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The Latest: First candidates cast vote in French election

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the first round of France's presidential election (all times local): 9:30 a.m. ...

French voters begin casting ballots in presidential election

PARIS (AP) — French voters began casting ballots for the presidential election Sunday in a tense first-round poll that's seen as a test for the spread of populism around the world. ...

UC Berkeley students threaten to sue over Ann Coulter visit

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The University of California at Berkeley students who invited Ann Coulter to speak on campus are threatening to sue the university if it doesn't find a proper time and venue...

Erin Moran, Joanie Cunningham in “Happy Days,” dies at 56.

NEW YORK (AP) — Erin Moran, the former child star who played Joanie Cunningham in the sitcoms "Happy Days" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," died Saturday at age 56. ...

Security tight as France prepares for presidential vote

PARIS (AP) — Early voting began overseas Saturday in France's most nail-biting election in generations, and the 11 candidates seeking to become the country's next president silenced their campaigns as required to give voters...

American tries to learn from United’s mistakes in incident

NEW YORK (AP) — Another day, another cellphone video of a conflict on an airplane. American Airlines said it grounded a...

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The world saw brain power take a different form Saturday. From the Washington Monument to Germany's Brandenburg Gate...

Venezuelans march in memory of those killed in unrest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Thousands of Venezuelans dressed in white marched in the capital Saturday to pay homage to the at least 20 people killed in anti-government unrest in recent weeks. ...

Global finance leaders grapple with globalization fears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Global finance leaders on Saturday dropped a sharp condemnation of trade protectionism and references to climate change from a closing statement that wrapped up the spring meetings of the 189-nation International...

Social media timeout as French election reaches final stage

PARIS (AP) — The final hours of many electoral campaigns are frantic affairs, dominated by last-minute pitches, late-breaking polls and massive social media campaigns aimed at drumming up turnout. ...

The Latest: Thousands join global rallies for science

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the March for Science, with events around the world intended to promote the understanding of science and defend science from attacks such as proposed U.S. government budget cuts...

Reese Witherspoon speaks out against elephant poaching

NEW YORK (AP) — Sparkly, exquisite diamonds were the draw but Reese Witherspoon's thoughts were with something much larger — elephants. ...

Hernandez’s body brought to Connecticut funeral home

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former NFL player Aaron Hernandez's body was taken to a funeral home in his Connecticut hometown Saturday, two days before his family holds a private funeral. ...

Funeral services held for Ohio victim of Facebook killer

CLEVELAND (AP) — Funeral services have been held for a Cleveland retiree whose shooting death was posted on Facebook. Family members...

Trump awards Purple Heart at Walter Reed military hospital

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday awarded a Purple Heart to an Army sergeant recently wounded in Afghanistan, the first of many Trump likely will award during his service as commander...

North Carolina’s long summer vacations are being challenged

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Some folks can't get enough of summer. Others see it as a problem that needs fixing. For...

France kicks off presidential vote overseas; security tight

PARIS (AP) — Polling stations opened Saturday in France's far-flung overseas territories for the country's unpredictable presidential election as the 11 candidates in the race observed a ban on campaigning. ...

Oklahoman author, Texas dispute ownership of ‘lunar Bibles’

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Ten microfilm Bibles once launched hundreds of thousands of miles into space sit landlocked today inside an Oklahoma courthouse while a legal battle rages in two states over who is...

Afghan officials: 100 casualties in Afghanistan attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Authorities on Saturday raised the casualty toll to 100 in an attack on a military compound in northern Afghanistan a day earlier by gunmen and suicide bombers wearing army uniforms. ...

Hernandez family planning private funeral in Connecticut

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez's family is planning a private funeral for the former NFL star in his Connecticut hometown. ...

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald...

Supply ship named for John Glenn arrives at space station

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A supply ship bearing John Glenn's name arrived at the International Space Station on Saturday. Astronauts...

March for Science events to take place around the globe

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. ...

Pence embraces US-Australia partnership after Trump spat

SYDNEY (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Australia's prime minister swept aside any lingering tensions Saturday over an Obama era agreement on the resettlement of refugees, joining forces to urge China to...

Parole denied for Brinks heist getaway driver Judith Clark

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A former Weather Underground radical who drove a getaway car in a bungled 1981 Brinks armored-car robbery that left three people dead was denied parole on Friday despite the fact...

Chinese jihadis’ rise in Syria raises concerns at home

BEIRUT (AP) — Many don't speak Arabic and their role in Syria is little known to the outside world, but the Chinese fighters of the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria are organized, battled-hardened and...

