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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

Aug. 12, 2020 5:06 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is now being alleged to have paid for it — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has...

Shachar Oren, 25, whistles during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The boisterous rallies against Netanyahu have brought out a new breed of first-time protesters -- young, middle-class Israelis who have little history of political activity but feel that Netanyahu’s scandal-plagued rule and his handling of the coronavirus crisis have robbed them of their futures. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Aug. 12, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: “I’ve never done this before.” The boisterous rallies have brought out a new breed of...

File - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, Jonathan Nez addresses a crowd after he was sworn in as president of the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of fellow tribe member Lezmond Mitchell to life in prison. Nez cited the tribe's longstanding opposition to the death penalty in a July 31, 2020, letter to Trump. Mitchell is scheduled to be executed on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

Navajo Nation president asks Trump to commute death sentence

Aug. 11, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a Navajo man convicted in the 2001 killing of a fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. Nez cited the tribe’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty in a July 31...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo Interior Secretary David Bernhardt testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the FY'21 budget in Washington. The Interior Department withheld public documents related to Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation, an agency watchdog group concluded in a report made public Tuesday, Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Probe: Interior held back Bernhardt records sought by court

Aug. 11, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

The Interior Department purposely withheld what it called “sensitive” public documents related to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation, an agency watchdog office concluded in a report made public Tuesday. While the Interior Department says the move did not violate the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 5, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Representatives should reverse whitewash of political corruption Altoona Mirror Aug. 4 Area representatives should push their new House speaker to quickly reverse a quiet whitewash of corruption made by Mike Turzai on his...

File-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office intervened, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several political scandals. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Navy reluctant to reinstate former Missouri Gov. Greitens

Aug. 2, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office appeared to intervene, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several scandals, including campaign...

Man gets 20 years for threatening Trump, prosecutor

Jul. 31, 2020 11:08 AM EDT

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania man who was convicted of threatening President Donald Trump and a district attorney has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. Authorities charged 28-year-old Shawn Christy of McAdoo with threatening to “put a bullet” in Trump and...

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

Jul. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrest July 21 of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended both politics and policy-making in Ohio. The Ohio House removed Householder from his post Thursday in a unanimous, bipartisan vote and...

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Ohio House picks GOP ex-justice to replace its ousted leader

Jul. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose former state Supreme Court justice and current Rep. Bob Cupp to lead the Ohio House, replacing the speaker ousted hours earlier amid a scandal. House members voted in favor of the veteran lawmaker from Lima on Thursday afternoon after a private...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A court has sentenced Najib to serve 12 years in prison after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that brought down his government two years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

Jul. 28, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government...