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U.N. Ambassador John Ashe, of Antigua and Barbuda, speaks during a 2013 news conference at U.N. headquarters.

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Former UN General Assembly president charged in corruption scheme

U.S. prosecutors say John Ashe accepted more than a million dollars in bribes in exchange for support of investment contracts.

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Mexico vs. USA Soccer: Show us your game face pics

An estimated 90,000 fans will crowd the stadium for the sold-out CONCACAF soccer game between the United States and Mexico.

Andris Roder (left) and Adam Finding, cooks at the Kisuzem restaurant in Budapest, prepare a traditional Eritrean meal of injera bread, chickpea paste and meat stew. Their restaurant served up Eritrean food all week for a food festival in solidarity with migrants and refugees streaming into Hungary.

Budapest foodies hope cuisine can help heal anti-migrant prejudice

Forget the goulash. Budapest's restaurants have been featuring refugee cuisine — think Syrian sweets, Afghan pies and Eritrean flatbread. It's a festival to foster understanding through food.

Top general in Afghanistan: US strike on hospital a mistake

Gen. John Campbell tells the Senate Armed Services Committee that it was a U.S. decision to conduct the airstrike and that the hospital was "mistakenly struck."

The surreal reasons girls are disappearing in El Salvador: #15Girls

Refuse to share a pencil, reject a boy, say no to your imprisoned dad — all of these can get a teen girl killed in El Salvador's gang war.

US general says Afghan forces called for Kunduz airstrike

John Campbell, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, said he was correcting initial reports that it was U.S. forces under fire from Taliban fighters. The weekend airstrike killed 22 civilians.

Laws to stop bullying can protect teens if they're done right

Although every state in the nation now has anti-bullying laws, it wasn't clear if they have any bite in stopping bullies, until now.

The Supreme Court's new term: 5 cases to watch

A union case brought on by an O.C. public school teacher could have huge political consequences by crippling public employee unions and possibly all unions.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: US, 11 Pacific Rim countries reach trade deal

The TPP is designed to encourage trade between the United States, Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.

Synod could be defining moment of Francis' papacy

Sunday is the first day of a three-week meeting of Catholic bishops to tackle questions of marriage, divorce and homosexuality — issues that go to the heart of what it means to be a Catholic.

California governor signs bill closing ivory sales loophole

The measure by Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, D-San Diego, aimed to end the state's exemption for selling ivory imported before 1977.

Life ring from missing cargo ship recovered, Coast Guard says

Authorities lost contact with the El Faro, a 790-foot cargo vessel, after it sent an satellite distress message amid hurricane-force winds and waves in the Bahamas.

Pastors at forefront of helping Oregon town cope with grief

Religious faith is an important part of many people's lives in this rural part of Oregon, called by some "the Bible Belt of Oregon."

Doctors Without Borders calls Kunduz airstrike 'war crime'

Meanwhile, NATO has said that it will conduct an investigation into the attack on the city, which was briefly held by Taliban forces before being recaptured last week.

6 US airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash identified

Also killed were five civilian passengers and an unknown number of people on the ground. The cause of the early Friday crash remains under investigation.

Oregon shooting: Authorities say gunman committed suicide

Janet Willis said her granddaughter Anastasia Boylan was wounded in the Thursday attack and pretended to be dead as Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer kept firing.