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  • In this March 24, 1966, file photo, John "Sonny" Franzese, center, is escorted to the Elizabeth Street police station in New York, after his arrest on a 43-count gambling indictment. Franzese, a reputed Colombo crime family underboss reported to be the oldest inmate in the federal prison system was released Friday, June 23, 2017, at the age of 100. Newsday reported that Franzese left the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Mass., in a wheelchair just before noon Friday. He was serving a 50-year sentence for bank robbery. (AP Photo/Anthony Camerano, File)

    ‘Sonny’ Franzese, oldest federal prisoner, is freed at 100

    NEW YORK (AP) — A reputed Colombo crime family underboss and the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100. Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2tCZw76 ) reports John “Sonny” Franzese left the Federal Medical Center in Devens, Massachusetts, in a wheelchair just before noon Friday. He was serving a 50-year sentence […]
  • French President Emmanuel Macron, left, speaks with former US actor and founder of the R20 climate action group Arnold Schwarzenegger Friday, June 23, 2017 at the Elysee Palace in Paris. (Geoffroy van der Hasselt, Pool via AP)

    Schwarzenegger talks climate change with French president

    PARIS (AP) — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says the environment shouldn’t be a partisan issue. The actor-turned-Republican politician told reporters in Paris on Friday that he had a “wonderful” one-hour meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron. Schwarzenegger says he and Macron, a centrist, discussed climate change. “We all breathe the same,” he said after […]
  • This June 22, 2017 photo, shows what remains of a BP gas station that was burned during riots in Milwaukee last year after a police officer fatally shot a 23-year-old black man on Aug. 13 2016. The scars of the violence that erupted in the Milwaukee neighborhood after the officer killed Sylville Smith remain nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed. Businesses that protesters torched are still closed and Sherman Park residents are skeptical that government-led efforts to revitalize their neighborhood are accomplishing anything. (AP Photo/Ivan Moreno)

    Long after riots, Milwaukee neighborhood sees little change

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The scars of the violence that erupted in a Milwaukee neighborhood after a police officer killed a 23-year-old black man remain visible nearly a year later, reminders of how little things have changed. A few blocks from where Sylville Smith was fatally shot Aug. 13, the gas station that protesters torched is […]
  • Prisoners lie in a newly renovated cell in Aden Central Prison, known as Mansoura, in this May 9, 2017 photo in Aden, Yemen. Another, closed section of the prison is part of a network of secret detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its Yemeni allies, into which hundreds arrested on suspicion of al-Qaida links have disappeared. Some have been flown to an Emirati base in the nearby Horn of Africa, and some have been interrogated by American officials, witnesses said. (AP Photo/Maad El Zikry)

    Senators ask military to clarify US role in Yemen torture

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure mounted on the U.S. Defense Department Friday after multiple U.S. senators called for investigations into reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. John McCain, Republican chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and the ranking Democrat, Jack […]
  • FILE - In this April 7, 2017, file photo, former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch speaks during a conference on policy and blacks at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government in Cambridge, Mass. Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI's investigation of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

    Senate panel seeks details on Lynch role in Clinton probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seeking information about alleged political interference by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch into the FBI’s investigation of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server. Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa and other lawmakers sent letters Friday seeking details about communications in […]
  • FILE - In this June 3, 2009, file photograph, Jim Daly, president and chief executive officer of Focus On The Family, is shown on campus of the nonprofit in Colorado Springs, Colo. Vice President Mike Pence will deliver a speech to mark the nonprofit's 40th anniversary during a celebration on Friday, June 23, 2017. (Andy Cross/The Denver Post via AP)

    The Latest: Pence visits Focus on Family amid change

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local): 12:39 p.m. Vice President Mike Pence urged religious conservatives to get active in the health care debate. Pence spoke at Focus on the Family in Colorado to mark […]
  • Oklahoma doctor charged in opioid deaths of 5 patients

