Alabama prosecutors oppose jailed speaker's bid for leniency

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard doesn't deserve any reduction of his four-year prison sentence for ethics violations because he has not shown remorse and was convicted o...

Malaysia opposition leader Anwar claims 'formidable' majority to form new government

Malaysia’s opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Wednesday (Sept. 23) he has secured a ‘strong, formidable’ majority from lawmakers to form a new government and oust Prime Minister...

Trump supporter charged with hitting girl with flagpole

ORANGE PARK, Fla. (AP) — A man was arrested last week after striking a 12-year-old girl in the face with a flagpole during a small rally for President Donald Trump near a Florida intersection, authori...

Bill to end mandatory jail time for assaults on police fails

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia lawmakers on Tuesday killed legislation that called for eliminating mandatory jail time for assaulting a police officer, a bill that drew heated opposition from Republica...

Parents tackle man accused of spying on girl in bathroom

DUNCAN, S.C. (AP) — A group of parents tackled and restrained a registered sex offender accused of spying on a 15-year-old girl in the women’s bathroom of a South Carolina Cracker Barrel restaurant ov...

New Hampshire white nationalist goes on trial over threats

CONCORD, N.H (AP) — A white nationalist who rose to prominence during a deadly 2017 rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, went on trial Tuesday on federal charges of threatening to rape the wife of a pe...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Sept. 22, the 266th day of 2020. There are 100 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Sept....

Florida decision likely clears Pats owner of solicitation

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida prosecutors said Monday that they will not appeal a court ruling throwing out video recordings allegedly showing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft paying for...

Florida governor seeks new penalties for violent protesters

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The state of Florida is going to get tough on people who engage in violence during protests, Florida's Republican governor said Monday in announcing new legislation. ...

Large US political donor in jail in Lithuania

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — A dual American and Lebanese citizen charged in the U.S. with conspiring to conceal the source of more than $3.5 million in donations during the 2016 U.S. presidential electi...

German artists rally for Belarus opposition's Kolesnikova

Stuttgart-based director Jasmin Schädler knows Maria Kolesnikova well. She describes the Belarusian government critic as "very involved, ambitious and highly talented." Kolesnikova once liv...

Georgia man says he couldn't breathe during arrest on video

ATLANTA (AP) — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Georgia sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost c...

Vile social media attacks target Pakistani women journalists

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists on Friday condemned relentless social media attacks on women journalists in Pakistan — vicious assaults that have threatened rape and eve...

AP Exclusive: More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were...

AP Exclusive: More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. There were...