The International Monetary Fund released $617.8 million of the $5.34 billion a three-year loan approved in July, following the first review of the government's reform efforts and progress towards its
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It’s a rare moment of public reckoning for South Korea’s most powerful business leaders, courtesy of the country’s biggest political scandal in years. Usua
The United Nations is asking for more than ever before in next year's annual appeal for humanitarian funding. But it hasn't yet met its goal for 2016.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The FBI and local law enforcement agencies called a news conference Monday to discuss what the FBI calls a “non-corroborated” threat involving the Los Angeles area. The
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Three conservative New Zealand lawmakers say they will seek to lead the country after the surprise resignation of Prime Minister John Key. The contenders are Deputy Pri
A South Carolina judge has declared a mistrial after a jury was deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged over the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
Damaging evidence given by Bill Cosby in an accuser's lawsuit, including admissions that he gave young women drugs and alcohol before sex, can be used at his sex assault trial, a judge has ruled.
BOGOTA - Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment.
Police said Monday that sec
BENTONVILLE, Ark. - Two doors from the first store owned by Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton have been donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington and The Walmart Museum
An off-duty sheriff's deputy has died and two other people were hurt when two vehicles plunged into a water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio, Texas.
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Rolling Stone magazine has asked a judge to overturn a jury’s verdict in the defamation case over its 2014 story about a gang rape at the University of Virginia. Jurors fou
Prosecutors say murder charges are possible after a warehouse fire killed at least 36 people in Oakland, California.
Russia and China on Monday vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have demanded a seven-day truce in Syria's Aleppo, with Russia arguing it would allow rebels to regroup and that time wa
US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said no one was believed to have entered the United States with one of the fake visas, which were reproductions based on genuine travel documents the con-men
OAKLAND, Calif. - The Latest on a deadly fire in an Oakland warehouse (all times local):
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says sheriff's officials don't believe additional bodies will
TOKYO — Ash Carter's final swing across Asia as Pentagon chief shines a spotlight on tough issues to be inherited by his successor, from concern in Tokyo and
WASHINGTON - After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that re
SALT LAKE CITY - A Utah man died following a police chase and shooting after he shot and killed an ex-girlfriend who had a restraining order against him, authorities said.
It was unclear if he was ki
LUBBOCK, Texas - Luis Carlos Montalvan, a decorated Iraq war veteran who became a strong critic of the war and wrote a bestselling book about it, has died in El Paso. He was 43.
Montalvan was found i
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman shot the windshield of her own pickup in an attempt to stop a thief from driving off. Anchorage police say the truck was reported stolen Friday. The owner spo
NEW YORK - Two state politicians sued on Monday to try to stop New York City from destroying personal records related to its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards, a move the city is considering to pr
PITTSBURGH - A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams received a probationary te
Former vice-president Al Gore, a leading voice in the fight against climate change, and Donald Trump, who at one point called it a hoax, met on Monda
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s more than a month before Donald Trump even enters the White House, but Joe Biden says he’s running for president in 2020. Maybe. “I’m going to run in 20
OTTAWA - Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is asking the federal lobbying and ethics watchdogs to take another look at so-called cash-for-access fundraisers featuring Prime Minister Justin Trud
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah police department is warning people to keep an eye out for unmanned drones flying outside their bathroom windows. Orem Police Lt. Craig Martinez said Monday that they bel
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor with President Barack Obama at the end of this month, becoming the first leader of his country to go to the site of the Japanese attack that
Pointing to the changes in one Virginia district, Justice Stephen Breyer said, "They moved 11,293 people out and 17,000 in. So let's look at those people."
PARIS — Paris' Police authority is again cracking down on the city's rocketing air pollution with a 24-hour traffic-regulating scheme that aims to halve the
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio college student who police say was stabbed in the chest by his roommate and fellow student during a fight over fast food has died. The medical examiner’s office says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-backed moderate rebels' loss of the eastern half of Syria's largest city Aleppo to Russian-backed government forces would be a defeat for President Barack Obama's efforts t
Standing Rock Sioux Tribe chairman Dave Archambault, who has been at the centre of a contentious pipeline debate in North Dakota, says he's willing t
LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Moana” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them” continued to dominate the box office over the sleepy post-Thanksgiving weekend. In its second week in
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A lawyer for a white Alabama police officer charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a black man has asked a judge to move the officer’s upcoming trial. Aaron Smith&