Alabama governor resigns, pleads guilty to misdemeanors

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley resigned Monday rather than face impeachment and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor campaign violations that arose during an investigation of his alleged affair with a top aide.


  • Written by KIM CHANDLER and ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE , Associated Press

US Official: Russia knew Syrian chemical attack was coming

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has concluded that Russia knew ahead of time that Syria would launch a chemical weapons attack last week, a senior U.S. official says.

  • Written by ROBERT BURNS and LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press

Myanmar says UN probe of Rohingya rights abuses unwanted

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A top Myanmar official said Tuesday that a U.N. agency's resolution to have an international mission probe alleged human rights abuses by government security forces in troubled Rakhine state is unwanted and unconstructive.

  • Written by ESTHER HTUSAN , Associated Press

North Korea calls US aircraft carrier dispatch outrageous

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is vowing tough counteraction to any military moves that might follow the U.S. decision to send the USS Carl Vinson aircraft carrier and its battle group to waters off the Korean Peninsula.

  • Written by ERIC TALMADGE , Associated Press