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Manchester police find valuable items; stop sharing with US
Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert.
Melting pot Manchester stresses unity after concert attack
Manchester's race relations have been in the spotlight since bombing suspect Salman Abedi, a British citizen of Libyan descent, killed 22 people and injured dozens more.
Brazil president revokes order deploying troops in capital
Troops are guarding federal buildings in Brazil's capital as the president struggles to hang onto power amid an outcry over corruption allegations and after clashes between police and protesters forced the evacuations of several ministries.
Trump handshake showdown: France's Macron just won't let go
U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.
23 million more uninsured with GOP health bill, analysts say
Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing.
Health care is key issue as Montana fills US House seat
Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House.
Marijuana extract helps some kids with epilepsy, study says
A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot's possible health benefits.
Dr. Beach names Florida's Siesta Beach best beach in US
Florida's Siesta Beach has been named America's best beach on an annual top 10 list compiled by coastal science professor Stephen Leatherman, also known as Dr. Beach.
Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
A survey of US beekeepers finds some hope for the nation's troubled honeybees.
GOP candidate for US House charged with assaulting reporter
Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election.
Angry UK to confront Trump on leaks as NATO leaders meet
President Donald Trump will be in the heart of Europe to address a continent still reeling from his election and anxious about his support.
Fastest growing US cities are in South; 4 of top 5 in Texas
Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas.
Chris Cornell's wife writes note: 'I know that was not you'
Chris Cornell's widow has written a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life.
Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech
Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook.
From Trump to Oprah, speakers offer parting advice to grads
Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country.
Trump budget faces Dem opposition, GOP doubts about math
Top officials in President Donald Trump's Cabinet are heading to Capitol Hill to defend his plans to cut domestic programs and parry Democratic criticism of his tax plans.
The Latest: Trump to hold Iowa rally next week
President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
Foreign meetings omitted from Sessions' security clearance
The ranking Democrat on the House intelligence committee says the panel will be issuing subpoenas to get former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn to cooperate with its investigation into Russian activities during the 2016 election.
GOP health bill: 23M more uninsured; sick risk higher costs
Congress' nonpartisan budget analysts have released a largely damaging report on the House-passed health care bill, saying the Republican measure would leave 23 million more Americans uninsured.
Soldiers launch attacks in besieged Philippine city
Army tanks packed with soldiers have rolled into a southern Philippine city to try to restore control after militants linked to Islamic State group launched a violent siege.
NATO chief says allies to join anti-IS coalition
NATO's chief has affirmed that the alliance will join the international coalition fighting Islamic State but will not wage war against the extremists, as President Donald Trump prepares to meet allied leaders.
The Latest: British leader: Intelligence must remain secure
British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester.
10 Things to Know for Today
Among 10 Things to Know: Britain angered by US leaks of Manchester bombing probe; Trump meeting with EU, NATO leaders; Montana congressional candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter.
Culture critic: Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks
After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia.
The Latest: Polls open after candidate charged with assault
The Guardian reporter who authorities say was assaulted by a Montana Republican candidate for a U.S. House seat says he never touched the politician before he was thrown to the ground.
Spacewalking astronauts pull off urgent station repairs
Spacewalking astronauts are tackling urgent repairs at the International Space Station.
Agency takes tectonics study to earthquake-prone Alaska
The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska.
Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, policewoman
The bombing at a Manchester concert on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people, many of them teenagers and their parents.
From fame to shame: Playmate to do time scrubbing graffiti
A Playboy centerfold who snapped a photo of a naked 71-year-old woman in a gym locker room and posted it on social media with insults about the woman's body is expected to appear in court to resolve a criminal charge in Los Angeles.
Women CEOs earn big pay, but few of them have the top job
Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there's still very few of them running America's largest companies.
The Latest: Philippines using helicopters to clear militants
Filipino Catholics have attended a Mass for people in the southern region now under martial law and in the besieged city of Marawi.
Hannity says liberal fascists after sponsors; 1 is leaving
Fox News' Sean Hannity says a media watchdog is guilty of 'liberal fascism' for targeting his advertisers.
Setting aside past rude talk, Trump and pope focus on peace
Concluding his tour of the ancestral homes of the world's three largest monotheistic religions, President Donald Trump is poised to call on Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.
Google helps advertisers track spending in physical stores
Google is keeping an eye on what you're buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising.
Investigators explore bomber's links to larger network
British investigators are exploring whether the bomber that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall was part of a larger terror cell responsible for the deadly attacks in Brussels and Paris last year.
Throwing chaos aside, Trump aims for caution on big trip
In his first appearance on the world stage, President Donald Trump is aiming for caution over his usual brand of chaos.
