2 Russian cross-country skiers banned for doping

MOSCOW (AP) — Two Russian cross-country skiers have been banned for doping, the latest blow to a sport already struggling with a drug problem. The Russian anti-doping agency says tha...

Mayor's racist text causes pain in Maine home to refugees

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A mayor's resignation amid turmoil that included the disclosure of a racist text message is renewing tensions in a Maine city that has grappled with diversity since the arrival ...

Dutch drugs: 'Breaking Bad' in Tilburg

Gilze and Rijen are actually two towns, separated by train tracks, a highway, and an airport, but in the Netherlands they're often mentioned in a single breath: Gilze-Rijen, a seemingly ordinary m...

Former landscaper pleads guilty to 8 murders in Canada

TORONTO (AP) — A former landscaper charged with killing eight men with ties to Toronto's Gay Village district pleaded guilty on Tuesday to eight counts of first-degree murder. Bruce ...

Don Winslow writes novel about war on drugs

"The Border" (William Morrow), by Don Winslow Don Winslow's epic trilogy about America's longest war, which he launched with "The Power of the Dog" in 2005 and continued with "The Ca...

Louisiana murder suspect caught at grandma's Virginia home

GONZALES, La. (AP) — A 21-year-old man suspected of killing his parents and three other people — including a girl he was dating — was arrested Sunday when he showed up at his grandmother's house in Vi...

Philippines may soon lower 'age of criminal liability' from 15 to 12

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The government of the Philippines appears set to lower the “age of criminal liability” in the country from 15 years old to 12 years old, if a bill which just p...

France to probe birth defects after public health scare

France has started a probe into why babies in some regions of the country have been born with missing or malformed hands or arms after a report about previously unknown incidents sparked a public heal...

Man in drug-fueled rage decapitates mother, hurls head off 12-story building in northern Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- In an apparent drug-fueled rage, a man decapitated his mother and tossed her head off the roof of their 12-story apartment in northern Taiwan's Taoyuan City last night (Oct...

The Latest: UN leader calls drug problem 'alarming'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the United Nations General Assembly (all times local): 9:50 a.m. U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the global drug pr...

The Latest: Trump says 2nd North Korea summit 'quite soon'

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump at the U.N. General Assembly (all times local): 9:10 a.m. President Donald Trump says a second summit ...

Trump to address drugs, nuclear weapons in UN speeches

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will discuss the global drug trade and stopping the spread of weapons of mass destruction during two speeches next week at the United Nations General Assembly....

Berlin doctors say Pussy Riot activist poisoning was 'highly plausible'

The symptoms presented by Pyotr Verzilov, an activist with ties to Russian protest group Pussy Riot, indicate that he was likely poisoned, doctors at Berlin's Charite Hospital told reporters on Tu...

WORLD SPORTS at 1330 GMT

TOP STORY: SOC--ENGLAND SPOTLIGHT-SALAH'S CHALLENGE Mohamed Salah had just finished the season as the Premier League's top scorer and been presented with the Golden...

Diego Maradona famous for hand, nose and fingers

MOSCOW (AP) — Diego Maradona rose to fame with his hand, became notorious for what he put up his nose and, these days, is memorable for his extended middle fingers. Now 57, his firef...