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SAN DIEGO (AP) - Six parents have sued the San Diego school district, alleging that its anti-Islamophobia campaign favors Islam over other religions and grants special protections to Muslim students.
What a difference a year makes for Taiwan's Hsu Wei-Ling, who fired a 65 on Thursday to grab a share of the lead with Stacy Lewis after the opening round of the Volvik Championship. Hsu's seven-under score equaled the second-best round of her LPGA Tour career and was an incredible 13-stroke
TOKYO (AP) - Japan's core consumer price index climbed to a two-year high in April of 0.3 percent, as costs for energy rose.
BOSTON (AP) - King James has another throne.
BEIJING (AP) - The top U.S. diplomat for East Asia says Chinese officials have told Washington they have tightened border controls with North Korea as part of U.N. sanctions aimed at halting Pyongyang's nuclear and missile activities.
A young man set ablaze by protesters in Caracas. Both the Venezuelan government and the opposition admit that violent protests that have gripped the country for nearly two months are out of control -- and analysts warn they could be a double-edged sword that might trigger even more unrest. "We
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korea has approved a civic group to contact North Korea over aid programs, the first such approval since North Korea's nuclear test in January 2016.
Crystal Palace "talisman" Wilfried Zaha has signed a five-year contract extension, the club said on Thursday, after they avoided relegation to ensure a fifth straight season in the Premier League. Zaha's new deal comes two days after manager Sam Allardyce, who guided Palace to the safety
A look at what's happening all around the majors today:
By Idrees Ali and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. warship carried out a "maneuvering drill" when it sailed within 12 nautical miles of an artificial island built up by China in the South China Sea, to show Beijing it was not entitled to a territorial sea around it, U.S. officials
BEIJING (Reuters) - Washington's policy on the South China Sea has not changed under President Donald Trump, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Friday. Speaking at a news briefing in Beijing, Acting Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton also said there
Senior Trump administration officials fear a nuclear arms race in Asia-Pacific if an increasingly belligerent North Korea is not reined in, Australia's foreign minister said Friday after talks in New York. Pyongyang has launched a series of missiles this year, including a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range
Danny Cipriani hopes to shrug off more international despair to help engineer Wasps' first Premiership title triumph in nine years at Twickenham on Saturday. The former U16 and U19 England star, who has 14 senior Test caps, insists: "It's been an exciting and challenging year and it would
BRUSSELS (AP) - President Donald Trump's push to get in front of the pack at a NATO summit generated indignation in the Balkans and garnered attention on social media - but the man he shoved aside took it in stride.
BOSTON (AP) - Red Sox pitcher David Price is set to make his season debut for Boston on Monday at the Chicago White Sox.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves watched from afar as NASCAR stars Jeff Gordon and Tony Stewart retired and Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced that he will step away after the season.
BALTIMORE (AP) - A day care worker in Maryland was captured on video "torturing" an 8-month-old girl who later died, authorities said Thursday. She has been charged with murder.
The top Republican in the US Congress demanded an apology Thursday from the party's candidate in a high-stakes election in Montana, who stands accused of assaulting a reporter on the eve of the vote. Greg Gianforte, a wealthy businessman who until recent weeks had been expected to comfortably win Thursday's contest, faces up to six months in county jail and a $500 fine if convicted of misdemeanor assault against a journalist from British newspaper The Guardian. The Wednesday clash, caught on an audio recording, has mushroomed into a major headache for Donald Trump's party on the day Montanans vote to replace a Republican who resigned to join the president's cabinet.
Lots of politicians aren't happy to see reporters. Lots of politicians have demeaned reporters for partisan purposes over the years. It's been almost five decades since Vice President Spiro Agnew roused GOP voters by calling the media "nattering nabobs of negativism" (words penned, perhaps ironically, by future New York Times columnist William Safire).
By John Walcott WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. intelligence officials said on Thursday they do not expect British Prime Minister Theresa May's concerns about U.S. officials' leaks on the Manchester suicide bombing to affect the closest intelligence partnership in the world. British police stopped
It was 6 in the morning, and the only sound I could hear was the rhythmic dip ... dip ... dip of the heart-shaped paddle of our guide, Lasa, into the murky waters of Dal Lake in Kashmir. As a journalist, I was here to learn and write about that conflict.
Turkey's Foreign Ministry on Thursday rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador's residence in Washington. Spokesman Huseyin Muftuoglu said the resolution was voted and passed with "a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts" and added the incident, which took place during President Tayyip Erdogan's visit to meet President Donald Trump, was a result of negligence by U.S. authorities.
LONDON (Reuters) - British police investigating the Manchester suicide bombing said they had lifted a cordon and allowed residents to return home on Thursday after bomb disposal experts were called to an address in the nearby town of Wigan. The bomb disposal units had earlier been called to the scene
Melissa Smith, 28, was not about to become a victim.
Fifteen years ago, when China and the 10-country Association of Southeast Asian Nations committed to establishing a code of conduct to govern actions in the South China Sea, the Paracel Islands were little more than a collection of rocks 138 miles off the coast of Vietnam. Last year, Beijing deployed anti-aircraft missiles to the archipelago. China's militarization of the South China Sea, a vast waterway through which more than $5 trillion in trade passes each year, faced sharp criticism from the Obama administration, which regularly ordered freedom-of-navigation patrols to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the area.
