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Ethics probe begins after Conyers confirms harassment deal

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.


2 Minnesota pols accused of sexual misconduct will quit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota state lawmakers hit by sexual misconduct allegations announced Tuesday they would resign, less than two weeks after they were accused of misdeeds that ranged from groping colleagues to persistent unwanted sexual advances and sexting.


The Latest: Lobbyist who claimed harassment goes public

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on sexual misconduct allegations against two Minnesota state lawmakers (all times local):


FBI investigating US Rep. Brady over payment to challenger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The FBI has reason to believe U.S. Rep. Bob Brady unlawfully concealed a $90,000 payment made by his campaign to get an opponent to quit a 2012 primary race, according to court documents that confirm the Philadelphia Democrat is under investigation in a widening campaign finance probe.


Conyers confirms harassment settlement; ethics probe opens

DETROIT (AP) — John Conyers has dealt with various ethics investigations and a public corruption case that landed his wife in prison during a U.S. House career spanning more than five decades — longer than any other current member.


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The Latest: Another Conyers' ex-staffer alleges harassment

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):


House Ethics Committee says it has begun an investigation into sexual harassment complaints against Rep. John Conyers.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Ethics Committee says it has begun an investigation into sexual harassment complaints against Rep. John Conyers.


The Latest: Conyers acknowledges settling staffer complaint

DETROIT (AP) — The Latest on sexual harassment allegations against Rep. John Conyers (all times local):


House Dem leader Pelosi calls for ethics probe of any 'credible allegation of sexual harassment' against Conyers

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Dem leader Pelosi calls for ethics probe of any 'credible allegation of sexual harassment' against Conyers.


Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements, says he knows nothing of claims

DETROIT (AP) — Longtime Michigan Rep. John Conyers denies sexual harassment settlements, says he knows nothing of claims.


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Report: Rep. Conyers settled complaint over sexual conduct

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Rep. John Conyers settled a complaint in 2015 from a woman who alleged she was fired from his Washington staff because she rejected his sexual advances, BuzzFeed News reported Monday.


California man charged with threatening congresswoman

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal authorities say a Southern California man has been charged with threatening to kill Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters.


The Latest: McConnell asks again for Franken ethics inquiry

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local):


Deduction targeted by GOP used by tax filers in most states

ATLANTA (AP) — A popular deduction targeted in the GOP's overhaul of the tax code is used by more than a quarter of all filers in a majority of states, including many led by Republicans where some residents eventually could see their federal tax bills rise.


Winners and losers under the Senate tax overhaul proposal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The ultra-wealthy, especially those with dynastic businesses — like President Donald Trump and his family — do very well under a major Republican tax bill moving in the Senate, as they do under legislation passed this week by the House.


States ranked by claims for state and local tax deductions

The percentage of federal individual income tax filers claiming a deduction for state and local taxes paid in 2015, ranked by state:


Trump delays new policy on importing elephant parts

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he's delaying a new policy allowing the body parts of African elephants shot for sport to be imported until he can review "all conservation facts."


Members of the Senate Ethics Committee

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Senate Ethics Committee, who face the prospect of investigating their peers:


Oklahoma governor's budget bill veto could bring new session

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Republican Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin vetoed legislation Friday that would have raided cash reserves and cut deeper into agency funding to balance the state budget, setting up a showdown with her own party in the Legislature.


The Latest: Gov. Fallin vetoes budget bill with shortfall

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a budget bill passed by the Oklahoma Legislature meeting in special session (all times local):


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