Congo political exiles return as new leader brings reforms

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congolese art collector and businessman Sindika Dokolo feared being jailed if he returned to his country as an opponent of the longtime president. During his f...

El Salvador sentences 7 in 'black widows' insurance killings

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court in El Salvador has sentenced seven gang members to up to 30 years in the notorious "black widows" killings. Prosecutors accused the defendant...

Business manager sentenced for defrauding Ne-Yo, McKnight

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who served as business manager for Ne-Yo has been sentenced in Ohio to more than seven years in prison for defrauding the R&B singer in a sports beverage schem...

India elections — Narendra Modi's fandom persists despite spotty record

Amid breathtakingly polluted air and a sun beating down through the smog, the crowd at New Delhi's Ramlila Ground would have been forgiven for being low-energy. But as they gathered over the cours...

'60 Minutes' Steve Kroft to retire from the show on Sunday

NEW YORK (AP) — The ticking clock for the longest tenured reporter at "60 Minutes" is about to go silent. CBS says Steve Kroft, 73, will retire from the news magazine at Sunday's sea...

Maryland man pleads guilty in sprawling investment scam

BALTIMORE (AP) — A bogus investment scheme that entrapped hundreds of individuals and corporate investors and might involve as much as a half-billion dollars has unraveled in guilty pleas for wire fra...

Man accused of $98M fraud scheme in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal officials in Puerto Rico say a man has been indicted in a $98 million fraud scheme after taking advantage of a law designed to attract wealthy investors to the U.S...

'I won't forget': Trump pardons supportive ex-media mogul

TORONTO (AP) — Flattery will get you everywhere. Former media mogul Conrad Black, who has lavished praise on U.S. President Donald Trump in countless columns and a political biograph...

Russian TV channel uncovers fraud in talent show voting

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Channel One TV has annulled the results of a popular TV talent show after uncovering evidence of fraud in its most recent competition that led to a landslide win for a pop star'...

Officials in US, Europe charge 10 in malware attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers and caused more than $100 million in financial losses, U.S. an...

China formally arrests 2 Canadians in case linked to Huawei

BEIJING (AP) — China has formally arrested two Canadian citizens it is believed to be holding to pressure Canada into releasing a Chinese telecoms executive. The move brings the two closer to trial on...

Trump pardons author of flattering Trump biography

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has granted a full pardon to Conrad Black, a former newspaper publisher who has written a flattering political biography of Trump. Black's me...

The Latest: Avenatti tells court he's hired a defense lawyer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a criminal case against attorney Michael Avenatti (all times local): 10:52 a.m. Attorney Michael Avenatti has told a federal judge ...

India elections — Narendra Modi's fandom persists despite spotty record

Amid breathtakingly polluted air and a sun beating down through the smog, the crowd at New Delhi's Ramlila Ground would have been forgiven for being low-energy. But as they gathered over the cours...

Australia deports 15 Taiwanese plotting telephone scams

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Australian Border Force (ABF) stopped 15 Taiwanese nationals linked to telephone fraud from entering Australia last weekend, all of whom were deported back to Taiwan b...