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AP PHOTOS: Kyrgyzstan village untouched by political unrest

TASH-BASHAT, Kyrgyzstan (AP) — The political turmoil that has gripped Kyrgyzstan hasn't reached the quiet village of Tash-Bashat in the mountains near the capital,...

Lt. Col. Vindman writing memoir, ‘Here, Right Matters’

NEW YORK (AP) — Lt. Col. Alexander S. Vindman, the national security aide who offered key testimony during the impeachment hearings of President Donald...

Lee Kun-Hee, force behind Samsung’s rise, dies at 78

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lee Kun-Hee, the ailing Samsung Electronics chairman who transformed the small television maker into a global giant of consumer...

‘All talk, no action’ defense likely in Michigan kidnap case

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — When members of a Michigan paramilitary group were accused a decade ago of scheming to overthrow the U.S. government,...

The Latest: Trump says he will vote in person

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the presidential campaign (all times local): ...

Court won’t revive state fraud charges against Manafort

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court on Thursday upheld a decision dismissing state mortgage fraud charges against Paul Manafort on double jeopardy...

Thai protesters march in show of strength against government

BANGKOK (AP) — Student-led protesters in Thailand defiantly marched to the streets near the prime minister's office on Wednesday night, repeating their demand that...

Trump grants clemency to five backed by ally Alice Johnson

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday granted clemency to five people convicted of committing drug and financial crimes, all of them cases...

AP Exclusive: 1,500 arrests in DEA violent crime initiative

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1,500 people have been arrested on state and federal criminal charges in the last three months as part of...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

Feds to execute woman who killed victim, cut baby from womb

WASHINGTON (AP) — A woman convicted of fatally strangling a pregnant woman, cutting her body open and kidnapping her baby is scheduled to be...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

AP Explains: Trump seizes on dubious Biden-Ukraine story

WASHINGTON (AP) — Looking to undermine rival Joe Biden 20 days before the election, President Donald Trump’s campaign has seized on a tabloid story...

Nude photos and death threats: Scandal topples Alaska mayor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A stunning tale of inappropriate behavior between a politician and a television anchor, death threats and nude photos culminated in...

Brazil meatpacker fined for bribes that fueled US expansion

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $180...

Kyrgyzstan president faces pressure to resign amid turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's embattled president on Wednesday dismissed a call to step down, saying he would stay on the job until the political...

Former Idaho governor candidate indicted in 1984 killing

DENVER (AP) — A former longshot Idaho gubernatorial candidate was indicted Tuesday in the murder of Jonelle Matthews, a 12-year-old Colorado girl whose disappearance...

Parliament in Kyrgyzstan endorses state of emergency

MOSCOW (AP) — Kyrgyzstan's president on Tuesday won parliamentary endorsement for his decree to introduce a state of emergency in the capital of the...

How a probe of Trump-Russia ties turned into a GOP rally cry

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Donald Trump's campaign chairman shared polling data with an associate suspected of ties to Russian intelligence. Another Trump associate...

Slovakia’s far-right leader sentenced to 4 years in prison

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — The leader of a far-right party with seats in the Slovak parliament was convicted of illegal use of neo-Nazi symbols...

Far-right EU lawmaker in Greek court for criminal trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A member of the European Parliament appeared in a Greek court Monday after being convicted last week of being a...

Kyrgyzstan bans rallies, imposes curfew to end turmoil

MOSCOW (AP) — Authorities in Kyrgyzstan on Saturday arrested a former president, banned rallies and imposed a curfew in the Central Asian nation's capital,...

Trump: Justice Dept. had ‘plenty of time’ for Durham probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday piled more criticism on the status of the Justice Department's investigation into the origins of the...

Trump, Barr at odds over slow pace of Durham investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is increasingly at odds with Attorney General William Barr over the status of the Justice Department's investigation into...

Texas AG taps investigator tied to donor’s defense attorney

DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the...

Greek court adjourns sentencing in Golden Dawn case

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court on Thursday adjourned the sentencing procedure for 18 former lawmakers of the extreme right-wing Golden Dawn party...

‘Former staff’ claim abuse by ex-Rep. Hill in Twitter hack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An old government Twitter account for former California U.S. Rep. Katie Hill was hacked Wednesday, purportedly by “former staff” who...

AP Explains: Trump slams Russia probe; Dems cry foul

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russia probe is back in the political spotlight. President Donald Trump this week ordered the declassification of all documents related...

UN report says South Sudan has healed little since civil war

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Sudan has made no concrete steps toward national healing more than two years after the end of a civil war...

Rochester mayor pleads not guilty in campaign finance case

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren, who has faced calls to resign over her city’s handling of the suffocation death of Daniel...

Texas congressman calls on state attorney general to resign

DALLAS (AP) — A Republican congressman from Texas became the most prominent member of his party to call for the resignation of the state's...

Feds: California convict tried to steal $22M from PPP loans

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California man convicted five years ago of defrauding several local governments in the state has been charged with trying...

Rochester mayor indicted in campaign finance probe

Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren was indicted Friday on charges she broke campaign finance rules and committed fraud during her reelection campaign three years ago,...

California governor mixes decisions on labor, crime, housing

California Gov. Gavin Newsom was no rigid ideologue when it came to his decisions on the hundreds of bills sent to him in an...

WikiLeaks’ Assange won’t get US extradition ruling this year

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will likely spend the rest of 2020 inside a British prison cell before finding out whether he...

