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Russian shot at border pleads guilty to illegal re-entry

PHOENIX (AP) — A Russian immigrant who once staged a monthlong hunger strike at an Arizona detention center and was shot several months later during a struggle with a federal agent near the Mexican bo...

Israeli PM threatens defamation suit against predecessor

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is threatening to sue his predecessor, Ehud Olmert, if he does not apologize for saying the Israeli leader's family suffers from mental illness. ...

Israel's Netanyahu backs bill for direct election for PM

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for a new law to allow the direct election of the nation's leader as a way to break the country's two-year political deadlock. ...

Wunderkind ex-mayor to face jurors in fraud, bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — After he was elected mayor of Fall River, Massachusetts, at just 23 years old, it seemed Jasiel Correia's political career had nowhere to go but up. Bright and dynamic, Correia charmed v...

100 Days: Tokyo Olympics marked by footnotes and asterisks

TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo pitched itself as "a safe pair of hands” when it was awarded the Olympics 7 1/2 years ago. “The certainty was a crucial factor," Craig Reedie, an IOC vice presiden...

South Africa's ex-president Jacob Zuma must pay legal fees

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma has been denied state funding for his legal fees in an upcoming corruption trial and has been ordered to pay back an estimated $2 million ...

Myanmar's ruling junta issues fresh charges for Suu Kyi

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar’s ruling military squared off against its opponents in the courts, the streets and the countryside Monday, showing no sign of relenting in its crackdown against those op...

Ecuador, Peru to elect presidents amid strengthened pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A surging coronavirus pandemic that has brought on new lockdown measures and exacerbated fatigue in Ecuador and Peru has left many voters generally indifferent to the names they will...

Arizona parts ways with Sean Miller amid NCAA investigation

Arizona has parted ways with men's basketball coach Sean Miller as the program awaits its fate in an NCAA infractions investigation. The school announced Wednesday that Miller will b...

China condemns 2 ex-Xinjiang officials on separatism charges

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced a former education official and a former legal official in the northwestern region of Xinjiang to death with a two-year reprieve on charges including separatism and ...

China hands Uighur former-government officials death penalty for 'separatism'

Two Uighur ex-government officials in China's Xinjiang have been handed death sentences for carrying out "separatist activities", a court said, as Beijing comes under increasing fire for...

China: Two former Uyghur officials sentenced for 'separatist activities'

Authorities in the northwestern Chinese province of Xinjiang have handed out death sentences to two former government officials from the local Uyghur minority group, the Chinese state-run news agency ...

Oil trader admits to role in major Ecuador bribery scheme

MIAMI (AP) — An employee of a European trading company pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping pay more than $22 million in bribes to high-level officials in Ecuador in exchange for contracts with the state...

Israel PM back in court as parties weigh in on his fate

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has appeared in court for the resumption of his corruption trial. The evidentiary phase of the trial begins on Monday as I...

Designer Mossimo Giannulli released from California prison

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli has been released from a California prison and is at a halfway house outside Los Angeles following his imprisonment for his role in a college admi...