    An Oklahoma doctor was charged Friday with second-degree murder in the overdose deaths of at least five patients from the powerful painkillers and other drugs she prescribed, often in combinations that made up an addict’s “holy trinity” of pills, state investigators said. Oklahoma’s attorney general announced five second-degree murder counts against Regan Nichols, whose patients […]
  • This photo provided by the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office shows Michael Marchalk, charged with murder in the death of his father Gary Marchalk. Pennsylvania State Police say in a complaint filed Wednesday, June 21, 2017, that Gary Marchalk, an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife Linda Marchalk, treasurer of Schuylkill County, Pa., was fatally beaten with a bat by his son Michael Marchalk on Father's Day, Sunday, June 18, 2017. Authorities were still searching Thursday, June 22, 2017, for Michael Marchalk, last seen at a Philadelphia bus terminal. (Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office via AP)

    Man arrested over baseball bat death of dad on Father’s Day

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A man accused of beating his dad to death with a baseball bat on Father’s Day was arrested Friday on a Jersey shore boardwalk, officials said. Michael Marchalk, 37, was taken into custody after Atlantic City police officers spotted him, according to Attorney General Josh Shapiro. He is being held […]
  • File-This Feb. 10, 2010, file photo shows Honda Motor Co.'s vehicle on display in front of the automaker's headquarters in Tokyo, Japan.  Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up. The automaker issued a statement Friday, June 23, 2017, that outlines its defense against claims that Honda should compensate car owners because the use of Takata air bags caused their vehicles to lose value. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

    Honda denies covering up dangers of Takata air bags

    DETROIT (AP) — Honda is going public in an effort to debunk claims by lawyers that it knew about the hazards of exploding Takata air bag inflators nearly two decades ago but covered them up. The automaker issued a statement Friday that outlines its defense against claims that Honda should compensate car owners because the […]
  • FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo. Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford listens on Capitol Hill in Washington. Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said June 23. Dunford told a Senate committee there have been some issues identified with recruiting transgender individuals that "some of the service chiefs believe need to be resolved before we move forward." He said Mattis was reviewing the matter. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    APNewsBreak: Military heads want transgender enlistment hold

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Military chiefs will seek a six-month delay before letting transgender people enlist in their services, officials said Friday. After meetings this week, the service leaders hammered out an agreement that rejected Army and Air Force requests for a two-year wait and reflected broader concerns that a longer delay would trigger criticism on […]
  • Obama to return to campaign trail to stump for Northam

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former president Barack Obama will return to the U.S. campaign fray to stump for Democrat Ralph Northam in the Virginia governor’s race. Northam spokesman David Turner said Obama agreed to campaign this week. No events have yet been planned. An aide to the former president says Obama called Northam to congratulate […]
  • Lawsuit seeking to save 15K trees from solar farm dismissed

    JACKSON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit seeking to block a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm to power the park has been dismissed. A Superior Court judge said in a ruling Monday that the local governing boards in deciding to approve […]
  • Downtown buildings are reflected in the newly build Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 22, 2017. The 73-story, 1,100-foot-high (335.3 meters) Wilshire Grand Center, the tallest building west of the Mississippi, opens Friday, celebrating with lights and fanfare in a once-stodgy downtown that has erupted in new skyscrapers. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

    Tallest building west of Mississippi River opens in LA

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The tallest building west of the Mississippi River opened its doors on Friday in once-stodgy downtown Los Angeles, which is sprouting a crop of new skyscrapers. Here are some things to know about the Wilshire Grand Center: ___ HOW TALL IS TALL? The 73-story building has a huge spire that brings […]
  • US would welcome effective Syrian effort to defeat IS

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military coalition fighting the Islamic State would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat IS in its remaining strongholds in eastern Syria, a U.S. spokesman said Friday. Army Col. Ryan Dillon, spokesman for the coalition, told reporters at the Pentagon that the […]
  • United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres attends the Uganda Solidarity Summit on Refugees in Kampala, Uganda Friday, June 23, 2017. The United Nations secretary-general is making a plea for the protection of refugees around the world, saying some richer countries haven't been as tolerant as some in Africa, and seeking $8 billion for nearly a million South Sudanese refugees and the host communities that officials say are near the breaking point. (AP Photo/Stephen Wandera)

    UN chief to lobby Congress Tuesday against UN financing cuts

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is heading to Washington on Tuesday to press Congress not to accept the deep cuts in U.S. funding for the United Nations proposed by the Trump administration, which he said “would create an unsolvable problem to the management of the U.N.” Spokeswoman Eri Kaneko announced Friday that […]