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Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

Malaysian rapper held for allegedly insulting Islam in video

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police said a popular ethnic Chinese rapper was detained Thursday over complaints that his latest music video featuring dancers wearing dog masks and performing "obscene" moves insulted Islam and could hurt racial h
Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman

Police seal off Brussels streets amid reports of gunman

BRUSSELS — Belgian police sealed off part of a Brussels suburb Thursday and searched two apartments, warning residents to stay inside following witness reports that an armed man could be at large.
Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

Sen. Rubio says he would support raising age to buy rifles

SUNRISE, Fla. — On the defensive after the Florida school shooting rampage that killed 17, GOP Sen. Marco Rubio, an ardent gun-rights advocate, said he would support raising the age to buy rifles and other restrictions.

Saudi Arabia announces it will build its first opera house

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia says construction will soon begin on the first opera house in the kingdom, where concerts have been banned for two decades, along with music in restaurants and stores.
Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal in doping case

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal in doping case

GANGNEUNG, Korea, Republic Of — Russian curler Alexander Krushelnitsky has been stripped of his Olympic bronze medal after admitting to a doping violation at the Pyeongchang Games.
Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

Crews used boats to help residents amid Midwest flooding

ELKHART, Ind. — Crews used boats to help residents evacuate their homes in northern Indiana after rainstorms sweeping across the Midwest on Wednesday combined with melting snow to flood rivers, roads and other low-lying areas in several states.
Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defence

Weinstein uses quotes from female celebrities in his defence

LOS ANGELES — Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defence .
Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

Rev. Billy Graham, known as 'America's Pastor,' dies at 99

MONTREAT, N.C. — The Rev.
Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

Angry teens swarm into Florida Capitol; demand new gun laws

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

AP Exclusive: Migrant recounts his deportation from Israel

KAMPALA, Uganda — Inside the immigration office in Tel Aviv, Yohannes Tesfagabr considered his options. He could not dare return to his native Eritrea, a country he risked his life to flee in 2010.