- Assembly approves wrongful conviction compensation Updated: Feb-09-16 4:43 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - People wrongly convicted of crimes in Wisconsin could claim up to $50,000 for each year spent behind bars under a bipartisan bill Wisconsin's Assembly has approved unanimously.
- South African court hears case against president Updated: Feb-09-16 11:45 am
JOHANNESBURG - The chant "Pay back the money" filtered into South Africa's highest court on Tuesday, as judges heard a case in which President Jacob Zuma is accused of violating the constitution in a scandal over state spending on his private home.
- Closely fought Philippine presidential race gets underway Updated: Feb-09-16 11:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Philippine presidential candidates launched their campaigns Tuesday in festive showbiz-style rallies to draw in the crowds in what is emerging as a closely fought contest to lead one of Asia's most unwieldy democracies.
- Spain drops fraud investigation of former Mexico politician Updated: Feb-09-16 9:53 am
MADRID - Spain's National Court has dropped an investigation into a prominent former Mexican politician arrested last month in a corruption probe.
- Search warrant served at Ohio comedian mayor's home Updated: Feb-09-16 9:39 am
HILLSBORO, Ohio - Authorities have searched the Hillsboro home of a southwest Ohio mayor who's also a veteran standup comedian.
- Nebraska Supreme Court to hear former police chief's appeal Updated: Feb-09-16 7:13 am
SIDNEY, Nebraska - The Nebraska Supreme Court will hear an appeal from Sidney's former police chief who was convicted of obstructing government operations.
- Lynch: No outside influence on FBI probe into Clinton emails Updated: Feb-08-16 9:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Attorney General Loretta Lynch is reaffirming that the FBI's probe into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state is free of outside political influence.
- Prosecutor visits NY city he called 'cauldron of corruption' Updated: Feb-08-16 6:04 pm
ALBANY, New York - A federal prosecutor behind the convictions of some of the state's most powerful lawmakers on Monday took his anti-corruption fight to the heart of a state government he again criticized for a "rancid culture" of cronyism, venality and insider politics.
- Canada soccer head Montagliani to run for CONCACAF president Updated: Feb-08-16 5:48 pm
TORONTO - Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani says he is running for president of soccer's governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose past three presidents have been charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors.
- Pope's visit to violent Mexican city highlights broader ills Updated: Feb-08-16 12:19 pm
ECATEPEC, Mexico - One evening in September 2014, Mariana Yanez left her home in this crime-plagued Mexico City suburb saying she was going to make some photocopies. Then she vanished.
- French ex-minister in court over tax fraud, money laundering Updated: Feb-08-16 12:18 pm
PARIS - Jerome Cahuzac was the face of France's fight against tax evaders - until he was forced to acknowledge that he himself was dodging taxes, hiding money in tax havens around the world.
- Hawaii bill could give innocent inmates compensation Updated: Feb-08-16 7:50 am
HONOLULU - Hawaii lawmakers are considering a proposal that would require the state to pay $50,000 to the wrongfully convicted for each year they were imprisoned.
- Lawmakers to take up bill recognizing hate crimes Updated: Feb-07-16 12:24 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - Forty-five states have hate crime laws, but Indiana isn't one of them.
- Committee suggests domestic violence gun law for New Mexico Updated: Feb-06-16 11:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico lawmakers' push this year to crack down on violent crime doesn't include legislation that would strengthen laws to keep firearms from domestic abusers - despite recommendations from a state review team and a trend that has seen other states take such action.
- AP NewsBreak: Deal reached on provisional Haiti government Updated: Feb-06-16 9:35 pm
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - Top Haitian leaders negotiated an agreement to install a short-term provisional government less than 24 hours before President Michel Martelly was scheduled to step down, an official with the Organization of American States and local authorities announced Saturday.
- Bill would require courts to tell abusers to give up guns Updated: Feb-06-16 3:29 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Judges would be required to inform domestic violence abusers they are prohibited from possessing firearms, under a measure coming before Maryland lawmakers.
- Small group of NY lawmakers make biggest outside incomes Updated: Feb-06-16 11:04 am
ALBANY, New York - Reform advocates, most voters and Gov. Andrew Cuomo want to help clean up scandal-scarred Albany by prohibiting the state's 213 legislators from making serious money on the side.
- New domestic violence gun law in SC hard to track in court Updated: Feb-06-16 10:36 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina lawmakers passed a law last year banning some people convicted of domestic violence from owning guns.
- Maine strengthened gun restrictions against domestic abusers Updated: Feb-06-16 9:12 am
PORTLAND, Maine - Lawmakers of opposing political stripes put aside their differences in Maine to strengthen restrictions on gun ownership for people convicted of domestic violence crimes.
- Turkmen president fires key aide amid corruption allegations Updated: Feb-06-16 7:52 am
ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan - The president of Turkmenistan has fired a deputy prime minister amid corruption allegations.
- Court rejects AG Kane's request to reinstate law license Updated: Feb-05-16 6:58 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license will remain suspended after the state's highest court on Friday denied her request to have it reinstated while she fights criminal charges of leaking secret grand jury material and lying about it.
- Alaska moves to prosecute witness in Ted Stevens trial Updated: Feb-05-16 6:25 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Alaska's attorney general is again seeking an explanation from the U.S. Department of Justice on why it did not file child exploitation charges against a businessman who testified in the corruption trial of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.
- Media leaders urge tougher protection for journalists Updated: Feb-05-16 12:33 pm
PARIS - World media executives are urging governments to stop looking at journalists as the enemy, and to better protect reporters covering wars, crime and corruption.
- Ukrainian minister hopes resignation will speed up reforms Updated: Feb-05-16 9:48 am
KIEV, Ukraine - The Ukrainian economy minister whose resignation plunged the country into yet another political crisis said on Friday he hopes it will help create momentum for economic reforms.
- French premier pushes law to revoke terrorists' citizenship Updated: Feb-05-16 4:49 am
PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is appealing to legislators to approve a divisive bill, prompted by last year's attacks on Paris, that would revoke the French citizenship of convicted terrorists with dual nationality.