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Man convicted of death threat against Muslim candidate

Dec. 6, 2019 4:38 PM EST

A North Carolina man was convicted Friday of a charge he anonymously threatened to lynch a Muslim-American man who ran for a state Senate seat in Virginia, federal prosecutors said. Joseph Cecil Vandevere, 53, of Black Mountain, faces a maximum sentence of 5 years in prison following his conviction in federal...

Close associates of Israeli PM to be indicted in graft case

Dec. 5, 2019 2:54 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s state prosecutor said Thursday he intends to indict seven men, including close associates of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a sweeping graft case related to a possible conflict of interest involving a $2 billion purchase of German submarines. State prosecutor Shai...

UK election is full of dirty tricks and political clicks

Dec. 5, 2019 4:57 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain is proving a lawless landscape for political mudslingers mining cyberspace for votes in an election that could determine the U.K.'s future relationship with the European Union. Two years after Britain found itself at the epicenter of a global scandal over the misuse of Facebook data...

The Latest: Nadler says Trump actions meet impeachment test

Dec. 4, 2019 7:31 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on House hearings on the impeachment of President Donald Trump (all times local): 7:25 p.m. House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler says President Donald Trump's actions in pressuring Ukraine's president to investigate a political rival meet a three-part test for impeachment. ...

Chinese woman who trespassed at Mar-a-Lago in ICE custody

Dec. 4, 2019 7:11 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese businesswoman convicted of trespassing at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and lying to federal agents has been handed over to immigration officials. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement records showed Wednesday that 33-year-old Yujing Zhang was...

Supporters greet Suriname president after conviction

Dec. 1, 2019 11:09 AM EST

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — More than 1,500 supporters welcomed Suriname President Desi Bouterse as he returned Sunday to the South American country just days after a court convicted him in the 1982 killings of 15 political opponents. Bouterse dismissed the 20-year prison sentence that he received on...

Financial disclosure a target of lawmakers’ ethics quest

Dec. 1, 2019 10:10 AM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A bribery charge against a state legislator and federal investigations into lobbying have Illinois lawmakers promising to tighten the rules of soliciting and exercising influence in the Statehouse, with a renewed focus on the ridiculed process of financial disclosure. The General...

Maldives opposition slams guilty verdict on former president

Dec. 1, 2019 8:52 AM EST

MALE, Maldives (AP) — Two opposition parties in the Maldives say the trial in which former President Yameen Abdul Gayoom was convicted of money laundering was politically motivated. The opposition coalition of the Progressive Party of Maldives and the People’s National Congress said in a statement...

Former Democratic campaign worker settles harassment suit

Nov. 30, 2019 12:30 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A former campaign consultant for Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has reached a $275,000 settlement to a federal lawsuit she filed against several of his political committees. Attorneys for Alaina Hampton told the Chicago Tribune that she will receive $75,000 of the settlement. The...

AP Explains: What awaits Suriname’s convicted president?

Nov. 29, 2019 5:59 PM EST

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (AP) — A court in the South American country of Suriname has convicted President Desi Bouterse in the 1982 killings of 15 prominent political opponents and sentenced him to 20 years in prison. The decision marks the end of a historic trial that began in 2007, the same year that...