- Charges, insults fly after Trump aide assails congresswoman
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday rushed to defend chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an "empty barrel" making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was "inappropriate" to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired four-star general.
- Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll
ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws.
- Devastation in Raqqa raises questions about cost of victory
BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish-led forces on Friday declared victory over the Islamic State group in Raqqa, the former "capital" of its self-proclaimed caliphate where militants had terrorized the population for four years — setting up a climactic last stand for the extremists in the last vestiges of territory they control.
- Somalia's death toll now at 358 as 'state of war' planned
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Thousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray Friday at the site of the country's deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia's president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said.
- Trump: Considering Powell and Taylor for Fed's top 2 posts
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signaled Friday that he is considering dual nominations for the Federal Reserve's top two jobs.
- Raiders' Marshawn Lynch suspended game for shoving official
NEW YORK (AP) — Oakland running back Marshawn Lynch was suspended for one game without pay by the NFL on Friday for shoving a game official during the Raiders' victory over Kansas City on Thursday night.
- Nets' national anthem singer kneels to finish performance
NEW YORK (AP) — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets' home opener took a knee at the end of her performance.
- Dynamic Dodgers reach World Series with consummate teamwork
LOS ANGELES (AP) — After third baseman Justin Turner and closer Kenley Jansen propelled the Los Angeles Dodgers to their most recent home playoff victory a few days ago, they took off their uniforms and pulled on T-shirts supporting a teammate.
- Column: These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close
These aren't your 1988 Dodgers, not even close.
- Baker gone as manager of Nationals after 2 NL East titles
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty Baker is done as manager of the Washington Nationals after two seasons, two NL East titles and zero playoff series victories.