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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...

Independent examiner sought in NRA mismanagement allegations

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WICHITA, Kan. — A National Rifle Association board member from Kansas is asking a federal bankruptcy court in Texas to appoint an independent examiner...

Fresh funding aims to revitalize Indigenous oral history

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Associated Press — A major effort is getting underway at several universities, tribal museums and libraries around the U.S. to digitize the oral histories...

AP Exclusive: Man recounts torture in Maduro’s Venezuela

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CARACAS, Venezuela — The ransom calls began soon after Carlos Marrón learned his father hadn’t returned from his evening walk. The kidnappers wanted to...

Arkansas lawmaker off committees for 3 days for swearing

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — An Arkansas state senator on Wednesday was suspended from serving on two committees for three days because she called a...

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...