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Broadband nonprofit's ex-CEO charged with misusing funds

Apr. 10, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Maryland man who served as CEO of a broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal charges that he misused government contract money and used more than $160,000 in company funds to pay for a boat and a family vacation. A grand jury on Thursday...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 10, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation Friday into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens

Apr. 10, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing the actions of some of his political allies and fellow Florida Republicans as part of a broader...

Gaetz vows to fight, tries to stay on offensive amid scandal

Apr. 09, 2021 20:48 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The mere whiff of a scandal once unraveled political careers with stunning speed. Not anymore. Embroiled in a federal sex trafficking investigation, Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida has denied the allegations, rebuffed suggestions that he resign and sent...

Ethics panel probing misconduct claim against NY Republican

Apr. 09, 2021 17:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics committee announced Friday that it is investigating sexual misconduct allegations involving Republican Rep. Tom Reed of New York, who had announced he would not be seeking re-election after the allegations first surfaced last month. ...

House panel opens ethics probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz amid federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations

Apr. 09, 2021 15:43 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — House panel opens ethics probe of Rep. Matt Gaetz amid federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations.

Ecuador, Peru to elect presidents amid strengthened pandemic

Apr. 09, 2021 08:25 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will see on the ballots Sunday, when the neighboring South American nations are set to choose...

Brazil top court orders probe of Bolsonaro's pandemic steps

Apr. 08, 2021 21:28 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian Supreme Court justice ordered the Senate on Thursday to investigate the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis and the full court ruled that churches can be barred from reopening during the pandemic, threatening to further strain tensions between...

Ivory Coast's ex-president and ally are free to return home

Apr. 07, 2021 20:36 PM EDT

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo and a close ally who was a youth leader are free to return home after being definitively acquitted on charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, President Alassane Ouattara said on...

El Salvador's long-dominant parties in crisis after drubbing

Apr. 07, 2021 18:48 PM EDT

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Saúl Meléndez, a former fighter during El Salvador’s civil war, was for years a loyal member of the leftist political party formed by his fellow ex-guerrillas after the war. But Meléndez has now won his first elected office — not...