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Russian whistleblower Yulia Stepanova was cleared by the IAAF on Friday to compete as a neutral athlete in the European championships and the Rio de Janeiro Olympics

Federal officials are calling it the first U.S. fatality involving self-driving technology

Juan Martin del Potro, playing at a Grand Slam tournament for the first time in more than two years, knocked fourth-seeded Stan Wawrinka out of Wimbledon



Austria's highest court on Friday overturned the results of the country's presidential election and ordered a rerun, following claims of counting irregularities by the right-wing candidate who narrowly lost

Organized crime prosecutors in Romania have found more than 2.3 tons of cocaine stashed away in banana crates on ships with a street value of 625 million euros ($694 million)

Bill Cosby's lawyers will ask a judge to order the accuser in his criminal sex assault case to refund the money he paid to settle her 2005 lawsuit

A year after South Carolina removed the Confederate flag from its capitol grounds, official Washington is struggling with further restrictions on the flag's display on federal property, including the U.S. Capitol complex

The families of some of the nine people killed in a South Carolina church are suing the FBI.

New orders, production drive growth in factory activity to best level since February 2015

Olympic champion David Rudisha finished third place in the 800 meters at the Kenyan trials, but the world-record holder was still selected to defend his title in Rio de Janeiro

The primary sponsor of a Mississippi law dealing with religious objections to same-sex marriage says he's disappointed a federal judge blocked it

A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan is staying with the Toronto Raptors, after agreeing early Friday on the basic framework of a five-year deal

Relatives of the Ohio man who became the first U.S. fatality in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode say they hope information learned from the tragedy will lead to more innovation and safety improvements

Rome's Colosseum has emerged more imposing than ever after its most extensive restoration.

US construction spending fell 0.8 percent in May, with weakness in all areas of building

U.S. stock indexes edge higher in early trading, building on a three-day rally.

AP Interview: Olivia de Havilland finally breaks her silence on Hollywood's most famous sibling rivalry.

Turkish media say authorities have determined the identities of two of three suicide bombers responsible for the Ataturk Airport attack that killed 44 people this week in Istanbul

Mozambique's factions talk peace amid simmering conflict which has created thousands of refugees

Researchers are developing a one-of-a-kind camera to mount on great white sharks in an effort to discover why the fish travel each year to a spot in the Pacific Ocean nicknamed the "White Shark Cafe."

Namibia cuts ties with 2 North Korean firms because of U.N. sanctions over nuke, missile tests

There's a $2.5 trillion risk to stock prices that's lurking in financial statements

Prime Minister David Cameron's office says he and French President Francois Hollande agree that security cooperation between the two countries "will go from strength to strength" despite the U.K.'s vote to leave the European Union

Lion Babe gives a different feel to the concept of the musical duo and fans get to see them for the first time at the Essence Festival, which runs through Sunday

U.S. auto sales are expected to set a record in the first six months of this year

Hassan Whiteside announces that he's staying with the Miami Heat, and a person with knowledge of terms of the agreement tells The Associated Press it's a 4-year deal worth $98 million

Belarus has redenominated its currency amid recession, cutting four zeroes off its face value

Official says Attorney General Loretta Lynch will accept whatever prosecutors recommend in the federal investigation Hillary Clinton's handling of emails

Puerto Rico is facing a historic default as it prepares to enter unchartered waters under the guidance of a newly enacted federal control board to oversee the island's finances amid a dire economic crisis

Authorities say a 15-year-old serving as his uncle's designated driver was pulled over for driving 103 mph on a New Jersey highway

Israeli military: Palestinian opens fire at family car in West Bank, kills Israeli, wounds 3 others.

Police say a central Pennsylvania man beat his friend for refusing to eat some ramen noodles.

Incident comes as China is marking the 95th anniversary of the founding of its Communist Party.

Hawaiian pizza was invented in Ontario. Go figure.

A 19-year-old Long Island babysitter is facing charges after police say she was intoxicated while driving with four children in her car.

Suspected al-Shabab attack kills 6 in Kenya's north, US issues travel warning

British Justice Secretary Michael Gove argued Friday that he should lead the country because he is passionately committed to leaving the European Union _ but said he would not trigger exit talks this year if he becomes prime minister

AP Source: Hornets keep Nicolas Batum in Charlotte for 5 years, $120 million

Backlash over a brief meeting between the attorney general and former President Bill Clinton prompted Lynch to minimize her role in the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails.

Spanish police say they have arrested an American woman who had been threatening to kill famed British physicist Stephen Hawking while in Spain for an astronomy conference

An international rights group has published "horrifying" accounts of exploitation and sexual abuse _ including gang rape_ of people attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Libya to Europe

U.S. income gap widened last year as income for top 1 percent jumped 7.7 pct. to $1.36 million.

AP Source: Former House Speaker Gingrich, Gov. Christie are on Trump's short list.

Harlequin, the publisher synonymous with romance novels, is launching an imprint called Park Row Books, dedicated to "thought-provoking and voice-driven novels."

The European Union has extended sanctions against Russia for six more months to keep pressure on Moscow to respect the peace agreement in Ukraine

A Chechen extremist masterminded the triple suicide bombing at Istanbul's busiest airport that killed at least 44 people, a U.S. congressman has said

Thousands took to the streets for the southern Chinese city's annual pro-democracy protest march Friday.

