A U.S. military official says Washington would welcome a concerted effort by the Syrian government or its Iranian-backed partner forces to defeat the Islamic State group in its remaining strongholds in Syria.
A budding porn "star" who claims to be a former preschool teacher said she was fired from a Christian school where she allegedly worked after bosses learned about her X-rated side gig.
Pope Francis will preside over a reconciliation ceremony between Colombian victims and former guerrillas during a September visit aimed at consolidating the peace process to end Latin America's longest-running armed conflict.
The Latest on wildfires burning across the West (all times local): 11:15 a.m.
President Donald Trump has signed a bill into law designed to make it easier to fire Department of Veterans Affairs employees.
Officials say a 7-year-old boy and his father were injured in a drive-by shooting while waiting at a bus stop in Virginia's capital city.
The parents of a young woman strangled by her boyfriend and dumped in an open cemetery grave will be allowed to pursue their lawsuit against an Omaha mental treatment facility where the boyfriend was being held.
Smoke in the cockpit prompted a JetBlue Airways flight headed for Florida to make an emergency landing in South Carolina.
Dennis Rodman suggested Friday that he is partly responsible for the release of US college student Otto Warmbier, who died Monday after being released by North Korea.
The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's visit to Focus on the Family, an evangelical Christian ministry in Colorado (all times local): 10:49 a.m.
Prosecutors are asking the highest court in Massachusetts to overturn a ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player.
After a jet spill leaked 94,000 gallons of fuel and has so far cost $3.8 million, the Navy is disciplining nine sailors for their roles in the ordeal.
About 30 young British boys wore skirts to school in Exeter in protest of being told they could not wear shorts even in hot weather, but they have won their fight and can now dress comfortably.
About 30 young British boys wore skirts to an Exeter school after being told they could not wear shorts in hot weather.
Authorities say it's been nearly two weeks since any smoke has been seen at the site of a wildfire that began in early April in a south Georgia swamp.
Authorities say a 22-year-old New York woman and three other people have been charged in the killing of the woman's mother for insurance money.
In one North Carolina city, authorities decided it might be too dangerous to give peace a chance.
Turkish media reports say five people — three of them children — were electrocuted at a water park pool in northwest Turkey and have died.
The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.
The U.N. human rights office says it estimates that more than two years of intensified conflict in Yemen has killed nearly 5,000 civilians.
A Panamanian man who authorities say ran an international cocaine trafficking ring has been sentenced to 16 years in prison.
The nation's capital is taking a modern approach to dealing with an old problem: rats.
Katherine Dettwyler, an adjunct professor in the University of Delaware’s anthropology department, made her statement about Warmbier on Facebook and in the comments section of an article about the late college student on the website of conservative magazine, the National Review.
A former paramilitary commander turned police informer in Northern Ireland has pleaded guilty to 200 terrorist offenses.
When Indiana cracked down on the opioid crisis, it accidentally helped spark a wave of pharmacy robberies, eventually reporting more robberies than any other state.
The latest youth to die during Venezuela's crackdown on anti-government protests has a connection to President Nicolas Maduro: His father was once the socialist leader's supervisor.
A judge has refused to rule that Army Sgt.
An urn containing the remains of a World War II veteran discovered during a house cleaning in New Hampshire has been returned to a family in Maine.
A Central Texas court official who imposed a whopping $4 billion bond on a murder suspect is drawing fresh scrutiny after she declined to recuse herself and oversaw a court hearing involving her son.
Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a crate containing 12 concealed pieces of rhinoceros horn that was being sent from South Africa to Laos.
A gorilla at the Dallas Zoo has a "passion for splashin'," impressing the world with his great dance moves.
Jurors began their fifth day of deliberations Friday in Ohio's second murder trial of a white former police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
Six shootings in three days have prompted officials in a popular South Carolina beach town to put up barricades to keep people off the streets and on the sidewalks.
Officials say former U.S. President Barack Obama has arrived on the resort island of Bali to begin a vacation in Indonesia, where he lived for several years as a child.
Striking photos released Friday show just how dangerously close a Russian fighter jet came to a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in a Monday interaction deemed "provocative" by a U.S. official.
A grand jury has recommended an aggravated assault charge against a Dallas police officer who shot and killed a suspect in a January incident involving a stolen car.
The insurance company for the city of Ferguson, Missouri, paid $1.5 million to settle a wrongful death lawsuit filed by Michael Brown's parents, the city attorney said Friday.
The Latest on the investigation into a stabbing of a police officer at the airport in Flint, Michigan (all times local): ___ 10:45 a.m.
JetBlue 913 flying from Westchester, NY, to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Fla., has landed safely at Charleston International Airport after reports of smoke coming from the cockpit.
Sales of new homes rebounded in May, helped by strong sales gains in the South and West.
Much cooler air with temperatures more typical of mid- to late September will sweep across the Great Lakes and Northeast this weekend into next week.
The Latest on the murder retrial of a white former police officer in Ohio (all times local): 10:15 a.m.
The Latest on Tropical Depression Cindy (all times local): 8:15 a.m.
Lawmakers from Hungary's governing parties have approved legislation on political advertising which opposition parties say will limit their billboard campaigns.
When lightning strikes, finding the right shelter may not always be easy. Here are the best tips on what to do if stuck outdoors during a thunderstorm.
An Omaha man has been imprisoned for sexually assaulting girls under 3 at day cares where he worked.
A Pennsylvania woman has been jailed because police say she fired a gunshot in the direction of her inattentive husband.
The U.S. European Command has released dramatic photos of a Russian jet coming within a few feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance jet over the Baltic Sea in a maneuver that has been criticized as unsafe.
Coverage of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, the demise of Venezuelan society and fighting in Mosul, Iraq, won top honors in the 2017 Associated Press Media Editors Awards for AP staff, showcasing the news organization's excellence around the globe.
The United States ambassador to Somalia says the U.S. once again will have a permanent diplomatic presence in the country after it opens offices in Mogadishu later this year.