The Latest: Son says Iranian TV anchor still being held

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on an Iranian TV anchor detained in the U.S. (all times local): 2:37 p.m. The son of an Iranian television anchorwoman who has been jai...

Son: Jailed Iranian TV anchor to appear before US grand jury

WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of an American-born anchor for Iran's state television broadcaster says his mother will appear before a U.S. grand jury. Hossein Hashemi tells The Associate...

Human Rights Watch: China at most repressive since Tian’anmen massacre

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Jan. 17, international research and advocacy group Human Rights Watch (HRW) published its World Report 2019; a comprehensive review of the current human rights conditio...

Jurors convict man in Temple University student slaying

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jurors in Philadelphia have convicted a man in the murder of a 22-year-old Temple University student. The panel convicted 30-year-old Joshua Hupperterz on Thursda...

AP Interview: Europol ties together tennis match-fixer rings

PARIS (AP) — European police agency Europol says it has identified links between match-fixing gambling syndicates being unraveled in Spain and Belgium that are thought to have paid off dozens of playe...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Jan. 15 The Des Moines Register on Congressman Steve King: ...

Medical tech in Hepatitis C outbreak challenges sentence

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling hospital technician who was sentenced to 39 years in prison for infecting patients in multiple states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes has asked a federal jud...

Ballistics tests prove Illinois man innocent in murder case

An Illinois man who spent more than two decades in prison for murder has been absolved of the 1993 crime because the ballistics used to convict him proved to be wrong. Winnebago Coun...

Famed Naples pizzeria latest target of bombs linked to mob

ROME (AP) — A popular Naples pizzeria is the latest target of bombings in the area which Italian authorities have linked to mobsters. A small blast outside Pizzeria Sorbillo in the c...

The Latest: Kenyan president to speak about extremist attack

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The Latest on the extremist attack on a hotel complex in Nairobi, Kenya (all times local): 8:30 a.m. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta is expect...

Philippines arrests, hands over to China corruption fugitive

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine officials have turned over to China a former government official wanted for alleged economic crime and corruption. Xie Haojie (SHEE'-ye hao-JEE'...

Kenya forces still securing hotel after extremist attack

NAIROBI,Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police say there is still "an active security operation" in and around the hotel complex attacked by Islamic extremist gunmen amid sporadic gunfire from the scene. ...

Going public? For Uber, Lyft and others, shutdown slows IPOs

WASHINGTON (AP) — The partial government shutdown is slowing plans by some companies to issue stock to the public and potentially cutting off a key source of capital for the financial markets. ...

Albanian drug trafficker fugitive surrenders after 3 years

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's interior minister says a well-known drug trafficker, who has been in hiding for three years, has surrendered to police. Sander Lleshi said Tuesday th...

Facebook to invest $300 in local news initiatives

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says it is investing $300 million over the next three years in local news programs, partnerships and other initiatives. The money will go toward reporting gr...