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Macron seeks new start in French govt reshuffle in TV speech

Oct. 16, 2018 2:41 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — President Emmanuel Macron made a rare televised address Tuesday to reassure the French public that all was under control after a limited government reshuffle that followed a difficult summer. "The government is on the right track and has gotten down to the root of the problems," Macron said...

Judge asked to unseal FBI warrants in Cohen search

Oct. 12, 2018 6:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Times is asking a federal judge to unseal search warrants and related court filings in the government's investigation of Michael Cohen, the former lawyer and fixer for President Donald Trump. The newspaper's attorneys argue in court papers filed Friday that the public interest...

Ex-Trump lawyer Michael Cohen switches to Democratic Party

Oct. 11, 2018 5:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen returned to the Democratic Party on Thursday, the latest in a series of steps he has taken to distance himself from the Republican president following a bitter falling-out. Cohen's defense attorney, Lanny Davis, announced on Twitter that...

NOT REAL NEWS: Beto O'Rourke not 'slapped' with FEC charges

Oct. 11, 2018 12:32 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas, who is running against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz for a Senate seat, has not been charged with federal campaign finance violations as suggested in claims circulating online. The claims stem from a letter the Federal Election Commission sent...

Peru opposition leader Fujimori detained in corruption probe

Oct. 10, 2018 7:24 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori was detained on Wednesday as part of a money-laundering investigation, the latest political leader in the Andean nation to face scrutiny over alleged corruption. Photos of Fujimori covering her cuffed hands with a black jacket and...

Ex-Illinois Rep. Schock to face corruption trial in June

Oct. 6, 2018 2:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock's public corruption trial is now scheduled for June in federal court in Chicago. The former Illinois congressman was once a rising Republican star and a formidable GOP fundraiser. He's now accused of using campaign money and his congressional allotment for...

Arkansas ex-state senator's corruption trial delayed to July

Sep. 28, 2018 10:29 AM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The trial of former state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who is accused of using campaign funds for personal expenses, is being delayed until next year. Online court records show U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker agreed Thursday to move the Republican's trial from Oct. 22 to July 8 in...

The Latest: Congo's president says elections 'irreversible'

Sep. 25, 2018 11:22 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 11:20 p.m. President Joseph Kabila of Congo is stressing that holding elections on Dec. 23 is "irreversible" and denouncing any interference in the electoral process from foreign governments. Kabila became Congo's...

Indicted congressman makes court appearance before midterms

Sep. 24, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Democratic opponent of California's Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter released a new TV ad Monday aimed at conservative voters in a deeply red district as the indicted congressman made his last court appearance before midterm elections. The narrator of the 30-second spot by Ammar...

Ex-Trump lawyer Cohen boasts of aiding Mueller investigation

Sep. 21, 2018 5:49 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer says he is providing "critical information" as part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election and possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign. Michael Cohen, who...