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Israeli PM's wife sentenced for misusing state funds

Jun. 16, 2019 8:33 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem magistrate court on Sunday sentenced Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to pay a fine of more than $15,000 for misusing state funds. The sentencing comes after she agreed to a plea bargain that ended the years-long saga of just one of the...

Thousands in Haiti renew protests, clash with police

Jun. 13, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Thousands of protesters demanding the resignation of President Jovenel Moïse clashed with police Thursday as some tried to storm barriers outside the National Palace while others sought shelter as heavy gunfire echoed in nearby streets. The demonstration came a day after...

Legal fight tougher for congressman as wife pleads guilty

Jun. 13, 2019 9:30 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Indicted six-term GOP Congressman Duncan Hunter has held steadfast to his contention that a corruption case against him is the result of a political witch hunt. But that argument got tougher Thursday for the former Marine and close ally of President Donald Trump after his wife, who worked...

The Latest: Lawmaker: Politics behind push for guilty plea

Jun. 13, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on a change of plea by the wife of indicted U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (all times local): 11:40 a.m. U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter says political reasons prompted the Department of Justice to pressure his wife to plead guilty and testify against him in their corruption case. The GOP...

Mississippi sheriff admits guilt in corruption case, resigns

Jun. 12, 2019 9:06 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A north Mississippi sheriff pleaded guilty to four felony charges Wednesday and resigned from office, becoming the state's second sheriff in the last year to be deposed by criminal troubles. Webster County Sheriff Tim Mitchell pleaded guilty in Ackerman to two counts of trafficking in...

Panama's Martinelli transferred from jail to house arrest

Jun. 12, 2019 6:26 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Former President Ricardo Martinelli was released to house arrest Wednesday from jail, where he had been held since his extradition from the United States on accusations of political espionage during his administration. Clad in jeans and a blue shirt, and holding a small dog, Martinelli...

Rep. Omar filed joint tax returns before she married husband

Jun. 12, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota campaign finance officials said last week that Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar misused campaign funds in violation of state rules. They also revealed that she had filed joint tax returns with her husband years before they were legally married and at a time when she was married...

Ex-Houston minister gets 10 years in prison, embezzled $800K

Jun. 10, 2019 4:33 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — A former minister in Houston has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to what prosecutors call the theft of more than $800,000 from First Baptist Church. Authorities say Jerrell Altic was sentenced Monday in Houston in a plea deal over embezzlement during a six-year...

The Latest: Putin says no plan for Belarus merger

Jun. 7, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — The Latest on Russian President Vladimir Putin at an investment forum (all times local): 7:20 p.m. Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is no plan for a full merger of Russia and Belarus. Speaking Friday at an investment forum in St. Petersburg, Putin said the two...

Fired charity CEO accused of using cash on LSU, Saints games

Jun. 5, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana hospital foundation's former fundraising chief is accused of stealing about $550,000 in donations and using some of it to send family and friends to LSU and New Orleans Saints football games. The Advocate reports court documents filed Tuesday say 49-year-old John Paul...