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  • Moreno Valley councilman charged with fraud in mom's support pay

    A Moreno Valley councilman whose home was recently searched in a federal probe has been charged with fraudulently collecting $15,000 in home support services for his mother while she lived overseas. Marcelo Co, 64, was taken into custody Monday...
  • Moreno Valley Councilman Marcelo Co resigns amid welfare fraud charges

    Moreno Valley Councilman Marcelo Co resigned Tuesday, a day after he was charged with fraudulently collecting $15,000 in home support services for his mother while she lived overseas. Co, 64, was taken into custody Monday afternoon after the Riverside...
  • Latest rocket failure spurs concern about Russia's space program

    Latest rocket failure spurs concern about Russia's space program
    The Russian Proton-M rocket that blew up seconds after blastoff Tuesday destroyed three satellites worth $200 million, spurred authorities to indefinitely delay two other launches this month and damaged the image of Russia’s lucrative commercial...
  • Brazilian journalist slain in apparent effort to silence coverage

    CURITIBA, Brazil -- The head of a newspaper renowned for reporting on crime and corruption was shot to death Tuesday in a town outside Rio de Janeiro, the latest in a string of apparent assassinations of Brazilian journalists. Jose Roberto Ornelas de...
  • Split in opposition party roils Indian politics

    Split in opposition party roils Indian politics
    NEW DELHI – In most countries, the main opposition party would have a free ride to power against a government that’s been sharply criticized for policy malaise, weak leadership and a parade of corruption scandals over a nine-year reign. That...
  • Compton mayor's race pits old guard vs. political newcomer

    Compton mayor's race pits old guard vs. political newcomer
    Compton mayoral candidates Omar Bradley and Aja Brown are entering the final stretch of campaigning before facing off in Tuesday's election. The two candidates beat out Compton's longtime Mayor Eric Perrodin in April's primary, as well as a crowded...
  • Reporters swarm Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office

    Reporters swarm Sen. Ron Calderon's Capitol office
    SACRAMENTO -- A narrow hallway in California's Capitol became the staging ground for more than a dozen reporters and cameramen seeking answers about the FBI's search of Sen. Ron Calderon's office on Tuesday. Authorities have declined to explain the...
  • IMF chief Christine Lagarde questioned by French judge

    IMF chief Christine Lagarde questioned by French judge
    PARIS -- Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund, was questioned by a judge Thursday over her role in a $366-million payout to a businessman supporter of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Lagarde appeared in a Paris court to...
  • High-ranking Chinese official caught in anti-corruption net

    SHANGHAI — China is investigating a senior economic policymaker for alleged "serious disciplinary violations" — the highest-ranking central government official to be targeted in the new Chinese president's anti-corruption crackdown. The...
  • Four officials accused of receiving bribes for immigration fraud

    Authorities on Wednesday announced charges against a ring of federal officials who allegedly received bribes of cash and expensive gifts in exchange for fraudulent immigration benefits. The scheme was allegedly orchestrated by Koreatown attorney Kwang...
  • The Week Ahead: Iran and Pakistan on the stump, Mubarak on trial

    The Week Ahead: Iran and Pakistan on the stump, Mubarak on trial
    D-Day for Iranian presidential race Tuesday, May 7 -- So many candidates, so few promising real change. More than a dozen Iranian lawmakers, former Cabinet ministers, revolutionary guardsmen and allies of Islamic leaders have thrown in their hats...