Former Afghan soccer federation president's life ban upheld

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The former president of the Afghan soccer federation lost his appeal Tuesday against a life ban for sexually abusing women’s national team players. The C...

Mourners attend funeral mass for retired pope's brother

BERLIN (AP) — A memorial mass was held Wednesday in Germany for the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI. Following the Pontifical Requiem at the Hig...

Funeral planned Wednesday for retired pope's elder brother

BERLIN (AP) — A funeral is to be held in Germany next week for the Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who died Wednesday at the age of 96. The Dioc...

Retired pope's elder brother, Georg Ratzinger, dies at 96

BERLIN (AP) — The Rev. Georg Ratzinger, the older brother of Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI who earned renown in his own right as a director of an acclaimed German boys’ choir, has died. He was 96. ...

Report gives Pakistan failing grade on human rights

ISLAMABAD (AP) — An annual human rights report released this week gives Pakistan a failing grade, charging that too little is being done to protect the country's most vulnerable, including women and c...

Coalition petitions Taiwan president to pardon death row inmate tortured into confession

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — One week after Taiwan saw its second execution during the tenure of President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), a coalition of NGOs, lawyers, and academics sent her a petition for a pre...

Child sex abuse in Pakistan's religious schools is endemic

PAKPATTAN, Pakistan (AP) — Muhimman proudly writes his name slowly, carefully, one letter at a time, grinning broadly as he finishes. He’s just 11 years old and was a good student who had dreams of be...

Amnesty International says Thai military abuses conscripts

BANGKOK (AP) — The human rights group Amnesty International says many new conscripts in Thailand's military are physically, sexually and mentally abused, with some cases amounting to torture. ...

Probe finds sexual, physical abuse at school for the deaf

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An investigation has revealed multiple credible allegations of sexual and physical abuse by former faculty and staff spanning decades at a school for deaf children in Conne...

Youth parole officer kept job amid child abuse investigation

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former employee of a New Hampshire youth detention center continued working with children in a state job for nine months after police began investigating allegations that he h...

Justices appear split in Arizona death sentence case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appeared divided Wednesday over whether an Arizona death row inmate should get a new sentencing trial nearly 30 years after being convicted of killing two people in...

Dallas Stars fire Jim Montgomery for unprofessional conduct

DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Stars fired second-year coach Jim Montgomery on Tuesday for what the team called unprofessional conduct. General manager Jim Nill said Montgomery had acted i...

NHL Commissioner: We will not tolerate abusive behavior

MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Monday that the league will work swiftly to make changes to better deal with personnel conduct issues in the wake of incidents that surfaced ...

Lebanon’s journalists suffer abuse, threats covering unrest

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese journalists are facing threats and wide-ranging harassment in their work — including verbal insults and physical attacks, even death threats — while reporting on nearly 50 days ...

Lindholm scores twice, Flames beat Senators 3-1

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Elias Lindholm scored the deciding goal late in the third period and added an empty-netter, leading the Calgary Flames to a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday nig...