- APNewsBreak: Claims of human rights abuses in Hawaii fleet
HONOLULU (AP) — A human rights complaint has been filed with an international commission to investigate claims of human rights violations in Hawaii's commercial fishing industry.
- O.J. Simpson asks parole board to set him free
LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — A gray-haired O.J. Simpson pleaded with a Nevada parole board Thursday to set him free after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel room heist, insisting — as he has all along — that he was only trying to retrieve mementos stolen from him and never meant to hurt anyone.
- Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamas-ruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade.
- California farm region plagued by dirty air looks to Trump
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California's vast San Joaquin Valley, the country's most productive farming region, is engulfed by some of the nation's dirtiest skies, forcing the state's largest air district to spend more than $40 billion in the past quarter-century to enforce hundreds of stringent pollution rules.
- In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuit
FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Salvador Dali's eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the founding figures of surrealism fathered a girl decades ago.
- Less than 1 aircraft carrier? The cost of N. Korea's nukes
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — When North Korea decided to go nuclear, it committed to a huge investment in a program that would bring severe sanctions and eat up precious resources that could have been spent boosting the nation's quality of life.
- The Latest: Thousands protest in Warsaw against legal reform
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on Poland's parliamentary vote (all times local):
- They escaped Islamic State's bastion, but remain terrified
AIN ISSA, Syria (AP) — They have escaped their hold, but displaced residents of Raqqa still fear the militants of the Islamic State group, terrified they will return and seek revenge for defeats.
- EU, UK tiptoeing forward in vital Brexit divorce talks
BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain and a frustrated European Union hesitantly edged forward during their first full divorce negotiation session this week, though it became clear Thursday that one of the biggest stumbling blocks will be agreeing which court will have the final say in settling legal disputes after Brexit.
- France's Macron visits air force base amid military crisis
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron promised an "unprecedented" hike in defense spending next year and vowed to safeguard the country's nuclear deterrent, as he tries to show his commitment to the troops amid a crisis over the military budget.