Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center, a top U.S. general said Friday.
Trump making case to GOP insiders after chaotic rally scene
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump, the outsider, is making his case to California's Republican establishment after he kicked off his crucial campaign for the state's presidential primary with an enormous rally marred by confrontations between protesters and his supporters on the streets.
Cruz getting Indiana governor's endorsement
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a setback for Donald Trump, Indiana's governor is endorsing chief rival Ted Cruz before the state's critical Republican primary contest.
Violence in Syria's Aleppo kills many including worshippers
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Insurgents shelled a government-held area in the contested city of Aleppo, hitting a mosque and killing at least 15 people as they left Friday prayers, while government airstrikes struck rebel-held parts of Syria's largest city — even as the army unilaterally declared a brieftruce in other parts of the country.
North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year.
Russia's nuclear nightmare flows down radioactive river
MUSLYUMOVO, Russia (AP) — At first glance, Gilani Dambaev looks like a healthy 60-year-old man and the river flowing past his rural family home appears pristine. But Dambaev is riddled with diseases that his doctors link to a lifetime's exposure to excessive radiation, and the Geiger counter beeps oudly as a reporter strolls down to the muddy riverbank.
Most states do bare minimum on fire-foam contamination
The military is checking U.S. bases for potential groundwater contamination from a toxic firefighting foam, but most states so far show little inclination to examine civilian sites for the same threat.
At the Vatican, Biden calls for global commitment to cancer
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Saying cancer is a scourge with no boundaries, Vice President Joe Biden came to the Vatican on Friday to call for a global commitment to fund cancer research that benefits everyone, not just the "privileged and powerful."
AP Exclusive: Prince's 'Purple Rain' coat is up for auction
CALABASAS, Calif. (AP) — A rare piece of movie memorabilia from Prince's 1984 classic film "Purple Rain" is hitting the auction block.
Park workers in Spain discover huge Roman coin trove
MADRID (AP) — Workers laying pipes in a southern Spanish park have unearthed a 600-kilogram (1,300-pound) trove of Roman coins in what culture officials say is a unique historic discovery.