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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A former Arkansas lawmaker who is also the governor's nephew is changing his plea to federal charges he spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds on trips, groceries and other personal expenses.A notice for a change of plea hearing was filed Monday for former Sen. …
MISSION, Texas (AP) — Four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande into the U.S., authorities said Monday.A law enforcement official close to the investigation told The …
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved sideways in midday trading Monday on Wall Street after notching their third straight weekly win.Investors eased into trading ahead of a highly anticipated meeting between the U.S. and China's leaders later this week. The world's two largest economies have …
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A bitter legal feud is showing no signs of abating in the case of a former "Melrose Place" actress who's already served prison time for a fatal drunken driving crash nine years ago but could wind up back behind bars.Through three sentences issued by two judges and …
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Olenick was 19 and living a secret social life, letting loose with friends at a speakeasy-like bar with blacked-out windows and one of the few floors in town where men danced with other men. Then the lights came on and the police strode into the Stonewall …
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A major telephone outage hit the Netherlands on Monday, taking down the country's emergency number and leaving many businesses and municipalities unreachable by phone.Police sent officers onto the streets so that people could approach them for emergency help and …
BALTIMORE (AP) — A U.S. judge says new evidence paints a "disturbing picture" that racial discrimination may be the motive behind the Trump administration's push to ask everyone in the country about citizenship status.Last week, U.S. District Judge George Hazel of Maryland ruled there's …
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local):7:55 p.m.U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has arrived in the United Arab Emirates after meetings in Saudi Arabia aimed at building a global coalition to counter …
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's Democratic House Speaker Sara Gideon says she's challenging veteran Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, whose political future has generated an enormous amount of attention over the last year.Gideon is a four-term state representative from Freeport who has been …
NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. military member who became an American citizen during a 2012 White House ceremony has been slain along with her two toddlers, and the children's father has been arrested.Alla Ausheva, 2-year-old Ivan Walker and 3-year-old Elia Walker were found dead Saturday in their …
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus' interior minister is accusing Turkey and breakaway Turkish Cypriots of helping to traffick migrants to the internationally recognized southern part of the ethnically split island nation.Constantinos Petrides told state radio Monday it's "now certain" that a …
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A judge in Reno has denied a motion to dismiss two murder charges against a Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing four people in Nevada in January.The defense had argued a Washoe County grand jury lacked authority to indict 20-year-old Wilber Ernesto Martinez-Guzman for …
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's defense minister says live-ammunition drills being held with Russian and Belarusian troops show that Serbia has allies in any future war in the Balkans.Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin says Monday the military maneuvers dubbed "Slavic Brotherhood" show that …
MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Latest on four bodies found at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):10:30 a.m.Authorities say four people, including three children, found dead in South Texas near the border with Mexico likely died of dehydration and heat exposure after crossing the Rio Grande …
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG says its Mercedes-Benz luxury brand plans to assemble cars in Egypt in cooperation with a local partner.Daimler said it signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with the Egyptian government. The company said local production would …
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel's center-left coalition partner on Monday decided to ballot its 440,000 members this fall on who the party's new leader or leaders will be, a decision that may determine how much longer the current government lasts.The Social Democrats, who have …
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan hasn't lost many elections since the conservative party he co-founded took control of the government in 2002. But the party's rare defeat in Istanbul, Turkey's largest city, was a political and personal setback for the country's …
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka's attorney general has advised the acting police chief to begin a criminal investigation of the former defense secretary over "major lapses" that failed to stop Easter Sunday suicide bombings that killed more than 250 people.Attorney General Dappula de …
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old classmate has been released from jail.Twenty-three-year-old Owen Labrie reported to Merrimack County's jail just after Christmas, after a judge refused to shorten his sentence. He had …
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Monday that a Polish law that pushed Supreme Court judges into early retirement violates EU law.In its ruling, the EU's Court of Justice said the measures breach judicial independence. Under an interim decision in November 2018, …

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