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Ski resort execs, businessman, indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 1:43 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case have been indicted on multiple federal charges over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The fraud charges against former Jay Peak owner...

Mystery of racist photo in governor's yearbook left unsolved

May. 22, 2019 1:40 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A months-long investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a...

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

May. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town following elections earlier...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a...

Justice Department to turn over some Mueller documents

May. 22, 2019 11:26 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Easing some of the escalating tension between Congress and the White House, the House intelligence committee postponed efforts to enforce a subpoena against the Justice Department on Wednesday after officials agreed to hand over a cache of documents related to special counsel Robert...

Austria: Interim ministers sworn in after video scandal

May. 22, 2019 9:49 AM EDT

VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president on Wednesday swore in new, technocratic ministers to replace politicians from the far-right Freedom Party who left the government following a scandal surrounding its leader. With his government rocking, it remains unclear whether Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will survive a...

Questions remain as Tennessee speaker promises to resign

May. 22, 2019 8:55 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Looming questions remain after Tennessee's House Speaker Glen Casada promised to resign from his leadership position, an unprecedented move meant to contain political scandals inside the Republican-controlled Statehouse. Just when Casada will meet with legislative leaders to...

The Latest: House panel subpoenas Hicks and counsel's aide

May. 21, 2019 8:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the House Judiciary Committee and Don McGahn (all times local): 4:05 p.m. The House Judiciary Committee has subpoenaed former White House communications director Hope Hicks and a former aide in the White House counsel's office as Democrats continue their investigations of...

Democratic impeachment calls swell as McGahn defies subpoena

May. 21, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Democrats are calling — and more loudly — for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump after his latest defiance of Congress by blocking his former White House lawyer from testifying on Tuesday. A growing number of rank-and-file House Democrats, incensed...