UN: More child sex abuse cases by European troops in Africa

 

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office says it has turned up six more cases of alleged sexual abuse against children by European troops in Central African Republic, including a 7-year-old girl who said she had to perform sexual acts on soldiers in exchange for water and cookies.

  • Written by JAMEY KEATEN, Associated Press

33 migrants drown as boat hits rocks, sinks off Turkey coast

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A boat smuggling migrants to Greece slammed into rocks off the Turkish coast Saturday and capsized, killing at least 33 people including five children, as the choppy Aegean Sea continued to claim asylum-seekers' lives this month at an appalling pace, officials said.

  • Written by SUZAN FRASER, Associated Press

Facebook announces stricter policy on firearms sales

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook says it's cracking down on online gun sales, announcing Friday a new policy barring private individuals from advertising or selling firearms on the world's largest social network.

  • Written by BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Reporter

America and its politics in flux as 2016 voting begins

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama's historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington's ways after the 2010 tea party wave.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Prosecutors use refuge occupiers' own words against them

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The main leaders of the armed occupation of an Oregon wildlife refuge have been denied pre-trial release as prosecutors used their own words on social media and videos against them to argue that they were a danger to the community.

  • Written by TERRENCE PETTY, Associated Press STEVEN DuBOIS, Associated Press