In Lebanon, Syrian refugees face new pressure to go home

ARSAL, Lebanon (AP) — Lebanese authorities are making their most aggressive campaign yet for Syrian refugees to return home and are taking action to ensure they can't put down roots. ...

The Latest: Biden says Booker, not he, should apologize

The Latest on Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says he won't be apologizing for ...

Chicago panel clears 2 white officers in black man's death

CHICAGO (AP) — A review board has cleared two white Chicago police officers in the fatal shooting of a black man that led to demonstrations. Chicago's Civilian Office of Police Accou...

Seattle to open smoke shelters for 'new normal' summer fires

SEATTLE (AP) — Ahead of a Western wildfire season expected to be again worse than average, officials in Seattle announced Wednesday that five city buildings would be outfitted to serve as havens where...

Del Potro in doubt for Wimbledon after injury at Queen's

LONDON (AP) — Juan Martin del Potro could be in doubt for Wimbledon after withdrawing from the Queen's Club grass-court event because of a right knee injury on Wednesday. The 12th-ra...

The Latest: Family says Dallas court shooter wanted to die

DALLAS (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at a federal courthouse in Dallas (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The family of the 22-year-old man who opened fire on a Dalla...

Biden draws ire in recalling 'civility' with segregationists

Joe Biden is under fire from rival Democratic presidential hopefuls after saying the Senate "got things done" with "civility" when he was first elected and served alongside segregationists. ...

Biden anti-cancer groups could pose influence concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was on friendly turf when he appeared in January 2018 at a San Francisco health care conference to call for urgency in the search for a cancer cure. He had come before an i...

Tourist douses fire in Austrian church with holy water

BERLIN (AP) — Vienna's famous Dominican Church was saved from possible disaster after a tourist spotted two confessional boxes on fire and doused the flames with holy water. Austria'...

Former student burned in class experiment recounts horror

NEW YORK (AP) — A former high school student severely burned when a chemistry class experiment went horrifically wrong has testified at a civil trial that he remembered feeling the fire eat away at hi...

Survey: Owners having problems with driver-assist systems

DETROIT (AP) — As auto companies continue to fix buggy touch-screen infotainment systems, a survey of new-vehicle buyers has found there's a different technology posing problems: driver assist systems...

Dallas courthouse shooter honorably discharged from Army

DALLAS (AP) — The FBI says a 22-year-old man who opened fire on a federal courthouse in Dallas was honorably discharged from the U.S. Army. The Army says Brian Isaack Clyde served as...

Israel holds large military drill amid US-Iran tensions

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel wrapped up its largest military drill in years on Wednesday, with thousands of troops from the army, navy and air force simulating a future war with the militant Lebanese Hezbo...

Phoenix police chief promises change amid civil rights claim

PHOENIX (AP) — Police Chief Jeri Williams promised change in her department after being booed by some of hundreds of people gathered to discuss a videotaped police encounter that has caused a national...

Attorney: Man killed at Costco was mentally ill, off meds

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man fatally shot in a Southern California Costco store was mentally ill and off his medication when he pushed or slapped an off-duty police officer who opened fire and killed the ...