WASHINGTON | Trump may eye Ali pardon, though late champ may not need one

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday he may pardon the late heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali, who doesn’t seem to need one. And for futures acts of clemency, he may seek recommendations from pro football players and other athletes who have protested racial injustice by kneeling during the national anthem. Trump said that … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump may eye Ali pardon, though late champ may not need one

PARIS | The Latest: Chefs shocked by Anthony Bourdain’s death

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the death of Anthony Bourdain (all times local): 3:35 p.m. Friends and colleagues of American TV celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain are saying they’re shocked and heartbroken over his death. Chef Gordon Ramsay tweeted he was stunned and saddened. Ramsay wrote that Bourdain “brought the world into our homes and … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Chefs shocked by Anthony Bourdain’s death

FLINT, Mich. | Parents charged after girl finds gun in closet, wounds self

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Two Michigan parents are facing charges after one of their 4-year-old twin daughters shot and wounded herself with a loaded handgun she found in a toy closet. The Genesee County prosecutor’s office says 32-year-old Eric Brown and 31-year-old Alicia Brown were at home in Flint Monday when the shooting happened. The … Continue reading FLINT, Mich. | Parents charged after girl finds gun in closet, wounds self

PARIS | The Latest: Thiem ends Cecchinato’s run in French Open semis

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French Open (all times local): ___ 3:25 p.m. Dominic Thiem reached his first Grand Slam final and ended the surprising French Open run of 72nd-ranked Marco Cecchinato (cheh-key-NAH’-toe) of Italy. The No. 7-seeded Thiem beat Cecchinato 7-5, 7-6 (10), 6-1 in the semifinals Friday. It was the 24-year-old … Continue reading PARIS | The Latest: Thiem ends Cecchinato’s run in French Open semis

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | U.S, Russian military leaders meet in Finland

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The top U.S. military chief met Friday with his Russian counterpart in Finland to exchange views on U.S.-Russia military relations, Syria and the current international security situation. Finnish news agency FNB said the meeting between Gen. Joseph Dunford, current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Russia’s chief of the military’s General … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | U.S, Russian military leaders meet in Finland

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | On ‘Jerusalem Day,’ Gaza anti-blockade protest near Israel

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip— Palestinians burned tires and Israeli troops fired heavy volleys of tear gas Friday to push back large Gaza crowds from the area of the fence separating the blockaded territory from Israel. It was the latest in a series of protests against the decade-long blockade of Gaza by Israel and Egypt. Friday’s … Continue reading GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip | On ‘Jerusalem Day,’ Gaza anti-blockade protest near Israel

FORT WORTH, Texas | Affluenza teen’s mom in Texas jail after positive drug test

FORT WORTH, Texas — The mother of a Texas teenager who used an “affluenza” defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck is back in jail, accused of taking drugs in violation of the conditions of her release on bond. Tonya Couch was booked into a Fort Worth jail on Thursday. The arrest warrant issued Wednesday alleges … Continue reading FORT WORTH, Texas | Affluenza teen’s mom in Texas jail after positive drug test

WASHINGTON | Trump says first lady had 4-hour operation

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump has added to the intrigue surrounding his wife, Melania’s, recent absence from the public eye following kidney treatment. Trump told reporters Friday that the first lady wanted to join him on a trip to Canada. He’s attending an annual summit of leading industrialized nations. But he said he’s going without her … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump says first lady had 4-hour operation