UN anti-graft body in Guatemala says visas denied, revoked

ESQUIPULAS, Guatemala (AP) - A U.N. commission investigating corruption in Guatemala said Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales' government has denied or revoked visas for about a dozen of its personnel including staffers probing the president, his relatives and the ruling party.

The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala said in ...

U.S. hits Iranian banks, businesses with new sanctions

The Trump administration slapped new financial sanctions on 22 Iranian businesses accused of supporting Tehran's paramilitary forces that engage in violent crackdowns against dissidents and recruit child soldiers to fight in neighboring countries.

The Treasury Department announced the penalties against three Iranian banks, a top mining firm, investment companies and ...

Williams outraises Gianforte by $1M in Montana House race

HELENA, Mont. (AP) - New campaign finance reports show Democrat Kathleen Williams raised $1 million more than Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte over the last fundraising period.

Federal Election Committee reports released this week show the Democratic challenger raised $2.1 million over the three-month period ending Sept. 30.

The Republican ...

Claims of voter suppression and ‘illegals’ in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) - The final stretch of the hotly contested Georgia governor's race is being consumed by a bitter political battle over access to the polls.

Republican gubernatorial candidate and Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Democrat Stacey Abrams is fighting for immigrants without legal status to cast ballots in ...

A Trump stalwart softens her tone in pivotal US House race

CAZENOVIA, N.Y. (AP) - First-term Republican U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney was an early supporter of Donald Trump who has drawn comparisons to the president by brashly claiming some people who commit mass murders are Democrats and promoting a petition to lock up Hillary Clinton.

That just seemed like good politics ...

Lee won’t use ‘biblical’ victim witness standard if governor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A pastor who's an adviser to Tennessee GOP gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee says the Bible requires victims of sexual misconduct and other offenses to have at least two or three witnesses.

Steve Berger, pastor of Franklin-based Grace Chapel, made the remarks during a Sept. 30 sermon ...

Kentucky Democrats file complaint over governor’s tweet

FRAKNFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Democratic Party has filed an ethics complaint against Republican Gov. Matt Bevin for using his official Twitter account to support a GOP congressman's re-election campaign.

Bevin's official Twitter account posted a message on Saturday saying he was at the rally with a packed house ...

Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘Horseface’

President Trump on Tuesday called Stormy Daniels "Horseface" and denounced her legal efforts against him as a "total con!""Federal Judge throws out Stormy Danials lawsuit versus Trump. Trump is entitled to full leg...

Heitkamp campaign identifies sexual-assault victims in ad without permission

Sen. Heidi Heitkamp's is apologizing after receiving pushback from women who say she used their names in an ad against her competitor, identifying them as victims of sexual assault without their permission.

In a press release Tuesday, Ms. Heitkamp admitted to the mistake, saying she worked with victim advocates to ...

Spain faces calls to release Catalan activists from jail

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - The Spanish government is facing calls from Catalan politicians and human rights groups to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago.

Amnesty International has called for the "immediate release" of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, the leaders of ...