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...

'Prolific sextortionist' gets 40 years for harming 150 girls

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for coercing more than 100 girls to send him sexually explicit photos and videos. Benjamin Jenkins, 25, also fac...

Spain to hear pardon requests for Catalan separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government says it will from next week start to hear requests for the pardon of the imprisoned leaders of Catalonia’s secessionist movement. Just...

2 antiquities dealers charged with defrauding buyers

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dealers of ancient art were indicted Tuesday for allegedly creating fake ownership histories for the antiquities they sold through auction houses in New York. Erd...

Italian prosecutor: 'Ndrangheta is top crime group in West

ROME (AP) — Italy’s top anti-mafia prosecutor said Tuesday the country's ‘Ndrangheta mob was “the most important criminal organization in the Western world,” as preliminary hearings in the biggest eve...

Jailed Morocco journalist probed by court on rape charge

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — A Moroccan journalist and human rights activist held by authorities for weeks on charges of undermining state security, receiving foreign funding and rape, appeared before an inv...

Rights group: Dozens in Belarus investigated amid protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Authorities in Belarus, that's seen six weeks of protests against the country's authoritarian president after a disputed election, have opened more than 250 criminal cases against...

State auditor: UC wrongly admitted well-connected students

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state audit has found that the University of California wrongly admitted at least 64 wealthy students over the past six years as “favors to donors, family, and friend...

Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable” act. Mark David Chapman made the comments in r...

Pakistan sentences 2 to death for deadly 2012 factory fire

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the fa...

Greece: Prosecutors told to put anti-maskers on trial

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Judicial authorities in Greece received instructions Tuesday to pursue the prosecution of anti-mask activists with fast-tracked trials and penalties for convictions of up to a ye...

Election 2020 Today: Replacing Ginsburg, Bloomberg pays up

Here’s what’s happening Tuesday in Election 2020, 42 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ...

German suspect in McCann case faces new rape investigation

BERLIN (AP) — A suspect in the disappearance of British toddler Madeleine McCann faces another investigation over the alleged rape of an Irish woman in Portugal 16 years ago, German prosecutors said T...

Expert says Assange a suicide risk if extradited to the US

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange is very likely to attempt to attempt to kill himself if he is sent to the United States to face espionage charges, a psychiatric expert said Tuesday at an extradition hear...

Finnish top court bans Finland's main neo-Nazi group

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland's Supreme Court on Tuesday banned a neo-Nazi group on the grounds that its activities are “significantly contrary to law.” Finland’s national police had sough...