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File-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reads from a prepared statement as he announces his resignation during a news conference, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at the state Capitol, in Jefferson City, Mo. The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office intervened, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several political scandals. (Julie Smith/The Jefferson City News-Tribune via AP, File)

Navy reluctant to reinstate former Missouri Gov. Greitens

Aug. 2, 2020 10:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Navy appeared reluctant to reinstate former Navy SEAL and Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in 2019 until Vice President Mike Pence's office appeared to intervene, according to newly released documents. Greitens resigned as governor in 2018 amid several scandals, including campaign...

Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder leaves the federal courthouse after an initial hearing following charges against him and four others alleging a $60 million bribery scheme Tuesday, July 21, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)

AP EXPLAINS: A look at $60M bribery probe unfolding in Ohio

Jul. 30, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The arrest July 21 of powerful Republican House Speaker Larry Householder and four associates in a $60 million federal bribery case has upended both politics and policy-making in Ohio. The Ohio House removed Householder from his post Thursday in a unanimous, bipartisan vote and...

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Ohio House picks GOP ex-justice to replace its ousted leader

Jul. 30, 2020 5:38 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Thursday chose former state Supreme Court justice and current Rep. Bob Cupp to lead the Ohio House, replacing the speaker ousted hours earlier amid a scandal. House members voted in favor of the veteran lawmaker from Lima on Thursday afternoon after a private...

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak speaks at the court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tuesday, July 28, 2020. A court has sentenced Najib to serve 12 years in prison after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund that brought down his government two years ago. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Malaysian ex-PM Najib given 12 years in jail in 1MDB scandal

Jul. 28, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian court sentenced former Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve 12 years in prison on Tuesday after finding him guilty in the first of several corruption trials linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund that brought down his government...

Malaysia court sentences ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve up to 12 years in jail for crimes linked to 1MDB scandal

Jul. 28, 2020 6:38 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia court sentences ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak to serve up to 12 years in jail for crimes linked to 1MDB scandal.
FILE - In this April 3, 2009, file photo Najib Razak, left, swears in as new Malaysian Prime Minister in front of Malaysian King Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin at National Palace in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Najib was found guilty Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in his first corruption trial over the multibillion-dollar looting of 1MDB. A massive financial scandal linked to the 1MDB wealth sovereign fund helped sink Najib's political career and ended the six-decade rule of his coalition in 2018 national elections. (Bernama via AP, File)

A timeline of events in the downfall of Malaysia's ex-leader

Jul. 28, 2020 1:56 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A massive financial scandal linked to the 1MDB wealth sovereign fund helped sink former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak's political career and ended the six-decade rule of his coalition in 2018 national elections. Najib was found guilty Tuesday in his first corruption...

File - In this May 24, 2018, file photo, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak gestures as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia. After years of insisting on his innocence, Najib learns his fate this week in his first corruption trial linked to one of the world’s biggest financial scandals - a verdict widely seen as a test for the rule of law five months after a new government took power. July 28, 2020's ruling is being closely watched amid a stunning reversal of fortune for Najib’s Malay party, which returned to office as a key player in the new ruling alliance. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

Graft verdict for Malaysia ex-leader a test of rule of law

Jul. 27, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — After years of insisting on his innocence, former Malaysian leader Najib Razak learns his fate this week in his first corruption trial linked to one of the world’s biggest financial scandals — a verdict widely seen as a test for the rule of law five months after...

FILE - In this May 14, 2015 file photo, construction workers chat in front of a billboard for state investment fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) at the fund's flagship Tun Razak Exchange development in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Goldman Sachs reaches $3.9 billion settlement with Malaysia over scandal-plagued 1MDB sovereign wealth fund. (AP Photo/Joshua Paul, File)

Goldman Sachs and Malaysia reach $3.9B settlement over 1MDB

Jul. 24, 2020 9:06 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government said Friday it has reached a $3.9 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs in exchange for dropping criminal charges against the bank over bond sales that raised money for the 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which was looted of billions of dollars in a...

FILE – This April 4, 2017, file photo shows the entrance to FirstEnergy Corp.'s Davis-Besse Nuclear Power Station in Oak Harbor, Ohio. A nuclear plant bailout law should be repealed immediately, Democratic members of the Ohio House announced Wednesday, July 22, 2020, as a bribery scandal involving one of the state’s most powerful lawmakers unfolded over the law’s passage. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane, File)

Ohio governor reverses course, calls to repeal energy law

Jul. 23, 2020 4:50 PM EDT

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. Mike DeWine reversed course on Thursday and called for a nuclear bailout energy law to be repealed and replaced in the wake of a $60 million state bribery scandal implicating one of Ohio's most powerful politicians. The Republican governor said he continues to support the idea...

FILE - In this Aug. 20, 2019 file photo, former Honduran first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo leaves court after her conviction on corruption charges in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The Supreme Court of Justice of Honduras on Friday, March 13, 2020, annulled the corruption trial in which Bonilla de Lobo was convicted of fraud and sentenced to serve 58 years. (AP Photo/Elmer Martinez, File)

Honduras ex-first lady ordered released from prison

Jul. 23, 2020 2:55 PM EDT

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — A Honduran court ordered the immediate release Thursday of former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla de Lobo, whose 58-year corruption sentence and conviction was tossed out earlier this year. Bonilla will not be allowed to leave the country or have contact with others involved in...