Asylum seekers waiting in Nuevo Laredo fear lurking dangers

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The round-faced woman from La Ceiba, Honduras, and her 5- and 12-year-old sons arrived in this city across the border from Laredo, Texas, where she had been promised a job ...

R. Kelly doesn't have freedom, money for this legal battle

CHICAGO (AP) — The difference between R. Kelly's life in 2002 when he was last charged with child sex-related crimes and his arrest last week on even more serious charges was on full display when the ...

The Latest: Jury deliberates sentence for scholar's killer

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing in the slaying of a visiting Chinese scholar (all times local): 2:05 p.m. Jurors have withdrawn to deliberate on wh...

'The Chain' is a mid-life hit for novelist Adrian McKinty

NEW YORK (AP) — With his novel "The Chain" headed for publishing best-seller lists and summer packing lists, Adrian McKinty can now laugh as he remembers an old and "failed" novel. "...

Militants behead 4 people in Egypt's Sinai

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say militants have beheaded four people in the restive northern Sinai Peninsula. The officials say the militants attacked a group o...

Mexico says 3 soldiers arrested, accused of kidnapping

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's defense department says three soldiers have been arrested and accused of kidnapping a 14-year-old boy. The arrests announced Tuesday were especially embar...

Man who kidnapped Jayme Closs moved out of Wisconsin

BARRON, Wis. (AP) — A man who admitted to kidnapping Jayme Closs and killing her parents has been moved to a facility outside Wisconsin. Twenty-two-year-old Jake Patterson is serving...

Man charged in Utah college student's death appears in court

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A tech worker charged in the death of a Utah college student has made his first court appearance. Ayoola A. Ajayi appeared by video from jail alongside a court-...

Man convicted in Chinese scholar's death cries in court

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A former University of Illinois doctoral student convicted in the death of a Chinese scholar broke down crying as his father described how a death sentence would affect him. ...

The Latest: Slain Chinese scholar's boyfriend testifies

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a man convicted in the death of a Chinese scholar (all times local): 2:05 p.m. The boyfriend of a Chine...

Slain scholar's father to testify in death penalty hearing

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Jurors who will decide whether a former University of Illinois doctoral student should be executed for the kidnapping and brutal slaying of a Chinese scholar are hearing about what...

The Latest: Jury to hear from mother of slain scholar

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing hearing for man convicted in death of Chinese scholar (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A federal judge will allow jurors at...

Jury to consider death penalty in Chinese scholar killing

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — The same federal jury that last month convicted a former University of Illinois doctoral student of kidnapping and torturing a scholar visiting from China will now be asked to deci...

Jury to consider death penalty in Chinese scholar killing

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal jury that convicted a former University of Illinois doctoral student of kidnapping, torturing and killing a young scholar from China now must decide if Brendt Christensen shou...

Judge denies sentencing delay in Chinese scholar case

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A judge has denied a request to delay sentencing for a former University of Illinois student convicted in the kidnapping and murder of a visiting Chinese scholar. ...