Brazil's president has partial coronary obstruction

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's presidential palace says that President Michel Temer has been diagnosed with a partial coronary obstruction. In a statement emailed on Friday, Temer's press...

Ex-councilwoman's donation helps save 19 cats in house fire

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania town's fire department is praising an ex-councilwoman whose donation helped save the lives of 19 cats in a house fire. The Allentown Fire Departm...

Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia. ...

Q&A on the GOP effort to overhaul the nation's tax system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divided Republicans in Congress are tackling an ambitious overhaul of the nation's tax system that would deeply cut levies for corporations and double the standard deduction used by ...

Tigers won't pick up team option on RHP Anibal Sanchez

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Tigers are declining their $16 million option on right-hander Anibal Sanchez. General manager Al Avila confirmed that Friday following the team's news conf...

The Latest: Spacewalker's jetpack bad; ordered inside

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on a spacewalk by two NASA astronauts (all times local): 1 p.m. NASA has decided a spacewalker's jetpack isn't reliable and o...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked ...

The Latest: Police seek motive in Poland mall stabbings

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Latest on a knife attack at a shopping mall in Poland (all times local): 6:55 p.m. A spokesman for Poland's national police says investiga...

'Speak American': Students stage walkout over teacher remark

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) — Students at a high school in a heavily Hispanic district have staged a walkout to protest a teacher's comment that a Spanish-speaking student should instead "speak American...

Justice Department won't release police shooting report

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has refused to release an unfinished report on a South Carolina police department in connection with the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a...

Police: Student kills 2, wounds 4 in Brazil school shooting

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police say a 14-year-old student opened fire inside a classroom in the central city of Goiania, killing two classmates and wounding four. Lt. Col. Marcelo ...

California billionaire launches ads urging Trump impeachment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California billionaire Tom Steyer is dumping at least $10 million into a national advertising campaign calling for President Donald Trump's impeachment. In ...

Guardsman accused of threatening VP Pence awaiting trial

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A National Guardsman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and is awaiting trial in federal court on charges that he threatened Vice President Mike Pence before his visit...

Fox News duped by phony military hero, takes down story

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel has removed an untrue story from its website, saying it was duped by an artist the network highlighted as a Vietnam veteran, a member of the first U.S. Navy SEAL team ...

Mormons allow more technology, smartphones for missionaries

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church's gradual embrace of the digital age for missionaries is taking another step forward as the religion doubles the missions where technology is allowed and swaps ...