• Las Cruces police: Restaurant robbery staged by ex-employee

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A former employee who reported an armed robbery at a Las Cruces restaurant allegedly is the person who planned the crime and conspired with relatives to stage it.

  • Lawyer: Portugal to extradite ex-CIA agent to Italian jail

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A former CIA agent will be handed over to Italy in the coming days to serve a four-year prison sentence after being convicted of involvement in a U.S. program that kidnapped suspects for interrogation, a lawyer said Tuesday.

  • Russian cross-country skiers denied entry into worlds

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has ruled against five Russian cross-country skiers who wanted their provisional suspensions lifted to allow them to compete at the world championships.

  • Lindsay Lohan says she was profiled while wearing headscarf

    LONDON (AP) — Lindsay Lohan claims she was “racially profiled” while wearing a headscarf at London’s Heathrow Airport.

  • Israeli court gives soldier 18 months for fatal shooting

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced a soldier to 18 months in prison for his deadly shooting of a Palestinian attacker who lay wounded on the ground, capping a nearly yearlong saga that has deeply divided the country.

  • Historian with expert predictions ponders Trump impeachment

    NEW YORK (AP) — A college professor who has successfully predicted every presidential election since 1984, including Donald Trump’s upset victory last year, is working on a book based on a possible future plot twist: Trump’s removal from office.

  • UN guided by Syrian ‘political transition’ as new talks loom

    BEIRUT (AP) — A top adviser to the United Nations envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their “main guidance” for the first intra-Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for political transition.

  • School district teams with Sandy Hook mom to teach empathy

    NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) — Nelba Marquez-Greene believes the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which killed her 6-year-old daughter, could have been avoided if more had been done years earlier to address the social isolation and mental health problems of the shooter, Adam Lanza.

  • Groups, individuals helping white extremists shed hate

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The Celtic cross tattoo on Shannon Martinez’s leg gives away her past.

  • Iowa State hires Virginia Tech’s Dresser as wrestling coach

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — Kevin Dresser, who built Virginia Tech into an Atlantic Coast Conference wrestling power, was hired Monday as Iowa State’s wrestling coach.