• Italian court throws out Knox conviction once and for all

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    ROME (AP) — Amanda Knox, who maintained that she and her former Italian boyfriend were innocent in her British roommate's murder through multiple trials and nearly four years in jail, was vindicated Friday when Italy's highest court threw out their convictions once and for all....

  • Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her...

  • Astronauts board space station for 1-year mission

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — Two Russians and an American floated into the International Space Station on Saturday, beginning what is to be a year away from Earth for two of them. Mikhail Kornienko and Scott Kelly are to spend 342 days aboard the orbiting laboratory, about twice as...

  • Officials: Siege by gunmen in Somali hotel enters 2nd day

    Published: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Officials in Somalia say gunmen who stormed a hotel frequented by government officials and dignitaries killing at least nine people are exchanging fire with government troops more than 12 hours later. Capt. Mohammed Hussein said Saturday that the government...

  • Amanda Knox grateful to 'have my life back' after court saga

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amanda Knox says she's grateful "for the life that's been given to me" after Italy's highest court overturned her murder conviction in the slaying of her roommate. Speaking briefly Friday evening to reporters outside her mother's Seattle home, Knox expressed her thanks...

  • Police officer wounded, suspect killed in Boston shootout

    Updated: Sat, Mar 28, 2015

    BOSTON (AP) — A suspect in a motor vehicle stop opened fire on police on Friday evening and seriously wounded a decorated officer before being killed by other officers at the scene, authorities said. An apparent bystander also was shot. Officer John Moynihan, 34, was shot just below...

  • Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout. Use of the hashtag #boycottindiana spread across...

  • Nurse reunited with injured Afghan children she helped

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The last time Lynette Austin saw the Afghan children, they were weak, wounded and broken. But when the nurse was reunited with them on Friday at Shriners Hospital For Children, she found two cheerful 8-year-olds who had learned to speak English and to walk and even...

  • About 4,000 fishermen stranded on Indonesian islands

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The number of foreign fishermen stranded on several remote eastern Indonesian islands has spiraled to 4,000, including some revealed in an Associated Press investigation to have been enslaved. Many are migrant workers abandoned by their boat captains after...

  • Mystery of California hilltop piano solved

    Updated: Fri, Mar 27, 2015

    CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — For a couple of days this week, a Southern California hilltop was alive with the sound of — mystery. Hikers venturing to Topanga Lookout in the Santa Monica Mountains found a battered upright piano, sitting on a graffiti-scrawled concrete slab with a panoramic...

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