• Lawyer: Ex-NFLer Aaron Hernandez, now in prison, low on cash

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Former NFL player and convicted killer Aaron Hernandez is running out of money after hiring a platoon of lawyers for all his criminal cases, his attorney said. Attorney John Fitzpatrick told a judge in New Bedford on Thursday that Hernandez was paid for only...

  • Campaign worker sends fake news release saying foe left race

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A campaign worker for a New Hampshire House hopeful has been charged with a felony for sending out a fake news release saying the opponent had dropped out of the race. Attorney General Joseph Foster says 28-year-old Carl Gibson of Concord was charged Friday with...

  • Currency tumbles as Venezuelans look to offload bolivars

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A staggering plunge in the free market value of Venezuelan currency sent people scrambling to sell off their depreciating bolivars Friday. The widely followed website DolarToday, which tracks exchanges along the Colombian border, reported that the South...

  • Yes or no? Ireland decides whether to legalize gay marriage

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other." Opinion polls suggest the government-backed amendment favoring gay marriage will be approved....

  • UN agency passes new standards on prisoner treatment

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    VIENNA (AP) — The U.N. crime prevention agency has revised international standards on treatment of prisoners to focus on greater respect for human rights. The revisions were passed Friday by the Vienna-based U.N. Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice. They update...

  • UN concerned over human rights, democracy in Macedonia

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — A top United Nations human rights official expressed concern Friday over the political crisis that has triggered mass protests in Macedonia. UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said he was "deeply concerned by serious challenges to...

  • Heavy Saudi-led airstrikes target Shiite rebels in Yemen

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition on Friday launched heavy airstrikes against Shiite rebels in Yemen, targeting camps and weapons depots in the rebel-held capital, as a U.N. agency said some 234 children were killed in violence over the past two months. Residents of Sanaa...

  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police arrested a dangerous ex-convict and took his five companions into custody, safely ending a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper. The fugitive task force tracked Daron Dylon Wint to New York...

  • Father says son in California terrorism probe is innocent

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The father of a man arrested in a terrorism-related investigation in California says his son is innocent and was traveling abroad to visit family in the Middle East. The Orange County Register reported Friday (http://bit.ly/1ITCN9B ) that 24-year-old Nader...

  • Judge allowing new lawsuit in Sofia Vergara embryo fight

    Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Sofia Vergara's ex-fiance will be allowed to file an amended lawsuit seeking custody of two embryos he created with the "Modern Family" star, a judge ruled Friday. Superior Court Judge Lawrence Cho ruled that Nicholas Loeb can file the revised complaint,...

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