- Buzz Aldrin gets visit from NASA after polar evacuation
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — Buzz Aldrin had an unexpected bedside visit from NASA Deputy Administrator Dava Newman on Saturday as he continued to recover in a New Zealand hospital from his medical evacuation from the South Pole.
- Broadcasting industry veteran Bob Bennett dies at 89
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robert "Bob" Bennett, a broadcasting industry veteran who guided a TV station group that became the initial core of the Fox network, has died. He was 89.
- AFA hired firm to fly Argentine team without knowing plane
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's Football Association hired a company that charters flights to transport superstar Lionel Messi and the rest of the national team for a World Cup qualifying game without knowing the name of the airline or the model of the plane, an official said Friday.
- Attorney general issues video appeal over pipeline protests
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video just days before a federal deadline, calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence.
- 21 Chinese miners trapped for 4 days confirmed dead
BEIJING (AP) — China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing.
- Missing man's body found in collapsed South Dakota building
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Rescue workers found the body of a construction worker Friday evening in the rubble of a building that had collapsed hours earlier in South Dakota's largest city.
- US approves flights by Norwegian Air Shuttle subsidiary
WASHINGTON (AP) — Discount airline Norwegian Air Shuttle has won permission from federal authorities for its disputed plan to expand flights to the U.S.
- EPA to require mines to offer cleanup assurances
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren't stuck footing the bill.
- APNewsBreak: Union backed out of deal to add 26th player
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball players and owners had a deal to expand active rosters from 25 to 26 players for most of the season, but the union backed away in the final stages of collective bargaining.
- LA 2024 releases $5.3 billion budget; no new stadiums needed
The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics released details of a nearly unheard-of budget plan Friday, insisting $5.3 billion will be enough to cover both operational and infrastructure costs for an Olympics that won't need any new, permanent stadiums.
- 66-year-old man was driver in Iowa Wal-Mart store crash
PELLA, Iowa (AP) — A 66-year-old southern Iowa man was identified as the driver of a pickup truck that crashed into a southeast Iowa Wal-Mart, killing three and injuring himself and another man in what officials believe was an accident.
- Judge says Dallas police and fire pension vote can happen
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas judge Friday denied a request to stop members of the ailing Dallas Police and Fire Pension system from voting on benefit reductions.
- Apparent tax arrangements of top soccer players released
MADRID (AP) — A group of European media outlets on Friday published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil.
- Maisie Williams: Stop going to dolphin shows
TOKYO (AP) — "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams wants everyone to stop buying tickets to marine shows. She says it's the best way to stop the capture and killings of dolphins in Japan.
- Wastewater leaks at plant destroying chemical weapons
PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — About 450 gallons of hazardous wastewater leaked from a tank at a Colorado plant where chemical weapons are being destroyed, the Army said Friday.