The father of a slain New Jersey girl is pleading with President Donald Trump to allow him and the girl's sister to attend the 11-year-old's funeral on Monday.
Federal authorities are offering a reward for information about the destruction of a bald eagle nest in South Carolina.
The Latest on the findings of an investigation into the escape of two Georgia prison inmates last month (all times local): 10:25 a.m.
The pattern responsible for sparse severe thunderstorm activity and heavy rainfall the past few days will energize and increase the risk to lives and property across the northeastern United States this weekend.
A body camera video shows a Minneapolis police officer shooting two dogs at a home where he was checking on a burglary alarm.
Police say a 49-year-old woman swindled a man nearly twice her age out of more than $300,000 after he sought companionship on a dating app.
The Latest on the wildfires burning in the west (all times local): 7:30 a.m.
Britain is poised to handle a record number of flights in its increasingly crowded skies as most schools break up for the summer and families head off for sunnier climes.
A state panel has suspended the medical license of a Texas doctor who federal authorities say wrote unnecessary prescriptions for powerful drugs that contributed to the overdose deaths of at least seven people.
New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined 19 other attorneys general to urge President Donald Trump to keep a program that gives temporary status to young immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is among those showing support for a woman trying to avoid deportation by seeking sanctuary in a New Haven church.
Hecter Calo, wearing only his underwear and with his hands cuffed behind his back, allegedly fled from officials in Staten Island on Thursday, but was discovered by authorities in the Bronx on Friday morning.
A British man and his young daughter were fined nearly $200 for selling lemonade outside a festival in London -- but local officials quickly quashed the fee after a public backlash.
China is the top solar-producing country in the world, and one of its newest solar plants is shaped after a national treasure.
"Hocus Pocus" will light up the lawn of a historic Kentucky cemetery.
In royal decrees, Saudi Arabia's king has stripped the Interior Ministry of many of its key mandates, including counter-terrorism, following the ouster of the crown prince who was also the ministry's chief.
Arizona officials believe they found the tenth flash-flood victim this week while severe weather caused damage across the northern United States.
The parents of a former Drexel University student say their son was severely injured in a fight that kept him from graduating and they have sued members of two fraternities.
The body of eccentric Spanish painter Salvador Dali was exhumed for a paternity test Thursday night -- and the late artist’s trademark mustache was found to be still intact.
The Latest on Burundi teenagers missing after an international robotics competition in Washington, D.C. (all times local): 7:30 a.m.
Gambia's justice minister says investigators have uncovered dozens of additional properties, bank accounts and companies belonging to former president Yahya Jammeh.
A South Carolina woman has been charged after authorities ruled her 1-year-old son died from being left in a hot car.
Dozens of officers have been searching in a new area for a North Carolina woman missing since a shooting involving her ex-husband.
A 27-year-old man broadcast live on Facebook as he sped down a Florida beach, running over beach chairs and umbrellas while drinking from a bottle of Canadian Mist whiskey and yelling expletives about police cars chasing him.
Cameroon's coast guard says two bodies have been found out of 34 soldiers who went missing when a military vessel capsized off the Central African country's Atlantic coast Sunday.
First there was Cecil, a Zimbabwean lion whose 2015 killing by an American hunter ignited international outrage.
About 160 stocky, white-bearded men resembling Ernest Hemingway have gathered in Florida to compete in the island city's annual Hemingway Look-Alike Contest.
The parents of critically ill baby Charlie Gard are back in court in Britain in their bid to be allowed to have him undergo an experimental treatment.
Police and witnesses say a man has been killed after the Indian army fired at a group of protesters hurling rocks at soldiers in the disputed Kashmir region.
Germany's president has signed legislation legalizing gay marriage, paving the way for it to take effect this fall.
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 12:30 p.m.
Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front party is holding a high-tension meeting that could lead to a name change and a rethink of the party's demand to pull France out of the euro.
A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and the American Civil Liberties Union.
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has asked the United States to intervene in a current strife with Israeli officials over metal detectors in a long-contested shrine near the Lion’s Gate in Jerusalem.
