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Ski resort leaders, businessman indicted on fraud charges

May. 22, 2019 5:25 PM EDT

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The former owner and former president of a Vermont ski resort accused in a multimillion-dollar fraud case were indicted on federal charges unsealed Wednesday over a failed plan to build a biotechnology plant using foreign investors' money. The charges are against Jay Peak's former...

Q&A: The Democratic debate over impeaching President Trump

May. 22, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An increasing number of House Democrats say they want an impeachment inquiry. But most of them say they aren't ready to seek President Donald Trump's removal from office. Confused? You aren't alone. The two-dozen or so Democrats who support the move are working overtime to explain to the...

The Latest: Some Virginia's shrug as yearbook probe ends

May. 22, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Latest on the results of an investigation into how a racist photo appeared on a yearbook page for Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam (all times local): 5:00 p.m. The inconclusive report into whether Virginia's governor was in a racist yearbook photo has been met with shrugs by some...

Blackface photo investigation in Virginia hits a dead end

May. 22, 2019 4:58 PM EDT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The mystery of whether Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam was in the racist yearbook photo that nearly destroyed his career remains unsolved. A monthslong investigation ordered up by Eastern Virginia Medical School failed to determine whether Northam is in the picture published in 1984 of a...

Wealthy DeVos family won't back Michigan's Amash in primary

May. 22, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The politically powerful DeVos family said Wednesday that it is no longer financially backing a Michigan congressman who is the first Republican on Capitol Hill to accuse President Donald Trump of impeachable conduct. Nick Wasmiller, a spokesman for the family's RDV Corp., said family...

Former congressman in corruption case seeks Trump pardon

May. 22, 2019 4:11 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Rick Renzi, who was convicted of corruption, money laundering and other charges, wants a pardon from President Donald Trump. The Arizona Daily Sun reported Wednesday that a lawyer for the former Republican congressman from Arizona sent a letter to the U.S. Justice...

Mississippi leaders: Lawmaker should resign if he hit wife

May. 22, 2019 3:20 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's governor and two other top Republicans say a state lawmaker should resign if he punched his wife. Second-term Republican Rep. Doug McLeod of Lucedale was arrested during the weekend and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence. George County sheriff's deputies said...

The Latest: Pelosi says Trump 'took a pass'

May. 22, 2019 3:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and investigations into President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:15 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Donald Trump "took a pass" on working together with Democrats to address the nation's crumbling infrastructure. Pelosi spoke at the Capitol after a...

Trump demands end to Russia probes, walks out of Dem meeting

May. 22, 2019 1:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly stalked out of a meeting with congressional leaders Wednesday with a flat declaration he would no longer work with Democrats unless they drop all investigations in the aftermath of the special counsel's Trump-Russia report. Democrats said the walkout seemed...

South Africa's Ramaphosa starts crackdown on corruption

May. 22, 2019 12:56 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African President-elect Cyril Ramaphosa has taken steps to crack down on corruption Wednesday as the country's new parliament voted him to lead the country for a five-year term. South Africa's lawmakers were sworn into the legislative body in Cape Town following elections earlier...