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A prosecutor told a jury Friday that an actor who played a police officer on television is guilty of murder because of numerous statements he made about the killing

Texas has elevated the alert level of its state operations center as severe storms and possible flooding could affect parts of the state through the Memorial Day weekend

A Roman Catholic priest says the National Liberation Army has freed a Spanish journalist who went missing a week ago in a lawless region of Colombia

A court in Argentina has sentenced former junta leader Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years in prison for Operation Condor crimes

The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier are suing the city and two federal agencies that they say contributed to her death

The Thunder won't say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday to win the Western Conference finals

A new federal cellphone study in rats, finding a slight increase in brain tumors only males, is raising long-dormant safety concerns

NASA will try again Saturday to inflate the world's first soft-sided room in space for astronauts

One of the fishermen who helped rescue navy pilots whose fighter jets crashed off North Carolina says it's "remarkable" they survived with only minor injuries

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Darryl "DMC" McDaniels says the New York police commissioner's recent comments _ where he labeled rappers as thugs following a shooting at a hip-hop concert _ is disrespectful and that the commissioner should apologize.

A team of scientists on a deep-sea expedition in the waters off Hawaii has discovered what they say is the world's largest known sponge

US economy showing signs of more life after a less-than-stellar start to 2016

Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week, after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle on a new four-year contract

The U.S. Coast Guard ended a second round of investigative hearings into the sinking of the freighter El Faro during which the disaster was characterized by one investigator as "a colossal failure" of management

Republican Donald Trump is telling California voters that he can solve their water crisis

U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years

Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical fellow Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton

Off a remote logging road in Washington state's Cascade foothills, evergreen boughs and carnations mark the spot where detectives found a couple's grave six weeks after their disappearance

Blue Jays slugger Bautista has one-game suspension from Texas brawl upheld, will sit Friday

Serena and Venus Williams both face French opponents in the third round at Roland Garros on Saturday

Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera has accepted a suspension without pay through Aug. 1 for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy

A North Carolina police department has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to July's Republican National Convention, citing concerns about insurance coverage and the city's level of preparedness

A judge has ordered Johnny Depp to stay 100 yards away from his estranged wife, actress Amber Heard

Donald Trump is adding his voice to a growing chorus of Republicans encouraging Sen. Marco Rubio to reconsider his plans to retire from the Senate

Donald Trump says he will wait to debate the official Democratic nominee, and not debate Bernie Sanders, calling the Democratic nominating process "totally rigged."

Authorities on Friday expanded their frantic search across hundreds of miles of California for a missing girl they still hope to find alive days after the bleeding teenager was dragged away by an armed man later killed in a police gunbattle

At least one person has died in Texas and three are missing after torrential rain caused floods

Travelers taking to the skies for the Memorial Day weekend say security lines are moving much faster than they expected after weeks of long delays at U.S. airports

Artificial reality startup Magic Leap is accusing two Silicon Valley employees of stealing the closely guarded secrets that make technological tricks work

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says China could be erecting "a great wall of self-isolation" with its increasingly provocative moves against its neighbors

John McEnroe says he is returning to Grand Slam tennis _ as a coach

Enveloped by uncertainty, Baylor football is facing the possibility of a lost season, NCAA sanctions and the program slipping back toward the losing ways that predated Art Briles' tenure as coach

A Democratic New York congressman says Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks

Poison singer Bret Michaels has ushered in the unofficial start of summer at the Jersey shore with a free beach concert before about 1,000 fans

Fed Chair Janet Yellen says rate hike would be appropriate in 'the coming months' if economy keeps improving

A group of public health experts have urged the World Health Organization to consider whether the Rio de Janeiro Olympics should be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak

Scientists have found further evidence supporting the theory that some of the building blocks for life may have come to Earth from outer space

Dramatically increasing investment in education would be the economic antidote.

Police are conducting ballistic tests to determine how many guns were involved in a fatal shooting at a rap concert where T.I. was set to perform

The Education Department has appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence

Mississippi has self-imposed scholarship reductions in football because of NCAA violations

One of the survivors of a 2007 Minnesota bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured 145 is now believed to be in Syria with the Islamic State group

Brazilian police say they have identified and are searching for 4 of the more than 30 men being investigated in the gang rape of a teenage girl

A rash of shootings on Chicago area expressways has authorities promising that they will keep an especially close eye on the roadways on the Memorial Day weekend

The San Francisco Victorian that served as the exterior of the iconic 1980s' sitcom "Full House" is for sale, and the price tag for any would-be Tanner family is $4.15 million

It seems a huge tiger shark named Chessie likes the South Carolina coast

Police are conducting ballistic tests to determine how many guns were involved in a fatal shooting inside a rap concert

JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and other big banks are making it easier for their customers to split the tab for dinner, pay their share of the electric bill and cover other routine costs

World War II's ethic of total war gave Truman reason to drop the atomic bombs.

