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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. speaks to the media during the inaugural National Prosecutorial Summit, in Atlanta. The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he'll stop taking campaign cash pending the review of an outside ethics group. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A furor over the Manhattan district attorney's decision to shut down a groping investigation of Harvey Weinstein two years ago is putting a spotlight on the DA's practice of taking campaign contributions from defense attorneys. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. insists he doesn't let money...
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October 16, 2017 - 6:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's re-election campaign spent more than $1 million in legal fees in the last three months, coinciding with a spike in intensity from Russia investigators. The spending on lawyers is detailed in the latest campaign finance disclosure by the president's re-...
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FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2016, file photo, Summer Zervos, right, listens alongside her attorney Gloria Allred during a news conference in Los Angeles. Trump’s presidential campaign has been subpoenaed for records related to past sexual assault allegations against Trump _ charges the president on Oct. 16 dismissed as “made-up stuff.” Lawyers for Zervos, a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” asked the campaign in March 2017 to preserve any records in its possession concerning Zervos or other women who accused Trump of misconduct. Zervos says Trump kissed and groped her against her will in 2007. During a Rose Garden news conference, Trump dismissed the allegations as politically motivated. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, file)
October 16, 2017 - 6:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's presidential campaign has been subpoenaed for records related to past sexual assault allegations against Trump — charges the president on Monday dismissed as "made-up stuff." Lawyers for Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," asked the...
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FILE - In this June 5, 2017 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks in Baltimore. Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russia in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee's campaign. Clinton told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview broadcast on Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, that the Australian whistleblower had "become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator," Russian President Vladimir Putin. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
October 16, 2017 - 7:26 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Hillary Clinton has told an Australian state broadcaster that WlkiLeaks founder Julian Assange was a tool of Russia in his release of hacked emails that hurt the U.S. Democratic presidential nominee's campaign. Clinton told Australian Broadcasting Corp. in an interview...
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Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern, right, and his wife Eveline Steinberger-Kern arrive for a campaign rally of the Social Democratic party in Vienna, Austria, Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. Austria will hold national elections on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
October 14, 2017 - 8:00 am
VIENNA (AP) — Wrapping up a bruising political campaign season, Austrian political parties were counting down to an election Sunday that could turn the country to the right amid voter concerns over immigration and Islam. The vote is coming a year ahead of schedule after squabbles led to the breakup...
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Democratic nominee Phil Murphy, left, answers a question as Republican nominee Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, right, listens during a gubernatorial debate at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, in Newark, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, Pool)
October 12, 2017 - 4:46 pm
EDISON, N.J. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday weighed in on the race to succeed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, criticizing a new campaign ad from Republican Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno as the "return of Willie Horton" and casting the election as an opportunity to rebuke President...
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October 12, 2017 - 3:26 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for a longtime South Carolina senator accused of pocketing more than $130,000 in campaign donations is asking a judge to dismiss the indictments. State Sen. John Courson has been suspended since March on charges of using campaign donations for personal expenses...
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In this Oct. 9, 2017, photo, former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a television interview in New York. Bannon is the latest politico touched by the widening tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal. Bannon, whose website has hammered Democrats for accepting Weinstein’s political donations, himself profited off a relationship with the movie mogul, in an ill-fated joint venture more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
October 12, 2017 - 3:49 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser. Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House chief strategist and current head of Breitbart News, is the latest...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016, file photo, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce takes the oath of office as he is sworn in at Government House in Canberra, Australia. Australia's constitutional ban on dual citizens becoming lawmakers is an unusual precaution against foreign interference in politics that critics have argued would eventually lead to problems in a multinational country with one of the highest immigration rates in the Western world. The High Court will be decide the fate of seven lawmakers that include Deputy Prime Minister Joyce. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
October 11, 2017 - 9:08 pm
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — As Australia's High Court considers the fate of seven lawmakers who could lose their seats because they also hold foreign citizenship, some in this nation of immigrants wonder whether it's time to nix a constitutional ban on dual nationals serving in Parliament. Critics...
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In this Oct. 9, 2017, photo, former White House strategist Steve Bannon speaks during a television interview in New York. Bannon is the latest politico touched by the widening tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal. Bannon, whose website has hammered Democrats for accepting Weinstein’s political donations, himself profited off a relationship with the movie mogul, in an ill-fated joint venture more than a decade ago. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
October 11, 2017 - 6:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The multiplying tentacles of the Harvey Weinstein sex abuse scandal have touched a former president, a former presidential candidate and now a former presidential adviser. Steve Bannon, the former Trump White House strategist and current head of Breitbart News, is the latest...
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