Wisconsin Legislature wants to intervene in voter lawsuit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Wisconsin lawmakers took steps Friday to spend taxpayer dollars to hire their own attorney and intervene in a federal lawsuit seeking to stop the purge of more than 200...

'Homosexual face': Brazil's Bolsonaro lashes out at press

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro lashed out at journalists on Friday, singling out one as looking like a homosexual, amid news reports of a corruption investigation linked to hi...

Wisconsin appeals court delays ruling on voter purge case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin appeals court on Wednesday denied a request from the state Justice Department to immediately put on hold a judge's ruling purging more than 200,000 voter registrations...

Pakistan sentences former dictator to death in treason case

A Pakistani court on Tuesday (Dec. 17) sentenced the country's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while in ...

Pakistan sentences former dictator to death in treason case

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced the country's former military ruler Gen. Pervez Musharraf to death in a treason case related to the state of emergency he imposed in 2007 while ...

Wisconsin Democrats vow to register voters who may be purged

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrats in the key swing state of Wisconsin vowed Monday to double down on efforts to ensure that any voters whose registrations are nullified by a judge's recent ruling will be...

Libyan PM unfazed by commander’s zero hour Tripoli push

CAIRO (AP) — The prime minister of Libya's U.N.-supported government on Friday shrugged off threats by his rival, the commander of a self-styled army waging a months-long offensive to capture the coun...

AP honors journalist executed in 1951 by Chinese officials

New York (AP) — Y.C. Jao was a respected Chinese correspondent working for The Associated Press in April 1949 when Mao Zedong’s Red Army stormed into Nanjing, defeating the Nationalist forces of leade...

Tolerant Thailand to welcome pope, but martyrs tale haunts

SONGKHON, Thailand (AP) — When Pope Francis makes his first trip to Thailand this week, he will be visiting a country that welcomed Roman Catholic missionaries more than five centuries ago and whose B...

Migrants thrust by US officials into the arms of the cartels

NUEVO LAREDO, Mexico (AP) — The gangsters trawling Nuevo Laredo know just what they’re looking for: men and women missing their shoelaces. Those are migrants who made it to the Unite...

Abrams’ group aims to reach Georgia voters who may be purged

Stacey Abrams’ voting rights organization is aiming to reach Georgia voters who could be purged from the state’s election rolls as soon as next month. Fair Fight Action is mobilizing...

Xi Jinping’s PLA purge inspired by assassination attempts: Guo Wengui

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese President Xi Jinping’s (習近平) purge of more than a hundred senior military officers might have been inspired by assassination attempts against him during visi...

Used to impunity, Bangladesh elite face corruption crackdown

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — As gamblers called out bets around craps and roulette tables at a sports club in Bangladesh's capital, dozens of black-clad security forces burst inside. Gam...

Key moments in the 1979 Iran hostage crisis at US Embassy

Here are key moments in the 1979 Iranian takeover and subsequent 444-day hostage crisis at the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. Day 1, Nov. 4, 1979 - Iranian protesters seize the U.S. Embassy...

NFL teams did their wheeling and dealing early this year

Trent Williams stayed put, as did Josh Norman, Chris Harris Jr. and Le'Veon Bell. Jamal Adams, Melvin Gordon and Patrick Peterson aren't going anywhere, either. The NFL trade deadlin...