- Blatter's 17-year rule in soccer marked by growth, scandal Updated: Jun-02-15 8:09 pm
GENEVA - Sepp Blatter governed the biggest sport on Earth for nearly two decades, for years untouched personally by allegations of corruption, but never sharing the game's popularity.
- Blatter says he will resign as FIFA president Updated: Jun-02-15 5:27 pm
ZURICH - The end for Sepp Blatter came suddenly, just days after he had seemingly solidified his hold on FIFA.
- Aide: Yemen's president willing to meet rebels in UN talks Updated: Jun-02-15 5:10 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Yemen's exiled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has agreed to travel to Geneva for peace talks with Shiite rebels who have taken over large swaths of his country, an aide to the embattled leader said Tuesday. A U.N. official said it is hoped the talks will begin by June 10.
- Dick O'Regan, longtime AP reporter and executive, dies at 95 Updated: Jun-02-15 2:56 pm
BERLIN - Richard A. "Dick" O'Regan, who covered some of the biggest stories of the Cold War in a 39-year career as a reporter and executive for The Associated Press, has died. He was 95.
- FIFA says Valcke not behind $10M payment in corruption probe Updated: Jun-02-15 2:02 pm
GENEVA - Amid a deepening corruption crisis within soccer's governing body that has led to Sepp Blatter's decision to resign, FIFA earlier defended its second-in-command on Tuesday by trying to distance him from claims he helped authorize $10 million in bribes for World Cup bidding votes.
- Matterhorn closes down on 150th anniversary of 1st ascent Updated: Jun-02-15 10:04 am
BERLIN - Switzerland's most famous mountain, the Matterhorn, will be closed to climbers on the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of its summit.
- US insists Kerry's broken leg won't hinder Iran talks Updated: Jun-01-15 10:27 pm
WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Boston Monday for surgery on his broken leg, as U.S. officials insisted his injury would not hinder his participation in nuclear negotiations with Iran.
- Former SAfrican president issues denial in WCup bid scandal Updated: Jun-01-15 12:30 pm
CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Former South African President Thabo Mbeki denied his government paid bribes to secure the 2010 World Cup as the bid scandal began to encroach on the very top of the country's leadership on Monday.
- USOC chief named chair of IOC's Olympic Channel commission Updated: May-31-15 1:36 pm
LONDON - The head of the U.S. Olympic Committee was given a key international position Sunday, appointed as chairman of a new panel that will oversee the launch of the IOC's Olympic television channel.
- Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue Updated: May-30-15 4:18 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
- US, Iran hold 'intense' nuclear talks month before deadline Updated: May-30-15 2:56 pm
GENEVA - A month away from a nuclear deal deadline, U.S. and Iranian diplomats tried to narrow differences over how quickly to ease economic penalties against Tehran and how significantly the Iranians must open up military facilities to international inspections. American officials described the session as "at times intense."
- Blatter says FIFA corruption probe won't lead to him Updated: May-30-15 2:17 pm
- Blatter says he will forgive but won't forget UEFA rebellion Updated: May-30-15 9:04 am
ZURICH - Emboldened by his fresh mandate to lead world soccer, Sepp Blatter made it clear there may be consequences for European leaders who tried to oust him from FIFA.
- THE LATEST: Europe, US are likely bidders for 2026 World Cup Updated: May-30-15 8:29 am
ZURICH - The latest developments concerning FIFA:
- Blatter wins re-election despite FIFA corruption scandal Updated: May-29-15 4:34 pm
ZURICH - In the end, nothing could stop Sepp Blatter.
- Swiss say there's no special treatment for soccer officials Updated: May-29-15 3:17 pm
BERN, Switzerland - The immediate price that seven international soccer officials paid for their role in a U.S. corruption probe is perhaps best illustrated by their sudden change of accommodation.
- What lies ahead for FIFA and Sepp Blatter in his 5th term Updated: May-29-15 3:16 pm
ZURICH - The FIFA election is won and done. Sepp Blatter's problems, however, are far from over.
- US to vote for Ali in FIFA election and not Blatter Updated: May-29-15 12:21 am
NEW YORK - The United States says it will vote for Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein for FIFA president Friday and not for incumbent Sepp Blatter.
- Mystery of disappearing holes in Swiss cheese solved Updated: May-28-15 12:07 pm
BERLIN - The mystery of Swiss cheese and its disappearing holes has been solved: The milk's too clean.
- South Africa's 2010 WCup bid implicated in corruption probe Updated: May-28-15 11:05 am
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa - When South Africa won the right to host Africa's first World Cup, it was seen as a heartwarming reward for Nelson Mandela and a country that had shaken off decades of apartheid.
- Putin accuses US of meddling into FIFA affairs Updated: May-28-15 10:38 am
MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer's governing body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.
- CONCACAF wants FIFA election to go ahead despite turmoil Updated: May-28-15 8:30 am
ZURICH - The embattled CONCACAF soccer body says it wants the FIFA presidential election to go ahead Friday.
- Blatter calls crisis meeting, skips 3rd public appearance Updated: May-28-15 8:02 am
ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.
- Ahead of FIFA election, sponsor Visa threatens to pull out Updated: May-28-15 5:56 am
ZURICH - Sepp Blatter was preparing for the FIFA presidential election with world soccer reeling from the arrest of several officials and a key sponsor threatening to cut ties with the scandal-tainted organization.
- US, Swiss timed FIFA raids for maximum effect Updated: May-28-15 5:44 am
BERN, Switzerland - For months, American and Swiss investigators worked in secret to prepare for the raids that would shake the soccer world.