Victims of the bombing: Parents, children, police officer
Teenager Olivia Campbell-Hardy, who went to school near Manchester, was at the Ariana Grande concert with a friend on Monday night.
The Latest: Ethiopia's PM hails Tedros election as WHO chief
The president of this year's World Health Assembly opened this afternoon's proceedings by calling for a minute of silence to remember the victims of the Manchester bombing attack.
Raids, arrests as on-edge UK seeks 'network' of attackers
Britons will find armed troops at vital locations after the official threat level was raised to its highest point following a suicide bombing that killed 22.
Ariana Grande suspends world tour, cancels some Euro stops
Ariana Grande's management team says tour suspended due to Manchester tragedy.
GOP candidate charged with misdemeanor assault of reporter
Voters are heading to the polls Thursday to decide who will fill Montana's only U.S. House seat amid uncertainty in Washington over President Donald Trump's agenda and his handling of the country's affairs.
Islamic State-linked militants besiege Philippine city
A Philippine Roman Catholic church leader says a priest and several churchgoers have been taken hostage from a cathedral by gunmen in a southern city.
With catcalls and applause, Cannes debates rise of Netflix
This year's Cannes Film Festival has been a sprawling, international referendum on Netflix, with votes registered in boos and applause.
The Latest: US lawmaker says UK bomb showed 'sophistication'
France's interior minister says that the suicide bomber who targeted Manchester is believed to have traveled to Syria and had "proven" links with the Islamic State group.
The Latest: GOP hopeful charged with misdemeanor assault
A reporter for the Guardian newspaper is alleging that the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat "body slammed" him on the day before the special election.
Suspected suicide bombs in Jakarta kills 3 policemen
Police say a suspected suicide bomb blast near a bus terminal in Indonesia's capital has killed a policeman and injured four other officers.
President orders thorough probe of Indonesia suicide attacks
Indonesia's president has ordered a thorough investigation of the network behind two suicide bombings that targeted police in the capital and killed three police officers.
The Latest: 2 blacks on Cosby case of 12; alternates picked
With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul.
Jury of 12 on Bill Cosby sex assault case includes 2 blacks
With just one black person seated among the first 11 jurors chosen for Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, the defense is crying foul.
10 Things to Know for Thursday
Among 10 Things to Know: Britain steps up military patrols, probes Manchester attacker's Libya ties; 'We can use peace': Trump and Pope Francis meet; Trump's health care budget means deep cuts for safety net.
Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next
Melania Trump is drawing attention for covering her head for some meetings but not others on President Donald Trump's first international trip.
Father and brother of alleged bomber detained in Libya
The father of the British-Libyan bomber behind Manchester bombing that killed 22 people during Ariana Grande concert denied his son's links to the bombing and said that he was preparing for a visit to Saudi to perform pilgrimage.
The Latest: Report disputes claim on pre-existing conditions
Senate leaders are positioning themselves for a Congressional Budget Office report that will assess the impact the House-approved health care bill would have on insurance coverage and consumers' costs.
Video appears to show Texas officer striking teenage girl
The San Antonio Police Department is reviewing body camera footage after a bystander posted video online that appears to show an officer punching an eighth-grade girl three or four times.
South Dakota girl with cancer prevented from graduating
A western South Dakota high school won't let a student who has brain cancer to walk at graduation because she's six credits short of being able to graduate.
A third of older Latinos have tapped into retirement savings
A poll says older Latinos are more likely than older whites or older blacks to say they've had to withdraw or borrow money from a retirement account.
Americans don't trust media, but feel better about favorites
Americans may not trust the media in general, but have more faith in their favorites, a new survey finds.
On the Syrian border, Haley confronts civil war's reality
President Donald Trump's U.N. envoy sets foot in the no-man's-land between Syria and Turkey, witnessing the daily transfer of aid supplies into a seemingly interminable conflict.
Hoffman's goal helps Senators beat Penguins to force Game 7
Mike Hoffman scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period to give the Ottawa Senators a 2-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins and force a decisive Game 7 in the Eastern Conference Finals.
Kyrie-markable: Irving's 42 carries Cavaliers past Celtics
Dynamic Duo: Irving scores 42, LeBron 34 as Cavaliers down Celtics 112-99 in Game 4.
Former allies on school choice now divided by Trump budget
President Donald Trump's budget proposal to provide federal tax money for private-school scholarships is getting pushback from an unconventional source: groups known for promoting school-choice initiatives.
Vermont governor vetoes marijuana bill, wants changes made
Vermont Gov. Phil Scott says he won't sign a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana in the state and is instead sending it back to the legislature with suggestions for another path forward.
