ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Making his first official trip to sub-Saharan Africa, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Saturday demanded that Nigeria respect human rights as it cracks down on Islamist extremists and pledged to work hard in the coming months to ease tensions between Sudan and South Sudan.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Haynes Johnson visited Selma, Ala., months after a civil rights crisis there gripped the nation, he wrote in The Washington Evening Star that he'd found "no discernible change in the racial climate of the city." When it came to employment, housing or education, blacks had made no real gains.
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Matt Kuchar got off to a tremendous start in his second round at the Colonial. There was the eagle putt that stopped just short on his first hole and the approach at No. 2 that actually went in before ricocheting out of the cup.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Boston or the New York Rangers? To be honest, Ottawa's Daniel Alfredsson doesn't think it matters who the Pittsburgh Penguins face in the Eastern Conference finals.
MIAMI (AP) — David West was more than a little disappointed when the Indiana Pacers failed to make a defensive play at the end to win Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama left plenty of ambiguity in new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how and when the U.S. can launch targeted drone strikes, leaving himself significant power over how and when the weapons can be deployed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — The crash of a volunteer Angel Flight in upstate New York that killed at least two people is under investigation, and the search for the missing pilot is ongoing, authorities said.
"Obama said that there would be more limits on targeted killings, a step in the right direction. But a mere promise that the U.S. will work within established guidelines that remain secret provides little confidence that the U.S. is complying with international law." — Kenneth Roth, executive director at Human Rights Watch, on the president's new policy guidelines that he says will restrict how an
BEIRUT (AP) — Activists say forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad have unleashed their heaviest artillery barrage in a week to dislodge rebels from a strategic western town.
TORONTO (AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford denied that he smokes crack cocaine and said he is not an addict, breaking a week of silence over reports of a video purportedly showing him using the drug. Critics were not appeased, with one city councilor questioning whether the mayor told "the whole truth" and another calling on him to resign.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — At least 17 children were burned to death in eastern Pakistan on Saturday when a faulty gas cylinder exploded on the bus taking them to school, police said.
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James blamed one person after the Miami Heat let home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals slip from their hands.
MIAMI (AP) — David West punched two passes from LeBron James away in the final minute, then punched the air.
EPHRATAH, N.Y. (AP) — A small airplane operating as a volunteer Angel Flight crashed in upstate New York on Friday evening, killing at least two people, authorities said.
Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2013. There are 220 days left in the year.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A pair of suspected militant attacks killed nine people in two different areas of northwest Pakistan on Friday, police said.
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) — The trucker was hauling drilling equipment when his load bumped against the steel framework over an Interstate 5 bridge. He looked in his rearview mirror and watched in horror as the span collapsed into the water behind him. Two vehicles fell into the icy Skagit River.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins expected desperation.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Another injury marred a New York Yankees' victory.
DETROIT (AP) — Add another near miss in this 2013 baseball season — this time it was Detroit's Anibal Sanchez falling just short of a no-hitter.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington Nationals didn't have a close shave, and neither did Davey Johnson.
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge ruled Friday that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people.
By Tim Gaynor and David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio violated the constitutional rights of Latino drivers in his crackdown on illegal immigration, a federal judge found on Friday, and ordered him to stop using race as a factor in law enforcement decisions. The ruling against the Maricopa County sheriff came in response to a class-action lawsuit brought by Hispanic drive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After their 2-year-old son died of untreated pneumonia in 2009, faith-healing advocates Herbert and Catherine Schaible promised a judge they would not let another sick child go without medical care.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Longtime Kentucky pals Russ Cochran and Kenny Perry have shared a massive gallery the first two rounds of the Senior PGA Championship. Now, they also share the lead.
BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean envoy has delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing's efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Stone Temple Pilots accuse former frontman Scott Weiland of misusing the band's name to further his solo career and want a judge to strip the rocker of his ability to use the group's name or songs.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Jordan Zimmermann became the National League's first eight-game winner, and the Washington Nationals followed a calamitous road trip with a winning start to a homestand, beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-2 on Friday night.
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Former Guatemalan President Alfonso Portillo was extradited on Friday to the United States to face charges of laundering $70 million in Guatemalan funds through U.S. bank accounts.