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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. Lozoya, who was arrested in February 2020 by Spanish police on an international warrant issued by Mexico, has dropped his extradition fight and agreed to return to Mexico to cooperate in corruption investigations, according to Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

Aug. 12, 2020 9:49 AM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is now being alleged to have paid for it — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has...

Shachar Oren, 25, whistles during a protest against Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu outside his residence in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. The boisterous rallies against Netanyahu have brought out a new breed of first-time protesters -- young, middle-class Israelis who have little history of political activity but feel that Netanyahu’s scandal-plagued rule and his handling of the coronavirus crisis have robbed them of their futures. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Political novices drawn to anti-Netanyahu protests in Israel

Aug. 12, 2020 2:06 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — In a summer of protests against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the accusations of corruption and calls for him to resign could be accompanied by another familiar refrain: “I’ve never done this before.” The boisterous rallies have brought out a new breed of...

Illinois Editorial Roundup:

Aug. 11, 2020 6:56 PM EDT

Here are editorials from newspapers published around Illinois. August 9, 2020 The (Champaign) News-Gazette Buddy, can you spare a dime? News of the physical consequences of the coronavirus pandemic continues to dominae our lives and will for the foreseeable future. But what of the fiscal consequences of the...

File - In this Jan. 15, 2019, file photo, Jonathan Nez addresses a crowd after he was sworn in as president of the Navajo Nation in Fort Defiance, Arizona. Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of fellow tribe member Lezmond Mitchell to life in prison. Nez cited the tribe's longstanding opposition to the death penalty in a July 31, 2020, letter to Trump. Mitchell is scheduled to be executed on Aug. 26. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)

Navajo Nation president asks Trump to commute death sentence

Aug. 11, 2020 4:04 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a Navajo man convicted in the 2001 killing of a fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. Nez cited the tribe’s longstanding opposition to the death penalty in a July 31...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo Interior Secretary David Bernhardt testifies before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee on the FY'21 budget in Washington. The Interior Department withheld public documents related to Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation, an agency watchdog group concluded in a report made public Tuesday, Aug. 11. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Probe: Interior held back Bernhardt records sought by court

Aug. 11, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

The Interior Department purposely withheld what it called “sensitive” public documents related to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ahead of his Senate confirmation, an agency watchdog office concluded in a report made public Tuesday. While the Interior Department says the move did not violate the...

New Mexico Ethics Commission seeks subpoena for first time

Aug. 11, 2020 5:52 AM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Ethics Commission is invoking its full investigatory powers for the first time with a request for court approval of a subpoena. The commission declined to provide details of the ethics complaint that inspired the investigation. Commission spokesman Sonny Haquani...

FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo, Holyoke, Mass., Mayor Alex Morse announces the cancellation of the city's St. Patrick's Day parade and road race due to public health concerns related to the coronavirus. In a statement Sunday night, Aug. 9, Morse denied allegations of sexual misconduct with students, while an adjunct lecturer at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and vowed to continue his congressional run. (Don Treeger/The Republican via AP, File)

Mayor denies misconduct allegations; continuing Congress run

Aug. 10, 2020 12:54 PM EDT

HOLYOKE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts state university is investigating a mayor and adjunct lecturer who was accused of sexual misconduct as he runs for Congress. Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse said in a statement Sunday night he denies the allegations and will continue his congressional run. Morse said he has...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Aug. 5, 2020 4:17 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania’s newspapers: Representatives should reverse whitewash of political corruption Altoona Mirror Aug. 4 Area representatives should push their new House speaker to quickly reverse a quiet whitewash of corruption made by Mike Turzai on his...

Ballots are handled after the votes were counted at the Maricopa County Recorder's Office for the primary election Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Big Arizona voter turnout brings slow results, few surprises

Aug. 5, 2020 1:46 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona voters turned out in near-record numbers to set the stage for a high stakes battle for the U.S. Senate, keep former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's comeback hopes alive and give a strong challenger to a wounded incumbent congressman. Dr. Hiral Tipirneni won a four-way Democratic primary Tuesday...

The Latest: Shedd wins GOP nomination in 1st District

Aug. 5, 2020 1:31 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Tiffany Shedd has won the Republican nomination to the 1st Congressional District. Shedd, an Eloy farmer, defeated Nolan Reidhead, a lawyer and Payson native who lives outside the district in Tucson. Republicans have...