'I won't give up': Death row inmate seeks execution reprieve
Alabama inmate Tommy Arthur is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection Thursday.
Trump team eyes public asset sales to pay for infrastructure
President Donald Trump's advisers are drafting plans to sell some public assets, such as airports, to help pay for a $1 trillion overhaul of the nation's aging infrastructure.
Technical problems force HBO to scrap Jon Stewart venture
HBO says it's scrapping a web-delivered venture that was in the works with Jon Stewart. In a statement Wednesday, the network said the short-form digital animated project had proved too technically difficult for a quick turnaround.
NATO rolls out the red carpet, buffs its image for Trump
NATO is rolling out the red carpet, opening a massive new HQ and repackaging its image for President Donald Trump.
Trump's food stamp cuts face hard sell in Congress
With a proposal to cut the nation's largest domestic food aid program by almost a third, President Donald Trump's budget builds on more than two decades of Republican efforts to cut food stamps.
Only on AP: CEO pay climbed faster last year, up 8.5 percent
The typical CEO at the biggest U.S. companies made $11.5 million last year, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press.
Areas outside of arenas becoming a bigger priority
Survivors of the suicide bombing that killed 22 people at a Manchester concert hall say security screening ahead of the Ariana Grande show was haphazard, but it is not clear if rigorous bag screening would have helped prevent the deaths.
The Latest: US 'disappointed' Taiwan not at WHO assembly
Dr. Margaret Chan has given her last address as director-general of the World Health Organization at its annual gathering of member states in Geneva.
Experts: Traveler should have drawn scrutiny before flight
Despite raising red flags at Los Angeles International Airport, a man cited by airport police and traveling to Hawaii with no luggage was allowed to board an American Airlines flight.
Hannity backs off story about murdered DNC staffer
Fox says it has removed a story from its website where an investigator speculated about a murdered Democratic National Committee member's ties to leaks.
Warning of "imminent" attack, Britain raises threat level
An explosion struck an Ariana Grande concert attended by thousands of young music fans in northern England, killing at least 19 people and injuring dozens in what police said Tuesday was being treated as a terrorist attack.
Ariana Grande fans tremble as they recall Manchester attack
Survivors recount horror of suicide bombing at Ariana Grande concert.
Officials: Manchester bomber was local man of Libyan descent
The man who police say blew himself up in a packed concert arena in Manchester, killing 22, did not make a strong impression on his neighbors.
Polish couple among those killed in Manchester blast
Authorities say 8-year-old Saffie Roussos was the youngest of the 22 victims identified so far in the bombing in Manchester at an Ariana Grande concert.
Trump, Francis: After clashing, a search for common ground
They are stylistic and strategic opposites, one a bombastic and ostentatious president, the other a modest and wily pontiff.
Ethiopia's Tedros to be next leader of UN health agency
Health ministers, diplomats and other high-level envoys are set to choose the next director-general of the World Health Organization among three finalists.
The Latest: Ex-CIA head says he warned Russia about meddling
The nation's intelligence director says he won't comment on a news report that President Donald Trump asked him to publicly deny any collusion between his campaign and Russia.
The Latest: Some of Trump's GOP allies slam budget plan
Top GOP leaders in Congress are praising President Donald Trump's budget plan for promising a balanced federal ledger over time.
Trump envoy Haley tells refugees she cares, but defends cuts
President Donald Trump's 31 percent budget cut to the U.S. State Department and international assistance dramatically ramps down American support for programs that for decades have promoted U.S. values and the welfare of the neediest around the world.
Mom who went to classes with quadriplegic son gets MBA
A Southern California university has granted a surprise honorary degree to the mother of a quadriplegic student after she attended every class and took notes for him while he earned his MBA.
Hands off US election, ex-CIA director says he warned Russia
Former CIA Director John Brennan to testify publicly before Congress, could shed light on concerns about the security risk posed by Trump's first national security adviser.
Losing their kicks? Funds for Route 66 towns may be at risk
Route 66, the historic American roadway that linked Chicago to the West Coast, may lose its place in a National Park Service preservation program.
Trump touts ultimate peace, but same obstacles remain
President Trump showered his Middle Eastern hosts with praise and expressed great faith on a peace breakthrough _ leaving details for later.
Trump budget keeps pledges: Cuts for poor, more for military
Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion spending plan featuring deep cuts in safety net programs.
The Latest: Investigators hunt for accomplices of bomber
Pop group Take That says it is canceling its show in Liverpool, saying it is "out of respect to all of the people and their families that were affected by the horrific incident last night" in Manchester..
