- Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to 8 months in prison Updated: May-25-15 8:56 am
JERUSALEM - Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced Monday to eight months in prison for unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter, capping the dramatic downfall of a man who only years earlier led the country and hoped to bring about a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.
- Judge: Cylvia Hayes can use 5th Amendment to withhold emails Updated: May-24-15 10:05 pm
SALEM, Oregon - An Oregon judge has ruled that Cylvia Hayes, the state's former first lady, can use her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination to block the release of some of her personal emails.
- Kearney official seeks resignation of state liquor official Updated: May-23-15 5:26 pm
KEARNEY, Nebraska - A Kearney City Council member has called for the resignation of the Nebraska Liquor Control Commission director and for an audit of the agency.
- TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports Updated: May-22-15 5:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
- Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job Updated: May-22-15 12:24 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.
- Caretaker of former Brown memorial denies discarding items Updated: May-22-15 10:47 am
FERGUSON, Missouri - The caretaker of stuffed animals and other mementoes from a former mid-street Ferguson memorial to Michael Brown denies discarding many of the items from the makeshift shrine after they were removed this week.
- FIFA scandals while Sepp Blatter has been president Updated: May-22-15 5:48 am
GENEVA - FIFA has been routinely called "scandal-plagued" for much of Sepp Blatter's 17-year presidential reign.
- Utah official took donation from 1-800 Contacts Updated: May-21-15 6:38 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes accepted a $5,000 campaign donation from a contact lens seller based in the state after his office began defending a new law that critics say was written at the company's behest.
- Guatemala interior minister resigns amid political crisis Updated: May-21-15 6:16 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemala's interior minister and three other Cabinet officials stepped down Thursday amid a growing political crisis over corruption scandals that have prompted calls for President Otto Perez Molina and others close to him to resign.
- Permanent Michael Brown memorial planned at shooting site Updated: May-20-15 4:23 pm
FERGUSON, Missouri - The makeshift mid-street memorial that marked where Michael Brown was fatally shot by a police officer last summer was cleared out Wednesday - what would have been his 19th birthday - amid plans to install a permanent plaque in his memory nearby.
- Oregon House asks voters for authority to impeach governor Updated: May-19-15 6:41 pm
SALEM, Oregon - Oregon voters may be deciding whether state legislators should have power to impeach the governor and other elected officials from the executive branch after the state House approved a resolution Tuesday sending a proposed constitutional amendment to the ballot in 2016.
- Titans investigating 'irregularities' in ticket sales Updated: May-19-15 5:30 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - The Tennessee Titans have hired outside investigators to review "irregularities" in ticket sales discovered during a team audit.
- Boehner doesn't defend NH's Rep. Guinta over contributions Updated: May-19-15 11:30 am
WASHINGTON - House Speaker John Boehner stopped short Tuesday of defending embattled Rep. Frank Guinta, saying lawmakers must meet "the highest ethical standards" when asked if the New Hampshire Republican should remain in Congress.
- South African opposition parties want soccer head to resign Updated: May-19-15 6:11 am
JOHANNESBURG - Opposition parties in South Africa have called for 2010 World Cup organizer Danny Jordaan to resign as the football association head after he was appointed mayor of his hometown by the ruling African National Congress.
- Guatemalan president vows to stay in office despite protests Updated: May-18-15 7:48 pm
GUATEMALA CITY - Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has said he will stay in office through his full term ending in January 2016 despite massive protests against government corruption.
- Gilich takes oath as new mayor of Biloxi Updated: May-18-15 5:00 pm
BILOXI, Mississippi - The new mayor of Biloxi has taken his oath of office, less than a week after winning the job in a special election.
- Albuquerque City Council president to retire at end of term Updated: May-18-15 3:11 pm
ALBQUERQUE, New Mexico - The Albuquerque City Council's president plans to step down at the end of his current term.
- Brazilian soccer confederation says squads chosen by coach Updated: May-18-15 1:31 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The Brazilian Football Confederation says a marketing company that pays $1.05 million for the commercial rights to each international friendly match does not have the power to select the team.
- Celebrations in Jordan over resignation of interior minister Updated: May-18-15 4:50 am
AMMAN, Jordan - The mayor of the tense Jordanian tribal city of Maan says hundreds of residents took to the street to celebrate the resignation of the country's interior minister over what they consider heavy-handed tactics by the security forces.
- Jordan's interior minister resigns, state media report Updated: May-17-15 5:01 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - Jordan's interior minister resigned over an alleged failure of security agencies to coordinate, state media reported Sunday, but did not elaborate.
- Macedonians in protest to demand government's resignation Updated: May-17-15 8:50 am
SKOPJE, Macedonia - Tens of thousands of people have gathered in the center of the Macedonian capital Skopje to demand the resignation of conservative Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski.
- Cobb compares pricey judicial races to legalized extortion Updated: May-16-15 2:04 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - The phones rang. The donations flowed.
- Analysis: Months of work by Missouri lawmakers end in chaos Updated: May-16-15 10:31 am
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri's legislative session ended in chaos amid partisan gridlock and the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl.
- Missouri lawmakers quit early; deadly force bill fails Updated: May-15-15 9:02 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Missouri lawmakers concluded a tumultuous annual session Friday, ending their work ahead of a deadline while failing to pass a bill rewriting the state's deadly force standards for police in response to last summer's fatal shooting in Ferguson.
- Central California resigns, 2nd admonished for misconduct Updated: May-15-15 5:23 pm
MERCED, California - A Central California judge has resigned and another has been admonished over allegations of misconduct.