Obama backs effort to give consumers options on cable boxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is supporting an effort to give consumers more choice when it comes to the cable boxes that control which television channels they watch. Most TV subscribers lease boxes from their cable service provider. The Federal Communications...

Spain: Princess Cristina’s accuser arrested by police

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish police official says the leader of the anti-corruption group that brought criminal tax fraud charges against Princess Cristina has been arrested by financial crimes officers. The official says Manos Limpias (Clean Hands) chief Miguel Bernad was...

Sanders arrives in Rome to attend Vatican conference

ROME (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders arrived in Rome on Friday to attend a Vatican conference, fresh off the debate stage where he was swinging at rival Hillary Clinton on everything from Wall Street to the dignity of the Palestinians. Sanders...

Judge gives tenure victory to California teacher unions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California teacher unions have regained the advantage in their fight to keep the state’s tenure system. The victory came in the form of an appeals court decision that reversed a trial judge’s ruling that found tenure deprived some students of...

Saudi confirms ‘genuine’ $681M donation to Malaysian PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister says $681 million banked into the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s bank accounts was a “genuine donation.” Najib’s office said Friday that the confirmation by Adel Al-Jubeir...

Spanish minister linked to offshore firms resigns.

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s acting industry minister, whose name has been linked to offshore companies, has resigned, the ruling Popular Party said Friday. Jose Manuel Soria’s resignation from Parliament and his ministerial posts came days before he was due to appear...

Scandal-hit VW brand sees sales drop in German market

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Volkswagen AG saw sales fall in its home market as it struggles to overcome a scandal over cars that cheated on diesel emissions tests. Sales figures out Friday for the Volkswagen brand fell 8.2 percent in Germany to 53,400...

Heartbreak as Syrians briefly return home to IS-free Palmyra

PALMYRA, Syria (AP) — When Islamic State fighters overran the ancient Syrian town of Palmyra almost a year ago, Maha Abderrazak was among tens of thousands of terrified civilians who fled west, many escaping with just the clothes on their backs and the few belongings they...

Authorities: Inmate Died After Complaining Of Chest Pains

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who died this week after corrections officers found him unconscious in his northeast Ohio jail cell had complained of chest pains. The Summit County Medical Examiner says 39-year-old Antonio Daniels complained of chest pains Monday...

Ohio To Post Plans To Require Cost-sharing In Medicaid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials are set to release proposed details of an effort to require more than 1 million low-income Ohioans to pay a new monthly cost for Medicaid. House Republicans inserted the idea for the so-called Healthy Ohio Program into the state budget last...