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Ending Indiana gun permits could cost police $3.5 million

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana legislators would face coming up with $3.5 million a year for local police agencies if they repeal the state law requiring...

Official apologizes to woman hit by rubber bullet in protest

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida woman who was shot in the face by a rubber bullet during a Black Lives Matter demonstration last...

Populist party backs Draghi as Italy’s new PM in online vote

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MILAN — Grassroots members of Italy’s populist 5-Star Movement, the largest political force in the Italian Parliament, signaled their approval Thursday for a new...

Birmingham jail logs with MLK signatures up for sale

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Arrested for leading a march against racial segregation in 1963, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. spent days in solitary confinement...

EXPLAINER: Why impeachment evidence tested TV’s standards

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NEW YORK — All the words abounded — the ones that you're not supposed to hear on broadcast television or, for that matter, in...

Divided Ecuador heads to presidential runoff ballot in April

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QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador is headed to a runoff presidential election in April with its deep political divisions evident after the first round of...

AP-NORC poll: Few in US say democracy is working very well

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WASHINGTON — Only a fragment of Americans believe democracy is thriving in the U.S., even as broad majorities agree that representative government is one...

Ex-presidential contender leaves Turkish opposition party

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ANKARA, Turkey — A politician who once ran as a presidential challenger to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan resigned Monday from Turkey’s main opposition...

Wife: No signs of torture on body of slain Hezbollah critic

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BEIRUT — An independent autopsy revealed no signs of torture on the body of a well-known Lebanese publisher and vocal critic of the Shiite...