Duterte declares martial rule in besieged south Philippines
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says he has declared martial rule in the country's south for 60 days and will cut short a trip to Moscow and return home to deal with an attack by Muslim extremists allied with the Islamic State group.
11 people seated on Cosby jury; defense sees race bias
Two of the five jurors picked so far for Bill Cosby's criminal trial say they know a victim of sexual assault.
AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief slams Obama growth forecast
AP FACT CHECK: Budget chief glosses over differences in Obama and Trump economies as he slams previous administration on growth forecasts.
10 Things to Know for Wednesday
Among 10 Things to Know: Apparent suicide bomber at Ariana Grande concert kills 22; Trump condemns 'evil losers' who carried out concert attack in England; Trump administration sending Congress $4.1 trillion budget.
UN: chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack
The new UN disarmament chief says a team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure "to sarin or a sarin-like substance" in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people.
Twitter leader laments social media role in Trump's election
A co-founder of Twitter says he's sorry if the popular social media platform helped put Donald Trump in the White House, as the president has suggested.
NFL Hall of Famer Cortez Kennedy found dead at age 48
The Orlando Police Department has confirmed that Hall of Fame defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died.
Warriors ready for third straight NBA Finals appearance
Kevin Durant does not need to be told that Golden State should have a muted celebration after winning the Western Conference Finals.
Trump makes personal appeal to both sides for Mideast peace
President Donald Trump's first visit to Jerusalem as president is being overshadowed by reminders of tumult back home.
Big league baseball's founding documents to be auctioned
The 1876 constitution that founded the National League and the modern business of big league sports is going up for sale.
Roger Moore had prouder achievements than playing James Bond
Roger Moore, the longest-serving movie star to play iconic British spy James Bond in the famed film series, has died in Switzerland after a brief bout with cancer.
Trump budget slashes money of clean air and water programs
The Trump Administration wants to slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency by nearly one-third, laying off thousands of employees while imposing drastic cuts to clean air and water programs.
2 men in Indonesia caned dozens of times for gay sex
Two men in Indonesia's Aceh province have been publicly caned dozens of times for consensual gay sex, a punishment rights advocates denounced as "medieval torture" and escalates an anti-gay backlash.
The Latest: Macron pledges improved intelligence cooperation
Manchester police say an apparent suicide bomber set off an improvised explosive device at the end of an Ariana Grande concert.
Insurers seek stability as Trump delays health care decision
The Trump administration and House Republicans are asking a federal appeals court for a 90-day extension in a case that's casting a shadow of uncertainty over health insurance for millions of consumers.
Much-anticipated Ariana Grande concert ends in blood, horror
A night for which Ariana Grande fans had waited weeks ended in blood, terror and death Monday night as an explosion tore through the foyer of the Manchester Arena moments after Grande left the stage.
Ford taps former office furniture executive to be new CEO
Ford replaces CEO, shakes up executives in new push to transform business.
Corruption trial begins for ex-South Korean President Park
Ex-President Park Geun-hye has arrived at a Seoul court for the beginning of her corruption trial.
Human rights watchdog condemns Thailand hospital bomb
Thai authorities say a bomb at a hospital in Bangkok has wounded more than 20 people.
Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games
Colton Sissons scored his third goal with 6:00 left, ensuring the Nashville Predators' magical postseason now includes the franchise's first trip to the Stanley Cup Final after eliminating the Anaheim Ducks with a 6-3 win.
Trump's $4.1T budget relies on deep domestic cuts
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump budget proposal targeting benefit programs.
North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile
In what Pyongyang says is its answer to President Donald Trump's policies, North Korea claims it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new midrange missile.
Lawmaker: Hugo Chavez's childhood home burned by protesters
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is accusing protesters of setting fire to a government supporter, saying what he calls "Nazi-fascist" elements are taking root inside the opposition's ranks and contributing to a dangerous spiral of violence.
Curry's 36 points leads Warriors to sweep Spurs, 129-115
Stephen Curry scored 36 points and the Golden State Warriors closed out the Western Conference Final against the injury-ravaged San Antonio Spurs with a 129-115 victory, becoming the first team in league history to start the playoffs 12-0.
The Latest: Dems alarmed by report on Trump, intel bosses
APNewsBreak: Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn will invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination on Monday as he notifies the Senate Intelligence committee that he will not comply with a subpoena seeking documents.
Flynn rejects Trump-Russia probe subpoena; Dems say he lied
Members of key congressional committees are pledging a full public airing as to why former FBI director James Comey was ousted amid an intensifying investigation into Russia's interference with the U.S. election.
