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Sex tapes, scandals in Hungary's local election campaign

Oct. 11, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The campaign in Hungary for Sunday's nationwide municipal elections has seen one outrageous event after another: Candidates have been caught on secret sex tapes or alleged to be using drugs; one opposition candidate's poster has been smeared with feces and a pro-government activist...

Man arrested in overdose deaths of 3 at after-party

Sep. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man was arrested Monday on suspicion of providing a white powdery substance tainted with fentanyl at an after-party in Pittsburgh, leading to the death of three men. Peter Rene Sanchez Montalvo was arrested around 3 a.m. on federal charges of distributing a controlled substance...

New president takes reins at scandal-plagued USC

Sep. 20, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery. Folt was presented a medallion...

Officials detail drug overdose case against political donor

Sep. 19, 2019 11:54 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gemmel Moore had moved back home with his mother in Texas two years ago and was missing Los Angeles when he texted a photo of syringe in an arm to a wealthy gay man he knew in California. Ed Buck, an influential political activist more than twice Moore's age, later replied: "Be here...

More documents relating to Van Dyke murder trial released

Sep. 4, 2019 8:20 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The final documents relating to the murder trial of a white former Chicago police officer in the 2014 shooting death of black teenager Laquan McDonald have been released. Many of the documents unsealed Wednesday by a Cook County judge had large sections blacked out. However, one sheds light...

3 Illinois prison deaths raise questions about drug use

Aug. 26, 2019 6:06 PM EDT

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The deaths of three Illinois prisoners over three days from "probable intoxication" of an unknown substance have raised questions about drug use behind bars and whether inmates are watched closely enough, according to a published report. WBEZ reported Monday that documents the Chicago...