Italy qualifies for Euro 2020 with 2-0 win over Greece

ROME (AP) — Italy overcame Greece's defensive tactics for a 2-0 win Saturday and qualified for the European Championship, ensuring the Azzurri will play in the tournament's opening match in Rome next ...

Illinois' automatic voter registration delays worry experts

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois' top leaders trumpeted the benefits of automatic voter registration when signing a bipartisan plan in 2017 to change how the state finds and signs up eligible but unregistered ...

Suit says feds using immigration marriage interviews as trap

BALTIMORE (AP) — Alyse and Elmer Sanchez were thrilled when they survived their "green card" interview, a crucial step in obtaining lawful status in the United States. She texted her family from the i...

Sri Lanka court allows candidate to keep citizenship

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — A Sri Lankan court has dismissed a case seeking the cancellation of the citizenship of presidential hopeful Gotabaya Rajapaksa, clearing the way for him to register as a cand...

100s of accused priests living under radar with no oversight

Almost 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious auth...

100s of accused priests living under radar with no oversight

Nearly 1,700 priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers credibly accused of child sexual abuse are living under the radar with little to no oversight from religious auth...

Trudeau’s main political rival has American citizenship

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's main political rival in elections this month holds dual Canadian-U.S. citizenship, but a spokesman for Conservative party leader Andrew Scheer s...

Three Taiwanese to sue Japan to receive original citizenship back

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Three elderly Taiwanese men born under Japanese occupation want to sue Japan in an unprecedented move to get their original citizenship back, reports said Thursday (Octobe...

Israel’s Golan Druze see a blow in wind energy plan

MAS’ADE, Golan Heights (AP) — Towering wind turbines may soon jut up from the picturesque patchwork of Druze farmland in the Golan Heights, angering villagers who see the project as a threat to their ...

Iranian children of non-Iranian fathers to get citizenship

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state TV says the constitutional watchdog has ratified a bill granting citizenship to children of Iranian mothers but non-Iranian fathers. Wednesday’s rati...

FIFA bans former vice president for life for taking bribes

ZURICH (AP) — Former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo has been banned for life for bribery that was exposed by a sprawling American federal investigation of corruption in international soccer. ...

Spain's window for Sephardic Jews to seek nationality closes

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Justice Ministry says that the four-year period for the descendants of Sephardic Jews to apply for Spanish citizenship has closed. The ministry said Tuesday tha...

Qatar worlds highlight track's many nationality switches

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Just as migrant workers built Qatar's stadiums, a foreign-born medalist is building its reputation in track. Abderrahman Samba's bronze in the 400-meter hurdles Mo...

India's top minister promises non-Muslim citizenship bill

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Home Minister Amit Shah says that non-Muslim refugees will get citizenship before a controversial citizen registry has been finalized. The leader of Prime Min...

Column: Clock now ticking as California takes on the NCAA

The state of California is ready to take the NCAA to school. And the smart money should be on California in this one. A bill signed Monday by California Gov. Gavin ...