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FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA president meetings

Jul. 3, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office on Friday said it...

FILE - In this March 8, 2018, file photo, Paul Manafort, left, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, walks with this wife, Kathleen Manafort, as they arrive at the Alexandria Federal Courthouse in Alexandria, Va. In paperwork made public on Thursday, July 2, 2020, New York prosecutors seeking to revive state mortgage fraud charges against Manafort say their case is distinct from one that sent Trump's former campaign chairman to federal prison and shouldn't have been thrown out on double jeopardy grounds. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

NY prosecutors appeal Manafort's double jeopardy dismissal

Jul. 2, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York prosecutors seeking to revive state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort say their case is distinct from one that sent President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman to federal prison and should not have been thrown out on double jeopardy grounds. In appeal...

The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Justices keep hold on secret Russia investigation material

Jul. 2, 2020 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is denying Congress access to secret grand jury testimony from special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation through the November election. The justices agreed on Thursday to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court order for the...

FILE - In this March 29, 2002, file photo, British Pakistani Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh arrives at a court in Karachi, Pakistan. Saeed and and three others, Fahad Naseem, Sheikh Adil and Salman Saqib, convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months, officials said Thursday, July 2, 2020. Superintendent of Karachi Central Prison, Hasan Sehtoo, said the four men will remain in custody until Sept. 30 under a law that allows authorities to detain any suspect for up to one year. (AP Photo/Zia Mazhar, File)

4 linked to reporter's murder to stay in prison in Pakistan

Jul. 2, 2020 8:05 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A British Pakistani man and three others convicted in the kidnapping and killing of a U.S. journalist, whose sentences were overturned in April, will remain in government custody for another three months, officials said Thursday. The move comes days after Pakistan’s Supreme...

FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump give a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump's attempts to curry favor and friendship with Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about Putin's intentions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump's two Russias confound coherent US policy

Jul. 1, 2020 5:42 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump's attempts to curry favor and friendship with Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about...

FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, file photo, a guard tower and barbed wire fence surround a detention facility in the Kunshan Industrial Park in Artux in western China's Xinjiang region. The Associated Press has found that the Chinese government is carrying out a birth control program aimed at Uighurs, Kazakhs and other largely Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, even as some of the country's Han majority is encouraged to have more children. The measures include detention in prisons and camps, such as this facility in Artux, as punishment for having too many children. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)

Calls for UN probe of China forced birth control on Uighurs

Jun. 30, 2020 8:45 PM EDT

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far western region of Xinjiang, even as Beijing said it treats all ethnicities equally under the law. They were referring to an Associated Press...

FILE - In this May 28, 2020, file photo a voter casts her mail-in ballot at in a drop box in West Chester, Pa., prior to the primary election. Just over four months before Election Day, President Donald Trump is escalating his efforts to delegitimize the upcoming presidential election. Last week he made a startling, and unfounded, claim that 2020 will be “the most corrupt election in the history of our country.

Biden and Trump agree: November election could be corrupt

Jun. 30, 2020 8:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump and his challenger, Joe Biden, have found something they agree on: The November election could be rife with corruption because of how officials handle the voting process. Of course, the Republican incumbent and his Democratic rival place the prospective blame in...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2019, file photo, Rory Gamble, acting head of the United Auto Workers union, answers questions in Southfield, Mich. A federal prosecutor and the United Auto Workers president are looking at using an independent monitor to make sure that a wide-ranging union corruption scandal never happens again. The monitor was one option discussed during a two-hour meeting Tuesday between UAW President Gamble and Matthew Schneider, the U.S. Attorney in Detroit, according to a joint statement. The meeting was held as the union tries to reform itself and hold off a possible federal takeover. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

UAW, prosecutor consider a monitor for avoiding corruption

Jun. 30, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — A federal prosecutor and the United Auto Workers president are looking at using an independent monitor to make sure that a wide-ranging union corruption scandal never happens again. The monitor was one option discussed during a two-hour meeting Tuesday between UAW President Rory Gamble and...

4 Toledo City Council members in custody amid bribery probe

Jun. 30, 2020 4:16 PM EDT

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Four Toledo City Council members and a private attorney were accused Tuesday of taking part in a bribery and extortion scheme that encouraged soliciting and/or accepting cash and other things of value from business owners in exchange for favorable votes on issues before the council,...

FILE - In this July 16, 2018, file photo Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, and U.S. President Donald Trump give a joint news conference at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, Finland. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump's attempts to curry favor and friendship with Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about Putin's intentions. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Trump's two Russias confound coherent US policy

Jun. 30, 2020 4:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When it comes to Russia, the Trump administration just can’t seem to make up its mind. For the past three years, the administration has careered between President Donald Trump's attempts to curry favor and friendship with Vladimir Putin and longstanding deep-seated concerns about...