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Philly prosecutor sues to stop lawmakers from removing him

Dec. 02, 2022 18:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Philadelphia's elected prosecutor asked a state court Friday to halt a Republican-led effort to remove him from office, arguing that the process ended when the Legislature's two-year session ran out earlier in the week. District Attorney Larry Krasner, a...

Crucial South Africa meeting on president's fate delayed

Dec. 02, 2022 10:32 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An urgent meeting of South Africa’s ruling party to discuss the future of President Cyril Ramaphosa has been delayed as calls continue for his resignation amid a scandal over money stolen from his farm. The African National Congress’ national executive...

Top exec at pharmacy in deadly meningitis outbreak sentenced

Dec. 02, 2022 10:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy at the center of a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak that resulted in more than 100 patient deaths has been sentenced to a year in prison for conspiring to defraud the federal government. Gregory...

EXPLAINER: Why South Africa's president might lose his job

Dec. 02, 2022 09:52 AM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s president might lose his job, and his reputation as a corruption fighter, as he faces possible impeachment over claims that he tried to cover up the theft of millions of dollars stashed inside a couch on his farm. The allegations brought by a...

Trump probe: Court halts Mar-a-Lago special master review

Dec. 01, 2022 19:26 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous federal appeals court on Thursday ended an independent review of documents seized from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate, removing a hurdle the Justice Department said had delayed its criminal investigation into the retention of top-secret government...

Gaetz friend gets 11 years for sex crime, other counts

Dec. 01, 2022 14:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal probe into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses. Joel Greenberg, former tax collector for Seminole County, was accused of...

More calls for South Africa leader to quit over theft probe

Dec. 01, 2022 12:46 PM EST

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President Cyril Ramaphosa faced calls Thursday to step down after a parliamentary panel's probe found he may have breached anti-corruption laws in connection with the alleged theft of a large amount of money from his Phala Phala game farm. The...

LAPD seeks Reddit search warrant over leaked council remarks

Nov. 30, 2022 21:50 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police have sought a search warrant for the Reddit website as they try to identify the person who leaked a racist discussion between Los Angeles City Council members and a powerful labor leader, causing a scandal that has rocked the community and shaken faith in its lawmakers....

Sedition trial win bolsters Justice Dept. in Jan. 6 probe

Nov. 30, 2022 17:53 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The seditious conspiracy convictions of Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and another leader in the far-right extremist group show that jurors are willing to hold accountable not just the rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but those who schemed to subvert...

Pennsylvania Senate to put progressive prosecutor on trial

Nov. 30, 2022 14:43 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania state Senate on Wednesday began what could be a long and partisan process of considering whether to force Philadelphia's Democratic district attorney, Larry Krasner, from office. Members of the Republican-controlled Senate formally received...