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...

Dems ask FBI to probe if Trump Org is 'criminal enterprise'

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of House Democrats asked the FBI on Wednesday to launch an investigation into whether President Donald Trump's company is a "criminal enterprise" after mass firings at two of h...

Couple named 'breeder of year' face animal cruelty charge

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire couple honored as a "Breeder of the Year" by the American Kennel Club faces an animal cruelty charge. Police in Durham say 18 cocker spaniels were...

Fears rise in Nicaragua over new social security overhaul

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — Nicaraguans revolted last April when the government announced it was raising payroll taxes and cutting retirement benefits to bolster a social security program hemorrhaging m...

'Untouchable' charts the rise and fall of Harvey Weinstein

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Harvey Weinstein's name was intrinsically linked to the Sundance Film Festival for years, which makes it somewhat fitting that 14 months after his demise the festival played hos...

Germany: director of asylum-seekers home convicted of abuse

BERLIN (AP) — The former director of an asylum-seeker home in western Germany has been convicted of abusing people in his care. The Siegen state court on Tuesday sentenced the 38-yea...

Lawyer: Incapacitated woman who gave birth not in coma

PHOENIX (AP) — A lawyer for the family of an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth in a long-term care facility said she is not in a coma as previously reported. The Arizona Rep...

FIFA maintains Afghan soccer boss' ban during abuse probe

ZURICH (AP) — Implicated in sexual and physical abuse of female players, Afghanistan soccer federation president Keramuudin Karim has lost a first legal battle with FIFA. FIFA says c...

Lawyer: R. Kelly denies all sexual misconduct allegations

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, ...

Pennsylvania criticized for how it handles elder abuse cases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — An internal Pennsylvania state government watchdog agency is criticizing how county-level agencies investigate thousands of complaints they receive about elder abuse and how the...

Q&A: The hurdles and obstacles Saudi women runaways face

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun is the latest young Saudi woman to attempt to flee her family and seek asylum abroad. Her calls for help on Twitter have grabbed international...

Refugee children facing violence at EU borders

DW: What happens to refugee children at the external borders of the European Union? Meike Riebau: This year, we have focused on exactly this topic. In Belgrade, together with a partner organization, ...

Child abuse climbs after Friday report cards, study says

Child abuse increases the day after school report cards are released — but only when kids get their grades on a Friday, a study in Florida suggests. The curious finding startled rese...

FIFA bans head of Afghan soccer after allegations by players

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA has provisionally banned the head of the Afghanistan soccer federation following accusations of sexual and physical abuse of female players. In a statement, FIFA s...

Mary Harvey goes from soccer champ to human rights leader

Mary Harvey is used to blazing the trail in sports. Despite growing up without major soccer tournaments to aspire to play in, the goalkeeper helped the U.S. win the inaugural Women's...