R. Kelly asks judge to let him travel to Dubai to perform

CHICAGO (AP) — Cash-strapped R&B singer R. Kelly wants a judge to let him travel to the Middle East to perform several concerts, saying he has struggled to get work in the U.S. since his February ...

UK police arrest wealthy Indian jeweler Nirav Modi

LONDON (AP) — Fugitive diamond tycoon Nirav Modi has been arrested in London at the request of Indian authorities. The Metropolitan Police force says 48-year-old Modi was detained Tu...

Books on slavery, prison system win literary prizes

NEW YORK (AP) — Books on slavery, the prison system and the Harlem Renaissance are among this year's winners of J. Anthony Lukas prizes, named for the late author and journalist. Sha...

Mosque shootings renew fears of terror by lone attackers

In his manifesto, the white supremacist charged with attacking two New Zealand mosques praised fellow "freedom fighters" as his role models. In reality, all were terrorists — most notable for acting a...

Attorney seeks pardon for Laurie Bembenek murder conviction

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The attorney for Laurie "Bambi" Bembenek, Wisconsin's most famous runaway fugitive who insisted until her death in 2010 that she did not kill her husband's ex-wife, hopes Gov. Ton...

Mourners pack school gym to remember slain Illinois deputy

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners have gathered to remember a sheriff's deputy who was shot and killed while trying to serve an arrest warrant at a hotel. The main gym at W...

Ex-Catalan leader: EU ballot opens door to return to Spain

MADRID (AP) — The former president of Spain's Catalonia region who fled the country after leading an attempt to secede in 2017 says he will return if he is elected to the European Parliament in May. ...

Ex-Catalan separatist leader to run for EU Parliament seat

MADRID (AP) — A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region's former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament even...

Suspect in death of Illinois deputy arrested after standoff

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff's deputy and wounding a woman at an Illinois hotel was taken into custody Thursday after an hourslong standoff that began when he cr...

The Latest: Man charged with murder in deputy's shooting

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at an Illinois hotel (all times local): 7:10 p.m. A man suspected of fatally shooting an Illinois sheriff's deputy ha...

Interpol rejects El Salvador arrest request for ex-president

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Interpol has informed authorities in El Salvador for the second time in less than six months that it will not issue a red notice for the capture of fugitive ex-Preside...

Montenegro issues arrest warrant for ex-ruling party ally

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro has issued an international arrest warrant for a fugitive banker who is a former close ally-turned-foe of long-serving President Milo Djukanovic. ...

Fugitive monkeys back at Berlin zoo, days after breakout

BERLIN (AP) — A 17-year-old fugitive monkey has been reunited with her daughter at a Berlin zoo after being caught at a railway station in the German capital. Both the capuchin monke...

Italian police nab mobster from clan tied to German massacre

ROME (AP) — Italian police say they have nabbed a fugitive kingpin cocaine dealer who hails from a feuding crime clan involved in the 2007 trattoria massacre in Germany. Carabinieri ...

Who is excluded from conferences and summits and why?

The exclusion of countries, peoples or individuals from high-profile summits and conferences often says much about the events themselves. As the Mideast conference in Poland convenes...