LOS ANGELES (AP) — Twenty-five years ago, a jury acquitted four white police officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King, sparking looting and violence that would turn into one of the deadliest race riots in American history.
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston's district attorney has dropped a murder charge against an Ohio man mistakenly identified as the suspect in a 1979 shooting.
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis repeated on Saturday that some migrant holding centers in Europe amount to "concentration camps," even after Jewish groups urged him to stop using the loaded term.
HOUSTON (AP) — An American woman who was arrested while on a business trip in China and later convicted of spying has been deported to the United States.
The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism expressed its deep disappointment in how a music, art and culture festival imploded, leaving hundreds stranded and angry.
HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has rebuked Houston-area authorities for imposing a bail system that's unfair to people arrested for lesser offenses who are detained for long periods because they're unable to pay for their release.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Vikings stadium officials say they're concerned about leaky walls and loose panels at the new $1.1 billion facility.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps the largest group of mentally ill inmates in the U.S. resides in Los Angeles in one of the world's largest jail complexes.
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say three people are dead after an air ambulance crashed overnight in Texas just south of the airport in Amarillo.
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Supporters of refugee resettlement in North Dakota's largest city are trying to recall a city commissioner who says Fargo spends too much on the program and speculated that immigration has led to increased crime.
The sedative midazolam is supposed to prevent condemned prisoners from suffering while they die, but opponents say several problematic executions involving the drug are evidence that it does not work consistently. They raised new concerns after an execution Thursday in Arkansas left the pris…
NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden has gotten a key to the city 31 years after the team's thrilling World Series win over the Boston Red Sox.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A medical provider whose legal challenge led the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down much of Texas' tough abortion law has reopened an Austin abortion clinic.
NORTH HIGHLANDS, Calif. (AP) — A young man has been arrested in the sexual assault and beating death of an 86-year-old California woman who was attacked as she tried to help a friend during a morning walk, officials said Friday.
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is acknowledging that governments or other malicious non-state actors are using its social network to influence political sentiment in ways that could affect national elections.
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools is set to be sentenced Friday for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in bribes and kickbacks.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Harvesting Washington state's vast fruit orchards each year requires thousands of farmworkers, and many of them work illegally in the United States.
MIAMI (AP) — A Florida sheriff's deputy was sleeping Thursday afternoon when his 11-year-old daughter called and asked him to pick her up at her school bus stop. Seconds later, she started screaming into the phone, "Dad, help me, help me!"
PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a flower shop owner stole plants and other items from graves at a New Jersey cemetery for months.
HOUSTON (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush has been released from a Houston hospital where he received treatment for a mild case of pneumonia and chronic bronchitis during a two-week stay.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas governor dismisses calls for investigation or changes to lethal injection protocol after execution questioned.
The major U.S. stock indexes were mostly lower in early trading Friday as investors sized up the latest batch of company earnings. Real estate stocks lagged the most, while energy companies led the gainers as the price of crude oil headed higher. Several technology companies were moving high…
NEW YORK (AP) — It's a scene as painful to watch as it is graphic: A 17-year-old girl climbs into a full bathtub with a razor. We see her slice into her skin, we see the blood pour out, hear her cry and struggle to breathe. Then she is still.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A friend with whom convicted church shooter Dylann Roof shared his plans to massacre South Carolina churchgoers has begun serving prison time for lying to federal authorities.
BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Late at night, when helicopters thrum overhead and spotlights beam down onto lawns, many people here know exactly what's going on.
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas wrapped up an accelerated executions schedule with a lethal injection that left the condemned inmate lurching and convulsing before he died, prompting calls for investigations and renewed scrutiny of the state's efforts to put multiple inmates to death on a compr…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No surprises at the top of the NFL draft: Roger Goodell got booed, then Myles Garrett was picked first overall by the Cleveland Browns.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Cleveland Browns select Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett with the first pick in the NFL draft.
VARNER, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' effort to execute a fourth inmate before its supply of a lethal injection drug expires on Sunday (all times local):
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — In a story April 26 about a report on pollution in the Shenandoah River, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation has 3,500 farmer members. The organization says it has approximately 35,000 farmer members.
CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the story of the settlement between United Airlines and he man who was dragged from a jet earlier this month(all times local):
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story April 26 about a resolution honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest, The Associated Press reported erroneously the function of a building at Middle Tennessee State University named after the Confederate general. It is an ROTC center, not a dorm.