- Quake damaged roads threaten access to Italy town
AMATRICE, Italy (AP) — Rescue workers acknowledged Friday they might not find any more survivors from Italy's earthquake as they confronted a new obstacle to their recovery work: a powerful aftershock that damaged two key access bridges to hard-hit Amatrice, threatening to isolate it.
- Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family's foundation against Donald Trump's criticism on Friday and declared she's confident there will be no new blockbuster accusations on the foundation, her emails or anything else that could undermine her chances of defeating him in November.
- Deportations just latest topic where Trump has wavered
WASHINGTON (AP) — As he powered through his rivals in the Republican primary, Donald Trump sold himself as the "tell-it-like-it-is" candidate, a brash truth-teller whose policy pronouncements wouldn't be swayed by the polls.
- Rebels, civilians leave town after four-year siege
DARAYA, Syria (AP) — Escorted by armed troops, dozens of insurgents and their families left this war-wrecked suburb of the Syrian capital on Friday as part of a forced evacuation deal struck with the government to end a four-year siege and aerial campaign that has left the area in ruins.
- Kerry: 'Clarity' achieved with Russia on Syria truce steps
GENEVA (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov "have achieved clarity" on a path to restore a truce in Syria but details remain to be worked out.
- FDA expands Zika screening to all US blood centers
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government told all U.S. blood banks Friday to start screening for Zika, a major expansion intended to protect the nation's blood supply from the mosquito-borne virus.
- US wants to force lower speeds on truck and bus drivers
DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. is seeking to forcibly limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can travel on the nation's highways.
- Killing of 2 nuns leaves gaping hole in poor community
LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — In the poverty-stricken Mississippi county where two nuns were slain, forgiveness for their killer is hard to find, even if forgiveness is what the victims would have wanted.
- Lawmakers call Maine governor unhinged after obscene tirade
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's bombastic Republican governor has built a reputation on his unfiltered comments, but his obscene tirade unleashed on a liberal lawmaker prompted Democratic lawmakers Friday to warn that the governor was coming unhinged and to call for a political intervention.
- Yellen suggests rate hike is coming but offers no timetable
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the case for raising interest rates has strengthened in light of a solid job market and an improved outlook for the U.S. economy and inflation. But she stopped short of offering any timetable.