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FBI, IRS agents search Baltimore mayor's homes, City Hall

Apr. 25, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Federal agents raided the homes and offices of Baltimore's embattled mayor on Thursday amid widening probes to determine whether she used sales of her children's books to disguise government kickbacks. The searches pushed the latest political scandal for Maryland's largest city to a...

Biden launches 2020 bid warning 'soul' of America at stake

Apr. 25, 2019 11:52 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden formally joined the crowded Democratic presidential contest on Thursday, declaring the "soul of this nation" at stake if President Donald Trump wins re-election. In a video posted on Twitter , Biden focused on the 2017 deadly clash between white...

Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

Apr. 24, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in...

Acting Baltimore mayor settles in as Pugh stays out of sight

Apr. 24, 2019 4:03 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Bernard "Jack" Young automatically became Baltimore's acting mayor earlier this month, he emphasized that he'd act only as a "placeholder" for the elected mayor as she departed on a leave of absence amid an accelerating scandal focused on her self-published children's books. But it's...

Acting Baltimore mayor settles in as Pugh stays out of sight

Apr. 24, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — When Bernard "Jack" Young automatically became Baltimore's acting mayor earlier this month, he emphasized that he'd act only as a "placeholder" for the elected mayor as she departed on a leave of absence amid an accelerating scandal focused on her self-published children's books. But it's...

Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme

Apr. 24, 2019 2:06 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for trading city contracts for campaign contributions in a pay-to-play investigation that's resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen people, including another mayor. "I let ambition take over, and I'm...

The Latest: Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption

Apr. 24, 2019 11:44 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of former Reading, Pennsylvania, Mayor Vaughn Spencer on corruption charges (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The former Democratic mayor of Reading, Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to eight years in prison for corruption. A federal judge Wednesday also ordered...

The Latest: Buttigieg: It's clear Trump deserves impeachment

Apr. 23, 2019 9:55 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a series of town halls with five 2020 Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): Midnight South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says President Donald Trump has "made it pretty clear that he deserves impeachment," but he will "leave it to...

A Trump Fed choice steps aside, and another faces new doubts

Apr. 22, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the Federal Reserve stumbled on Monday, with one of his potential nominees for the Fed's board withdrawing from consideration and another being enveloped by fresh doubts. Herman Cain, a former CEO of Godfather's Pizza, asked to be taken out of...

Biden expected to launch presidential campaign next week

Apr. 19, 2019 6:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is expected to join the crowded 2020 Democratic presidential field next week. The decision answers one of the most significant outstanding questions of the early presidential primary season, which has already seen announcements from 18 other Democrats....