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  • Former Israeli Premier Olmert convicted in corruption case

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man…

  • Airstrikes shake Yemen’s capital as Shiite rebels push south

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A series of airstrikes by a Saudi-led coalition have shaken Yemen’s capital into the early morning amid the group’s campaign against Shiite rebels and their allies. The strikes Monday in Sanaa…

  • With Lee’s passing, Mahathir is last of SE Asia’s old guards

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two of Asia’s best-known strongmen, Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew and Malaysia’s Mahathir Mohamad, had much in common — a streak of authoritarianism, little tolerance for dissent and vision that changed…

  • Campaign begins for most unpredictable election in decades

    LONDON (AP) — Britain’s prime minister David Cameron is paying a farewell visit to Queen Elizabeth II as the country begins formal campaigning for an election seen as the most unpredictable in decades. The audience…

  • Iran nuclear talks at crunch time

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement. With the March…

  • A look at former Israeli Premier Ehud Olmert’s career

    JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli court has found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty on charges of fraud and breach of trust in a case involving allegations he accepted cash-stuffed envelopes from an American supporter.…

  • Syrian president says IS is expanding despite airstrikes

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says the Islamic State group has been expanding since a U.S.-led coalition began its airstrikes on the group in Iraq and Syria last year. In an interview with…

  • AP chief: Killing of journalists should be a war crime

    HONG KONG (AP) — The president and CEO of The Associated Press called Monday for changes to international laws that would make it a war crime to kill journalists or take them hostage. Gary Pruitt…

  • Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the most tightly contested presidential election in the nation’s turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon (1100 GMT). Results are…

  • France’s far-right fails to win a council in local voting

    PARIS (AP) — France’s far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen says she was satisfied with her party’s performance in local council elections, though it won just 62 of the 4,108 seats at stake. Nicolas…

  • Update on the latest in business:

    FINANCIAL MARKETS Asian stocks mostly higher after Yellen rate rise remarks HONG KONG (AP) — Asian markets were mostly higher today as investors digested Fed chief Janet Yellen’s comments signaling U.S. interest rates were expected…

  • Obama to headline Kennedy Institute dedication

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is headlining the dedication of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate, a facility that includes a full-size replica of the chamber where the late Massachusetts Democratic…

  • AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say,…

  • A look at what’s been lost to history

    A look at what’s gone but not forgotten: INTERROGATION TAPES In June 2005, a federal judge ordered the Bush administration to safeguard “all evidence and information regarding the torture, mistreatment, and abuse of detainees now…

  • Clinton email dustup latest in ‘delete, erase’ era of gov’t

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the never-ending quest to preserve the government’s history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction. Before delete keys on computers, there were paper shredders, erase buttons on tape recorders…