Activists demand Thailand release refugee soccer player

SYDNEY (AP) - Human rights groups and former soccer players have called on FIFA and the Australian government to intervene to stop a Melbourne-based refugee and semi-professional soccer player being extradited from Thailand to Bahrain.

Hakeem al-Araibi, a former representative of Bahrain's national team, was granted refugee status in Australia ...

Congress fails to solve Trump border demand

Congress closed up shop Friday night without a deal to avert a government shutdown at midnight, becoming snared by President Trump's demands for new border wall money.

All sides insisted negotiations were underway but no agreement was on the horizon, and the adjournment of the House and Senate meant ...

Trump: Shutdown ‘hopefully’ won’t last long

President Trump acknowledged late Friday that the government was heading toward a partial shutdown but insisted it was Democrats' responsibility to bring the funding lapse to an end."Call it a Democrat shutdown, ca...

Trump fumed at Whitaker over Cohen guilty plea: report

President Trump reportedly fumed to his acting attorney general, Matthew Whitaker, after his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, pleaded guilty last month for misstatements he made to Congress while testifying about...

Border Patrol says 19-year-old assaulted agent in Arizona

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - Federal authorities say a Border Patrol agent was assaulted by a 19-year-old man near a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona.

In a statement Friday, the U.S. Border Patrol said the teen from Mexico was arrested and charged with assaulting a federal agent. Authorities say ...

US report finds no direct foreign interference in 2018 vote

WASHINGTON (AP) - Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats says his agency has not found any evidence of any direct interference in the midterm elections.

Coats says he has submitted a required report to President Donald Trump that says the intelligence community has not uncovered any compromise of election infrastructure ...

House adjourns without clear path to avert shutdown

The House adjourned on Friday evening without a clear path forward on a deal to avert a partial government shutdown, as lawmakers continue to wrestle over funding for President Trump's border wall.House Majority Le...

The Latest: Iowa House candidate files to contest election

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Latest on the unresolved ballot dispute in a northeast Iowa House seat election: (all times local):

4:30 p.m.

The Democratic candidate for a northeast Iowa House seat has filed an election contest, a formal process that requires the House to consider whether 29 disputed ...

Not clear how US would get money from border wall fundraiser

An Air Force veteran has racked up millions of more dollars on his fundraising page for President Donald Trump's U.S.-Mexico border wall, though it's unclear how the U.S. government would get the money.

Brian Kolfage's GoFundMe page has raised $13 million as of Friday afternoon to build the wall. Its ...

Hearing scheduled for embattled Florida elections official

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A federal court hearing has been scheduled for a former Florida elections official who was removed from office by Gov. Rick Scott.

Chief U.S. District Judge Mark Walker will hear arguments Jan. 7 in Tallahassee on a request for a preliminary injunction by embattled Broward elections ...