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The Latest: Democrats offer own memo on Russia probe

Feb. 24, 2018 10:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic memo that aims to counter GOP allegations that the FBI abused government surveillance powers in its investigation into Russian election interference (all times local): 10:15 p.m. Democrats on the House intelligence committee are rebutting Republican assertions...

Prosecutors: Developer gave illicit cash to LA politicians

Feb. 24, 2018 7:47 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A real estate developer was charged Friday with making nearly $200,000 in illegal campaign contributions to committees that supported Mayor Eric Garcetti and seven other Los Angeles politicians while seeking approval to build a massive apartment complex. Samuel Leung, 67, was charged in...

Greitens latest of several US governors indicted

Feb. 23, 2018 10:40 PM EST

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is the latest of several U.S. governors who have been indicted on a wide variety of charges in the last century. He is the sixth governor indicted since 2000. Here is the list of previous indictments: Feb. 22, 2018: Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is indicted by a grand jury on one count...

Missouri governor stirred disputes before affair, indictment

Feb. 23, 2018 12:20 AM EST

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair that led to his indictment Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge. Greitens had been a rising star in the national Republican Party and a welcome partner for...

Missouri governor stirred disputes before affair, indictment

Feb. 22, 2018 8:01 PM EST

Missouri Republican Gov. Eric Greitens courted controversy and touched off political disputes even before acknowledging an extramarital affair that led to his indictment Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge. Greitens had been a rising star in the national Republican Party and a welcome partner for...

Wealthy independent enters Wyoming US Senate race

Feb. 22, 2018 3:50 PM EST

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A businessman who says he's prepared to spend at least $1 million of his own money announced Thursday that he's running against Wyoming U.S. Sen. John Barrasso as an independent. "That's what I got authorized by my wife, but if she's not looking the other way I will do whatever it...

Congressman claims undisclosed firm wasn't 'doing business'

Feb. 22, 2018 3:49 PM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A congressman from Iowa said in a sworn statement made public Thursday that a company he failed to disclose wasn't "doing business" in 2016, despite claims in its own advertising to the contrary. GOP Rep. Rod Blum filed an amended personal financial disclosure listing himself as the...

Reports suggest GOP House hopeful got racy texts from aide

Feb. 21, 2018 7:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A Christian minister seeking the congressional seat of a disgraced Arizona congressman is labeling reports that that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as "tabloid trash." But former state Sen. Steve Montenegro...

Mayor denies campaign cash shakedown during corruption trial

Feb. 21, 2018 7:03 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city defended himself Wednesday against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors, telling a jury that while he asked business executives for political money, he didn't promise them city contracts in return. Taking the...

The Latest: Mayor decries guarantee to contributor

Feb. 21, 2018 5:12 PM EST

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Allentown mayor's testimony in his corruption trial (all times local): 5 p.m. The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is telling a jury that he was horrified when he learned one of his political consultants had guaranteed favorable treatment to a...