Political corruption

Candles, notes and paper cuttings lie next to the Love Monument in St. Julian, Malta, Tuesday Oct. 17, 2017 the day after the killing of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. The Maltese investigative journalist who exposed the island nation's links to offshore tax havens through the leaked Panama Papers was killed Monday when a bomb exploded in her car. (AP Photo/ Rene Rossignaud)
October 19, 2017 - 3:11 pm
MILAN (AP) — Maltese authorities faced mounting pressure Thursday to ensure an independent investigation into the slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who was known for her fearless reporting on corruption in the small Mediterranean island nation. The 53-year-old journalist's...
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October 18, 2017 - 6:37 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former campaign manager has met with the Senate intelligence panel amid its probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Corey Lewandowski spoke to staff on the panel Wednesday, according to a source familiar with the meeting. The source declined...
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FILE - In a May 23, 2017 file photo, former Majority Leader Rick Quinn, left, and his father, Richard Quinn Sr. pause as they talk during a break in a hearing to get solicitor David Pascoe disqualified from the prosecution of Quinn in Columbia, S.C. Solicitor David Pascoe announced Wednesday, Oct. 18, that the State Grand Jury had returned indictments against Richard Quinn on charges of criminal conspiracy and failure to register as a lobbyist. Grand jurors also issued new indictments for two lawmakers already charged. Rep. Rick Quinn, the elder Quinn’s son, was charged with criminal conspiracy. (Tim Dominick/The State via AP)
October 18, 2017 - 4:13 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A top Republican political consultant and two former state representatives were indicted Wednesday in a corruption scheme in South Carolina's Legislature that has now ensnared half a dozen lawmakers. Solicitor David Pascoe announced that the State Grand Jury had returned...
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FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2017, file photo, Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr, R-N.C., left, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., update reporters on the status of their inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections, at the Capitol in Washington. As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when _ and how _ the probes will end. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
October 18, 2017 - 11:42 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As congressional investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 elections wear on in the Capitol, some lawmakers are starting to wonder when — and how — the probes will end. After months of clandestine interviews and a few public, partisan committee clashes, some Republicans...
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October 17, 2017 - 12:59 pm
ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — A former Vermont lawmaker convicted of setting up his tenant to have sex with one of his acquaintances has been sentenced to one year of probation and mandatory sex offender treatment. Sixty-five-year-old Norman McAllister, of Highgate Center, was convicted in July of one...
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U.S. Senator Robert Menendez greets supporters as he arrives to court in Newark, N.J., Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. The judge in Menendez's corruption trial could rule on Monday to dismiss the bulk of the indictment against the New Jersey Democrat, a decision that prosecutors say could "broadly legalize pay-to-play politics." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 16, 2017 - 3:49 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — In a big defeat for Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, the judge at his corruption trial Monday refused to throw out any of the charges against him in light of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of bribery. The decision by U.S. District Judge William Walls was a...
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October 16, 2017 - 11:58 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is balking at subpoenas from the House intelligence committee, with a lawyer for the firm questioning the legitimacy of the panel's probe into Russian meddling in the...
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FILE - In this April 30, 2011 file photo, Larry Flynt speaks in Los Angeles, Calif. Flynt is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office. He lays out the offer in a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post. (AP Photo/Katy Winn, file)
October 14, 2017 - 5:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office. He lays out the offer in a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of The Washington Post. During last year's...
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FILE - This April 1, 2016, file photo shows a view of the Bambino Gesu' pediatric hospital in Rome. The Vatican trial over $500,000 in donations to the pope's pediatric hospital that were diverted to renovate a cardinal's penthouse is reaching its conclusion, with neither the cardinal who benefited nor the contractor who was apparently paid twice for the work facing trial. Instead, the former president of the Bambino Gesu children's hospital and his ex-treasurer are accused of misappropriating 422,000 euros from the hospital's fundraising foundation to overhaul the retirement home of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state under Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2017 - 11:15 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — A Vatican court on Saturday convicted the former president of the pope's children's hospital of diverting some $500,000 in donations to renovate a cardinal's flat and gave him a one-year suspended sentence. The original charges against ex-hospital president Giuseppe Profiti had...
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FILE - This April 1, 2016, file photo shows a view of the Bambino Gesu' pediatric hospital in Rome. The Vatican trial over $500,000 in donations to the pope's pediatric hospital that were diverted to renovate a cardinal's penthouse is reaching its conclusion, with neither the cardinal who benefited nor the contractor who was apparently paid twice for the work facing trial. Instead, the former president of the Bambino Gesu children's hospital and his ex-treasurer are accused of misappropriating 422,000 euros from the hospital's fundraising foundation to overhaul the retirement home of Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican secretary of state under Pope Benedict XVI. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
October 14, 2017 - 8:02 am
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the Vatican's trial over diverted hospital donations (all times local): 1:45 p.m. The lawyer for the former president of the Vatican's children's hospital has told a Vatican court that no crime was committed when his client used money from the hospital's...
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