• Many questions in Mexico cartel battle that killed 43

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ECUANDUREO, Mexico (AP) — The call for backup went out to local police after 8 a.m. There was a shootout underway at a ranch in the western reaches of Michoacan state and the federal authorities needed help. One patrolman said he sped with his colleagues from a town 20 minutes away...

  • Nigerian troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    YOLA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops killed scores of Islamic extremists and rescued 20 women and children from captivity even as reports came in Saturday of Boko Haram fighters slitting villagers' throats and chopping them to death. That bolsters reports the insurgents are running...

  • Salvadorans rejoice as slain Archbishop Romero beatified

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — Archbishop Oscar Romero was beatified by Roman Catholic officials Saturday in an emotional ceremony elevating the once-controversial cleric to the ranks of the blessed 35 years after his assassination. Underneath a rainbow halo ringing the sun,...

  • Things to know about the Cleveland Police Department

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A white Cleveland patrolman who participated in a 137-bullet shooting that left two unarmed black people dead in their car was acquitted of criminal charges on Saturday, leading to angry but peaceful protests. The acquittal of officer Michael Brelo followed a...

  • Missouri suspect in killing of woman, teen son is dead

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A man accused of holding his former girlfriend captive in a crate at their home in western Missouri then fatally shooting her and her teenage son, was shot and killed Saturday, authorities said. Law enforcement officers killed James Barton Horn Jr., 47, at a...

  • Nigerian senator-elect wanted for US drug deal 'arrested'

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian drug agents Saturday surrounded the house of a senator-elect wanted by the United States in a nearly 20-year-old heroin deal that was the alleged basis for the TV hit "Orange is the New Black." Buruji Kashamu is under house arrest, according to the...

  • Islamic State group radio claims Saudi mosque suicide attack

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia, warning that more "black days" loom ahead in a direct challenge to the rulers of the Sunni kingdom. Friday's attack was the kingdom's deadliest militant assault since...

  • Comments on officer's acquittal in Cleveland police killing

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    Michael Brelo, a white Cleveland patrolman, was acquitted Saturday in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists, Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams, who were killed in a 137-shot barrage by several officers. Some reaction to the judge's verdict and the potential for protests: ___...

  • At Mideast forum, officials seek world's help

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) — Mideast-weary though it may be, the international community has a duty and an interest in helping the countries of the region both rebuff violent extremists and fix the refugee crisis that in part has resulted from the fight with them — that was the...

  • Palme d'Or up for grabs ahead of Cannes Film Festival finale

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    CANNES, France (AP) — A week and a half of French Riviera frenzy comes down to, as it always does, wild conjecture. The 68th Cannes Film Festival concludes Sunday with the awarding of its top honor, the prestigious Palme d'Or, as well as a handful of other distinctions. Few trophies...

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