Homes, horses burn in newest California wildfire
FALLBROOK, Calif. (AP) — Retirement communities built on golf courses, semi-rural race horse stables and other usually serene sites were engulfed by flames as the San Diego area became the latest front in California's wildfire fight….
Israel beefs up Jerusalem police force ahead of protests
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police deployed reinforcements in and around Jerusalem's Old City on Friday, in anticipation of Palestinian protests over the Trump administration's recognition of the contested city as the Israeli capital….
Britain, EU in Brexit breakthrough; eye talks on future ties
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and the European Union made a significant step forward Friday in Brexit talks, officials said, after a flurry of overnight diplomacy by phone bridged differences over the Irish border….
In Franken’s fall, sudden Senate pickup chance for GOP
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Sen. Al Franken's departure from the Senate solves one problem for Democrats, demonstrating their will to push out one of their own when sexual harassment allegations pile up. Now they must worry about keeping one more vulnerable seat when they already had their hands full in next year's election….
Like Trump, Moore breaking the rules of modern-day politics
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — He has ignored all the rules of modern-day politics….
Ethics panel expands probe into GOP Rep. Farenthold of Texas
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee says it is expanding an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold of Texas….
Video key in ex-officer’s stiff sentence for killing
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The video was viewed millions of times around the world. It was blurry, frenzied and chilling: an unarmed black man ran from a white officer, who shot him five times in the back….
2 Australians jailed in brutal slaying of Aboriginal woman
SYDNEY (AP) — A judge on Friday sentenced a man to at least 14 years in prison for the slaying of an Aboriginal woman who bled to death from a violent sexual assault on a remote beach, closing a six-year battle for justice by the woman's family in a case that exposed Australia's deep racial divide….
‘Get down!’ Gunfire erupts at New Mexico high school
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — Heaven Angelica Hughes and her classmates heard loud noises coming from the hallway just before bullets began flying through the window, striking a wall just over one student's head….
Punishment testimony begins in ex-priest’s murder trail
EDINBURG, Texas (AP) — A former priest, convicted of murdering a female parishioner more than 57 years ago, now faces testimony on what punishment he should receive….