PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The...

Texas woman gets prison in virtual kidnapping, ransom scam

HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas woman has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for her role in what investigators called a "virtual kidnapping" extortion scam with ties to Mexico. ...

Texas couple indicted on charges they enslaved Guinean girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The son and daughter-in-law of a former West African leader have been indicted on charges that they enslaved a girl from their native country while living in Texas. ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Sept. 19 The Baltimore Sun on the similarities between a woman accusing Supre...

The Latest: Prosecutor: Man helped kill pregnant Fargo woman

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of a man charged in the killing of a pregnant North Dakota woman (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A prosecutor says a man ac...

Rwanda's president to newly freed prisoners: Be careful

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Rwanda's president is warning a prominent opposition leader and others newly released from prison to be humble and careful or they'll end up behind bars again. ...

Man faces trial in pregnant woman's slaying, stealing baby

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Opening statements are scheduled Wednesday for a North Dakota man charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the killing of a 22-year-old woman who bled to death when her baby was ...

Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son on Monday appeared to mock the sexual assault allegations against his father's nominee for the Supreme Court. Christine Blasey For...

A look at some notable US game-fixing scandals

Notable game-fixing scandals in the United States: 2013: Auburn basketball player Varez Ward is charged with trying to fix Auburn's Jan. 25, 2012 game against Arkansas. Ward is later...

Easier gambling has sports worried about fighting the fix

OCEANPORT, N.J. (AP) — With dozens of states rushing to offer legal sports gambling in the wake of this spring's landmark U.S. Supreme Court' ruling, will fixed games — or parts of games — become more...

2nd trial in case that shined light on missing Native women

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A second suspect in the killing of a North Dakota woman whose baby was cut from her womb will stand trial this week, more than a year after her disappearance transfixed the state an...

Murder trial of Chicago cop puts troubled force in spotlight

CHICAGO (AP) — In a Chicago courtroom over the coming weeks, the spotlight will focus on one night in 2014, 16 gunshots, a white police officer, the death of a black teenager and an essential question...

Rwanda to free opposition leader, 2,100 others from prison

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rwanda's government says it has approved the early release of more than 2,100 prisoners including opposition leader Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza and musician Kizito Mihigo, who receiv...

People in Trump's political orbit who have pleaded guilty

WASHINGTON (AP) — Five people from President Donald Trump's political orbit have now pleaded guilty to federal charges. Four of those pleas are part of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation i...

Business Highlights

___ Apple, Firefox tools aim to thwart Facebook, Google tracking NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook and other companies routinely track your online surfing habits to better t...