AP Exclusive: 'High threat' Texas border busts aren't always

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Drivers in Texas busted for drunken driving, not paying child support or low-level drug offenses are among thousands of "high-threat" criminal arrests being counted as part of a nearly $1 billion mission to secure the border with Mexico, an Associated Press analysis has found.

  • Written by PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press

UN expert urges next UN chief to focus on ending tax havens

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert urged the next U.N. secretary-general on Friday to make the elimination of tax havens a priority to ensure that corporations, billionaires and "kleptocrats" pay their fair share of taxes.

  • Written by EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press

Wonder Woman named a special UN ambassador, despite protests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday on Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real — and less sexualized — woman.

  • Written by MARK KENNEDY, Associated Press

Officials: Taliban brief Pakistan about talks with Kabul

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Three senior Taliban members traveled to Pakistan this week and held a series of meetings with Pakistani officials in Islamabad, mainly to brief them about the recent talks held in Qatar between the Taliban and Kabul, a senior Taliban official, an Afghan diplomat and a Pakistani official said Saturday.

  • Written by KATHY GANNON, Associated Press MUNIR AHMED, Associated Press

Overloaded train derails in Cameroon, killing at least 53

ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — An overloaded train derailed along the route that links Cameroon's two major cities on Friday, killing at least 53 people and injuring more than 300, the government said.

  • Written by EDWIN KINDZEKA MOKI, Associated Press