R Kelly defense emerges, including saying accusers are lying
CHICAGO (AP) — A strategy seems to be emerging for how R. Kelly and his legal team intend to defend him against charges of sexually abusing three girls and a woman.
Indonesia safety board denies leaking Lion Air probe details
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's transportation safety board denied on Thursday that it leaked details from its probe into the crash of a Lion Air flight in October.
US abruptly endorses Israel's Golan sovereignty in big shift
JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump abruptly declared Thursday the U.S. will recognize Israel's sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights, a major shift in American policy that gives Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a political boost a month before what is expected to be a close election.
Boeing to make safety feature standard on troubled Max jets
Boeing will make standard on its troubled new airliner a safety feature that might have helped the crew of a jet that crashed shortly after takeoff last year in Indonesia, killing everyone on board.
Imam says New Zealand is broken-hearted but not broken
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand observed the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.
Missouri governor declares state of emergency amid flooding
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson declared a state of emergency Thursday following flooding that left several people stranded and continues to cause damage and strain levees in several Midwest states.
Europe offers UK a little more time for Brexit
BRUSSELS (AP) — Worn down by three years of indecision in London, European Union leaders on Thursday grudgingly offered the U.K. more time to ease itself out of the bloc, delaying by several weeks — but not eliminating — the threat of a chaotic British exit.
New Zealand to observe Muslim prayer after mosque attacks
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — In a day without precedent, people across New Zealand were planning to observe the Muslim call to prayer Friday as the nation reflected on the moment one week ago when 50 people were slaughtered at two mosques.
Facebook left millions of passwords readable by employees
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook left hundreds of millions of user passwords readable by its employees for years, the company acknowledged Thursday after a security researcher exposed the lapse .
Florida man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes
NEW YORK (AP) — A Florida man pleaded guilty Thursday to sending pipe bombs to CNN and prominent critics of President Donald Trump in a wave of attacks that harmed no one but spread fear of political violence across the U.S.
'Thrones' actress Emilia Clarke says she's had 2 aneurysms
NEW YORK (AP) — "Game of Thrones" actress Emilia Clarke revealed Thursday that she has had two life-threatening aneurysms, and two brain surgeries, since the show began.
Death toll from cyclone surpasses 500 in southern Africa
BEIRA, Mozambique (AP) — A week after Cyclone Idai lashed southern Africa, flooding still raged as torrential rains caused a dam to overflow in Zimbabwe, threatening riverside populations.
Trump again knocks McCain as Republicans urge end to attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) — More Republicans are urging President Donald Trump to halt his attacks on the late Sen. John McCain. But Trump is continuing to complain about the Arizona senator's health care vote seven months after McCain died of brain cancer.
Ferry packed with Iraqis celebrating holiday sinks; 94 die
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — A ferry overloaded with people celebrating the Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near the Iraqi city of Mosul on Thursday, killing nearly 100 people, including families, officials said.
The Latest: Man pleads guilty to mailing bombs to Trump foes
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a Florida man charged with mailing explosives to critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 4:43 p.m.
Monkey birth a step to saving fertility of boys with cancer
WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are closing in on a way to help young boys undergoing cancer treatment preserve their future fertility — and the proof is the first monkey born from the experimental technology.
Waiting for the final Mueller report and what happens next
WASHINGTON (AP) — America is waiting for special counsel Robert Mueller's report. But anyone looking for a grand narrative on President Donald Trump, Russian election interference and all the juicy details uncovered over the past 22 months could end up disappointed.
The Latest: Death toll from Iraq ferry sinking rises to 83
BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on a ferry that sank in northern Iraq near Mosul, killing dozens of people (all times local): 9:30 p.m.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump pins woes in Russia probe on McCain
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's slam on Sen. John McCain flips reality on its head when it comes to who gave veterans the option to see a private doctor at public expense.
Ichiro walks off into history in 'sayonara' at Tokyo Dome
TOKYO (AP) — At times, it seemed as if he'd go on hitting forever. But on Thursday night, a player who defined baseball at its very best on two continents for a generation, took his final swing.
The bump stock ban is just days away. What will owners do?
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — David Lunsford is an avid gun owner with a firing range on his Texas spread. With bump stocks about to be banned by the U.S.
Analysis: Victory over Islamic State may be short-lived
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a campaign that spanned five years and two U.S. presidencies, unleashed more than 100,000 bombs and killed untold numbers of civilians, the U.S.
APNewsBreak: Police say Salvadoran suspect killed for meth
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A detective says a Salvadoran immigrant charged with four Nevada murders told police he robbed and killed his elderly victims during a 10-day rampage in January because he needed money to buy methamphetamine.
March Madness arrives: Round 1 of NCAA Tournament starts
Millions of brackets are filled with millions of guesses and it's time to find out how they fare. The crush of March Madness hits Thursday with 16 games in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
Trump says public should see 'ridiculous' Mueller report
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he believes special counsel Robert Mueller's report should be released to the public, even as he disparaged its very existence as "ridiculous."