An official says an insurgent attack in western Ghor province has killed four police officers and wounded another seven police.
It would be a first for a U.S. national park: Requiring reservations to get in. But it's an option that Utah's Zion National Park is considering to manage an overwhelming surge of visitors to its sweeping red-rock vistas and canyons.
Are you a conservative who’s found yourself increasingly surrounded by liberals? Well, relocation to Collin County in the Red State of Texas may be just what you need to blow away your Blue State blues.
Iran's official IRNA news agency is reporting that elite Revolutionary Guard forces have killed three terrorists and wounded four others in a clash in a border area in the country's northwest.
A special commission of Poland's Senate has summarily reviewed and approved a contentious bill that gives politicians influence on the nation's top court, with a Senate vote on it expected later in the day.
Officials say Pakistan's supreme court has concluded its hearing into the corruption case against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but it wasn't immediately clear when a verdict would be announced.
In a seeming act of defiance toward the Trump administration, a federal judge in San Francisco has refused to reinstate the president’s sanctuary cities order.
The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local): ___ 10:30 a.m.
A former Miss USA contestant from Kentucky is facing arraignment next week after being accused of sneaking drugs to an inmate inside an Ohio prison.
The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local): 9:15 a.m.
Egypt's state-run news agency says gunmen have attacked a three-car police convoy on the main Cairo-to-Fayoum road killing one policeman and injuring three others.
Despite international sanctions over its focus on nuclear weapons, North Korea watched its economy grow at its fastest pace in nearly two decades in 2016, driven mainly by mining and energy, Reuters reported.
The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group have launched a major ground offensive in a border area between the two countries.
An Israeli police spokesman says police are banning Muslim men under the age of 50 from a contested Jerusalem shrine ahead of feared mass protests over the installation of metal detectors there.
A bag of moon dust from NASA’s Apollo 11 mission – which a woman bought for $995 in 2015 -- sold for $1.8 million at a Sotheby’s auction this week following an intense court battle. The bag, filled with moon dust by astronaut Neil Armstrong during the first manned mission to the moon in July 1969, had previously been misidentified and mistakenly sold at an online government auction.NASA’s attempt to retrieve the bag failed after a federal judge in December ruled it legally belonged to a Chicago-area woman who bought it two years ago.The buyer in Tuesday’s auction declined to be identified. The pre-sale estimate was $2 million to $4 million.Details of the 2015 purchase were made public during the court case.Investigators seized the bag in 2003 after searching a garage of a man later convicted of stealing and selling museum artifacts, including some on loan from NASA.The bag then went up for bid at a government auction in 2015, where Nancy Carlson, of Inverness, Illinois, paid $995 to acquire the ordinary-looking bag made of white Beta cloth and polyester, with rubberized nylon and a brass zipper.Carlson, a collector, knew the bag had been used in a space flight, but she didn't know which one. She sent the bag to NASA for testing, but the government agency tried to keep it after identifying its contents. The artifact “belongs to the American people,” NASA said then.But U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten, in Wichita, Kansas, ruled in favor of Carlson, acknowledging that although the item shouldn’t have been sold at auction in the first place, he didn’t have the authority to reverse the sale. He ordered the government to return it to Carlson.The judge said the importance and desirability of the bag stemmed solely from the efforts of NASA employees whose “amazing technical achievements, skill and courage in landing astronauts on the moon and returning them safely have not been replicated in the almost half a century since the Apollo 11 landing.”When it comes to moon landings, this week’s auction was far from the final frontier.A group called For All Moonkind Inc. mentioned the moon bag this week while campaigning for “measures to preserve and protect the six Apollo lunar landing sites.” It plans to take up the issue next month at the Starship Congress 2017 in California.Also getting out-of-this-world interest at the auction was the Flown Apollo 13 Flight Plan, with handwritten notations by all three crew members. It sold to an online bidder for $275,000, well above its pre-sale estimate high of $40,000.The Associated Press contributed to this report.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio veteran who sought to defy local law and keep pet ducks, that he says help relieve his post-traumatic stress disorder and depression, can now keep them.