By DON THOMPSONAssociated Press
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California officials are considering whether to change a decades-old anti-crime regulation and allow prostitutes to receive money from a victim compensation fund if they're raped or beaten.
Under the current system, those harmed in
By SARAH DiLORENZOAssociated Press
SAINT-EMILION, France (AP) - An FBI agent recently showed Arnaud de Laforcade a file with several labels supposedly from 1947 bottles of Chateau Cheval Blanc, one of France's finest wines. To the Saint-Emilion vineyard's CFO, they were clearly fakes - too
By JIM KUHNHENN
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama congratulated Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Tuesday on taking bold steps toward peace in his country and praised a U.S.-Colombia trade agreement that has increased commerce between the two countries by 20 percent. Santos hailed
By TONY G. GABRIEL and MARIAM RIZKAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - The panel amending Egypt's suspended constitution began voting Saturday on some 250 changes, the first step toward democratic rule following the July military coup that ousted the country's president.
The constitution before
GENEVA (AP) - France has asked Switzerland to extradite a wealthy Israeli businessman wanted in connection with an arms trafficking scandal, Swiss officials said Wednesday.
Arkady Gaydamak was sentenced in absentia to six years in prison by a French court in 2009, for masterminding the trafficking
By ALBERTO ARCEAssociated Press
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) - Hondurans cast ballots for a new president Sunday in a country reeling from violence, poverty and the legacy of a 2009 coup, and if opinion polls were accurate, the vote could fail to produce a clear winner.
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The son of one of the world's most-wanted drug lords was arrested at an Arizona border crossing to face drug-trafficking charges in the United States, authorities said Friday.
Serafin Zambada, 23, was arrested Wednesday afternoon while crossing
By MALCOLM FOSTERAssociated Press
KAIZU, Japan (AP) - When Chinese textile worker Wang Mingzhi heard he could more than triple his income with a three-year stint working in Japan as an apprentice, he eagerly paid a broker $7,300 in fees and deposit money.
From afar, Japan seemed a model of
NBCNEWS.COM - Three women were rescued from a south London house where they were believed to have been held captive for more than 30 years in a "barbaric" ordeal, authorities said Thursday.
A man and a woman, both 67, were arrested "as part of an investigation into slavery and domestic
By TOM HAYSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Five foreigners were charged in the United States on Wednesday with plotting to smuggle 100 kilograms of highly potent methamphetamine that was produced in North Korea.
The men were arrested in Thailand in a sting operation in September and brought to New