Haitian authorities recapture a dozen of 172 escaped inmates

ARCAHAIE, Haiti (AP) — Police officers were searching cars and boats for escaped prisoners on Sunday after recapturing at least a dozen of the 172 inmates who overpowered guards and fled from a lockup in central Haiti, the prison's director said.

  • Written by DIEU NALIO CHERY, Associated Press

Iraq pushes into town near Mosul after IS assault on Kirkuk

BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of IS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and killing at least 80 people, mostly security forces.

  • Written by QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, Associated Press EMAD MATTI, Associated Press

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