Man convicted of fraud now guilty of lying about identity

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A man convicted in 2012 of stealing the identifies of 38,000 people as part of a massive credit card scheme is facing more prison time after a federal jury in North Dakota found him...

Judge in Italy orders trial for Berlusconi in escort case

ROME (AP) — A judge in southern Italy has ordered that former three-time premier Silvio Berlusconi go on trial over a case involving women procured for his summer villas. Prosecutors...

Blackjack dealer gets probation for role in casino fraud

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — A former blackjack dealer at a Connecticut casino who helped a gambler cheat the facility out of more than $78,000 has avoided prison. The Norwich Bulletin r...

67 inmates seek Kansas prison release over secret recordings

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The federal public defender's office has asked for the release of 67 inmates from a Kansas federal prison and plans to seek freedom for more than 150 others because authoritie...

Only on AP: Stacey Abrams' team prepares push for new vote

ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams' campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whethe...

Florida: bitter US Senate race headed to a hand recount

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's acrimonious U.S. Senate contest is headed to a legally required hand recount after an initial review by ballot-counting machines showed Republican Gov. Rick Scott an...

China woos Pacific islands with loans, showcase projects

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea (AP) — As world leaders land in Papua New Guinea for a Pacific Rim summit, the welcome mat is especially big for China's president. A huge sign in the ...

Thousands demand resignation of Czech PM over fraud scandal

PRAGUE (AP) — Thousands of Czechs are rallying in Prague to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis over a fraud scandal. Babis faces charges that he has misused EU sub...

Man extradited from Ireland pleads guilty to mortgage fraud

BOSTON (AP) — A dual citizen of Ireland and the United States has pleaded guilty to a $1.5 million mortgage fraud scheme. Patrick Lee entered his plea to federal charges of wire frau...

The Latest: Navalny hails European court victory

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The Latest on a European court ruling on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Russian opposition leader ...

European court rules on Russian opposition leader Navalny

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Russia is awaiting a European court ruling on whether it violated the rights of opposition leader Alexei Navalny when arresting him on repeated occasions. N...

MOE punishes University of Kang Ning after Sri Lankan students found working in slaughterhouses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- After news broke last week that 40 of its Sri Lankan students were sent to work in slaughterhouses in Taipei and Tainan, the Ministry of Education has issued five punitive ...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Nov. 14 USA Today on California wildfires: Rising casualtie...

The Latest: Macedonia ex-leader requests asylum in Hungary

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — The Latest on the former prime minister who fled Macedonia (all times local): 4:15 p.m. The Hungarian government says the former prime mini...

Macedonia detains 2 former officials after ex-PM's flight

SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian authorities have temporarily jailed two former government officials on trial for corruption, after the former prime minister fled to Hungary to avoid serving a two-...