- Gunfire heard as Bangladesh forces move to free hostages
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Heavy gunfire and explosions rang out Saturday morning as Bangladesh security forces backed by armored vehicles moved to end a 10-hour standoff with heavily armed militants holding dozens of people hostage, including foreigners, after storming an upscale restaurant at the heart of Bangladesh's diplomatic zone. Two police officers were killed and at least 26 people wounded in an earlier gunbattle.
- The Latest: Bangladesh forces move to free hostages in Dhaka
DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — The Latest on the attack on a restaurant popular with foreigners in a diplomatic zone in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka (all times local):
- In VP search, Trump and Clinton eye different priorities
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks — political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2.
- Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign.
- Bill Clinton and his loose-cannon episodes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Long regarded as having one of the shrewdest political minds among recent presidents, Bill Clinton has at times angered and alienated Democrats and Republicans alike while campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton.
- The Latest: North Carolina LGBT law left largely intact
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a North Carolina law limiting protections for the LGBT community (all times local):
- Attention in Istanbul bombing focused on Chechen extremist
ISTANBUL (AP) — Attention focused Friday on whether a Chechen extremist known to be a top lieutenant in the Islamic State group was involved in the suicide attacks that killed 44 people at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport.
- Australians head to the polls in tight election contest
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — After years of political turmoil, Australians headed to the polls on Saturday with leaders of the nation's major parties each promising to bring stability to a government that has long been mired in chaos.
- US says up to 116 civilians killed in counterterror strikes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Peeling back some of the secrecy of America's drone strikes on suspected terrorists, the Obama administration on Friday said it has killed up to 116 civilians in counterterror attacks in Pakistan, Yemen and other places where the U.S. is not engaged in active, on-the-ground warfare.
- Keillor hosts his last 'Companion' in Hollywood Bowl
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some 18,000 fans at the Hollywood Bowl will be transported to Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, Friday night as writer and humorist Garrison Keillor hosts his final episode of the old-style variety show "A Prairie Home Companion" after 42 years on public radio.
- Bolt has injured hamstring, status for Rio Games in doubt
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Usain Bolt's Olympic quest is in doubt, after the sprint superstar left his country's national championships with a hamstring injury shortly before he was going to run the 100-meter final.
- Stroke for stroke: Phelps edges Lochte at US swim trials
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Matching each other stroke for stroke, Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte surged to the wall in almost perfect sync.
- Wright: Reyes' actions 'horrible' but he deserves 2nd chance
NEW YORK (AP) — David Wright says Jose Reyes' actions in a domestic-violence dispute were "horrible," but he is pleased his former teammate is being given a second chance by the New York Mets.
- The Latest: Summer Sanders participated in medals ceremony
The Latest on the Olympics ahead of the Rio Games (all times local):
- Column: Time for IOC to make right a 40-year-old wrong
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Shirley Babashoff has a bunch of silver medals.