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Gillibrand: 'Post-investigation' errors in misconduct claim

Mar. 19, 2019 4:23 PM EDT

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) — New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand acknowledged Tuesday that there were some "post-investigation human errors" when her Senate office investigated allegations of sexual misconduct against various staffers. Gillibrand, campaigning in Iowa for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination,...

Ex-Peru president arrested in California for drunkenness

Mar. 18, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, wanted in his home country in connection with Latin America's biggest graft scandal, was arrested in California on suspicion of public intoxication and spent the night in jail before being released Monday, authorities said. Toledo is accused...

Supreme Court won't hear congressman appeal on tossed juror

Mar. 18, 2019 12:29 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal by former U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah that involves a juror removed from his 2016 racketeering trial. The Philadelphia Democrat is serving a 10-year sentence after he was convicted of laundering federal grants and nonprofit funds to repay an...

The Latest: Yale to review school admission amid scandal

Mar. 15, 2019 8:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that resulted in charges against coaches and celebrities, and an announcement of investigations by some college and universities(all times local): 8:20 p.m. Yale College's president says the school's policy is to rescind the admission of...

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 campaign have unionized

Mar. 15, 2019 6:27 PM EDT

Workers on Bernie Sanders' 2020 Democratic campaign have unionized, becoming the first presidential campaign staffers in history to do so. Sanders, campaigning in South Carolina on Friday, said he was proud of the distinction. "We cannot just support unions with words, we must back it up with actions," he...

Convicted bridge case defendant joins Supreme Court appeal

Mar. 15, 2019 6:14 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A convicted appointee of former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has joined his co-defendant's appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill Baroni filed a notice Friday. Baroni and former Christie aide Bridget Kelly were convicted in 2016 in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal, an...

Bathroom bill sponsor leads GOP field in NC election re-do

Mar. 15, 2019 5:35 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Republicans are heading for a lively and rapid-fire faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked the former Republican candidate's presumed victory in November. Ten Republicans filed by...

The Latest: GOP field of 10 in North Carolina election re-do

Mar. 15, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a new election in the unresolved North Carolina congressional race (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Republicans are heading for a lively faceoff to decide who'll represent the GOP in a new North Carolina congressional election mandated after a ballot-rigging scandal blocked...

Ex-general challenging Israeli PM reels from hacking scandal

Mar. 15, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's leading challenger in his heated race for re-election is trying to play down an embarrassing phone hacking scandal that has erupted just as the ex-general is sliding in opinion polls. Benny Gantz's campaign confirmed late Thursday that the former...

Correction: Trump-Judicial Nominee story

Mar. 13, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story March 12 about Senate confirmation of Paul Matey as an appeals court judge, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Matey is senior vice president and general counsel at University Hospital in New Jersey. He left the hospital in August 2018 and became a partner at...