The Latest: Police say bomber died in concert attack
Manchester police say the man who set off an improvised explosive device at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England died in the attack.
The Latest: Corbyn says he, prime minister halting campaigns
The Latest: British Prime Minister Theresa May says government working to learn full details of the blast that killed 19 people at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.
Iran's president criticizes US after Trump's sharp words
Iran's re-elected President Rouhani describes relations with US as 'a curvy road'.
Blast at Ariana Grande concert in England kills 19 people
Police says there are "a number of fatalities" after reports of an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in northern England.
French AIDS drama earns best reviews yet at Cannes Film fest
The French AIDS drama "120 Beats Per Minute" has debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and has quickly joined the shortlist of favorites for the festival's coveted Palme d'Or prize.
3 white men, 2 white women picked for Bill Cosby jury so far
Lawyers in Bill Cosby's sex assault case this week hope to find a dozen jurors and six alternates willing to be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home.
The Latest: 3 white men, 2 white woman seated for Cosby jury
Bill Cosby has arrived at the Pittsburgh courthouse where jury selection in his sex assault case is getting underway.
Questions about Russia chase Trump during first Israel visit
President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip, his agenda marked by elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Among 10 Things to Know: Trump opens first visit to Israel as president; Key lawmakers vow full airing of reasons behind Comey firing; North Korea says ready to deploy, mass-produce new missile.
Mississippi lawmaker apologizes for calling for lynching
A Mississippi lawmaker has apologized for saying Louisiana leaders should be lynched for removing Confederate monuments.
The Latest: Police say 19 killed in blast at Grande concert
The Latest: Police say 19 dead and roughly 50 people injured after blast at Ariana Grande concert in England.
EU nations set tough negotiating mandate for Brexit talks
The 27 European Union nations negotiating Britain's exit from the bloc have set a tough mandate for their chief negotiator during the opening part of the two-year proceedings.
Police: Man slays neo-Nazi roommates over Islam disrespect
A man told police he killed his two roommates because they were neo-Nazis who disrespected his recent conversion to Islam, and investigators found enough materials to make a bomb and Nazi propaganda after he led them to the bodies.
Trump Israel trip 1st presidential flight from Saudi Arabia
President Donald Trump's flight from Riyadh to Tel Aviv on Monday may make history as the first direct flight between Saudi Arabia and Israel.
Supreme Court strikes down 2 NC congressional districts
The Supreme Court has struck down two congressional districts in North Carolina because race played too large a role in their creation.
Trump greeted with selfies and politics on arrival in Israel
Trump is welcomed on the tarmac in Tel Aviv by Israeli ministers, who introduce politics and characteristic bluntness shortly after he arrives.
Not just 'Sgt. Pepper': Many 1967 musical firsts echo today
'Sgt. Pepper' was only the beginning: 50 years after the Beatles' psychedelic landmark and other astonishments of 1967, much of the music we listen to remains shaped by that year.
LeBron struggles, exchanges words with fan after Game 3 loss
LeBron James had one of the worst games of his playoff career on Sunday night and got into an exchange with a fan afterward.
US, Turkey dispute fighting in DC as ambassador summoned
Turkey has summoned the U.S. ambassador in Ankara to protest what it called the "aggressive and unprofessional actions" by U.S. security personnel against Turkish bodyguards in Washington during President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit last week.
With 4 projects at Cannes, Kidman is open to 'bold' material
Nicole Kidman on Monday said having four films at the Cannes Film Festival was an unexpected confluence, but that it was the result of her intention to "stay bold and open" to challenging material.
Backlash over plans to honor Puerto Rican militant at parade
Despite backlash, organizers of New York City's Puerto Rican parade are sticking with their decision to honor a freed militant who once embraced armed resistant to U.S. ruled of Puerto Rico.
Texas set to pass transgender bathroom law for schools
Texas lawmakers have revived a version of a transgender "bathroom bill" like one in North Carolina that sparked a national backlash, but the Texas law would apply only to public schools and not all bathrooms.
Trump avoids pointing to Saudis' human rights failings
Trump praises Saudi kingdom while making little if any mention of human rights failings.
Hello! Drake breaks Adele's record at Billboard Music Awards
Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner: He earned 10 early awards Sunday morning, while he has 12 more nominations.
Artists ask Polish leaders to stop primeval forest logging
Writers and artists have appealed to Poland's top leaders to stop the logging at Europe's last primeval forest.
Katy Perry's 'backpack kid' steals show during 'SNL' gig
A teen Instagram dancing sensation has gone from online to on-air after Katy Perry invited him to show off his moves during her "Saturday Night Live" performance over the weekend.
