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The Latest: Florida suspect fired gun from within restaurant
The Latest: Florida suspect fired gun from within restaurant

TRENTON, Fla. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting deaths of two Florida sheriff's deputies on Thursday (all times local):

Minnesota Woman Suspected of Killing Her Husband and Another Woman Has Been Captured in Texas
Minnesota Woman Suspected of Killing Her Husband and Another Woman Has Been Captured in Texas

A Minnesota woman suspected of killing her husband and another woman in southwest Florida was captured Thursday at a South Texas resort

The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests
The Latest: Student: Confederate flag theft sparked protests

AUBURN, Mich. (AP) - The Latest on Confederate flag demonstrations outside of a Michigan high school (all times local):

Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier To Lead NASA
Senate Confirms Climate Change Denier To Lead NASA

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Rep. Jim Bridenstine

Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles As The Next Commonwealth Leader
Queen Elizabeth Publicly Supports Prince Charles As The Next Commonwealth Leader

Queen Elizabeth II for the first time just publicly announced support for her

Parents Speak Out After Nanny is Convicted of Murdering 2 Children
Parents Speak Out After Nanny is Convicted of Murdering 2 Children

The parents of two children who were murdered by their trusted nanny in 2012 hugged each of the jurors after their verdict Wednesday.

Indian Prime Minister Modi confronted by angry protests in London
Indian Prime Minister Modi confronted by angry protests in London

By Tom Ball and William James LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of noisy protesters greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he arrived in London on Wednesday, demonstrating over a rising tide of sexual violence at home, including two particularly brutal rapes. Holding placards reading "Modi go home" and "we stand against Modi's agenda of hate and greed," they gathered outside Downing Street and parliament as Modi arrived for talks with Prime Minister Theresa May. Modi later responded at an event in front of thousands of Indian, saying the rape cases were "a matter of great concern", had brought "a shame" on the country and called for the perpetrators to be outed. Sexual violence...

SpaceX blasts off NASA
SpaceX blasts off NASA's new planet-hunter, TESS

NASA on Wednesday blasted off its newest planet-hunting spacecraft, TESS, a $337 million satellite that aims to scan 85 percent of the skies for cosmic bodies where life may exist. "Three, two, one and liftoff!" said NASA commentator Mike Curie as the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) soared into the cloudless, blue sky atop a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 6:51 pm (2251 GMT). The washing machine-sized spacecraft is built to search outside the solar system, scanning the nearest, brightest stars for signs of periodic dimming.

New Mexico mourns bank executive killed on Southwest plane
New Mexico mourns bank executive killed on Southwest plane

Family, friends and community leaders are mourning the death of a bank executive on a Southwest Airlines jet that blew an engine as she was flying home from a business trip to New York.

White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused
White House adviser apologizes for saying Haley was confused

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The new White House economic adviser apologized Tuesday to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley after suggesting she was suffering from "momentary confusion" when she announced over the weekend that new sanctions against Russia were imminent.

Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria
Chemical inspectors await all-clear to begin work in Syria's Douma

International investigators on Tuesday were awaiting the green light from a UN security team to begin work in a Syrian town hit by an alleged chemical attack, after delays and warnings by Western powers that crucial evidence had likely been removed. The suspected April 7 gas attack on Douma, near Damascus, reportedly left more than 40 people dead and was blamed by Western powers on the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In response, the United States, France and Britain conducted missile strikes on Syrian military installations, but Paris admitted on Tuesday they were a matter of "honour" that had solved nothing.

These Koch-Backed Groups Are Pressuring Congress to Act on Dreamers
These Koch-Backed Groups Are Pressuring Congress to Act on Dreamers

The groups are launching a seven-figure campaign

Starbucks to close May 29 for racial bias training; CEO meets with 2 black men arrested
Starbucks to close May 29 for racial bias training; CEO meets with 2 black men arrested

In the wake of backlash after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks location in Philadelphia, the company announced Tuesday that it will be closing its more than 8,000 owned stores in the United States on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education geared toward preventing discrimination.

Missouri AG Finds Evidence of Criminal Activity in Governor Greitens` Charity
Missouri AG Finds Evidence of Criminal Activity in Governor Greitens` Charity

The fallout continues for embattled Missouri Governor Eric Greitens as the state attorney general found evidence of criminal activity in his charity, The Mission Continues.

Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from
Study: Diamond from the sky may have come from 'lost planet'

BERLIN (AP) - Fragments of a meteorite that fell to Earth about a decade ago provide compelling evidence of a lost planet that once roamed our solar system, according to a study published Tuesday.

The Sneaky Way Russia Could Win a War Against Great Britain
The Sneaky Way Russia Could Win a War Against Great Britain

As with landlines, breaks in underwater cables are not uncommon, especially close to shore. The proliferation of unmanned underwater vehicles-sea drones-has opened a new horizon of robots that can stealthily and cheaply destroy or eavesdrop on underwater cables. A Russian attack on undersea cables could cripple the United Kingdom's military and economy, British officials warn.

NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves
NYC removes statue of doctor who experimented on slaves

NEW YORK (AP) - A bronze statue of a 19th century doctor who did experimental surgery without anesthesia on enslaved African-American women was removed from Central Park on Tuesday.

Starbucks to close 8,000 branches for afternoon of racial bias training after discrimination row
Starbucks to close 8,000 branches for afternoon of racial bias training after discrimination row

  Starbucks will close more than 8,000 US stores for an afternoon of racial bias training after the arrest of two black men in a Philadelphia branch triggered claims of discrimination.  Almost 175,000 workers will go through training on May 29, the company announced on Tuesday after footage of the arrest made headlines.  Kevin Johnson, the Starbucks CEO, said the move was just "one step" in the company's "journey" to improve and understand "what we did wrong".  Footage of the arrest taken by other customers had gone viral in recent days and prompted a slew of negative headlines for the company.  The two black men had been waiting for a friend when they were asked to leave by staff. There...

Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch of the Man She Says Threatened Her Over Trump Affair
Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch of the Man She Says Threatened Her Over Trump Affair

"His face is burned in my memory"

Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch Of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Her Over Trump Story
Stormy Daniels Reveals Sketch Of Man Who Allegedly Threatened Her Over Trump Story

Stephanie Clifford, also known as Stormy Daniels, revealed a composite sketch

Rep. Charlie Dent to resign in May
Rep. Charlie Dent to resign in May

Republican congressman from Pennsylvania will not seek re-election.

White woman charged in parking lot spat with black women

MACON, Ga. (AP) - A 71-year-old white woman has been charged with battery after she and her son argued with two black female service members over a parking spot outside a restaurant.

Starbucks in Los Angeles accused of racism in bathroom incident
Starbucks in Los Angeles accused of racism in bathroom incident

Another incident of alleged racial bias at Starbucks is stirring outrage. A black man claims he was denied access to a bathroom at a Los Angeles store, even though a white man was given the entry code. Neither were paying customers. Michelle Miller reports.

China flexes military muscle in Taiwan Strait with warning against attempts to 'split the motherland'
China flexes military muscle in Taiwan Strait with warning against attempts to 'split the motherland'

China has issued a warning against attempts to "split" its territory as it prepares to stage live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday. The manoeuvres are being seen by observers as a clear message of disapproval against growing support for the self-ruled island from the United States. The drills, which are the first to be carried out in the sensitive waters since the 2015 election in Taiwan, are also being viewed as a warning against what Beijing sees as growing moves towards independence from the Taipei Government. Liu Jieyi, the head of the Beijing-based Taiwan Affairs Bureau said the drills are being carried out to "safeguard the sovereignty and territorial...

Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea
Here Are All the Reasons Striking Syria Was a Bad Idea

The air and missile strikes that the United States and its British and French allies launched against Syrian government targets are reprehensible for so many reasons. First, Washington's action is a flagrant violation of the U.S. Constitution. Except in cases of responding to an attack on the United States, that document gives Congress, not the president, the authority to decide whether to involve the republic in combat.

Want to Use the Starbucks Bathroom? These Are Your Rights
Want to Use the Starbucks Bathroom? These Are Your Rights

Each store has its own rules

Why You Might Have to Pay a Tax Penalty
Why You Might Have to Pay a Tax Penalty

What's the harm in filing your taxes late? It depends on whether you owe Uncle Sam or Uncle Sam owes you. If the IRS owes you a refund, you face no repercussions, aside from losing the opportunit...

Drug suppliers
Drug suppliers' shares rise as looming Amazon threat appears to ease

Shares of U.S. drug suppliers rose on Monday after a report that Amazon.com Inc had dropped plans to sell drugs to hospitals, in a boost to a pharmaceutical supply chain rattled by the looming threat of competition from the online retailer. Stocks of drug distributors McKesson , AmerisourceBergen and Cardinal Health rose 2 to 3 percent, while drugstore chains Walgreens Boots Alliance and CVS Health each advanced about 5 percent. Healthcare investors expect Amazon will become a major force in the industry, fueled by recent media reports that the Seattle-based company was considering entering the pharmacy business.

