• A man identified only as Younes, 29, who says he is unjustly under house arrest, answers the Associated Press in Goussainville, north of Paris, Thursday Feb.4, 2016. French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched nearly 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris, but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime instead of terrorism. Rights activists say that's an abuse of authority, and strongly oppose a new government effort to permanently expand police powers. (AP Photo/Nadine Achoui-Lesage)

    French activists denounce abuse of authority after attacks

    PARIS (AP) — French police have rounded up hundreds of suspects and searched more than 3,000 homes under a state of emergency since the November extremist attacks on Paris — but much of the action involves drug cases or similar crime, not terrorism.

  • David Daleiden, center, one of the two anti-abortion activists indicted last week, addresses the media with attorney's Jared Woodfill, left, and Terry Yates after turning himself in to authorities Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, in Houston. Daleiden and Sandra Merritt are charged with tampering with a governmental record, a felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison. (AP Photo/Bob Levey)

    Activist behind Planned Parenthood video surrenders in Texas

    HOUSTON (AP) — An anti-abortion activist’s plan to reject a plea deal offering probation for charges related to making undercover Planned Parenthood videos likely means his goal is to use a trial as a public platform to criticize the nonprofit, according to legal experts.

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  • In this Oct. 17, 2015 file photo, Haiti's President Michel Martelly returns to his seat after delivering a speech during a ceremony marking the 209th anniversary of the assassination of independence hero Gen. Jean-Jacques Dessalines, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The outgoing president released on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, a ong jeering at his critics, primarily an award-winning female journalist and human rights advocate. The released track called “Bal Bannann Nan”, Haitian Creole for “Give Them the Banana.” It’s credited to Sweet Micky, the stage name for Haiti's pop-star-turned-president. (AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery, File)

    Song by Haiti’s outgoing leader jeers at female journalist

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s outgoing president has released a brash pop song jeering at his critics and aiming sexually suggestive lyrics at his main target, an award-winning female journalist.

  • Reporters wait in front the UN building after Syria talks were rescheduled at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016. A spokeswoman for U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura says indirect talks between the Syrian government and the opposition are likely to be delayed. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)

    UN envoy declares ‘official beginning’ to Syria peace talks

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Syria has announced the official start of peace talks between the Syrian government and opposition leaders.