Japan’s new emperor Naruhito: A cosmopolitan team player

Japan’s new emperor Naruhito: A cosmopolitan team player

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s soon-to-be-anointed new emperor is a musician and historian, both mild-mannered and quietly tenacious, a team player and a loyal husband and friend who...
Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death

Texas executes avowed racist in black man’s dragging death

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An avowed racist who orchestrated one of the most gruesome hate crimes in U.S. history was executed Wednesday in Texas for the dragging...
Russia’s Putin arrives for summit with North Korea’s Kim

Russia’s Putin arrives for summit with North Korea’s Kim

VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Vladivostok for a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.Thursday’s summit reflects Russia’s effort to...
Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

Authorities keep distance, yet work with armed border group

SUNLAND PARK, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities on the U.S.-Mexico border have distanced themselves from an armed civilian group that detains asylum-seeking families, but the United Constitutional...
2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

2 firms first to export LatAm medicinal marijuana to Europe

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Two companies from Uruguay and Colombia will become the first in Latin America to export medical marijuana products to Europe under deals announced...
Motorist who hit people held on 8 counts attempted murder

Motorist who hit people held on 8 counts attempted murder

SUNNYVALE, Calif. (AP) — A California man who authorities said drove his car through a crosswalk in a quiet Silicon Valley suburb, hitting seven people and injuring...
Public defender wants to drop Florida massacre suspect

Public defender wants to drop Florida massacre suspect

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The public defenders for the Parkland school massacre defendant unexpectedly asked to withdraw from the case Wednesday, saying the 20-year-old man will...
Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion

Facebook anticipates an FTC privacy fine of up to $5 billion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook said it expects a fine of up to $5 billion from the Federal Trade Commission, which is investigating whether the social network...
Court wonders if it can rule on Manson follower’s parole

Court wonders if it can rule on Manson follower’s parole

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California appeals court on Wednesday questioned whether it has jurisdiction to decide on parole for Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten or...
US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

US measles cases hit highest mark in 25 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Measles in the U.S. has climbed to its highest level in 25 years, closing in on 700 cases this year in a resurgence...

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