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  • IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra....
  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
  • Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits....
  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show....
  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a multistate manhunt, authorities tracked the suspect in the deaths of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper to a motel parking lot, trailing him and four others through a meandering route before arresting the emotionless ex-convict, officials said....
  • Drought-ridden California faces decision on new water cuts
    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Farmers along the river delta at the heart of California agriculture expected to get an answer Friday on their surprise offer to give up a quarter of their water this year in exchange for being spared deeper mandatory cutbacks as California responds to the worsening drought....
  • Tuk-tuk taxi maker aims to make inroads in US
    DENVER (AP) -- They're ubiquitous in Asia, swarming the bustling streets of Bangkok, New Delhi and Beijing....
  • Cleveland calmly awaits decisions in 3 killings by police
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- For Cleveland's maligned police department, the barrage began with a car chase that ended when officers fired 137 rounds and killed two unarmed black people....
  • Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training
    BURIEN, Wash. (AP) -- When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass....
  • IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra
    BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province less than a week after capturing the provincial capital, a tribal leader said Friday, while in neighboring Syria the group's fighters killed dozens of pro-government forces in the ancient town of Palmyra....
  • US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis
    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do....
  • Ireland votes on gay marriage; Catholic leaders opposed
    DUBLIN (AP) -- Ireland's voters were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in this once-staunchly Catholic land in what the government's equality minister called "a referendum like no other."...
  • Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze over 'insult' to Muhammad
    KANO, Nigeria (AP) -- Hundreds of rioting Muslims have set a Shariah court ablaze in Nigeria's northern Kano city to protest a judge freeing a cleric accused of insulting the prophet Muhammad....
  • Eiffel Tower closed amid workers' anger about pickpockets
    PARIS (AP) -- The Eiffel Tower closed to the public Friday as workers protested a rise in aggressive pickpockets around the Paris landmark that attracts thousands of visitors daily....
  • Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits....
  • Archives show Hillary Clinton OK'd tax breaks for nonprofits
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- As first lady in the final year of the Clinton administration, Hillary Rodham Clinton endorsed a White House plan to give tax breaks to private foundations and wealthy charity donors at the same time the William J. Clinton Foundation was soliciting donations for her husband's presidential library, recently released Clinton-era documents show....
  • Senate expected to act on NSA collection of phone records
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken....
  • Jeb Bush shifts style, critiques brother's budget management
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Only a few days after saying he wouldn't "go out of my way" to point out what he saw as mistakes made by his brother, Jeb Bush did just that Thursday, criticizing former President George W. Bush's record on the federal budget....
  • Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats....
  • US consumer prices up a slight 0.1 percent in April
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. consumer prices were up slightly in April for the third straight month, suggesting that an improving economy could be setting the stage for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates later this year....
  • Wal-Mart presses meat suppliers on antibiotics, treatment
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Wal-Mart, the nation's largest food retailer, is urging its thousands of U.S. suppliers to curb the use of antibiotics in farm animals and improve treatment of them....
  • Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile Senate amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House, where another fierce debate awaits....
  • Deere boosts guidance as construction offsets ag swoon
    MOLINE, Ill. (AP) -- Solid sales in its construction equipment offset a global agricultural slowdown for Deere, and the company raised its outlook for the year....
  • US stocks mostly fall on lower oil prices, inflation report
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks slipped in early trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors were weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a government report that suggested a slight increase in inflation. Investors are looking ahead to a speech later in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen....
  • French court rejects Uber's challenge to legal restrictions
    PARIS (AP) -- France's highest court has rejected ride-sharing company Uber's bid to have much of a recent law banning its services declared unconstitutional....
  • Aviation agency unveils messaging system to reduce delays
    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A system that replaces verbal communication between pilots and air traffic controllers with computerized messages was unveiled Thursday by federal aviation officials, who said the system will reduce delays during weather events and cut down on errors that occur during routine voice transmissions....
  • Hewlett-Packard sells stake in Chinese unit for $2.3B
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Hewlett-Packard is selling a controlling stake in its China server and storage unit, a move that comes as the Chinese government, apparently worried about U.S. cyberspying, has encouraged the use of local companies....
  • PayPal's new chief promises new services for a mobile world
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- As PayPal prepares to split from its corporate parent, its new chief executive is promising to expand the popular online payment system, adding a variety of services for consumers to use when shopping on their phones or in traditional stores....
  • Failed launches cast shadow over Russian space program
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Back-to-back rocket launch failures have dealt Russia one of the heaviest blows to its space industry since the Soviet collapse - with national pride and billions of dollars at stake....
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