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Ex-President Temer arrested in Brazil on corruption charges

Mar. 21, 2019 9:25 PM EDT

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing. Judge Marcelo Bretas issued an arrest order for the ex-president as well...

Where the investigations related to President Trump stand

Mar. 21, 2019 6:41 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where the investigations related to President Donald Trump stand and what may lie ahead for him: WHAT'S THIS ALL ABOUT? Special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia and whether the president obstructed the investigation. Trump...

Indicted Philly labor leader challenges bribery charges

Mar. 21, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A powerful Philadelphia labor leader says the government overreached in charging him with bribing a city councilman. Johnny "Doc" Dougherty (DOK'-uhr-tee) wants a judge to dismiss a dozen charges in the 116-count indictment filed against him, the councilman and others. The January...

Former Trump business adviser to testify before House panels

Mar. 21, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian-born former business adviser to President Donald Trump will speak to two House committees next week as Democrats begin to gather information in multiple wide-ranging investigations of the president. Felix Sater, an off-and-on adviser to Trump's business for several years, will...

Rio prosecutors: Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian President Michel Temer on corruption chargers

Mar. 21, 2019 10:42 AM EDT
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio prosecutors: Arrest warrant issued for former Brazilian President Michel Temer on corruption chargers.

Ex-Philippine officials accuse Xi of crimes against humanity

Mar. 21, 2019 8:45 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Two former Philippine officials have taken the bold step of filing a complaint with the International Criminal Court accusing Chinese President Xi Jinping of crimes against humanity over his government's assertive actions in the disputed South China Sea, which they say deprived...

Man convicted of threats against Obama, Rep. Waters

Mar. 21, 2019 8:36 AM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a central New York man faces up to 20 years in prison for threatening to kill former President Barack Obama and California Congresswoman Maxine Waters. According to Syracuse.com , a jury convicted Stephen Taubert on Wednesday. The charges stemmed from phone...

Pelosi's no fan of impeachment: Just ask Clinton and Bush

Mar. 21, 2019 12:45 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The day after Democrats swept to power, Speaker-to-be Nancy Pelosi stood before the cameras and declared impeachment was "off the table." That was November 2006. More than a decade later, Pelosi, again facing a restive left flank but one ready to confront President Donald Trump, says...

Sri Lanka averts rift spilling over to UN rights session

Mar. 20, 2019 11:58 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's leader has kept his country's political rift from spilling over to a U.N. human rights council meeting this week by abandoning plans to oppose the prime minister's decision to co-sponsor a resolution giving the nation more time to address war crime allegations stemming...

AP Interview: Thai PM hopeful wants constitutional changes

Mar. 20, 2019 9:24 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The leader of Thailand's oldest political party said if he becomes prime minister after Sunday's elections, he will make forceful but careful efforts to undo undemocratic provisions in the constitution imposed by the military government that seized power in 2014. Abhisit Vejjajiva, head of...