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  • Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation’s largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government. According to a federal lawsuit in 2014, three former managers of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation […]
  • FILE - In this June 13, 2017, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. McCain and Sen. Jack Reed, D- R.I., are asking Defense Secretary Jim Mattis to investigate reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. McCain and Reed, called the reports "deeply disturbing." (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, file)

    Yemen to probe alleged interrogation abuses by UAE, US

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s internationally-recognized government on Saturday ordered the creation of a committee to investigate allegations of human rights violations, following reports that U.S. military interrogators worked with forces from the United Arab Emirates who are accused of torturing detainees in Yemen. A copy of the order issued by Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid […]
  • In this photo taken Thursday, June 15, 2017, in Brentwood, N.Y., high school valedictorians Michael Simoes, left, Reeda Iqbal, center, and co-salutatorian Saray Vazquez pose at the high school. The students are graduating after a year that saw several gang killings in their Long Island community, including five victims who attended Brentwood High School. (AP Photo/Frank Eltman)

    Top scholars rise above gang violence in suburban NY town

    BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — Their senior year began with sadness and horror. Two fellow students at Brentwood High School were beaten to death in the street. The corpses of three more were discovered in secluded spots — all victims of suspected gang violence. But as they prepare to graduate Sunday, two valedictorians and one of […]
  • Police: 4 horses may have been locked in barn for a year

    DEERING, N.H. (AP) — Police say four malnourished horses may have been locked inside a New Hampshire barn for more than a year. Police in Deering tried for several days to get the barn’s owner to let them see the horses before officers obtained a warrant that was executed Thursday. The horses are now in […]
  • President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, and their son and Barron Trump walk from Marine One across the South Lawn to the White House in Washington, Sunday, June 11, 2017, as they return from Bedminster, N.J. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Now in Washington, Melania Trump still no social butterfly

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two weeks into her new life as a full-time Washingtonian, Melania Trump is staying true to her reputation as more homebody than social butterfly. Not that she hasn’t been busy fulfilling her duties as first lady and first mom. Her top priority has been settling in 11-year-old son Barron — the first […]
  • New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine, left, talk during a tour where the city has raised streets and installed pumps to combat rising tides, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami Beach, Fla. The U.S. Conference of Mayors opens its annual meeting Friday in Miami Beach. Mayors of cities with populations of 30,000 or more will discuss plans to reduce the nation's carbon footprint and protect immigrant families. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

    Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With the Trump administration’s withdrawal from the Paris climate accords, national policy on climate change will emerge from U.S. cities working to reduce emissions and become more resilient to rising sea levels, New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said at the annual U.S. Conferences of Mayors meeting in Miami Beach. The […]
  • In this photo taken Tuesday, April 4, 2017, an unidentified man walks past the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural Center in Tuskegee, Ala. The Trump administration is opposing a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement to fund the museum, which includes exhibits honoring victims of the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)

    Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government’s infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project. The Justice Department argued in court documents recently that providing the money to the Tuskegee Human and Civil Rights Multicultural […]
  • In this June 21, 2017, photo, President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they're not. So it was when he told Iowans he's put farmers back at their plows, secured a historic increase in military spending and empowered homebuilders to swing their hammers again. Those all remain aspirations, not achievements. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, file)

    AP FACT CHECK: Trump and missions unaccomplished

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a way of presenting missions as accomplished even when they’re not. So it was when he told Iowans he’s put farmers back at their plows, secured a historic increase in military spending and empowered homebuilders to swing their hammers again. Those all remain aspirations, not achievements. Trump is […]
  • FILE - In this June 23, 1967 file photo, Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin takes a bite of shrimp cocktail as State Department Interpreter, Bill Kramer, center, relays the words of President Lyndon Johnson, right, during a luncheon meeting of the leaders on the Glassboro State College campus in Glassboro, N.J. Fifty years ago during the Cold War, Johnson and Kosygin decided to talk as the Six-Day War raged in the Mideast. They settled on a place halfway between New York and Washington and selected the school to host the hastily arranged summit in the college president's mansion. (AP Photo/Jerry Mosey, File)

    New Jersey college recalls being host to Cold War summit

    As an investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election engulfs President Donald Trump’s administration, a New Jersey town is marking the 50th anniversary of when leaders of the world’s two superpowers gathered at a small liberal arts college to talk through similarly turbulent times. Soviet Premier Alexi Kosygin sent a message to President […]
  • FILE - This Jan. 25, 2012, file photo, shows the U.S. Supreme Court Building in Washington. The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

    Big cases, retirement rumors as Supreme Court nears finish

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration’s travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground. The biggest news of all, though, would be if Justice […]
  • In this photo provided by Alex Styer, Cristina Martinez, left, co-owner of the Mexican restaurant El Compadre in Philadelphia, teaches Carol Wong, center, and Wei Chen, right, how to press tortillas during a June 5, 2017, dinner at Reading Terminal Market in Philadelphia. People of different backgrounds are sharing meals from their cultures as part of a yearlong program titled "Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers," which organizers say uses good food to help connect groups that might have divisions. (Alex Styer/Bellevue Communications Group via AP)

    Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — On the menu, the flavor profiles seemed incongruous: Chinese dumplings, Italian-style roast pork and a Mexican chicken dish featuring an edible weed. But when dinner was served, the guests seated and plates bearing foods of three different cultures shared, it all made sense. The meal was part of “Breaking Bread; Breaking Barriers,” […]
  • This undated photo provided by Heather Kester, shows Savannah, at Niagara Falls, N.Y., whose mother requested only her first name be used and who is a young Mormon girl that told her congregation during a Sunday service she is a lesbian before her microphone was turned off by local church leaders. Savannah's emotional speech is sparking a new round of discussions about how the conservative religion handles LGBT issues. (Heather Kester via AP)

    Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she’s gay at church

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God — before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders — is sparking a new round of discussions about how the religion handles LGBT issues. Savannah, 13, spoke on […]
  • California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — LOS ANGELES (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown’s rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to see it blocked by a governor, and […]
  • Keith Malda looks on during the memorial service for Kurt Cohran who was killed in the March 22 London terror attack Saturday, June 24, 2017, in Bountiful, Utah. Malda, a police officer in London who was one of the first responders to the scene at London's Westminster Bridge. He saw Melissa Cochran, Kurt Cohran wife, bloody and silent on the bridge on March 22 and helped treat her before ambulances arrived. The two stayed in touch, and Malda said he traveled to Utah after being inspired by her focus on love over hate after the attack. "I had to come," he said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    Concert in Utah park honors man killed in London attack

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The life of a Utah man who ran a recording studio at his home before he was killed in a high-profile London attack that also injured his wife was celebrated Saturday with the local music he loved. Among the attendees was Keith Malda, a police officer in London who was […]
  • 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)

    AP sources: Military to seek delay on transgender enlistees

    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 […]