UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States warned leaders in South Sudan on Thursday that they risk losing U.S. support if they don't participate in a high-level forum and stick to deadlines for a cease-fire and political process to end their civil war.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuelan diplomat Isaias Medina said he resigned because of the systematic persecution of civilians, "state terrorism" and violations of the constitution by President Nicolas Maduro's government — and he said Maduro should resign too.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bringing the federal fight over so-called sanctuary cities to Philadelphia.
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MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash rained down and heavy smoke from a nearby blaze dark…
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local):
MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — California fire officials say a wildfire west of Yosemite National Park has destroyed 99 structures, 50 of them homes.
ABOARD THE COAST GUARD CUTTER ASPEN (AP) — Security at shipping ports around the U.S., including testing containers and vessels for biological and radiological hazards, is a top priority to preventing terrorism, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Thursday.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — University of California, Berkeley is now offering to waive a venue fee for former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro to speak on campus on the date Berkeley College Republicans requested, school officials said Thursday afternoon.
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call "should not have happened," police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer's actions "go against who we are in the department."
ALTON, Ill. (AP) — A man and a juvenile are hospitalized after being rescued from a car that slammed into a light pole in southern Illinois and burst into flames.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on efforts by UC Berkeley college Republicans to bring conservative Ben Shapiro to campus :
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's enduring fascination with the former football star.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The state can take wayward children away from their parents even when they are doing their best to control their kids and the kids aren't delinquents, the California Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — A former Navy sailor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for the 2016 stabbing death of a transgender woman in Mississippi.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — President Donald Trump's Interior Department prevented Glacier National Park's superintendent from accompanying Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on a recent park tour to save money, not to mute criticism over climate change, a spokeswoman for the agency said Thursday.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the fatal police shooting of an unarmed woman who called 911 to report a possible sexual assault in Minneapolis (all times local):
CAVE CREEK, Ariz. (AP) — Maria Raya-Garcia almost didn't get the weekend off to celebrate her birthday beside a popular swimming hole in Arizona.
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana judge has sentenced an avowed white supremacist to 65 years in prison for the fatal stabbing of a man he confessed to committing because the victim was black.
NEW YORK (AP) — A bag containing traces of moon dust sold for $1.8 million at an auction on Thursday following a galactic court battle.
DALLAS (AP) — The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps to increase security.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A former Louisiana sheriff's deputy who was part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration task force has pleaded guilty to stealing thousands of dollars seized in a drug raid.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The former CEO of companies that sold the virtual currency Paycoin and hashlets has pleaded guilty in Connecticut to a $9 million fraud.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A foreman at a major New Jersey container ship facility has been accused of getting co-workers to file fake timesheets so he could collect more than $500,000 a year, spending time on his yacht, traveling to Aruba and going to movies instead of to work.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana prosecutor asked a judge Thursday to require U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte to be fingerprinted and photographed after he pleaded guilty to assaulting a reporter.
DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 93-year-old woman in Florida was dragged 20 feet as she tried to stop two carjackers in a church parking lot.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen businesses advertising as massage parlors in Springfield were raided as part of a multi-state investigation into human trafficking, Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Thursday.
In promotional brochures, a U.S. company boasted of the "stunning visual effect" its shimmering aluminum panels created in an NFL stadium, an Alaskan high school and a luxury hotel along Baltimore's Inner Harbor that "soars 33 stories into the air."
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — As an international robotics competition in the U.S. capital was wrapping up, the chaperone of the Burundi team was confronting his worst nightmare: He couldn't find his kids.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana prison officials blocked attorneys from investigating "alarming" allegations of inmate abuse, including claims that mentally ill prisoners were forced to kneel or bend down and bark like dogs to get food, a lawsuit alleges.
CHICAGO (AP) — The FBI has released a report that accuses Chicago police of pressuring four suspects in a 1994 murder case as they gave prosecutors their statements.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for her role in the torture and starvation death of a 7-year-old boy.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — More than 300 Carrier Corp. workers were being laid off Thursday from the company's Indianapolis factory as part of an outsourcing of jobs to Mexico that drew criticism last year from then-presidential candidate Donald Trump.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former beauty pageant winner from Kentucky has been accused of smuggling marijuana into an Ohio prison for an inmate.
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A preliminary investigation shows a man arrested for suspicion of drunken driving in mid-Michigan was fatally shot during a struggle with officers.
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A 28-year-old man charged in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The attorney for a prominent San Francisco Bay Area anti-fascist leader is denying that her client committed assault or incited a riot that led to more than a dozen injuries at California's state Capitol last year.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Karner blue butterfly has exceeded recovery goals in the rare New York habitat where it was discovered by Russian author Vladimir Nabokov in the 1940s, officials announced Thursday.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood and other groups sued Texas on Thursday over a new ban on a second-trimester abortion procedure, the state's first major anti-abortion measure since the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a law that had prompted more than half of its abortion clinics to close.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson's story represents one of the most dramatic falls from grace in the history of American pop culture.
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) — Police say officers responding to a suicide threat at a home in Maryland found a woman dead of blunt force trauma, apparently struck with a hammer, and a teenager with self-inflicted wounds.
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — A lawsuit claims that Colonial Williamsburg removed a boy from a restaurant and forced him to sit in the rain.
OAK BROOK, Ill. (AP) — With McDonald's now offering a delivery service, the fast-food giant is looking to make customers comfortable eating at home with a new clothing line that includes an adult-size Big Mac onesie.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been charged in what federal authorities say is a $5 million fraud scheme using his Rhode Island jewelry store.
HATTERAS ISLAND, N.C. (AP) — More unexploded World War II-era ordnance has been found on the North Carolina coast.
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Two former Oklahoma jail officials allege a physician routinely delayed or denied medications to incoming inmates.
MINOT, N.D. (AP) — A North Dakota fire marshal has ordered the evacuation of a large Minot apartment building that has suffered five electrical fires in three days.
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday pitched Republican plans for overhauling the nation's tax code at a shoe factory, as demonstrators outside protested the GOP agenda of scrapping former President Barack Obama's health care law and tax cuts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Chicago man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for his role in a smash-and-grab crime at a suburban St. Louis Saks Fifth Avenue store.