GOP lawmakers grill Comey on leadership of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican lawmakers on Wednesday confronted former FBI Director James Comey about his oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation during a politically charged...

Ex-UAW president pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme

DETROIT (AP) — The former president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues...

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump’s debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow that ethics...

Ethics experts see national security concern in Trump’s debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Revelations that President Donald Trump is personally liable for more than $400 million in debt are casting a shadow over his...

Former US Ambassador to Ukraine to be honored by PEN America

NEW YORK (AP) — Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine who was forced out of her job last year by the Trump...

Scores arrested in protest against Belarus’ president

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Hundreds of women calling for the authoritarian president to step down protested in Belarus’ capital on Saturday, continuing the large...

The Latest: UN panel says corruption hits the poor hardest

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Cambridge Analytica ex-boss banned from running companies

LONDON (AP) — The former boss of Cambridge Analytica, the political consulting firm brought down by a scandal over how it obtained Facebook users’...

Venezuela’s Maduro blasts US in speech to world leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted United States sanctions in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, while avoiding...

The Latest: Venezuela’s Guaidó urges nations to decry Maduro

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT): ...

Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as...

Frenemies: Romney, GOP reunite on plan for Ginsburg seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Mitt Romney is having a homecoming moment. ...

Large US political donor in jail in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A dual American and Lebanese citizen charged in the U.S. with conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5...

Peru president survives impeachment vote amid virus turmoil

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peruvian President Martín Vizcarra easily survived an impeachment vote Friday night after opposition lawmakers failed to amass enough support to...

Dems drop Pompeo contempt threat after records turned over

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Foreign Affairs Committee has dropped a threat of contempt against Secretary of State Mike Pompeo after the State Department...

Giuliani associates face new federal fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors brought new wire fraud charges Thursday against an associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani who was...

Comey to testify before Senate panel weeks before election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former FBI Director James Comey will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Sept. 30, appearing just a month before the...

Justice Dept.: Sedition charge may apply to protest violence

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a memo to U.S. attorneys Thursday obtained by The Associated Press, the Justice Department emphasized that federal prosecutors should aggressively...

Peru high court rejects request to halt impeachment hearing

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A high Peruvian court rejected a request by President Martín Vizcarra Thursday to halt impeachment proceedings being pushed by opposition...

In `law and order’ debate, data can be molded to suit moment

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — President Donald Trump points to spiking crime and delivers stark statistics on murders and shootings as part of his...

Romney says Biden probe ‘not legitimate role of government’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney is sharply criticizing an investigation by his own party into Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s son, saying...

Experts cite ‘crimes against humanity’ in Maduro’s Venezuela

GENEVA (AP) — Independent experts for the U.N.’s top human rights body accused the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday of crimes...

Apology, no firing: Official said US scientists hurt Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Trump health appointee who is accused of trying to muzzle an important scientific publication in the midst of the coronavirus...

FIFA open to help fund anti-corruption agency for sports

VIENNA (AP) — FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. ...

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice...

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice...

Alabama Ex-House speaker reports to begin prison sentence

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard, for years once of the state's most influential politicians, reported to jail Friday to...

HRW: Bolivia case against Morales is politically motivated

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Terrorism charges against former Bolivian President Evo Morales appear to be politically motivated and are part of a wider...

Bolivia calls on ICC to investigate Morales over blockades

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that Bolivia has asked her to investigate whether former...

Cohen memoir casts him as ‘star witness’ against Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Cohen's tell-all memoir makes the case that President Donald Trump is “guilty of the same crimes” that landed his...

Police chief on leave after confederate statue charges

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The police chief in Portsmouth, Virginia, is on paid leave nearly three weeks after her department charged a state senator...

Democrats request Hatch Act probe of Republican convention

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats...

South African healthcare workers protest, threaten strike

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP)...

In Mexico, crime, problems resist president’s solutions

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

The Latest: GOP convention wraps up with opera, fireworks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Watchdog groups say convention appearances broke Hatch Act

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two...

Trump sends in agents as Albuquerque struggles with crime

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) —...

Russia: No signs of crime in Navalny coma case so far

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian...

Brother of impeachment figure claims White House retaliation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Consultant charged in covert lobbying of Trump officials

WASHINGTON (AP) — An...

German hospital: Poisoning signs found in Russian dissident

BERLIN (AP) — Tests...

Operation Legend puts focus on violent crime, not politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP)...

Comatose Russian dissident stable upon arrival in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Russian...

Plane carrying dissident in coma leaves Russia for Germany

OMSK, Russia (AP) —...

House ethics: Gaetz broke rules, not law, with Cohen tweet

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Bannon’s Chinese host an irritant to Communist Party

BEIJING (AP) — The...

Concern grows as Mexico president talks of investigation

MEXICO CITY (AP) —...

Rappers, activists arrested in crackdown on Thai protests

BANGKOK (AP) — Thai...

N.C. political donor gets 7 years in prison, Hayes probation

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) —...

Trump retweets purported audio of Biden call with Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Embattled Belarus leader jeered by workers as strikes grow

MINSK, Belarus (AP) —...

FBI arrests Puerto Rico lawmaker, family in corruption probe

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico...

Lebanese president calls probe into Beirut blast ‘complex’

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese...

Former Illinois Gov. Thompson, who fought corruption, dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Former...

US says no bailout for Lebanon, calls for change

BEIRUT (AP) — There...

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in Trump-Russia probe review

WASHINGTON (AP) — A...

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