Torrential rains in northern India have triggered heavy floods and landslides that poured down hills in Uttarakhand state, killing at least 18 people by Friday and destroying dozens of homes

Longtime ESPN personality Mike Tirico has signed off from the network for the last time as he prepares to move to NBC Sports

Global shares mostly rose Friday, with investors plowing their money in equities in the face of narrowing choices for investments amid low or negative interest rates

With 13 Wimbledon titles between them, Serena Williams and Roger Federer will be back on Centre Court on Day 5 of the championships

As a noxious algae bloom fouls beaches on Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is preparing to reduce the flow of water from Lake Okeechobee that many blame for fueling the problem.

African lions' plight persists 1 year after Cecil killing; $1.2B a year sought for protection

A dozen roses simply weren't enough for a Nebraska man who wanted "to do something special" for his wife to celebrate her last chemotherapy treatment, so he raised money and surprised her with 500

Prime Minister David Cameron and British royal family members are standing side by side with France's president to celebrate their historic alliance at the centenary of the deadliest battle of World War I.

Atlantic City's main casino workers union has gone on strike against the casino once owned by Donald Trump.

Syrian President Bashar Assad says Western nations publicly critical of his regime have been quietly sending security officials to collaborate with his war-ravaged country

Atlantic City's main casino workers union has begun picketing against the Trump Taj Mahal casino amid a contract dispute

Comedy Central's "Daily Show" has bid a bittersweet goodbye to longtime correspondent Jessica Williams, who is working on a new project the cable network

Donald Trump is trying to discredit the media to get what he wants.

Hillary Clinton's religious record should dispel the popular skepticism about her faith.

Women's health has become a central part of the abortion rights debate.

The triumphant Cold War era alliance now faces threats to its very existence.

Brexit is both a challenge and an opportunity for world leaders.

The Czech spa town of Karlovy Vary is kicking off its annual international film festival with an award for U.S. actor Willem Dafoe

Chinese President Xi Jinping has urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule.

It was the crash the auto industry knew was coming but still feared.

Vietnam's government said toxic discharges from a Taiwanese-owned steel plant were responsible for massive fish deaths that have decimated the tourism and fishing industries in four provinces and highlighted the risks of rapid growth in foreign investment

After spending 16 years in prison, a man convicted of murder who was at the center of the podcast 'Serial' has won a new trial in Baltimore.

The White House is poised to release the number of civilians killed by drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since 2009

Donald Trump's opening acts pump up his crowds in ways that raise eyebrows

A federal judge blocked a Mississippi law on religious objections to same-sex marriage moments before it was set to take effect Friday.

Immigration overhaul will stand as President Barack Obama's most glaring social policy failure

The military base outside Washington where the presidential plane Air Force One is stationed was temporarily locked down after an "active shooter" report that turned out to be a false alarm

The Montana man killed by a bear near Glacier National Park was intimately familiar with both the beauty and the danger of the wild and vast forest that spreads from the shadows of the park's rugged peaks

Scientists are studying whether growing seaweed in marine waters can ease the local effects of ocean acidification

Myanmar says it is sad and regrettable that the United States has placed the country on its list of the world's worst human trafficking offenders, a move that was welcomed by rights groups as long overdue

The final three places in the 12-team Olympic basketball field are on the line in the three Olympic Qualifying Tournaments next week

Investigators say a worker at a federal laboratory in Colorado manipulated test results for years, possibly tainting research that includes toxic metals in the Everglades and uranium near the Grand Canyon

Slovakia takes over the EU's presidency determined to help reconnect the EU with its citizens and put decision-making back in the hands of Europe's nations as the bloc reels from Britain's vote to leave

Philadelphia police say their breath test machines have been recalibrated and returned to service after discovering they were improperly calibrated

LEADING OFF: Hammel vs deGrom, Rangers need relief, Seager powering Dodgers, Angels in free fall

The rivalry between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte goes back more than a decade

Musician Paul Simon is ending his North American tour with two gigs in his native New York

ON THE TEE: McGirt tries to join elite company with another win in Ohio

Australians go to the polls Saturday with the opposition leader vying to become the country's fifth prime minister in three years

Veteran journalist and author Gay Talese says he will not promote his forthcoming book, "The Voyeur's Motel," after questions were raised about the credibility of its main source

The U.S. Coast Guard says an 8-year-old boy who fell into a pool on a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey and nearly drowned is in critical condition

Kevin Durant has started his free agency tour

The U.S. energy secretary says he sees the global oil market coming into balance over the next year as rising demand catches up with a supply glut that has depressed prices

Vermont on Friday becomes the first state to require labeling of genetically modified food, but uncertainties loom

A National Guard soldier's ongoing campaign to return lost Purple Heart medals to veterans or their families is taking him back to northern New York where his effort began five years ago

Yoenis Cespedes socked a colossal home run, Jeurys Familia pitched out of a huge jam in the ninth inning and rookie replacement Brandon Nimmo keyed a three-run rally in the seventh that sent the New York Mets past the Chicago Cubs 4-3

Chinese manufacturing deteriorated again last month, according to surveys released Friday, signaling further weakness in the world's No. 2 economy as it undergoes a prolonged slowdown

Civic engagement is dropping around the world, and the U.S. voting system presents unique challenges.

The mood changed among the 'rebellious youth' of the 1960s to favor a more responsible and realistic life, as this 1971 U.S. News article details.

Ratified during Vietnam, the Constitution's 'forgotten amendment,' changed American culture. Has its political impact faded?

Students—armed with the ballot—are a new element in U. S. politics. Debate over on-campus voting is rocking scores of college communities.