Pope opens Mexico visit after historic stop with patriarch
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Pope Francis kicks off his first trip to Mexico on Saturday with speeches to the country's political and ecclesial elites, riding in on the success of his historic meeting in Cuba with the head of the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Latest: Pope arrives at envoy's residence to spend night
HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis's historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):
The Latest: Cruz ad puts Clinton in 'Office Space'
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times local):
Black Democrats question Sanders' commitment to Obama
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign enlisted the support of black Democrats on Friday to undermine Bernie Sanders' push to claim a piece of President Barack Obama's legacy, arguing she is the rightful heir to the nation's first black president.
Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
BEIRUT (AP) — A diplomatic push for a temporary pause in Syria's civil war and the delivery of humanitarian aid faced huge hurdles Friday, with Russia saying it would continue its airstrikes and government planes dropping leaflets urging rebels to surrender because "the belt is narrowing around you."
Police: Shooting at Phoenix-area school was a murder-suicide
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that killed two 15-year-old girls and caused panic among parents was a murder-suicide, police said.
Columbine shooter's mother says she thinks of victims daily
DENVER (AP) — The mother of Columbine High School shooter Dylan Klebold says she didn't know anything was wrong with her son before the 1999 attack, and she prayed for his death when she heard he was involved and that the rampage might still be underway.
US deploys more Patriot missiles in South Korea
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States temporarily deployed an additional Patriot missile battery in South Korea in response to North Korea's nuclear test and a long-range rocket launch, ahead of talks next week to set up an even more sophisticated U.S. missile defense in a move that has worrid China and Russia.
Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms.
Rihanna hits the runway _ this time, as designer
NEW YORK (AP) — Rihanna is certainly used to stopping the show, whether as a performer or as a fashion figure whose daring choices can make headlines.