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New Mexico Ethics Commission dismiss complaint vs legislator

Sep. 19, 2021 12:31 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Ethics Commission has dismissed a complaint against a state lawmaker that accused him of violating the Governmental Conduct Act. In its ruling, the commission said the allegations of misconduct lacked factual support. ...

South Dakota's top lawmakers release AG impeachment petition

Sep. 17, 2021 14:35 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders on Friday distributed a petition to lawmakers asking them to support a special session to consider impeaching Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg for a car crash last year that killed a pedestrian. House Speaker...

House Republican who voted to impeach Trump won't run again

Sep. 17, 2021 09:46 AM EDT

One of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach former President Donald Trump for his role in inciting the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol announced he will not seek reelection in Ohio next year. U.S. Rep. Anthony Gonzalez, a former NFL player with a once-bright...

South Africa: Top court upholds ex-president's jail sentence

Sep. 17, 2021 07:53 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's highest court on Friday denied an application by former president Jacob Zuma to rescind his sentence of 15 months in jail for contempt of court in a ruling viewed as a stern test of the country's resolve to hold powerful figures to account. ...

Myanmar court sets Oct. 1 for Suu Kyi corruption trial

Sep. 17, 2021 07:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — A trial of Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi on corruption charges is set to begin on Oct. 1, a member of her legal team said Friday. Lawyer Khin Maung Zaw said a judge declared the trial would be held at the Special Court in the capital...

Lawyer charged in probe of Trump-Russia investigation

Sep. 16, 2021 23:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prosecutor tasked with examining the U.S. government's investigation into Russian election interference charged a prominent cybersecurity lawyer on Thursday with making a false statement to the FBI five years ago. The indictment accuses Michael...

Fed reviews ethics policies after prolific trading uncovered

Sep. 16, 2021 15:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is reviewing the ethics policies that govern the financial holdings and activities of its senior officials in the wake of recent disclosures that two regional Fed presidents engaged in extensive trading last year. Robert Kaplan,...

Ex-state lawmaker gets 15 months in corruption scandal

Sep. 15, 2021 18:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts state lawmaker was sentenced Wednesday to 15 months in prison after pleading guilty to illegally using campaign funds to pay for personal expenses, defrauding a bank to obtain loans to buy a home and repay personal debts, and collecting income that he...

Faulconer ponders future after drubbing in California recall

Sep. 15, 2021 15:48 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kevin Faulconer said his failed campaign to replace California Gov. Gavin Newsom was only his first round and that he would discuss next steps with family and supporters, but his drubbing in the recall contest casts serious doubt on the appeal of a moderate Republican in an...

Connecticut woman, daughter charged in Jan. 6 Capitol breach

Sep. 15, 2021 10:13 AM EDT

CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut woman and her adult daughter have been charged with trespassing and other crimes for entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot by supporters of then-President Donald Trump, federal authorities said. Jean Lavin, 56, and Carla...