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___ US jobless claims drop to 787,000, but layoffs remain high WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits fell last week to 787,000, a ...

Sri Lanka Parliament votes to strengthen presidential power

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — With a large majority, Sri Lanka's Parliament on Thursday approved a constitutional amendment that will concentrate powers in the president and allow duel citizens to hold po...

Goldman Sachs subsidiary pleads to US charges in 1MDB probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — A subsidiary of Goldman Sachs pleaded guilty on Thursday and agreed to pay more than $2 billion in a foreign corruption probe tied to the Malaysian 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, which ...

Australian law enforcement examine Vatican money trail

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A range of Australian law enforcement and corruption agencies are examining a reported transfer of money from the Vatican that Italian media have speculated might be linked ...

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 a Drug Enforcement Administration project focusing on violent crim...

More England discipline problems put Southgate on defensive

LONDON (AP) — Indiscipline among England players is becoming a concern for Gareth Southgate. “We’ve had an incredible chain of things to deal with,” Southgate said, reflecting on the...

Eriksen goal on 100th appearance gives Denmark win v England

LONDON (AP) — Christian Eriksen marked his 100th Denmark appearance by scoring the penalty that clinched a 1-0 victory over England in the UEFA Nations League on Wednesday. England h...

Israeli protesters call for new investigation of Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Israelis protested outside Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday, calling for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to be investigated in a scandal surrounding a $2 billion subm...

Court hears former FIFA official's appeal in bribery case

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA official Marco Polo del Nero had his appeal heard at sport’s highest court on Tuesday against a life ban from soccer for taking millions of dollars in bribes. ...

Sri Lanka Catholic bishops oppose proposed charter amendment

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s Catholic leaders urged the government on Tuesday not to proceed with a constitutional amendment that would consolidate power in the president’s hands, saying it w...

Report: Most exporters do little to prevent foreign bribery

BERLIN (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes ...

Donor threatens to sue embattled Texas AG over dropped case

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is already facing calls to resign and accusations of crimes by his own staff over an investigation sought by one of his wealthy donors. Now, the Republi...

Embattled Texas AG drops case that set off staff revolt

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Friday dropped an investigation sought by a wealthy donor that set off an extraordinary revolt by the Republican's top deputies, who accused h...

Former FIFA official's ban for corruption cut to 15 years

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi had his life ban for financial corruption cut to 15 years on appeal, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday. ...

Judo in Japan: Getting unwanted scrutiny for abuse, violence

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is the home of judo, and the 19th-century martial art is sure to get more attention at home than any other sport at next year's Tokyo Olympics. But it’s also draw...