3 years after coup, Thailand sees sporadic, unnerving unrest
Three years after military leaders overthrew a democratically elected government in Thailand, the country is sputtering economically, suppressing political freedom and still the site of sporadic but unnerving unrest.
Times Square driver says he tried to get mental help
A man accused of mowing down pedestrians in Times Square, killing a teenage Michigan tourist and injuring 22 others, says he had been trying to get psychiatric help.
Drake dominates, Cher reflects at Billboard Music Awards
Drake gets a lucky 13 wins at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas beating Adele's previous record, while Cher and Celine Dion reflect back on iconic songs and careers.
Iran reformists sweep Tehran municipal council election
Reformist candidates have reportedly swept municipal elections in the Iranian capital, taking all 21 seats in Tehran as moderate President Hassan Rouhani won a second term.
Billy Bush says he's ready to get back into television
Former "Today" host Billy Bush says he's a better man now and ready to get back into television.
Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top after 146 years
The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow.
Pope embraces Huntington's afflicted in bid to end stigma
Pope Francis is trying to remove the stigma of people afflicted with Huntington's Disease, an incurable genetic brain disorder that causes such serious involuntary movements and psychiatric problems that sufferers are often shunned and isolated.
Rape inquiry dropped, WikiLeaks' Assange remains in embassy
Sweden's top prosecutor says she is dropping an investigation into a rape claim against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after almost seven years.
The Latest: Ringling Bros. shuts down the big top
The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has shut down the big top.
The Latest: Cher delivers homage to her best looks, songs
Drake will walk into the 2017 Billboard Music Awards already a winner after earning 10 early awards Sunday morning.
Texas Senate approves 'religious refusal' adoption measure
Texas' Republican-controlled Legislature has approved a bill that allows publicly funded foster care and adoption agencies to refuse to place children with non-Christian, unmarried or gay prospective parents because of religious objections.
Q&A: Cosby jury: A look at what to expect during selection
A key phase of comedian Bill Cosby's sex assault trial starts Monday when lawyers gather in Pittsburgh to pick a jury to weigh his case.
AP Exclusive: Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel
Internal documents obtained by The Associated Press show that the World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel.
Turkey: Man detained on US plane just wanted 1st class seat
Turkey's official news agency says the FBI has detained a Turkish citizen who attempted to sit in first-class on board a Los Angeles-Honolulu flight.
Brazilians call for president to resign after graft charges
Brazilians around the country protested on Sunday to call for their president to step down after the highest court opened an investigation into allegations he endorsed the payment of hush money to a jailed former lawmaker.
Canada tests lower age for pot legalization
The most controversial thing about Canada's move to legalize marijuana nationwide may be setting the allowed age for use at 18. That's three years lower than in U.S. states that have embraced legalization.
Boundary between Iraq, Kurdish territory divides communities
Fortified berm marks the de facto border between federal Iraq and its northern, self-governing Kurdish region.
Celtic pride: Bradley's last-second shot stuns Cavs 111-108
Avery Bradley dropped a 3-pointer in the final second and the Boston Celtics stunned the Cleveland Cavaliers 111-108 in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Huge cuts to food stamps part of Trump's budget proposal
President Donald Trump's budget hasn't been released yet, but that's not stopping some of Congress' most important Republicans from giving it a cold shoulder.
At refugee camp, Haley vows Trump's US won't abandon Syrians
America's ambassador to the United Nations says Trump administration wants to step up help for the millions of people displaced, a message at odds with the president's agenda.
Trump lavishes praise on Saudis, but silent on human rights
President Donald Trump lavished praise on Saudi Arabia during his visit to the desert kingdom, calling the country "magnificent.".
Congressional panels pledge thorough probe into Comey firing
Members of key congressional committees are pledging to proceed with aggressive investigations into Russia's meddling into the U.S. presidential election, including why former FBI director James Comey was ousted from his job.
Sweden beats Canada in shootout to win ice hockey worlds
Nikita Kucherov sealed a 5-3 win for Russia in the bronze medal match against Finland at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday.
Study finds that speeding up sepsis care can save lives
Minutes matter when it comes to treating sepsis, the killer condition that most Americans have probably never heard of _ and new research shows it's time they learn.
3 foreign climbers dead, 1 missing near top of Mount Everest
An American climber has died near the summit of Mount Everest and an Indian climber is missing after heading down from the mountain following a successful ascent.
Soundgarden frontman Cornell's funeral will be Friday in LA
Musician Chris Cornell will be buried at a private service Friday at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.
North Korea calls latest solid-fuel missile test successful
South Korea says North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile from an area near its capital, Pyongyang, in what could be the latest weapons test for a country speeding up its nuclear weapons and missile development.
