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Indiana mayor indicted over alleged bribe for contract

Nov. 18, 2019 5:23 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana mayor was arrested Monday after being indicted for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. The theft of government funds charge unsealed Monday alleges Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler accepted the bribe from an unidentified company in exchange for...

The Latest: Central Indiana mayor indicted over bribe

Nov. 18, 2019 4:30 PM EST

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a central Indiana mayor by FBI agents (all times local): 4:10 p.m. A central Indiana mayor has been indicted on a federal charge of theft of government funds for allegedly taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for a public contract. An indictment unsealed Monday...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump’s attack on diplomat, impeachment myths

Nov. 18, 2019 2:32 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Truth was lost in the first round of historic impeachment hearings as President Donald Trump launched a tweet attack on a senior U.S. diplomat that distorted reality and Republicans cried foul, claiming improper stifling of questioning that wasn’t so. Over two days, the hearings...

AP FACT CHECK: Impeachment hearings and that Trump tweet

Nov. 16, 2019 1:04 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he was just exercising his right to free speech. Democrats said he was intimidating a witness. Whichever is the case, Trump’s Twitter assault on an ex-ambassador’s record came with a heavy dose of distortion. He portrayed her, in a few choice...

Candidate: US intelligence, not Russians, exerted influence

Nov. 16, 2019 10:03 AM EST

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A Republican congressional candidate in Maine says American intelligence agencies did more to influence the 2016 election than the Russians. Former state Sen. Eric Brakey is doubling down on a tweet from earlier this month. He tells the Sun Journal there’s nothing to indicate...

Suspected Neo-Nazi charged with gun crime in Texas

Nov. 15, 2019 6:46 PM EST

POST, Texas (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a suspected neo-Nazi is facing a gun charge following an FBI investigation. Authorities charged 23-year-old Aiden Bruce-Umbaugh with possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance after he was arrested in Post, Texas. A federal grand jury...

Doctor accused of unnecessary surgeries held without bail

Nov. 14, 2019 2:51 PM EST

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The website of a Virginia gynecologist describes his surgical skills as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures Dr. Javaid Perwaiz performed on unsuspecting patients were unnecessary and unwanted, including hysterectomies and tubal ligations....

FBI report: Alaska sexual assault rate highest in nation

Nov. 14, 2019 9:59 AM EST

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska has the nation’s highest rate of sexual assault and violent crime has increased in the state, a new FBI report said. The 2018 statistical analysis from the FBI’s Uniform Crime Reporting Program said Alaska did not conform to a general national decline in...

Debunked Ukraine conspiracy theory is knocked down - again

Nov. 13, 2019 6:02 PM EST

A discredited conspiracy theory that blames Ukraine, and not Russia, for interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election reared its head again during the first day of public impeachment hearings into President Donald Trump’s alleged attempt to pressure Ukraine into investigating a political opponent....

Watchdog report on Russia probe nears public release

Nov. 13, 2019 12:56 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department's watchdog is nearing the release of its report on the early stages of the FBI's Russia investigation, a document likely to revive debate about a politically charged probe that shadowed President Donald Trump's administration from the outset. The inspector general...