North Macedonia prosecutor dismissed over corruption scandal

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) - Lawmakers in North Macedonia have dismissed a special prosecutor tasked with investigating high-level corruption who herself has been detained under suspicion of involvement in a high-profile graft scandal.

All 102 lawmakers present at the session in the 120-member parliament voted Saturday to relieve Special Prosecutor ...

Sudan court says trial of al-Bashir to resume next week

CAIRO (AP) - A Sudanese court says the trial of former President Omar al-Bashir on corruption and money laundering charges will resume next week.

The court on Saturday heard the testimony of five witnesses, including from Hatem Hassan Bakhit, the director of al-Bashir's office. Bakhit had previously testified that he ...

Virtual reality used to highlight uranium contamination

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) - Activists are using virtual reality technology to focus on areas of the Navajo Nation affected by uranium contamination.

The arts collective Bombshelltoe has collected 360-degree footage of Churchrock, New Mexico, to show how people and the land have changed since a 1979 uranium mill spill, Gallup ...

Sikh preaches love 18 years after brother killed over turban

PHOENIX (AP) - Indian Sikh immigrant Rana Singh Sodhi still preaches love and tolerance 18 years after his brother was gunned down in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks by a man who mistook him for a Muslim because of his turban and beard.

"I want there to ...

California lawmakers tackled health care, wildfire costs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - In their first year with a new governor, California lawmakers passed legislation aimed at guarding against financial harm from wildfires, deterring fatal police shootings and expanding health care to young immigrants living in the country illegally. That's on top of efforts related to employment law, housing ...

Texas mayor indicted on charges that he hid 1998 conviction

CIBOLO, Texas (AP) - A suburban San Antonio mayor has been arrested after a grand jury earlier indicted him on charges of aggravated perjury and tampering with government documents with the intent to defraud.

Cibolo Mayor Stan "Stosh" Boyle turned himself in to authorities Thursday and was released from the ...

Groups sue to block Trump’s order for citizenship data collection

Immigrant rights groups sued the Trump administration Friday over the president's plan to collect citizenship data through federal agencies, which will then share that information to states, arguing the move is unlawful and discriminatory.

The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Maryland, asks the judge to block President Trump's executive ...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump, Dems and their tale of 2 countries

WASHINGTON (AP) - The country described by the Democrats running for president is mired in child poverty, riven with economic unfairness and broken in its approach to health care, crime and guns. The country presented by President Donald Trump is roaring and ascendant - and, hey, how about those moderating ...

Women’s Hall of Fame inducts Sotomayor, Fonda, Allred

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, actress Jane Fonda and attorney Gloria Allred were among the inductees at the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The Class of 2019 inducted into the hall in upstate New York also included activist Angela Davis , attorney Sarah Deer, fashion designer Diane ...

Egypt’s el-Sissi defends military against corruption claims

CAIRO (AP) - Egypt's president is refuting corruption allegations raised by a businessman about the country's military in a series of recorded testimonials that went viral on social media.

Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says Saturday that allegations of embezzlement and misuse of public funds in building new presidential palaces are "sheer lies ...