The "family photo" of leaders attending the NATO meeting in the Belgian capital Thursday included an unusually large number of first-timers to the transatlantic alliance's premier stage. Among the newcomers pictured in the traditional summit souvenir was the president of tiny Montenegro, whose country only acceded to NATO membership in April. Recommended: How much do you know about NATO?
By Pete Schroeder Washington (Reuters) - Banks were regrouping on Thursday, a day after being handed a large defeat in the U.S. House, where Republicans sided with retailers in agreeing to preserve limits on debit card fees. The financial industry insisted it was not done fighting to remove limits on the fees. "We are glad this fight is over, and are happy with our victory," said Austen Jensen with the Retail Industry Leaders Association.
By Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - Decried by protesters as "murderers" defending a dictator, Venezuela's military insisted on Thursday it was not taking sides in the national political turmoil, though it did back socialist President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plan for a new congress. The armed forces' National Guard unit has played a pivotal role in two months of unrest rocking Venezuela, often blocking marches and using teargas and water cannons to fight youths hurling stones and Molotov cocktails. At least 57 people have been killed, including one National Guard member and two policemen.
"All he needed was a chance," cops said.
By Jan Strupczewski BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union will next month demand Britain agree to pay a fixed percentage of the EU's outstanding obligations on the day it leaves the bloc, in defiance of a British rejection of that logic as "preposterous". A draft EU negotiating paper, seen by Reuters, that will be put to London when Brexit talks begin following a national election in Britain on June 8 makes clear that suggestions from Prime Minister Theresa May's government that the Union might end up owing rather than getting money cut no ice in Brussels. The paper on principles of the financial settlement that the EU wants from London on departure in March 2019 sets no figure, and...
Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday. Former reality TV star Trump is known to make visitors flinch with a strong handshake that he often combines with a wrench of the arm to leave his victim off balance. As the world cameras watched, Macron held on tight to Trump's notorious power grip as the two men sat next to each other, the Frenchman's mouth clenched and eyes firmly fixed at the tycoon's squinted stare.
The cyclones were discovered as the Juno spacecraft made the first of at least 12 planned close encounters with Jupiter, which scientists believe set the stage for the development of Earth and other planets in the solar system. Juno found cyclones as big as 870 miles (1,400 km) in diameter swirling over Jupiter's north and south poles, the research published in this week's issue of the journal Science shows. The spacecraft also detected an ammonia belt extending from the top of the atmosphere to hundreds of miles into Juno's interior, as far down as Juno's instruments can see.
By Joe Bavier and Ange Aboa ABIDJAN (Reuters) - When a rag-tag group of soldiers launched a mutiny in Ivory Coast earlier this month, it looked like they were doomed. A column of elite troops quickly descended to put the mutiny down. According to one of the mutiny leaders, the caller, whose identity
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that the violence against peaceful protesters by bodyguards for Turkey's president was "completely indefensible," as members of Congress pressed the Trump administration for a more forceful U.S. response.
The now poignant words of legendary Manchester Britpop band Oasis rang out in a flower-filled square on Thursday, as a grieving crowd broke out in song after a minute's silence to remember the 22 people killed in Monday's suicide bombing. One man's cry of "We love Manchester!"
Officers initially blocked vehicles and pedestrians from the crossing, then let pedestrians through again soon after. "Officers are in attendance," a police spokesman said. Britain is currently on its highest alert level of critical meaning an attack by militants might be imminent following
The Mustang GT quickly gained supporters for its sinister presence and a design penned with just the right amount of retro.
During his first official trip to Europe this week, President Trump was politely asked to back the defining glue of the Continent and the transatlantic partnership. Both the European Union and NATO - the core of what is called "the West" - have enough issues without the uncertainties of Mr. Trump's "America First" theme of the past year. Both the EU and NATO are too often defined by what they are against, such as Russian aggression, trade protectionism, terrorism, and anti-democratic forces.
This shapely coupe concept previews the replacement for the 6-series.
Deaths from Alzheimer's in America have soared 55 percent since 1999, as the burden of this fatal form of dementia grows and the population ages, a federal health report said Thursday. The study in the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report spanned 1999 to 2014. Experts say the data shows more caregivers are needed, along with more resources to help people suffering from Alzheimer's disease, the sixth leading cause of death in the United States.
U.S. President Donald Trump told fellow NATO leaders on Thursday that the United States would never stop fighting terrorism, calling the Manchester attacks "savage" and "barbaric". While he also accused low-spending members of the alliance of owing "massive amounts of money&
MARAWI, Philippines (AP) - The Latest on the siege of a southern Philippine city by militants linked to the Islamic State group (all times local):
Opening arguments are set to begin June 5.
His younger brother Hashem was planning another attack, according to authorities.
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into the Manchester concert bombing (all times local):
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Home searches across Manchester and beyond have uncovered important items in a fast-moving investigation into the concert bombing that left 22 people dead, Manchester's police chief said Thursday as a diplomatic spat escalated over U.S. leaks about the investigation to
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Hamas said Thursday it put to death three men it had accused of killing a senior member of the militant Islamic group that rules Gaza in March.
Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi was a British-born university dropout with Libyan jihadi links who, according to his sister, may have sought revenge for the deaths of Muslim children. Abedi was named by British authorities the day after he detonated a bomb packed with nuts and screws at the Manchester
An earthquake was felt in the Philippine capital Manila on Thursday, Reuters witnesses and the country's seismology agency said. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) said a in Tweet to expect aftershocks, but major damage was unlikely. It said the quake was magnitude
China on Thursday accused the United States of trespassing after a US warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway. The row comes during a period of warming relations between the