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Baltimore's tough-talking prosecutor a formidable candidate

Jun. 22, 2018 12:56 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — During her first months in office as Baltimore's top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby vowed to "deliver justice" on behalf of a black man whose death in police custody triggered massive protests and the city's worst riots in decades. The state's attorney's swift decision to file charges herself...

Turkey heads to landmark presidential, parliamentary vote

Jun. 22, 2018 5:47 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who has never lost an election, is taking a gamble that will consolidate his hold on power in Turkey if he emerges victorious from Sunday's landmark presidential and parliamentary vote. But winning the election he called more than a year early might not be as...

Arpaio seeks investigation of his defeat in 2016 election

Jun. 21, 2018 7:53 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Joe Arpaio is seeking an investigation into his claim that the U.S. Justice Department meddled in his unsuccessful 2016 campaign for sheriff in metro Phoenix. Arpaio, now a candidate for the U.S. Senate seat held by retiring Sen. Jeff Flake, alleges the federal agency tried to sway voters...

Potential Manafort jurors could be asked about IRS, Ukraine

Jun. 21, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in special counsel Robert Mueller's office want to ask potential jurors at the upcoming trial of former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort about their views of the IRS and Ukraine, among other topics. Prosecutors submitted a request Thursday to use a 20-page jury...

2 mayoral candidates killed in Mexico, 18 dead so far

Jun. 21, 2018 1:35 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Two mayoral candidates in two different Mexican towns have been killed in less than 24 hours, marking a total of at least 18 candidates killed so far in campaigns leading up to the July 1 elections. An independent mayoral candidate was gunned down in the conflict-ridden rural town of...

Mexico court upholds ruling against presidential candidate

Jun. 20, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's federal Electoral Tribunal has upheld a finding of campaign irregularities by independent presidential candidate Jaime Rodriguez. The court on Wednesday also unanimously confirmed a fine of 739,000 pesos (more than $37,000) that was levied against Rodriguez in May by the...

Trump plays central role in South Carolina governor debate

Jun. 20, 2018 9:57 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster was an early supporter of presidential candidate Donald Trump, who had never run for political office. McMaster's opponent said Wednesday it's inconsistent for McMaster to now say there's no time for on-the-job training where the governorship is...

ABC News apologizes for mistaken graphic on Manafort

Jun. 20, 2018 5:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News is apologizing for a graphic that incorrectly said that former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had pleaded guilty to five charges of manslaughter. The graphic aired Wednesday during live coverage of President Trump's meeting with congressional leaders, where it was announced...

Top Brazil court acquits head of Workers' Party of graft

Jun. 20, 2018 4:46 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Justices on Brazil's highest court acquitted the Workers' Party president of corruption and money-laundering charges in a case stemming from the country's mammoth graft investigation. Supreme Court justices ruled late Tuesday that prosecutors provided no evidence corroborating the...

Convicted Republican businessman's company targets Democrats

Jun. 20, 2018 4:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio company whose Republican owner spent more than a year in prison following a campaign finance probe has organized employees and suppliers in a retaliatory effort to bring down two prominent Democrats, The Associated Press has learned. An explosive memo posted online lays out...