College coaches, others indicted in admissions bribery case

BOSTON (AP) — College coaches and others have been charged in a sweeping admissions bribery case…

US communities reach out to homeless as liver disease surges

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — This industrial city in central Massachusetts has had many nicknames through the…

Top US diplomat suggests taking Cameroon to global forum

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The top United States diplomat to Africa says perhaps it’s time to take…

UN chief warns of ‘relentless’ pushback on women’s rights

UNITED NATIONS (AP)— Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that there is a “deep, pervasive and relentless”…

Google paid former exec $35 million after harassment claim

SAN FRANCISCO (AP)— Google paid former search executive Amit Singhal $35 million in an exit package…

UAW chief raises strike pay, issues warning to automakers

DETROIT (AP) — The president of the United Auto Workers union warned automakers that the union…

Allred: Tape appears to show R. Kelly sexually abusing girls

NEW YORK (AP)  — A man who said he was cleaning out an old videotape collection…

Richmond exhibit seeks to reimagine Confederate statues

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — They are towering figures, larger-than-life statues that honor heroes of a bygone…

Emoji gods approve skin-tone options for couples of color

NEW YORK (AP)  — In 1664, Maryland passed the first British colonial law banning marriage between…

Smollett indicted on 16 counts stemming from reported attack

CHICAGO (AP)  — A grand jury in Chicago indicted “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony…

Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The high school party took an ugly turn. Drink cups were…

Judge dismisses porn star’s hush money suit against Trump

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday tossed out porn actress Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit…

At least 4 Kentucky school districts close amid protests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — At least four Kentucky school districts were forced to close Thursday as…

French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin offers his resignation after being convicted of failing to report a pedophile priest

LYON, France (AP) — French Cardinal Philippe Barbarin offers his resignation after being convicted of failing…

Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its…

Warner Bros. chair being investigated for sexual misconduct

LOS ANGELES (AP) — WarnerMedia is investigating claims that Warner Bros. chairman and CEO Kevin Tsujihara promised acting…

Police link Scotland university device to London mail bombs

LONDON  (AP)  — British police said a suspicious package destroyed by bomb-disposal experts at the University…

School lessons increasingly a target for climate skeptics

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut lawmaker wants to strike climate change from state science standards.…

iPhone sales are falling, and Apple’s app fees might be next

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Last year, every time someone paid $11 for Netflix through an iPhone…

Italian populists launch welfare program for poor, jobless

ROME (AP) — Italy’s populist government opened its new minimum income welfare program Wednesday, fulfilling a…

Kenya flights disrupted by airport workers strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Hundreds of air passengers were stranded Wednesday in Kenya because of a…

Feds: Forgery operation produced over 10,000 fake documents

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Located in an apartment in a primarily Hispanic town in Oregon, a clandestine lab…

Arata Isozaki wins Pritzker for designs blending East, West

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, credited with bringing together the East and West in…

Swedish Academy to announce 2 Nobel literature prizes in Oct

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature says the winners of…

Fledgling gangland news fills niche neglected by other media

CHICAGO (AP) — Shawn Cotton no longer drives his $55,000, bright pink Corvette to work because…

Teachers in Oakland approve contract ending strike

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland teachers will be back in their classrooms Monday after union members…

Egypt’s top cleric calls polygamy ‘injustice,’ draws debate

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is…

Egypt’s top cleric stirs controversy with polygamy remarks

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s top Muslim cleric has stirred up controversy after saying that polygamy is…

German public servants to get 8-percent pay increases

BERLIN (AP) — Union and government negotiators say they’ve reached a new wage agreement that will…

Memorial stone for former synagogue vandalized in France

PARIS (AP) — French police are investigating after a memorial stone marking the site of a…