Law and order

Pope Francis meets with bishops at the archbishop's residence in Lima, Peru, Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. Francis wrapped up his trip Sunday to Peru by meeting with bishops and nuns, but the controversy over his accusations that Chilean sex abuse victims slandered a bishop continued to haunt him. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, Pool)
January 21, 2018 - 2:21 pm
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ---------------- TOP STORIES ---------------- BUDGET BATTLE — The government shutdown threatens to drag into a new work week and cause more disruption. A Senate showdown vote on a Republican plan to end the...
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January 21, 2018 - 12:42 pm
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Police in Congo used tear gas and gunfire to disperse thousands of anti-government demonstrators across the nation on Sunday, leaving five people dead and injuring more than 33 who marched after church services calling for President Joseph Kabila to step down, the United...
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FILE - In this file photo dated July 4, 2001, aerial photo, a lone elephant grazes at a clearing in the rain forest of Lope Reserve, Gabon. Gabon's national parks agency said Saturday Jan. 20, 2018, taht a major trafficking ring that smuggled some six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017, has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country of Gabon. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, FILE)
January 20, 2018 - 8:14 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Gabon says a major trafficking ring that smuggled six tons of ivory out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country. The Chadian head of the syndicate, Abdoulaye...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, R-Ky., walks to his office early Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, at the Capitol in Washington. The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
January 20, 2018 - 7:01 am
Here are the AP's latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EST. ----------------------- NEW/DEVELOPING ----------------------- Adds KOREAS TENSIONS; THAILAND-WILDLIFE SMUGGLING; AFRICA-GUINEA WORM; PENCE-MIDDLE EAST; SAG AWARDS-PREVIEW; SYRIA; CHINA-US-SOUTH CHINA SEA;...
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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2017, file photo, Leslie Van Houten attends her parole hearing at the California Institution for Women in Corona, Calif. California Gov. Jerry Brown has again denied parole for Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson. Brown said in his decision announced Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, that despite Van Houten saying at her parole hearing that she accepts full responsibility for her crimes, she still lays too much of the blame on Manson, who died two months ago. (Stan Lim/Los Angeles Daily News via AP, Pool, File)
January 20, 2018 - 6:25 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life. Gov. Jerry Brown said in his decision that Van Houten still...
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January 20, 2018 - 3:02 am
GYMNASTICS LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the women and girls...
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Police process suspected wildlife trafficker Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, in Bangkok, Thailand. During a press conference Saturday, police announced the arrest of Boonchai who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal wildlife trade for over the last decade. (AP Photo/Tassanee Vejpongsa)
January 20, 2018 - 2:22 am
BANGKOK (AP) — Thai police have arrested a suspected kingpin of wildlife trafficking who allegedly fueled much of Asia's illegal trade for over a decade, officials said Saturday. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese descent, was arrested Friday in the northeastern border province of...
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January 20, 2018 - 2:02 am
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New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson makes a phone call in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., as he waits for a ride after being released from the Broward County Jail on Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Anderson faces a slew of charges, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife. A Sunrise, Fla., police report shows the 24-year-old Anderson was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle after it ran two red lights and was swerving while traveling about 105 mph (168 kph). (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 8:42 pm
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson faces a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer's family and saying he would rape the officer's wife. A Sunrise police report shows the 24-year-old Anderson was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle...
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Former Olympians Aly Raisman, left, and Jordyn Wieber sit in Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina's courtroom during the fourth day of sentencing for former sports doctor Larry Nassar, who pled guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault, Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, in Lansing, Mich. (Matthew Dae Smith /Lansing State Journal via AP)
January 19, 2018 - 6:38 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the women and girls...
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