friday, March 10, 2017, photo, Oakland police detectives and FBI agents work together in the offices of the Oakland Safe Streets Task Force in Oakland, Calif. Standing at left is Oakland homicide detective Jason Turner. The federal government already plays a big role in fighting violent crime in cities, through grants and partnerships. Ten FBI agents now share an office with Oakland detectives, offering help gathering evidence, collecting DNA, chasing leads and bringing federal prosecutions that carry longer sentences in far-away prisons. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
March 14, 2017 - 3:57 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is promising his Justice Department will lead the charge in helping cities fight violent crime, and police chiefs are ready with their wish-lists. More technology to trace guns after shootings. More grant money. More intelligence analysts to help...
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March 13, 2017 - 9:58 pm
HEALTH OVERHAUL Democrats call budget report a 'knockout blow' WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders in Congress say new projections of the impact of Republicans' health insurance bill should be a "knockout blow." House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Speaker Paul Ryan should pull the bill from...
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FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, Agriculture Secretary-designate, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue attends a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington. Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 13, 2017 - 7:27 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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March 13, 2017 - 1:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Agriculture secretary nominee Sonny Perdue says he will step down from several positions at companies bearing his name, restructure family trusts and create blind trusts to avoid a conflict of interest if he is confirmed. In a written agreement with a government ethics agency, the...
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Ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye smiles with watery eyes upon her arrival at her private home in Seoul. South Korea, Sunday, March 12, 2017. Park left the presidential palace on Sunday evening, two days after the country's Constitutional Court removed her from office over a massive corruption scandal. (Kim Hyun-tae/Yonhap via AP)
March 12, 2017 - 11:56 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The senior advisers to ousted South Korean President Park Geun-hye offered to resign on Monday, news reports said, three days after the country's Constitutional Court formally ended her rule over a corruption scandal. Park, whose power had been suspended in a parliamentary...
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March 12, 2017 - 3:54 pm
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister says that four Cabinet ministers will step down and devote themselves to campaigning for the June 18 parliamentary election. Edi Rama said Sunday that the ministers of interior, health, social wellbeing and the state minister for local affairs, who...
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FILE- In this Sept. 17, 2015 file photo, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara listens as a member of his team speaks during a news conference in New York. The outspoken Manhattan federal prosecutor known for crusading against public corruption said on Saturday, March 11, 2017, that he was fired after refusing to resign. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 12, 2017 - 8:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Manhattan federal prosecutor, in announcing his firing after he refused to resign, says "absolute independence" was his touchstone for over seven years as he battled public corruption. Preet Bharara, 48, revealed his firing Saturday on his personal Twitter account. Several...
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