Latest Political corruption News

Violence, confusion surround Afghan parliamentary elections

Oct. 20, 2018 4:26 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's first parliamentary elections in eight years suffered from violence and chaos Saturday, with a multitude of attacks killing at least 36 people, key election workers failing to show up and many polling stations staying open hours later than scheduled to handle long...

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'

Oct. 19, 2018 4:27 PM EDT

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The Missouri version of a radio ad that suggests Democratic victories in midterm elections endanger African-American men and...

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

Oct. 19, 2018 4:17 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kip Keino's reputation has been damaged unfairly in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, his lawyer said Friday as he pushes for charges against the running great to be dropped. Lawyer Cecil Miller said he "very much" believes that the charges will be dropped and Keino will instead...

Venezuela's prosecutor rejects calls for independent probe

Oct. 19, 2018 2:27 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security building, even as he rejected calls for an independent probe into the suspicious death. The death last week of...

The Latest: Association chides Trump for praising Gianforte

Oct. 19, 2018 12:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's praise of a congressman who body-slammed a reporter before his election last year (all times local): 12:05 p.m. The White House Correspondents' Association is accusing President Donald Trump of celebrating a crime when he praised a Republican Montana...

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

Oct. 19, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer...

GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

Oct. 19, 2018 10:36 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as foreign agent. In a bluntly worded letter delivered earlier...

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct. 19, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan ($4.6 million)...

Afghans set to vote despite Taliban threats, corruption

Oct. 19, 2018 6:53 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Most Afghans will return to the polls for parliamentary elections on Saturday, hoping to bring change to a corrupt government that has lost nearly half the country to the Taliban. Voters in Kandahar, however, will have to wait a week after the province's police chief was...

Man accused of threatening US senator indicted in Arizona

Oct. 19, 2018 1:23 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family has been indicted on federal charges in Arizona. The indictment filed Oct. 9 against James Dean Blevins doesn't fully identify the victim and instead refers to him as "United States Senator J.F." In late...