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  • new storyObama creates council to help ensure smooth transition 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:48 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is creating a council to help ensure a smooth transition for his successor.

  • new storyLittle Rock settles lawsuit over 2010 police shooting 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:19 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Little Rock agreed to settle a lawsuit Friday from the family of 67-year-old black man who was fatally shot in 2010 after two white off-duty police officers entered his apartment without a warrant, a city official told The Associated Press.

  • new storyTurkish leader hits back at Europe on anti-terrorism laws story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 3:18 pm

    ISTANBUL - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had harsh words Friday for Europe, saying his nation won't reform its anti-terrorism legislation just for the sake of getting visa-free travel for its citizens there.

  • new storyLawyers tell court inmate is incompetent, can't be executed 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:14 pm

    MONTGOMERY, Alabama - Lawyers for an Alabama death row inmate have asked a federal court to stop his execution next week, saying that strokes and dementia have left him incompetent and unable to remember the murder he was convicted of committing or understand why he's about to be executed.

  • new storyAppeals court throws out 7-day competency evaluation order 
    Updated: May-06-16 2:58 pm

    SEATTLE - A federal appeals court has overturned an order requiring Washington state health officials to provide competency evaluations to mentally ill defendants within seven days of a judge's order.

  • Appeals court upholds ruling in seafood antitrust suit 
    Updated: May-06-16 2:32 pm

    ASTORIA, Oregon - A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling blocking two major seafood groups from merging until a trial can determine if doing so would create a monopoly.

  • Obama calls on Sen. Paul to drop objections to tax treaties 
    Updated: May-06-16 2:26 pm

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is calling on Sen. Rand Paul to drop his objections to pending international tax treaties so they can move forward in Congress.

  • South Sudan: Minister forced out of meeting over bow tie 
    Updated: May-06-16 1:48 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - A South Sudanese government minister says the president ordered him to leave a Cabinet meeting of the new coalition government for wearing a bow tie.

  • Russian, Syrian officials deny their planes hit refugee camp story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 1:16 pm

    BEIRUT - Russian and Syrian officials denied Friday that their aircraft struck a camp for people displaced by fighting in an airstrike that killed 28 the previous evening. The denials came as activists said a coalition of rebels and militants, including Syria's al-Qaida branch, seized a strategic village from pro-government forces near the contested city of Aleppo.

  • Judge OKs Justice Department's reforms for Newark police 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:31 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A federal judge has approved a settlement between the federal government and New Jersey's largest city over the way its police department conducts its business, officials announced Friday.

  • Democrats work to paint NH senator as loyal ally of Trump 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:21 pm

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte casts herself as independent, focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid. But now she's trying to fight off a different label, one that Democrats will assign her at every turn: Loyal ally of Donald Trump.

  • Obama commutes Providence man's life sentence for drugs 
    Updated: May-06-16 9:20 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A Providence man who received the first life-without-parole sentence for drugs in Rhode Island is among 58 federal inmates who had their prison sentences commuted by President Obama.

  • Judge to consider timing of Trump University trial 
    Updated: May-06-16 9:08 am

    SAN DIEGO - A federal judge in San Diego said he wanted a trial by the middle of this year in a lawsuit against Donald Trump over the now defunct Trump University. That was before the real estate mogul appeared headed for the Republican presidential nomination.

  • Services in Greece grind to halt in 3-day strike story has photos
    Updated: May-06-16 8:26 am

    ATHENS, Greece - Services in Greece, from garbage collection to public transport, shut down Friday as workers kicked off three days of strikes to protest new bailout austerity measures that they say will further reduce incomes.

  • Judge tells Philly Gas Works to stop targeting landlords 
    Updated: May-06-16 8:10 am

    PHILADELPHIA - A federal judge has told Philadelphia Gas Works to stop targeting landlords whose tenants don't pay their utility bills.

  • Wounded Knee woman sentenced for stealing from tribal group 
    Updated: May-06-16 6:44 am

    PIERRE, South Dakota - A Wounded Knee woman has been sentenced to three years of probation and restitution for stealing from a tribal organization.

  • Trial delayed for Ohio couple accused of $70M Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: May-06-16 3:27 am

    DAYTON, Ohio - The trial of a married Ohio couple accused of operating a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors out of about $70 million has been pushed back until next year.

  • Delaware man among those receiving commutations from Obama 
    Updated: May-06-16 12:45 am

    DOVER, Delaware - A convicted drug dealer from Delaware is one of 58 people whose prison sentences are being commuted by President Barack Obama.

  • House rejects tax break for Grand Canyon University 
    Updated: May-05-16 10:32 pm

    PHOENIX - The Arizona House has rejected a bill granting a big property tax break for a growing private Christian university in west Phoenix.

  • Obama challenges Americans to give back to vets, families story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 8:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - Taking a cue from his wife, President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.

  • Teen convicted of murder in fire that killed NY cop 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:10 pm

    NEW YORK - A teenager was convicted Thursday of setting a mattress fire that killed a New York City police officer and severely injured his partner after the two were overcome by smoke and carbon monoxide.

  • Montana Gov. Bullock releases 11 years of tax records 
    Updated: May-05-16 8:07 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has released 11 years of federal tax records, including his most recent filing, a move his re-election campaign hopes will draw a distinction between him and wealthy Republican opponent Greg Gianforte.

  • Huelskamp foe to run in Kansas 1st District as independent 
    Updated: May-05-16 7:48 pm

    TOPEKA, Kansas - An educator and farmer who previously challenged U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp as a Republican announced Thursday he will run this time as an independent candidate in the 1st Congressional District of western and central Kansas.

  • AP Source: Clinton aide interviewed in email investigation story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 7:34 pm

    WASHINGTON - The FBI has interviewed Huma Abedin, a close aide to Hillary Clinton, as part of a federal investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server as secretary of state, a person familiar with the probe said Thursday.

  • 1 of the occupiers of Oregon refuge apologizes for rants 
    Updated: May-05-16 7:20 pm

    PORTLAND, Oregon - One of the defendants in the armed occupation of a national wildlife refuge in Oregon earlier this year has apologized for video rants he made that were widely seen during the standoff.