Timeline of R. Kelly's life and career

CHICAGO (AP) — R&B singer R. Kelly has been charged with aggravated sexual abuse involving multiple victims dating back to 1998, marking the latest charges against a man trailed for decades by lur...

New graft probe is 1st to target Guatemala 1st lady

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan prosecutors have opened an investigation into first Lady Patricia Marroquin de Morales related to apparently unreported campaign checks during President Jimmy Morales'...

'Surviving R. Kelly' makers, others react to charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Reaction to R. Kelly being charged with 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse: "The survivors are heroes." — Filmmaker dream hampton, producer of the documentary "Survi...

Virgin Galactic: Rocket reaches space again in test flight

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Virgin Galactic's rocket plane reached space for a second time in a test flight over California on Friday, climbing higher and faster than before while also carrying a crewmember to...

Kansas judge freezes assets of sect accused of trafficking

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge in Kansas has frozen the assets of a sect that faced a $7.9 million judgment last year for human trafficking. Public radio station KCUR repor...

Teen girls, ages 14 and 15, charged with robbing bank

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts have charged teenage girls ages 14 and 15 with robbing a bank. Fall River police say the 14-year-old girl walked into a BayCoast Bank...

GOP senators to watch on Trump's emergency declaration

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fight over President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall is heading to the GOP-controlled Senate, putting Republicans in the uncomfortable spot of deciding whether to back his...

Discount movies: Which theater subscription is best?

NEW YORK (AP) — A movie a day in theaters for $10 a month seemed too good to be true. And it was. MoviePass, which tried to bring Netflix-like subscriptions to the movie theater, pul...

YouTube walks a tightrope with its video makers, advertisers

YouTube has plenty of problems to deal with, ranging from advertiser boycotts to a recommendation engine often blamed for encouraging conspiracies on the video-sharing network. But rarely does it scor...

Russian opens money laundering probe involving Moldova

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Interior Ministry says that it has launched a money laundering probe involving the influential leader of Moldova's Democratic Party, just two days before parliamentary electi...

Africa's largest democracy finally goes to vote, a week late

KANO, Nigeria (AP) — A voting card and a metal rod for self-defense are both close at hand in Christopher Obiorah's tiny bookshop but he hopes to use just one of them when Africa's largest democracy g...

If proven, Smollett allegations could be a 'career killer'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jussie Smollett is enmeshed in weekly drama on the set of "Empire," the Fox TV series that gave the actor a breakout role and the fame to advance his social activism. ...

Spanish bank freezes hundreds of thousands of Chinese accounts, China demands explanation

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The Chinese Ambassador to Spain Lyu Fan has reportedly met with the head of the central bank of Spain, demanding an explanation of why the bank accounts of hundreds of tho...

French bishops agree to compensation for sex abuse victims

PARIS (AP) — Still struggling to come to terms with their share of responsibility in the clerical sex abuse scandal rocking the Catholic Church, France's bishops have agreed to award financial compens...

From Syria, IS slips into Iraq to fight another day

BAGHDAD (AP) — Islamic State fighters facing defeat in Syria are slipping across the border into Iraq, where they are destabilizing the country's fragile security, U.S. and Iraqi officials say. ...