Senegal’s president Macky Sall seeks 2nd term

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) - Senegalese President Macky Sall is seeking a second term in office and hopes to win re-election Sunday in the first round.

He's touting big infrastructure projects completed under his leadership including paved roads and the gleaming new international airport.

Critics, though, say he may coast to ...

Ohio lawmakers pushing to fix error that could ban some guns

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - State lawmakers are moving quickly to fix a mistake in an Ohio bill that gun rights advocates say could inadvertently ban several types of legal guns.

At issue is legislation approved by lawmakers last year that allows off-duty police officers to carry firearms and limits local ...

Allegations against son led to Time’s Up CEO’s resignation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The gender equality initiative Time's Up says its president and CEO resigned because of sexual misconduct allegations against her son.

The group on Friday issued a statement explaining why Lisa Borders stepped down from the organization that was formed last year in response to sexual misconduct ...

Russian court extends detention for alleged American spy

MOSCOW (AP) - A Moscow court has extended the detention for the American arrested at the end of December for alleged spying.

Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was detained in a Moscow hotel at the end of December. His arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one ...

China bars millions from travel for ‘social credit’ offenses

BEIJING (AP) - Forgot to pay a fine in China? Then forget about buying an airline ticket.

Would-be air travelers were blocked from buying tickets 17.5 million times last year under a controversial "social credit" system the ruling Communist Party says will improve public behavior.

Some 5.5 million people were ...

Chinese-Australian billionaire wins media defamation suit

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Chinese-Australian billionaire Chau Chak Wing was awarded 280,000 Australian dollars ($200,000) in damages on Friday by an Australian judge who ruled he was defamed by a media report that insinuated he bribed a former United Nations general assembly president.

The businessman, philanthropist and generous political donor ...

Smollett controversy roils political world

The arrest of "Empire" star Jussie Smollett - who police say faked a hate crime against himself - is igniting more real-life controversy than is seen on his weekly Fox drama.The case has political consequences, aft...

Dems to use democratic socialist label against Sanders

Democrats running against Sen. Bernie Sanders are already making the argument that he would be a weaker general election candidate against President Trump because he is a democratic socialist - not a Democrat.There...

Kenya court postpones ruling on anti-gay laws to May 24

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A Kenyan court Friday postponed a ruling on whether to decriminalize same sex relationships, disappointing many in the country's LGBT community.

The ruling will not be made until May 24 because some judges had been busy, Justice Chaacha Mwita of the High Court said.

Several activists ...