- 'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens to be suspended
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen was to end Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.
- Ex-California fire chief sentenced in girlfriend's slaying
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California fire battalion chief was sentenced Friday to 16 years to life in prison after he was convicted of the second-degree murder of his girlfriend.
- Some Alaska Natives allowed visa-free travel to Russian area
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Some western Alaska Natives can travel back and forth to a Russian region without a visa under a 1989 agreement that was recently revived.
- Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead
DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what's seen as one of the worst recent cases of malpractice in Texas.
- Man accused of shooting family had no previous convictions
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — An 18-year-old man accused of shooting a family who stopped to help him on a Montana roadside has no prior criminal convictions, but he has unrelated burglary and drug charges pending against him in Wyoming.
- AP Top News at 3:41 p.m. EDT
OPA-LOCKA, Fla. (AP) — After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen was to end Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt. Even as officials announced at noon that the formal search-and-rescue effort would end at sundown, private planes and boats were preparing to keep scouring the water hoping for clues on what happened to the 14-year-old neighbors, Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos.
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- Zimbabwe: American lion killer's extradition being sought
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe will seek the extradition of an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage, a Cabinet minister said Friday.
- Defendant in FIFA case appears in US court
NEW YORK (AP) — An Argentinian businessman has pleaded not guilty in the FIFA soccer scandal.
- Analysis: Afghan govt hopes to divide and conquer Taliban
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the insurgency.
- Clinton's doctor says 2016 candidate in "excellent" health
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's physician said Friday that the Democratic presidential candidate is in "excellent physical condition" and has completely recovered from the effects of a concussion she suffered in 2012.
- Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break
WASHINGTON (AP) — As lawmakers head out of the Capitol for a five-week summer recess, they leave behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.
- Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
- Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars.
- US Capitol Police: Car hits barricade, driver charged
WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say they've charged the driver of a car that crashed into a barricade at the U.S. Capitol grounds entrance.