Indictments: Former officers coerced sex; ignored cases

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Four former South Carolina police officers who worked in the criminal investigations division for Horry County coerced women into sex or ignored nearly 100 cases they were supposed to be investigating, according to indictments released Friday by a state grand jury.

  • Written by JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press

Trump closes door on one falsehood, opens door to another

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as Donald Trump sought to close the door on the false conspiracy theory that President Barack Obama wasn't born in the United States, he peddled another lie by claiming that his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, was behind it. There is no evidence that is true.

  • Written by JILL COLVIN, Associated Press, JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press

Guantanamo prisoner says Saudi 'royal' involved in terrorism

MIAMI (AP) — An accused al-Qaida bomb-maker who went to college in Arizona told military officials at the U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, that he believed an unnamed member of the Saudi royal family was part of an effort to recruit him for violent extremist acts before the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, according to a newly released transcript.

  • Written by BEN FOX, Associated Press

Militants in southern Philippines free Norwegian hostage

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Abu Sayyaf extremists on Saturday freed a Norwegian man kidnapped a year ago in the southern Philippines with two Canadians who were later beheaded and a Filipino woman who has been released by the ransom-seeking militants, officials said.

  • Written by JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press