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Top House Dems raise prospect of impeachment, jail for Trump

Dec. 10, 2018 11:56 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top House Democrats have raised the prospect of impeachment or the real possibility of prison time for President Donald Trump if it's proved that he directed illegal hush money payments to women, adding to the legal pressure on the president over the Russia investigation and other...

Exit polling indicates Peruvians vote to fight corruption

Dec. 9, 2018 9:22 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian voters agreed to take on corruption Sunday, according to exit polls, as the South American nation struggles to end a scourge that has landed lawmakers, judges and even former presidents behind bars. Voters overwhelmingly approved three of four questions on a referendum ballot...

Big rally by Malaysia Muslims calls for upholding privileges

Dec. 8, 2018 7:31 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Tens of thousands of Malaysian Muslims rallied Saturday in Kuala Lumpur against any attempt to strip the ethnic Malay majority of its privileges, in the first massive street gathering since Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's alliance won a historic vote in May. The rally,...

Closer legal peril for Trump in probes; he sees no collusion

Dec. 8, 2018 3:37 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the federal special counsel said....

After lawmaker restored, reaction falls along party lines

Dec. 8, 2018 11:26 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Reaction to a Republican lawmaker in Kentucky regaining his leadership position after signing a sexual harassment settlement has fallen along party lines, with some Republicans saying it is time to move on - while Democrats worry the appointment sends the wrong message. State Rep....

Landmark environmental protections being rolled back

Dec. 8, 2018 12:33 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — One after another, landmark U.S. protections for climate, air and land are in the crosshairs of the Trump administration as his agency leaders move past early fumbles and scandals to start delivering on a succession of promised environmental rollbacks. On Thursday, the Interior Department...

US: Trump lawyer met Russian offering 'political synergy'

Dec. 7, 2018 8:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, was in touch as far back as 2015 with a Russian who offered "political synergy" with the Trump election campaign and proposed a meeting between the candidate and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the special counsel said Friday. Court...

6 accused of election misconduct in central Mississippi

Dec. 6, 2018 7:39 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — In a Mississippi town that has trouble conducting a city election without someone being accused of a crime, voter fraud charges returned on Thursday. Six people including an alderwoman and a school board member were arrested after being indicted on allegations of voting-related crimes...

Roger Ailes film puts focus on Fox after he left

Dec. 6, 2018 4:14 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — More than two years after a sexual misconduct scandal forced Roger Ailes out at Fox News Channel, and a year after his death, his ghost walks the halls of the network he built and ran for two decades. Friday's theatrical release of the documentary, "Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger...

Brazil president: Not worried about looming corruption cases

Dec. 6, 2018 1:08 PM EST

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — President Michel Temer said Thursday he was not worried about corruption charges that could lead to his being jailed after leaving office Jan. 1. In a meeting with foreign correspondents in the presidential residence in Brasilia, Temer said the cases were without merit, even if he...