Texas revives transgender 'bathroom bill' for public schools
A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one that caused national uproar in North Carolina now may be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas _ but only apply to public schools.
Sweden drops case but WikiLeaks' Assange is not in the clear
Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange, almost seven years after it began and five years after the WikiLeaks founder sought refuge inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition.
Next stop for Trump is Israel, in pursuit of 'ultimate deal'
President Donald Trump is set to visit Israel on a two-day trip that begins Monday, and on his agenda is the elusive pursuit of peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
What will New Orleans do with the Confederate statues?
Now that New Orleans has removed three prominent Confederate statues and a monument heralding white supremacy, what should it do with them?.
10 Things to Know for Monday
10 Things to Know for Monday.
Trump urges Mideast nations to drive out 'Islamic extremism'
President Donald Trump is using the nation that is home to Islam's holiest site as a backdrop to call for Muslim unity in the fight against terrorism.
Saudis welcome Trump with gold medal, receive arms package
Trump opens his first trip abroad since taking office, visiting Saudi Arabia as he tries to build stronger partnerships to combat terrorism.
'Migrant Mother' photographer's images of oppressed resonate
A California museum is exhibiting photographs by the late Dorothea Lange, whose work highlighted the lives of impoverished migrants, unemployed laborers and Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II.
DHS hopeful Clarke denies plagiarism in master's thesis
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke, who says he's been appointed an assistant secretary in the Department of Homeland Security, has denied he plagiarized content in his master's thesis on homeland security.
- Lionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain.More \232aLionel Messi has lost his Supreme Court appeal over a tax-fraud conviction in Spain.More \232a
- Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage.More \232aFormer tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas "where possible" in protest over the Australian airline's promotion of same-sex marriage.More \232a
- A person familiar with the situation says the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced...More \232aA person familiar with the situation says the 2019 NBA All-Star game will be coming to Charlotte. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the league has not announced the decision.More \232a
- On the cusp: Cavs can earn 3rd straight East title, NBA Finals berth with Game 5 win over Celtics.More \232aOn the cusp: Cavs can earn 3rd straight East title, NBA Finals berth with Game 5 win over Celtics.More \232a
- Swimming upstream: Many poor kids don't know how to swim, and Olympic champs throw a lifeline.More \232aSwimming upstream: Many poor kids don't know how to swim, and Olympic champs throw a lifeline.More \232a
- A boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter's broken bat during the New York Yankees' game against Kansas City on Wednesday night.More \232aA boy was struck on the head by Chris Carter's broken bat during the New York Yankees' game against Kansas City on Wednesday night.More \232a
- LEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600.More \232aLEADING OFF: Cubs stage "Anchorman" trip, Pujols nears 600.More \232a
- The Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals with a spot in the Stanley Cup final on the line.More \232aThe Pittsburgh Penguins and Ottawa Senators meet in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals with a spot in the Stanley Cup final on the line.More \232a
- Tiger Woods says he feels best in years and wants to play golf when the time is right.More \232aTiger Woods says he feels best in years and wants to play golf when the time is right.More \232a
- Robert Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion as both an engine builder and owner, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with four others.More \232aRobert Yates, a NASCAR Cup champion as both an engine builder and owner, will be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame along with four others.More \232a
- Congressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing.More \232aCongressional Republicans are about to learn more about whether their drive to dismantle President Barack Obama's health care law has been worth the political pain they've been experiencing.More \232a
- AP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurances from Trump budget chief.More \232aAP FACT CHECK: Medicaid a target for cuts despite assurances from Trump budget chief.More \232a
- A half-century-old job training and placement program for older Americans is on President Donald Trump's chopping block.More \232aA half-century-old job training and placement program for older Americans is on President Donald Trump's chopping block.More \232a
- Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook.More \232a
- Applications for US employment benefits rose slightly last week to 234,000, still at historically low levels.More \232aApplications for US employment benefits rose slightly last week to 234,000, still at historically low levels.More \232a
- A woman on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu says passengers complained to American Airlines employees before takeoff that they were afraid of a passenger who was later arrested and charged with flight crew...More \232aA woman on a flight from Los Angeles to Honolulu says passengers complained to American Airlines employees before takeoff that they were afraid of a passenger who was later arrested and charged with flight crew interference.More \232a
- Here are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.More \232aHere are the top-paid CEOs by state for 2016, as calculated by The Associated Press and Equilar, an executive data firm.More \232a
- Strong earnings from retailers like Best Buy and PVH help stocks rise for the sixth day in a row.More \232aStrong earnings from retailers like Best Buy and PVH help stocks rise for the sixth day in a row.More \232a
- OPEC and outside oil producers appear set to extend production cuts in an effort to shore up prices.More \232aOPEC and outside oil producers appear set to extend production cuts in an effort to shore up prices.More \232a
- A new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.More \232aA new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.More \232a
- Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook.More \232a
- An independent report concludes Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent.More \232aAn independent report concludes Europe's Schiaparelli probe crash-landed on Mars last year because its systems couldn't cope with a brief, wild rotation during its descent.More \232a
- Spacewalking astronauts are tackling urgent repairs at the International Space Station.More \232aSpacewalking astronauts are tackling urgent repairs at the International Space Station.More \232a
- California-based company Rocket Lab says it has successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad.More \232aCalifornia-based company Rocket Lab says it has successfully launched a test rocket into space from its New Zealand launch pad.More \232a
- Scientists may have solved a mystery about the biggest of whales and how they evolved.More \232aScientists may have solved a mystery about the biggest of whales and how they evolved.More \232a
- The Trump administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways.More \232aThe Trump administration says state and local governments should pay for cleanups of the Great Lakes, Chesapeake Bay and other iconic waterways.More \232a
- The federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska.More \232aThe federal agency that supports basic science research is taking a close look at what's under the ground in Alaska.More \232a
- A top Chinese leader says a "proper balance" must be struck between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes its vulnerabilities.More \232aA top Chinese leader says a "proper balance" must be struck between environmental and economic interests in Antarctica as climate change exposes its vulnerabilities.More \232a
- A new study about using a marijuana ingredient to treat epilepsy joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.More \232a
- Hundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals.More \232aHundreds of mentally ill inmates are languishing for months in Texas jails because of a lack of space at the state's psychiatric hospitals.More \232a
- Health care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House.More \232aHealth care is a prominent issue in rural Montana as the state prepares to vote in a special election to fill its only seat in the US House.More \232a
- Witnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election.More \232aWitnesses said the Republican candidate for Montana's sole congressional seat body-slammed a reporter Wednesday, the day before the polls close in the special election.More \232a
- Ten of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas.More \232aTen of the 15 fastest-growing cities with populations of 50,000 or more were spread across the South in 2016, with four of the top five found in Texas.More \232a
- Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement speech at Harvard, the university he dropped out of to create Facebook.More \232a
- Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country.More \232aFamous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country.More \232a
- Gov. Scott Walker's attempt to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening is up for review by a key state legislative committee.More \232aGov. Scott Walker's attempt to make Wisconsin the first state in the country to require childless adults applying for Medicaid to undergo drug screening is up for review by a key state legislative committee.More \232a
- Police have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert.More \232aPolice have arrested two more people and are searching a new site in Manchester suspected of links to the bombing that killed 22 people a pop concert.More \232a
- British police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester.More \232aBritish police say officers and the army are responding to an incident at a college in Trafford, a district near Manchester.More \232a
- Chris Cornell's widow has written a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life.More \232aChris Cornell's widow has written a letter addressed to the late Soundgarden frontman days after he took his own life.More \232a
- Famous figures from entertainment, politics and business are giving commencement speeches at colleges across the country.More \232a
- President Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.More \232aPresident Donald Trump is at the Vatican to meet with Pope Francis, the famously humble pontiff with whom he has publicly clashed.More \232a
- The Authors Guild has honored Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison and James Patterson at its 25th annual gala.More \232aThe Authors Guild has honored Nobel literature laureate Toni Morrison and James Patterson at its 25th annual gala.More \232a
- GLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film, but found many characters were included for mere punchlines.More \232aGLAAD reports slim increase in LGBTQ representation in film, but found many characters were included for mere punchlines.More \232a
- Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national celebrity after speaking at last year's Democratic National Convention, has a book planned for young readers.More \232aKhizr Khan, the Gold Star father who became a national celebrity after speaking at last year's Democratic National Convention, has a book planned for young readers.More \232a
- After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban...More \232aAfter two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia.More \232a
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Large inflatable obstacle course stolen in Phoenix burglary
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Tattooed 'Joker' accused of pointing gun at traffic
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Florida student accused of changing grade from F to B
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Governor says no road sign for monument? Fans hang 1 instead
Maine's governor is refusing to allow road signs to be installed for a new national monument, so supporters of the park are taking matters into their own hands.
Bear trying to get doughnuts tears off Colorado car bumper
A bear trying to get doughnuts has ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Steamboat Springs, Colorado.
No Joke: Unconscious man rode on car's trunk for miles
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New York City mayor still won't cheer for hometown Yankees
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