AP Explains: El Salvador child molestation ruling

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A court ruling in favor of a judge accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl has provoked outrage in El Salvador, where some see it as a sign that the wheels of j...

UK police say truck victims from Vietnam; 3 suspects held

LONDON (AP) — All 39 people found dead in a refrigerated container truck in England last week were Vietnamese nationals, British police said Friday, as three more people were arrested in Ireland...

The Latest: Police, separatists clash in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Latest on clashes in Barcelona between police and separatists (all times local): 9:30 p.m. Police are clashing with a large group of Cat...

Separatists rally in Barcelona for release of prisoners

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards in the restive region of Catalonia are protesting in Barcelona against the imprisonment of nine separatist leaders for their roles in an ille...

ICE withdraws big fines for immigrants living in churches

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is reversing course months after threatening six-figure fines against immigrants taking sanctuary at churches. Seven wo...

Afghan village bury its dead after mosque bombing kills 62

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Funerals are being held in eastern Afghanistan for the victims of Friday's deadly bomb blast in a village mosque which killed 62 people during prayers. Atta...

Atlanta businessman spared prison in college hoops scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — An Atlanta businessman who pleaded guilty in a college basketball scandal that paid bribes to steer top athletes to certain schools and money managers has been spared prison time. ...

US, UK reach deal to make it easier to get electronic data

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and United Kingdom signed an agreement Thursday that officials say will speed up dozens of criminal and national security investigations and make it easier for law ...

Ex-intelligence officer gets 10 years in espionage case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former U.S. intelligence officer convicted of trying to pass defense information to China was solemn as he was sentenced Tuesday to 10 years in prison and said he "would give a...

Fines, jail, probation, debt: Court policies punish the poor

LIBERTY, Tenn. (AP) — Johnny Gibbs has been trying to get a valid driver's license for 20 years, but he just can't afford it. To punish him for high school truancy in 1999, Tennessee...

Catholic bishops approve new sex-abuse reporting hotline

BALTIMORE (AP) — U.S. Catholic bishops voted Wednesday to create a new national sex-abuse hotline run by an independent entity, a decision that represents one of the church's most tangible steps yet i...

Allegations against top priest under review after AP report

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Catholic Church in Texas says it is reviewing allegations that a top monsignor continued to hear a married woman's confessions after luring her into a sexual relationship, a po...

Oakland becomes 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Oakland on Tuesday became the second U.S. city to decriminalize magic mushrooms after a string of speakers testified that psychedelics helped them overcome depression, drug addict...

The Latest: Oakland 2nd US city to legalize magic mushrooms

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on Oakland voting to decriminalize magic mushrooms (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Oakland has become the second U.S. city to decrimin...

Woman accuses top US cardinal of dismissing sex abuse case

HOUSTON (AP) — When Cardinal Daniel DiNardo first met Laura Pontikes in his wood-paneled conference room in December 2016, the leader of the U.S. Catholic Church's response to its sex abuse scandal sa...