Venezuela opposition boss asks Wall Street to cut off Maduro

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The leader of Venezuela's rebellious congress has a message for the world's capitalists: Think twice before signing another check to President Nicolas Maduro's government. ...

Bulls guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken thumb

CHICAGO (AP) — Just when it seemed everything was going right for the Chicago Bulls, Rajon Rondo broke his right thumb. ...

Cards’ Wainwright has HR, 4 RBIs in first win of season

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Adam Wainwright homered and drove in four runs while getting his first victory of the season, leading the St. Louis Cardinals over the Milwaukee Brewers 6-3 Friday night. ...

Kluber throws 3-hitter, Indians beat White Sox 3-0

CHICAGO (AP) — Corey Kluber pitched a three-hitter and faced two over the minimum, leading the Cleveland Indians over the Chicago White Sox 3-0 Friday night. ...

Justice Dept. warns sanctuary cities in immigration fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration intensified its threats to crack down on so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to comply with federal immigration authorities, warning nine jurisdictions Friday that they may lose coveted law...

Drones used for first time in major search at Grand Canyon

PHOENIX (AP) — The desperate effort this week to find two hikers who disappeared at the bottom of the Grand Canyon represented the National Park Service's most extensive use yet of drones in a...

CONCACAF sues 2 ex-officials charged in FIFA bribery scandal

NEW YORK (AP) — North America's soccer federation has filed a lawsuit claiming it was victimized by two defendants charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. ...

Battle for Berkeley: Will Ann Coulter spark another clash?

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The word "CANCELED" is printed across a poster of Ann Coulter's face at the University of California, Berkeley. But that appears to be wishful thinking. ...

Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

DENVER (AP) — Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a...

Arkansas events show risk of ambitious execution schedule

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' push to put eight men to death in less than two weeks has so far resulted in just one lethal injection, and legal experts say that shows the...

AP Exclusive: SEC’s Sankey refuses to step down in UNC case

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey has denied a request seeking his removal as head of the NCAA infractions panel handling North Carolina's ongoing academic case because of a conflict of...

Undergrads build prosthetic arm for 10-year-old violinist

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — The pressure was on for Abdul Gouda and his classmates at George Mason University: not only did their graduation depend on the success of their project, but so did the...

Trump says he will release tax reform package next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says businesses and individuals will receive a "massive tax cut" under a tax reform package...

Judge orders evidence preserved in Hernandez prison suicide

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — A judge on Friday ordered key evidence in the prison suicide of Aaron Hernandez preserved, granting a request from the ex-NFL star's fiancee so the family can investigate the...

Indian public health group loses permit for foreign funds

NEW DELHI (AP) — India's government has canceled permission for foreign funding for one of the country's main public health organizations, whose donors include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. ...

Coin flip decides new president of southern Illinois village

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie. ...

Buoyant French economy ahead of election a boon to eurozone

LONDON (AP) — A buoyant French economy ahead of the presidential election has helped push economic growth across the 19-country eurozone to a six-year high during April, a survey showed Friday. ...

Buyer wanted: Tiny Oregon town for sale

TILLER, Ore. (AP) — In the tiny, dying timber town of Tiller, the old cliche is true. If you blink, you might actually miss it. ...

Lawmakers revisiting requiring those on Medicaid to work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A simple question — should adults who are able to work be required to do so to get taxpayer-provided health insurance? — could lead to major changes in the social safety...

Future of revamped health care bill remains dubious in House

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager for a victory, the White House is expressing confidence that a breakthrough on the mired Republican health care bill could emerge in the House next week. The chamber's GOP leaders,...

Trump’s budget chief says money for border wall a must

WASHINGTON (AP) — Money for the wall President Donald Trump wants to build along the U.S. border with Mexico must be part of the massive spending bill Congress is preparing, the White House budget...

Finance leaders defend trade, worry about those left behind

WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance leaders, confronted by a growing backlash against globalization, will seek to build support for free trade by finding ways to help those left behind. ...

Arkansas prepares to carry out first execution since 2005

VARNER, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas prepared late Thursday to carry out its first execution since 2005 after three other lethal injections planned by the end of the month were scrapped in the face of...

Venezuela opposition plans silent procession, road sit-ins

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's energized opposition is planning sit-ins on roads, silent marches in white to commemorate the dead and other nontraditional protests as it tries to build on the momentum of recent...