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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Latest on the Maine high school student who fled his native Zambia and sued to be allowed to participate in a U.S. poetry contest (all times local):8 p.m.The National Endowment for the Arts says it looks forward to welcoming an upcoming poetry contest's 53 …
VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A homeless man has been charged with murder in the death of a California father who was stabbed in the neck as his 5-year-old daughter sat in his lap in a crowded beachside steakhouse.The Ventura County district attorney's office says 49-year-old Jamal Jackson was …
NEW YORK (AP) — The Justice Department has opened an antitrust investigation into whether AT&T, Verizon and a standards-setting group worked together to stop consumers from easily switching wireless carriers.The companies confirmed the inquiry in separate statements late Friday in …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis prosecutors on Friday charged Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens with a felony for using a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign, adding to the first-term governor's legal woes.The charge of tampering with computer data is in addition to an earlier charge …
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Thousands of marijuana enthusiasts flocked to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park for the annual April 20 high holiday that culminated with the crowd sparking up at 4:20 p.m.The gathering Friday is the first since California legalized marijuana on Jan. 1. The festival is a …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site.The announcement came ahead of a new round of nuclear negotiations between Pyongyang, Seoul and Washington, but there was no clear indication in …
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A judge in the murder trial of a U.S. Border Patrol agent charged in the fatal shooting of a rock-throwing Mexican teenager told jurors to keep trying to reach a verdict after the panel reported Friday they were unable to reach a unanimous decision.U.S. District Judge …
JERUSALEM (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel," saying she did not want her attendance to be seen as an endorsement of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.Portman was to have received the award in Israel in June and said in a …
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A high school student in Maine who fled his native Zambia can compete in a U.S. government-funded poetry contest, a federal judge ruled Friday.The National Endowment for the Arts had blocked the 11th-grader's participation, saying he doesn't meet their U.S. …
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):6:30 p.m.The top Democrat in the Missouri House says impeachment proceedings for Gov. Eric Greitens should begin immediately, now that he faces a second felony charge.St. Louis Circuit Attorney …
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Centers for Disease expanded its warning Friday surrounding a multistate E. coli outbreak tied to tainted romaine lettuce from Arizona, which has now sickened more than 50 people.The agency said information from new cases of illness prompted them to caution against …
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on North Korea saying it has suspended nuclear and long-range missile tests and plans to close its nuclear test site. (all times local):8:20 a.m.President Donald Trump appears to be confirming news that North Korea has agreed to suspend nuclear and …
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the …
LOS ALAMOS, N.M. (AP) — Scientist Nerses "Krik" Krikorian, who was born a refugee and later became a legend in the once-secret New Mexico city where the atomic bomb was developed, has died. He was 97.Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed that Krikorian died Wednesday at his …
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An off-duty Los Angeles police officer has been charged with murder in a fiery freeway crash that killed three people.Prosecutors say Edgar Verduzco also was charged Friday with vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence in connection with the Sept. 26 …
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The former governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas has been extradited from Italy to the United States to face charges of racketeering, drug smuggling, money laundering and bank fraud, federal officials announced Friday.Italy extradited Tomas Yarrington …
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Globe has placed columnist Kevin Cullen on paid leave as an examination of his work is conducted.The newspaper said Friday it's asking a third party to conduct the probe but didn't detail what prompted it.The Globe was awarded a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for its coverage …
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Speed Skating Canada has fired national long-track coach Michael Crowe, four months after former American speedskaters claimed he had sexual relationships with athletes while a U.S. coach.The 64-year-old Crowe, from Butte, Montana, was put on leave in January while the …
HOUSTON (AP) — His daughter standing behind him, former President George H.W. Bush sat at the front of the cavernous sanctuary of St. Martin's Episcopal Church. He gazed up at the rose-draped casket holding his wife of 73 years.After a few moments, an aide came forward to help Bush with his …
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The end of a two-year investigation into Prince's 2016 drug overdose death was the trigger to release materials compiled by sheriff's detectives, ranging from hundreds of pages of interviews, search warrants and reports to more than 1,000 photos and videos.The images …

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