• Star gymnasts testify at Congress about sex-abuse scandal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Retired star gymnasts testified before Congress on Tuesday that they were sexually abused by a former USA Gymnastics doctor and recommended a bill that requires tougher sex-abuse reporting for Olympic sports.

    Updated: 5:11 pm

  • Trump has casino trademark in Jordan but gambling is illegal

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The president of the United States holds a trademark in Jordan for a Donald Trump casino, despite the fact that gambling is illegal in the kingdom. It is one of four he received before he ran for office, and suggests that the former casino executive may have had wider hopes for businesses across the Middle East than was previously known.

  • Report on Alabama gov. affair may revive impeachment effort

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A year after Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley’s sexually charged phone calls with a younger female aide set off tabloid-like speculation in the Bible-belt state, the state Ethics Commission is preparing to announce whether it believes he broke the law.

  • Fredericks steps aside from IAAF work, to skip Council meet

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — IAAF president Sebastian Coe says Frank Fredericks has stepped aside from his duties at athletics’ governing body but has not resigned from its ruling council while he’s the subject of an ethics investigation.

  • Recovering sunken ferry to heal or harden South Korea’s rift

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Days after South Korea’s president was removed from office, a ferry was lifted slowly from the waters where it sank three years earlier — a disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly schoolchildren, and ignited public fury against Park Geun-hye and became a nationally polarizing issue.

  • AP Exclusive: US probes banking of ex-Trump campaign chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Treasury Department agents have recently obtained information about offshore financial transactions involving President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, as part of a federal anti-corruption probe into his work in Eastern Europe, The Associated Press has learned.

  • Top prosecutor pleads not guilty in gifts-for-favors case

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign.

  • Fate of child abuse bills frustrates New Mexico official

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The head of New Mexico’s child welfare agency is frustrated that a string of measures aimed at closing loopholes and toughening penalties for those convicted of child abuse and similar crimes failed to reach Gov. Susana Martinez’s desk.

  • New Trump hotels face political fights, ethics questions

    NEW YORK (AP) — You might have expected the Trump Organization to tap the brakes on expansion plans given all the criticism over potential conflicts of interest while its owner sits in the Oval Office.

  • S. Korea prosecutors grill Park over corruption allegations

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors grilled the country’s just-ousted president on Tuesday in a long-awaited investigation of corruption allegations that ended her rule and now threaten to put her in jail.