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UK Conservatives lose 2 elections in blow to Boris Johnson

Jun. 24, 2022 11:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a double blow as voters rejected his Conservative Party in two special parliamentary elections dominated by questions about his leadership and ethics. He was further wounded when the party's chairman quit after the results...

UK's Johnson faces test in 2 special parliamentary elections

Jun. 23, 2022 19:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Polls opened Thursday in Britain for two special elections that could deliver a new blow to scandal-tainted Conservative Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Wakefield in northern England and the southwestern constituency of Tiverton and Honiton are both electing...

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

Jun. 22, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal crash, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. ...

What to know ahead of South Dakota AG impeachment trial

Jun. 20, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg faces a historic impeachment trial this week for his actions surrounding a 2020 car crash in which he struck and killed a pedestrian. As the state Senate prepares to decide whether the first-term Republican...

Wallowing in Watergate 50 years later: A political quiz

Jun. 17, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — For half a century, every major Washington scandal started with some form of this question: Is this another Watergate? Watergate spawned an all-purpose suffix. If “gate” were appended to misdeeds it was controversy of first rank. Watergate...

EXPLAINER: The scandal engulfing South Africa's president

Jun. 17, 2022 04:19 AM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa could face criminal charges and is already facing calls to step down over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars in U.S. currency that was hidden inside furniture at his game farm. The...

Malaysia lawyers protest probe of judge who convicted ex-PM

Jun. 17, 2022 04:12 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Hundreds of Malaysian lawyers staged a protest Friday to condemn the anti-graft agency's unprecedented probe of a senior judge who convicted former Prime Minister Najib Razak, calling it a threat to judicial independence. The Malaysian Anti-Corruption...

Judge acquits key figures in Panama Papers scandal

Jun. 16, 2022 23:59 PM EDT

PANAMA CITY (AP) — A Panamanian judge acquitted 39 people in a money laundering case Thursday, including lawyers Jurgen Mossack and Ramón Fonseca, who were key figures in the Panama Papers case. Judge Baloísa Marquínez Morán ruled that the prosecution did not prove that the law...

Convicted Florida ex-congresswoman seeks return to House

Jun. 16, 2022 14:58 PM EDT

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida congresswoman convicted of a federal tax charge in a charity fraud case wants to return to the U.S. House. Ex-Rep. Corrine Brown filed papers Thursday to run in Florida's 10th District, which is an open seat because incumbent Democrat Val...

Ethics adviser to scandal-hit UK leader Boris Johnson quits

Jun. 16, 2022 12:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ethics adviser to Britain's scandal-hit Prime Minister Boris Johnson has quit and accused the Conservative government of planning to flout conduct rules, weeks after a separate investigation criticized the U.K. leader for overseeing a culture of government rule-breaking. ...