Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. Authorities labeled ita "riot.
Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor — a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul.
Israeli official says deal reached to expand government
JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new defense minister, a government official said Wednesday.
Obama urges Vietnam youth to tackle climate change
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — Wrapping up a historic visit to Vietnam, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday praised the country's next generation of leaders for being more conscious of the environment than previous generations and urged them to "do something about" climate change.
Obama uses light moment with rapper to espouse free speech
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — President Barack Obama's parting shot before leaving communist Vietnam: let people express themselves.
Babies behind bars: Moms do time with their newborns
BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — Jennifer Dumas sits on a sofa, her smiling 6-month-old girl on her lap. The room is full of bright toys and children's books. A rainbow-colored activity mat is on the floor, and Winnie the Pooh is painted on the walls.
Suspect in Charleston church shooting faces highest penalty
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly a year after the brutal shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston, South Carolina, church, the U.S. Justice Department announced Tuesday its intent to seek the death penalty against the man facing federal hate crime charges in the killings.
Bill Cosby is ordered to stand trial in sex case
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — She called him "Mr. Cosby" and considered him a trusted friend and mentor.
Mount Vernon exhibit looks at Washington as slaveholder
MOUNT VERNON, Va. (AP) — It is the unavoidable Achilles' heel in the reputation of George Washington and so many other Founding Fathers: that men who risked their lives to protect their nation's liberty were also slaveholders.
GLAAD responds to #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Captain America snags a kiss from Sharon Carter in the latest Marvel pic, "Captain America: Civil War," but many fans are wishing it was from someone else — specifically, a man.