Reyes banned thru May 31 under MLB domestic violence policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Colorado Rockies shortstop Jose Reyes was suspended through May 31 on Friday, the second player penalized under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. MLB announced Reyes accepted the punishment and won’t appeal. The penalty stemmed...

Police: Suspect In North Carolina Shootings Arrested In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Police say a suspect in shootings that killed a mother and critically injured her 3-year-old son in North Carolina has been arrested in central Ohio. Columbus police say they arrested 24-year-old Nathaniel Elijah Dixon around 1 a.m. Friday. Police in...

Inmate who fled jail found guilty of murder while on the run

AP Photo/Keith Srakocic KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) — An inmate who escaped from jail while behind bars for a parole violation has been convicted of murder for killing an acquaintance while on the run and then stealing her boyfriend’s truck. An Armstrong County jury took...

In Woody Allen, media & moviegoers again confront ambiguity

AP Photo/Thibault Camus CANNES, France (AP) — The latest explosion of allegations against Woody Allen has returned moviegoers to a familiar place: debating the ethics of watching – and possibly loving – Allen’s films. This time, much of the soul searching...

States dig in against directive on transgender bathroom use

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Politicians in Texas, Arkansas and elsewhere vowed defiance — and other conservative states could follow suit — after the Obama administration told public schools across the U.S. on Friday to let transgender students use the bathrooms and...

As fliers wait in security lines, gov’t asks for patience

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson asked fliers “to be patient” as the government takes steps to get them onto planes more quickly. Travelers across the country have...

Real Madrid mourns soccer fans killed in Iraq bombing

BAGHDAD (AP) — An attack on a cafe in central Iraq killed at least 13 people on Friday, including a group of Real Madrid soccer fans, prompting condemnation from the Spanish government and the football club, which said players would wear black arm bands in mourning. The...

Baggage moving at Phoenix airport a day after massive delay

AP Photo/Anna Johnson PHOENIX (AP) — Bags jammed a parking lot at the Phoenix airport as they waited to be shipped by ground to other cities for safety checks, among thousands that missed their flights because of problems with the federal system that screens luggage for...

Texas’ high court upholds school funding formula

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas’ complicated school finance system is constitutional, the state Supreme Court ruled Friday – a surprise decision that handed a major defeat to the 600-plus school districts that sued the state more than four years ago. The...

Hero dog bitten saving 7-year-old girl from rattlesnake

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old Florida girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down despite multiple snakebites. And now, hundreds of donors are coming to her family’s...