Developer tied to Texas AG says feds tampered with warrants

DALLAS (AP) — On a summer morning last year, FBI agents arrived at the home of a prominent real estate developer in Austin and began scouring the palatial French-style chateau for documents, videos an...

Belarus shuts its borders, Lukashenko reshuffles officials

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' authorities on Thursday shut the borders with several neighbors for most travelers amid the government's efforts to end 2 1/2 months of protests demanding the resignation...

2020 election: Unprecedented in some way, not in others

The election of 2020 has been called many things: extraordinary, bizarre, unprecedented. It’s all true, in some ways, though the election is still being held on the first Tuesday aft...

Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates' case

NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors secured a guilty plea Thursday from a Florida businessman who hired one of President Donald Trump’s lawyers, Rudy Giuliani, to lend credibility to a supposedly fraud-bustin...

Florida, butt of election jokes, believes system is ready

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Even if the presidential election hinges on a Florida recount like 20 years ago, hanging chads and butterfly ballots won't be around to trip up voters and officials — chan...

Taking a stand has new meaning in heavily litigated election

In the most litigious presidential election in memory, court fights are even happening over where poll watchers may stand as the votes as tallied. Lawsuits by the hundreds already ha...

Samsung reports record sales amid questions about future

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The flood of obituaries for Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-Hee since his death over the weekend have mostly shared his most defining quote: “Change everything except fo...

Lawyer for China exec accuses RCMP of lying about her arrest

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — A lawyer for a senior executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday accused a Canadian police officer of lying about why he didn’t arrest her immediately at Va...

Man gets 4 years in prison in plot to bribe Russian official

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland businessman convicted of plotting to pay a Russian official more than $1.5 million in bribes to get lucrative contracts for transporting uranium was sentenced Wedne...

Developer tied to Texas AG accused judge, others of fraud

DALLAS (AP) — An Austin real estate developer at the center of recent allegations against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton asked for an investigation into his uncorroborated claims that other busines...

Fraud by fake CIA operative lands 7-year prison term

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — For years, Garrison Courtney had convinced people he was not just a federal public affairs officer but in fact a covert CIA operative working on a classified task force. ...

Pennsylvania county will evaluate discarded military ballots

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Nine military ballots that authorities said were mistakenly discarded by a contracted elections worker in a northeastern Pennsylvania county have been linked to specific voters ...

Belarus minister says police could use guns during protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — The interior minister of Belarus warned that authorities wouldn't hesitate to approve the use of live ammunition on protesters if it's necessary to quash more than 2 1/2 months of...

60 charged in $300M phone scam targeting elderly victims

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Sixty people have been charged in a widespread magazine telemarketing scam that authorities say netted $300 million from more than 150,000 elderly and vulnerable people nationwide, ...

Change of plea scheduled in Rudy Giuliani-related case

NEW YORK (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is set for Thursday for a man charged with conspiring with associates of Rudy Giuliani, one of President Donald Trump's lawyers, to make illegal campaign contr...