Man Survives Shark Attack: 'He Bee-Lined Straight at Me'
Man Survives Shark Attack: 'He Bee-Lined Straight at Me'

It was the second shark attack that day.

Ex-governor who tried to sell Obama
Ex-governor who tried to sell Obama's senate seat loses appeal bid

The US Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by the former Democratic governor of Illinois, Rod Blagojevich, who gained notoriety by trying to sell the US Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama in 2008. Blagojevich, 61, is serving a 14-year sentence after being convicted in 2011 of corruption charges related to the attempt to sell the Obama senate seat "to the highest bidder," as the prosecutor put it. It was the second time that the Supreme Court has declined to take up an appeal by Blagojevich, effectively confirming a sentence that puts him behind bars until's 2024.

Binghamton freshman fatally stabbed, search on for suspect

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) - A 19-year-old freshman was fatally stabbed on New York's Binghamton University campus and his assailant remained at large Monday, authorities said.

Allegiant Airlines' Stock Is in a Nosedive After a Scathing '60 Minutes' Report About its Safety Practices
Allegiant Airlines' Stock Is in a Nosedive After a Scathing '60 Minutes' Report About its Safety Practices

The airline's safety practices are being called into question

Boy unearths legendary Danish king Bluetooth's trove in Germany
Boy unearths legendary Danish king Bluetooth's trove in Germany

A 13-year-old boy and an amateur archaeologist have unearthed a "significant" treasure trove in Germany which may have belonged to the legendary Danish king Harald Bluetooth who brought Christianity to Denmark. Rene Schoen and his student Luca Malaschnitschenko were looking for treasure using metal detectors in January on northern Ruegen island when they chanced upon what they initially thought was a worthless piece of aluminium. But upon closer inspection, they realised that it was a shimmering piece of silver, German media reported. A dig covering 400 square metres (4,300 square feet) that finally started over the weekend by the regional archaeology service has since uncovered...

Former first lady Barbara Bush in
Former first lady Barbara Bush in 'comfort care'

Barbara Bush will no longer seek treatment for her failing health after a recent series of hospitalizations; Casey Stegall reports from Texas.

Insane Crash Through Intersection Ends High-Speed Police Chase
Insane Crash Through Intersection Ends High-Speed Police Chase

It was all caught on video.

Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, U.S. envoy says
Russia may have tampered with chemical attack site, U.S. envoy says

By Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Russia may have tampered with the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria's Douma, the U.S. envoy to the global watchdog said on Monday, urging the body to condemn the continuing use of banned chemical weapons. The comments came during a closed-door meeting at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, convened after an April 7 attack in the town of Douma, outside the Syrian capital, in which dozens of people were allegedly killed with poison gas. "It is long overdue that this council condemns the Syrian government for its reign of chemical terror and demands international accountability for those responsible for these...

Names of members of Japan WWII
Names of members of Japan WWII 'germ warfare' unit to be released

A group of Japanese scholars is set to reveal the names of the members of a Japanese World War II germ warfare unit that infected and starved Chinese and allied POWs in a series of gruesome experiments. Katsuo Nishiyama, professor emeritus of Shiga University of Medical Science in western Japan, has told local media his team is analysing a list of 3,607 members and plans to publish it online to encourage further historical study of the unit. "This is the first time that we see a list of the names of nearly all its members being released in the form of an official document," the Mainichi Shimbun daily quoted Nishiyama as saying.

Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty
Group accused of gang raping, killing Indian girl plead not guilty

Eight men accused of raping and murdering an eight-year-old girl pleaded not guilty Monday to the horrific crime that has sparked revulsion and brought thousands to India's streets in protest. Four police and a Hindu temple custodian are among those accused of gang raping and killing a Muslim girl from a poor tribe in Jammu and Kashmir state where the highly-charged case has stoked long-simmering religious tensions. Ankur Sharma, a lawyer for the accused, said the men had pleaded not guilty were willing to take a lie-detector test.

Comey: Trump Wouldn't Shut Up About The Inauguration Crowd To Me, Either
Comey: Trump Wouldn't Shut Up About The Inauguration Crowd To Me, Either

One of Donald Trump's first obsessions in office was the size of his

Georgia man kills wife in front of kids and then himself
Georgia man kills wife in front of kids and then himself

Police say three children under the age of 10 are now without their parents after a horrific murder-suicide in Georgia.

Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush
Things to know about former first lady Barbara Bush

HOUSTON (AP) - Former first lady Barbara Bush is in failing health and after a series of hospitalizations, she has decided not to seek further medical treatment, a family spokesman says. Here are some things to know about her:

Starbucks CEO apologizes for
Starbucks CEO apologizes for 'reprehensible' arrest of two black men

The CEO of Starbucks has apologized for an incident at one of the mammoth chain's Philadelphia cafes where two black men were arrested while waiting for a friend. A video of the incident, posted Thursday on Twitter, was viewed millions of times and drew widespread condemnation on social media. CEO Kevin Johnson, in a statement, expressed the company's "deepest apologies" to the men for what he said was the "reprehensible outcome" of the incident.

Starbucks apologises as outrage grows at arrest of two black men while they waited for friend
Starbucks apologises as outrage grows at arrest of two black men while they waited for friend

Starbucks has apologised to two black men who were arrested while waiting for a friend at one of its branches in Philadelphia. Cellphone footage shows the pair being placed in handcuffs and led quietly from the store while perplexed onlookers can be heard saying they had done nothing wrong. An apology issued at the weekend was not enough to prevent demonstrators gathering to highlight Thursday incident and what they said was yet another example of how black people are still treated as second-class citizens in America. It is an embarrassing episode to a coffee chain that styles itself as a hang-out for people to meet and linger. Kevin Johnson, Starbucks chief executive, described the video...

Kentucky Gov. Bevin apologizes for child sex abuse remarks
Kentucky Gov. Bevin apologizes for child sex abuse remarks

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin apologized Sunday for saying that children were sexually abused because they were left home alone while teachers rallied to ask lawmakers to override his vetoes.

Trudeau in
Trudeau in 'financial' talks to resolve heated pipeline dispute

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday his government is holding "financial discussions" and weighing legislation to help resolve a high-stakes clash between two Canadian provinces over a major pipeline project. The dispute in Canada's west has oil-rich Alberta boycotting trade with British Columbia over its environment-based opposition to the Trans Mountain pipeline. The spat has raised fears of a constitutional crisis, and Trudeau's own political future may be at stake.

France has not declared war on Syria regime, says Macron
France has not declared war on Syria regime, says Macron

President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that French air strikes in Syria were not a declaration of war against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, adding that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in the conflict "for the long-term". A day after France joined the United States and Britain in launching unprecedented strikes against regime targets, Macron insisted the intervention was legitimate and urged international powers to now push for a diplomatic solution to the brutal seven-year war.

Jeremy Corbyn will try to force parliamentary vote to keep Theresa May in check over Syria 
Jeremy Corbyn will try to force parliamentary vote to keep Theresa May in check over Syria 

Jeremy Corbyn will try to force a vote in Parliament that would make it difficult for Prime Ministers to take military action without the approval of MPs as he suggested Bashar al-Assad could be innocent of last week's chemical weapons attack. The Labour leader suggested on Sunday that all planned use of force should be signed off by the Commons as he announced plans for a "war powers act" which would ensure that all governments are accountable "for what they do in our name". Following raids on the Syrian regime's chemical weapons stockpiles on Saturday, Mr Corbyn questioned the legal basis for the mission, adding that Mrs May should have respected a convention supposedly laid down...

Donald Trump demands former FBI chief James Comey is jailed 
Donald Trump demands former FBI chief James Comey is jailed 

Donald Trump, the US president, has called for former FBI director James Comey to be jailed, accusing him of revealing classified information and of lying to Congress. In addition to suggesting the former intelligence chief be incarcerated, Mr Trump called him "slippery" and a "slimeball" and said he would go down as the worst FBI director in history, during a Twitter rant which spanned the course of two hours on Sunday morning. He also challenged accusations made by the former FBI director in a tell-all book that is due for release this week. Mr Trump wrote: "The big questions in Comey's badly reviewed book aren't answered like, how come he gave up Classified...

AP Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip
AP Analysis: Gaza flare-up driven by deep misery in strip

ALONG THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (AP) - The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier.

US pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey
US pastor faces terror charges in fraught trial in Turkey

IZMIR, Turkey (AP) - An American pastor imprisoned in Turkey is going on trial for alleged terror ties and spying in a case that has increased tensions between Washington and Ankara.

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