• Vietnamese dissident recounts deportation to France

    PARIS (AP) — A Vietnamese dissident who says he was arrested at his home in southern Ho Chi Minh City and forcibly exiled to France said Sunday he is determined to continue his activity as a pro-democracy blogger.

  • LGBT activists prevented from assembling in Istanbul

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish police stopped activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights from gathering in large numbers for LGBT pride in Istanbul on Sunday, but smaller groups made impromptu press statements defying a ban imposed by the governor.

  • Norwegians collect money to fix penis-shaped rock formation

    HELSINKI (AP) — Activists are collecting money to repair a penis-shaped rock formation in southern Norway after the popular tourist attraction was found badly damaged.

  • Koch chief says health care bill insufficiently conservative

    COLORADO SPRING, Colo. (AP) — Chief lieutenants in the Koch brothers’ political network lashed out at the Senate Republican health care bill on Saturday as not conservative enough, becoming a powerful outside critic as GOP leaders try to rally support for their plan among rank-and-file Republicans.

  • New Mexico governor studies impact of health overhaul

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez says she will look closely at whether vulnerable New Mexico residents are protected under a Senate Republican plan to overhaul the nation’s health care system.

  • US stock indexes tick higher as oil’s dismal week eases

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes ticked higher Thursday after the price of oil stabilized, at least for now.

  • Brazil federal police accuse president of getting bribes

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s federal police said Tuesday that investigators have found evidence President Michel Temer received bribes to help businesses, raising a new threat that the embattled leader could be suspended from office pending a corruption trial.

  • Grand jury files charges against former New Mexico senator

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A grand jury has charged a former New Mexico state senator with perjury, fraud and embezzlement in connection with campaign finance activities, as the prominent Democrat awaits trial in a corruption probe.