• Members of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) party arrive by bus for the launch of their municipal election manifesto, in Soweto, South Africa, Saturday, April 30, 2016. Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.(AP Photo/Denis Farrell)

    South Africa: Opposition leader warns president to step down

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Fiery South African opposition politician Julius Malema told 40,000 cheering supporters that President Jacob Zuma should step down before the army turns on him because of the corruption allegations against him.

  • In this April 28, 2016 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is surrounded by reporters as he leaves an event in New York after some of his aides were subpoenaed by state and federal prosecutors amid investigations into his campaign fundraising operation. A failed effort by New York City's mayor and a network of allies to elect three Democratic state senators in 2014 is under criminal investigation for financial practices their lawyer calls both legal and common. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

    Probe of NYC mayor casts harsh light on lax campaign laws

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A probe swirling around New York City’s mayor has cast a harsh light on some of the nation’s most lax campaign finance laws, with contribution limits so easy to get around that even government watchdogs acknowledge a ring of truth to the familiar excuse: Hey, everybody’s doing it.

  • This image made from undated militant video, shows Canadians John Ridsdel, right, and Robert Hall. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday, April 25, 2016, in the southern Philippines belongs to Ridsdel, who was taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2015. (Militant Video via AP Video) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

    Philippine troops hunt down extremists who beheaded Canadian

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine military came under increased pressure Tuesday to rescue more than 20 foreign hostages after their Muslim extremist captors beheaded a Canadian man, but troops face a dilemma in how to succeed without endangering the remaining captives.

  • Spokesman Felipe de la Cruz, center speaks on behalf of parents of some of 43 missing students during a press conference to give the families' response to a report issued Sunday by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights expert group in Mexico City, Monday, April 25, 2016. There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to the report. The group also complained the government was slow to deliver some of the evidence it had asked for and criticized government prosecutor's investigations as flawed and incomplete. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Parents of missing Mexican students slam government probe

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The parents of 43 missing students who disappeared in September 2014 accused Mexico’s government on Monday of lying to them, planting evidence and not adequately investigating the case.

  • The Latest: Whistleblower would seek chunk of settlement

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on New Mexico’s settlement offer in a pay-to-play scandal under former Gov. Bill Richardson (all times local):

  • Pay-to-play settlement hearing kicks off in New Mexico

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico district court is considering whether to accept a $24 million settlement from an investment firm in a pay-to-play scandal that took place during administration of former Gov. Bill Richardson.

  • FILE- In this May 28, 2013, file photo, Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, addresses a news conference in New York. A series of loosely related public corruption investigations which Bharara coordinated have spilled into public view. Targets include high-ranking New York Police Department officials, the union representing New York City jail guards, and the political fundraising activities of several people with ties to New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

    Sprawling corruption case with humble beginnings roils NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — After a successful attack on corruption in New York’s state government, the hard-charging federal prosecutor in Manhattan appears to have set his sights on New York City.