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Afghan president: 3 Taliban released for held US, Australian

Nov. 12, 2019 3:18 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Tuesday announced that his government has released three prominent Taliban figures in an effort to get the insurgents to free an American and an Australian professor they abducted in 2016 and have held captive for over three years. At a press event...

Police, protesters face off in renewed clashes in Hong Kong

Nov. 12, 2019 2:44 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Police and protesters battled outside university campuses on Tuesday and several thousand demonstrators blocked roads as they took over a central business district at lunchtime in another day of protest in Hong Kong. Protesters streets with bricks and disrupted train service during the...

Kentucky ex-basketball coach convicted of player's sodomy

Nov. 12, 2019 2:23 AM EST

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — A man who co-founded and coached a local basketball program in Kentucky has been convicted of sodomizing one of its teen players. News outlets report 43-year-old Corvell Conley was convicted Friday and acquitted of his initial charge of third-degree rape. Conley was arrested in April...

WFP chief vows more 'aggressive' action on sexual harassment

Nov. 12, 2019 2:01 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — In the wake of an internal survey that detailed multiple allegations of rape and sexual harassment of its female staffers, the leader of the World Food Program is vowing to go after abusers. David Beasley, the U.N. agency's executive director, said in a recent interview with The Associated...

Teen faces 30 years to life in 1st grader's SC school death

Nov. 12, 2019 1:17 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Prosecutors plan to tell a judge why they think a teen who fired on a South Carolina school playground and killed a first-grader should spend his life in prison. A hearing begins Tuesday at the Anderson County Courthouse to determine 17-year-old Jesse Osborne's sentence . He faces 30...

Second trial against activist who helped migrants to begin

Nov. 12, 2019 12:00 AM EST

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government will again make a case against an Arizona border activist accused of harboring immigrants who had sneaked across the U.S.-Mexico border but who says he was simply helping two men in need. Scott Warren, 37, faces two counts of harboring when his trial starts...

Morales says he's headed for Mexico as clashes rock Bolivia

Nov. 11, 2019 11:08 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections....

Malaysian ex-PM Najib ordered to enter defense in 1MDB case

Nov. 11, 2019 10:49 PM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian judge on Monday ordered former Prime Minister Najib Razak to enter a defense at his first corruption trial linked to the multibillion-dollar looting at the 1MDB state investment fund that helped spur his shocking election ouster last year. Defense lawyers said...

Substitute teacher fired after student beating goes viral

Nov. 11, 2019 10:46 PM EST

KYLE, Texas (AP) — A substitute teacher has been fired and charged with aggravated assault following the beating of a 15-year-old female high school student in an incident captured on video. Tiffani Shadell Lankford is free on $10,000 bond after her arrest Friday afternoon. If convicted of the...

The Latest: Morales says he's leaving Bolivia for Mexico

Nov. 11, 2019 8:43 PM EST

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on the political crisis in Bolivia (all times local): 9:40 p.m. Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has tweeted that he is leaving Bolivia for Mexico, which has granted him asylum. Peruvian authorities said earlier Monday evening that a Mexican government plane had flown...