Republicans are fuming over what they perceive as complete disregard for the intent of the reform law.

Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city see a long battle ahead

Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal pulls out of French Open because of left wrist injury

The Texas senator says he won’t let the GOP nominee “screw around” with the pro-life planks.

Donald Trump is turning the page on the nation's only Latina governor, who commands influence in Republican fundraising circles

Before starting work on the next "Transformers" film, Josh Duhamel is lending his star power to help disabled veterans

A group of more than 200 Israeli military and intelligence officers are criticizing the government for a lack of action in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and have issued a detailed plan they say can end the impasse

With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons

AP FACT CHECK: Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state

A Connecticut commission has approved a $22 million loan and grant package to help the world's largest hedge fund upgrade and expand its offices

U.S. News breaks down the week's most notable economic updates.

A Sudanese man who survived the capsizing of a heavily overcrowded smugglers boat off Libya says the vessel tipped over when fellow migrants heard the voice of approaching rescuers and rushed above deck

Attendance dipped slightly for North Carolina's world-renowned furniture market this year in an early test of business reaction to the state's new law limiting protections for LGBT people

Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a focal point for supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders

Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko, who came home Wednesday after two years in Russian custody, says she would run for president if Ukrainians want her to do so

With the pain still fresh in its mind, Atletico Madrid has an added motivation for Saturday's Champions League final rematch against Real Madrid


Iran has held a national art auction that saw record $7.4 million in sales, its first since the nuclear deal with world powers took effect

Russian President Vladimir Putin has traveled to Greece to visit a secluded Christian Orthodox monastic sanctuary and discuss energy and privatization deals in the cash-strapped country

While Americans gear up to watch parades and eat barbeque, other countries have very different traditions.


Justin Bieber and Skrillex sued by singer-songwriter Casey Dienel for hit song "Sorry."

A Republican Tennessee lawmaker says getting a traffic camera ticket isn't a problem _ he just burns them

A spokesman says Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif has to undergo open heart surgery at a London hospital next week


Defense Secretary Ashton Carter says former Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds and fullback Chris Swain can defer their military service to play in the NFL


Turkey's state-run news agency says rockets fired from Syria hit southern Turkey wounding five people

Human Rights Watch says around 165,000 civilians are trapped near the Turkish border as a result of the latest fighting in northern Syria.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hopes U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Hiroshima will inspire new concrete actions leading to a nuclear-free world

An Israeli from a Catholic Arab family has been crowned the winner of the country's first transgender pageant

The attacks on banks resemble attacks on South Korean networks and the 2014 Sony hack.

The Islamic State group has seized at least six villages from Syrian rebels near the Turkish border, forcing the evacuation of a key hospital amid heavy fighting

Libya's cash-strapped eastern central bank has printed its own notes, overcoming initial opposition from the U.N.-backed western government but sparking concern at the divided country's ability to develop coherent monetary and economic policies

It was 75 years ago that folk singer Woody Guthrie traveled across Washington and Oregon, composing 26 songs that extolled the virtues of Grand Coulee Dam and the electricity it produced

A legal trade group has been formed for makers of craft beer and other alcoholic beverages, recognizing the industry's rapid rise and a desire to deal with a thick brew of regulations across the U.S.

The Czech Republic will have to do without Jaromir Jagr at the World Cup of Hockey

Hitting the beach or a BBQ is fine, but don't forget the real purpose of Memorial Day.

Cybersecurity researchers said North Korea might be connected to several recent hacking attacks on global banks

Authorities say a retired police officer shot his two children to death as they slept in their New York home before he turned the gun on himself

Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Paleolithic era cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country that already boasts some of the world's most important cave art

Uganda: 5 al-Shabab bombers given life in jail for explosions that killed 76 people watching World Cup in 2010

The Alabama senator and Trump’s chief whisperer on Capitol Hill also offers a divided perspective on the importance of party unity.

A judge has approved a settlement over the copyright to photos shot by a Chicago nanny dating back to the 1950s and profiled in an Oscar-nominated documentary

It'll be speed vs. more speed in the Stanley Cup final between the Sharks and Penguins

The International Organization for Migration says it's considering closer ties with the United Nations, but no final decision has been made

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of the Grand Slam tournament on Friday, citing an injury to his left wrist

A National Toxicology Program study had some potentially worrisome results.

Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games

House Republicans are playing politics with the lives of Washington voters.

In another sign that the Broadway smash "Hamilton" has become a phenomenon, you will soon be able to buy branded T-Shirts, caps, water bottles and hoodies far from New York City