Former McCain rival suggests he resign because of cancer

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster LOS ANGELES (AP) — An Arizona Republican who tried to oust Sen. John McCain last year suggested Friday that he resign because he has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Kelli Ward, who is a doctor, said in a statement that the...

Hawaii prepares for 'unlikely' North Korea missile threat

AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is the first state to prepare the public for the possibility of a ballistic missile strike from North Korea. The state’s Emergency Management Agency on Friday announced a public education campaign about what to...

Ex-escort gets 16 years for trying to have husband killed

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to 16 years in prison, perhaps ending a drawn-out case that drew notice for its startling videos and salacious characters. Circuit...

Somalis in Minneapolis on defensive after police shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The killing of an unarmed Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer who is a Somali-American has turned an unwelcome spotlight on the city’s beleaguered Somali community, where many again find themselves on the defensive. The city’s...

Abortion fight rages in Kentucky, which has just 1 clinic

AP Photo/Dylan Lovan LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Both sides in the abortion fight raging in Kentucky agree on one thing: The stakes are as high as ever in a state that could become the first in the nation without an abortion clinic. Political pressure has intensified since the...

Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been extradited to Philadelphia to be tried in civilian court rather than face trial at Guantanamo Bay. Court officials say 52-year-old Ali Charaf Damache, of Algeria, appeared in...

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn’t by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime. Officers around the nation have mistakenly slain or...

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn’t by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime. Officers around the nation have mistakenly slain or...

Minnesota police shooting isn't only death of 911 caller

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman in Minnesota isn’t by any means the first time police in the U.S. have mistakenly killed someone who called them for help or to report a crime. Officers around the nation have mistakenly slain or...

Judge issues order for buffer zone outside abortion clinic

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anti-abortion activists were ordered by a judge on Friday to stay away from a “buffer zone” outside Kentucky’s only abortion clinic, which is bracing for protests from a national group. U.S. District Judge David J. Hale issued a...