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Woman charged with killing husband on northern Idaho lake

Feb. 26, 2020 8:14 PM EST

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two years after a man died in northern Idaho's Lake Coeur d’Alene, his wife has been charged with his murder. Search crews recovered the body of Larry Isenberg, 68, in March 2018, a month after he fell into the water during a boat ride. Lori Isenberg, 66, is accused of planning...

FILE - In this March 10, 2019 file photo, Thelma Aldana, Guatemala's former chief prosecutor, listens to a journalist's question as she gives a press conference during her campaign event for president, in Guatemala City. The United States has granted political asylum to Aldana on Monday, Feb. 23, 2020, after she was subject to death threats and political persecution. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros, File)

Ex-Guatemala prosecutor granted asylum in U.S.

Feb. 24, 2020 9:13 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's former chief prosecutor said Monday she has been granted asylum in the United States, in the face of charges filed in her home country that she claims are retaliation for her anti-corruption campaign. Thelma Aldana made the announcement in a telephone interview from New...

France's former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, right, and his wife Penelope, left, leave the Paris courthouse, in Paris, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. He could have been president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to richly pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

Former French prime minister and wife go on trial for fraud

Feb. 24, 2020 9:05 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — He was the front-runner to be president of France. Instead, former Prime Minister Francois Fillon is going on trial to face fraud charges after he used public funds to pay his wife and children for work they allegedly never performed. The trial formally began Monday in the presence of Fillon...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, Egypt's leading pro-democracy activist Alaa Abdel-Fattah takes a moment as he speaks about his late father Ahmed Seif, one of Egypt's most respected human rights lawyers, during a conference held at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. An Egyptian court has overturned a decision to release Abdel-Fattah who has been detained for nearly five months without trial. He was arrested in September amid an unprecedented crackdown that followed small protests demanding President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi step down. On Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, a court had ordered that Abdel Fattah be released but shortly afterward the State Security Prosecutors appealed the decision before another court. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)

Egyptian court refuses to release prominent activist

Feb. 20, 2020 10:46 AM EST

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court overturned Thursday a decision to release a prominent activist who has been detained for nearly five months without trial over what his family says are unjust charges. Alaa Abdel Fattah, a 38-year-old software engineer, developed a reputation on social media during the 2011...

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives to attend his trial at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. Nearly a year after he was bailed out of jail while facing corruption charges, Lee was taken back into custody on Wednesday after an appeals court sentenced him to a lengthier prison term of 17 year over bribery, embezzlement and other convictions. (Lim Hun-jung/Yonhap via AP)

Ex-S. Korea President Lee sent back to jail over corruption

Feb. 19, 2020 4:18 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nearly a year after he was bailed out of jail while facing corruption charges, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was taken back into custody on Wednesday after an appeals court sentenced him to a lengthier prison term of 17 year over bribery, embezzlement and other...

Exterior view of the Peace Palace housing the World Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris which they insist operated as the African nation's embassy. The building was seized as part of a money laundering investigation into the son of the central African nation's president. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Equatorial Guinea: France illegally seized 'embassy'

Feb. 17, 2020 7:26 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Lawyers for Equatorial Guinea told United Nations judges Monday that French authorities illegally seized a mansion in Paris that the African nation insists operated as its embassy. The building was seized as part of a money laundering investigation into the son of the central...

FILE - In this March 27, 2010, file photo, WWE Superstar Ted DiBiase Jr., left, with brother Brett DiBiase, right, induct their father

Mississippi gave $2M in welfare money to wrestler's group

Feb. 14, 2020 3:32 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The state of Mississippi gave more than $2.1 million in federal welfare money to a ministry run by former pro wrestler Ted DiBiase Sr., who was known in the ring as “The Million Dollar Man." DiBiase is the father of a man recently indicted on charges of embezzling federal...

Poland charges 10 with embezzlement, including ex-officials

Feb. 12, 2020 12:39 PM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland say they have indicted 10 people with embezzling over 3 million zlotys ($780,000) in money and goods from a regional chapter of the Polish Red Cross. Polish media identify four of them as former officials of the ruling right-wing Law and Justice party....

Official who was close to UAW president pleads guilty

Feb. 7, 2020 2:39 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — A former senior official at the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Friday to a broad corruption scheme, admitting that he conspired with others to conceal the use of union cash for vacation villas, golf, cigars and booze. Vance Pearson was based in the St. Louis area as director of UAW's...

FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2016 file photo, John Davis, then executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, answers lawmakers questions at a hearing at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss. Special agents from the office of State Auditor, have arrested Davis, and several others in connection with a multi-million dollar embezzlement scheme. The indictments include a range of violations involving fraud and embezzlement. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)

Auditor: More than $4M stolen from Mississippi welfare funds

Feb. 6, 2020 7:48 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi's state auditor said Thursday that investigators believe at least $4 million in federal welfare money was stolen by the former head of the state welfare agency and others in the nation's poorest state. At least $48,000 of that paid for a luxury drug rehabilitation program...