'Chatgate' scandal throws Puerto Rico governor into crisis

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Nearly two years ago, Hurricane Maria exposed the raw dysfunction of Puerto Rico, collapsing long-neglected infrastructure and leaving several thousand dead on Gov. Ricard...

Report: FTC approves roughly $5B fine for Facebook

The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter. ...

Han's wife in hot water for illegal 'luxury farmhouse' in W. Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Lee Chia-fen (李佳芬), the wife of itinerant Kaohsiung mayor and presidential candidate Han Kuo-yu (韓國瑜), is facing legal trouble as the Yunlin County Government yesterday declare...

ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' to end after next season

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It will be case closed next season for "How to Get Away with Murder," with the show's upcoming sixth season to be its last. The series and its star, Viola Davis, a...

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: _____ July 10 The Boston Herald on H. Ross Perot's death and his impact on Americ...

Ex-Caribbean soccer official hit with $79 million judgment

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Caribbean soccer official has been ordered to pay a $79 million penalty stemming from the FIFA (FEE'-fuh) bribery scandal. A federal judge in New York City i...

Sistine Chapel Choir director quits after funding scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Sistine Chapel Choir director in the wake of a funding scandal. The Vatican said Wednesday that Monsignor Massimo...

Virginia is now election battleground in fight over gun laws

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Deep-pocketed interest groups and activists on both sides of the long-running fight over gun laws are gearing up for a major clash in Virginia, now a key election battleground in ...

Former Argentine President De la Rua dies at 81

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Former Argentine President Fernando De la Rúa, who attracted voters with his image as an honest statesman and later left the country plunged into its worst economic cris...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 14-20: July 14: Actress Nancy Olson ("Sunset Boulevard") is 91. Football player-turned-actor Rosey Grier is 87. Actor Vincent Pastore ("The S...

Heather Mills gets UK phone hacking apology, payout

LONDON (AP) — Heather Mills and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from the defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones. Mills, the ex-wife o...

AP: Federal grand jury probing GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal grand jury in New York is investigating top Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy, examining whether he used his position as vice chair of President Donald Trump's inaugural c...

Jay-Z's companies sue NYC licensing company for fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — Jay-Z's business entities have sued a New York City licensing firm, claiming it cheated the companies as part of a "colossal accounting scandal." The lawsuit accuses ...

Anti-doping advocate Beckie Scott receives Order of Canada

QUEBEC CITY (AP) — Olympic champion Beckie Scott has received the Order of Canada for her contributions to the fight against doping. The 2002 Olympic champion in cross-country skiing...

AP gets rare peek behind curtain at famed Bolshoi Ballet

MOSCOW (AP) — Makhar Vaziev's day begins before he sets foot inside his office in Moscow's famed Bolshoi Theater. As he makes his way past the vast columns of the main building, the ...