FIFA racism risk assessments for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

FIFA is conducting racism risk assessments for all 2022 World Cup qualifiers and sending observers to matches where there is a high prospect of discriminatory incidents. The governin...

Trial set for ex-driver accused of abusing disabled girl

OCEAN SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) — A trial date has been set for a former Mississippi bus driver accused of sitting on and threatening to kill a disabled child. The Sun Herald reports Antio...

Overcrowding, abuse seen at Mexico migrant detention center

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — The 36-year-old Cuban mechanic's eyes glazed over as he recalled his time at the Siglo XXI holding facility: 50 people sleeping in 3-by-4-yard (-meter) pens, feces overflowing...

Russians keep heat on police after reporter's case closed

MOSCOW (AP) — About 1,500 people in Moscow have demonstrated against police abuse of power in the wake of a prominent Russian journalist's arrest on drug-dealing charges that the government admitted d...

Alabama orders 'chemical castration' of some child molesters

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama sex offenders who abuse young children will have to undergo "chemical castration" while on parole, under a new law, but the requirement has prompted legal concerns...

Moldova's new PM vows to boost EU ties, bring justice

CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) — Moldova's new prime minister says her government's priority is to advance relations with the European Union and bring to justice all those responsible for abuse of power, incl...

Justice backs Mnuchin's refusal to turn over Trump's taxes

The Justice Department issued a legal opinion Friday finding that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was right to withhold President Donald Trump's tax returns from a House committee that subpoenaed the...

Minnesota lawyer sentenced to 14 years for porn scheme

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge on Friday sentenced a Minneapolis lawyer to 14 years in prison for running a porn-related scheme. Paul Hansmeier was convicted of running the multi...

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Chilean auxiliary bishop

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the auxiliary bishop of the Chilean capital city just 24 days after he appointed him to the post. Carlos Eugenio I...

Vatican investigator of child sex abuse meets Polish bishops

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Vatican's sex crimes prosecutor, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, is meeting Poland's Catholic bishops to share his experience in tracking crimes, after the Polish church admitte...

Sin City suits him: Tyson Fury makes Vegas debut vs Schwarz

Although Tyson Fury is the heavyweight division's lineal champion and one of its best fighters in recent years, this British behemoth would be a gifted entertainer in just about any arena. ...

Argentina sets trial for priests accused of deaf kids abuse

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court in Argentina will begin a trial on Aug. 5 against two priests accused of sexually abusing children at a school for youths with hearing disabilities. ...

Man says he abused 16 to 18, now wants identity shielded

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who told a grand jury investigating child sex abuse that he had victimized 16 to 18 people, but who couldn't be prosecuted because the cases were too old, is now seeking t...

Washington man who fled to Cambodia sentenced for sex abuse

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state man who was extradited from Cambodia after he fled the U.S. while awaiting trial on child rape charges has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison. ...

10-year sentence for participant in abuse of caged woman

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A man jailed in mid-2016 will serve roughly seven more years behind bars for his role in horrific physical and psychological abuse of an autistic woman who was held captive in a cag...