APNewsBreak: California funds 1st US inmate sex reassignment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A 57-year-old convicted killer serving a life sentence in California became the first U.S. inmate to receive state-funded sex-reassignment surgery, the prisoner's attorneys confirmed Friday to The Associated Press….

US belief missing journalist is alive boosts parents’ hopes

HOUSTON (AP) — The parents of an American journalist taken hostage in Syria in 2012 say their hope that their son will come home safely has never wavered….

The Latest: Official: Airport gunman had gun in luggage

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting at the Fort Lauderdale airport (all times local):…

Sworn in, 1st Somali-American lawmaker says doors are open

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As the nation's first Somali-American state legislator, Ilhan Omar could become a prominent foil to President-elect Donald Trump….

Congressman: Obama not creating Grand Canyon monument

PHOENIX (AP) — President Barack Obama has decided against creating a national monument covering areas of public land around Grand Canyon National Park, an Arizona congressman said Friday….

Police: 5 dead, 8 injured in shooting at Florida airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A lone shooter opened fire at the Fort Lauderdale, Florida, international airport Friday, killing five people and injuring eight before he was taken into custody, officials said. The airport suspended operations as law enforcement authorities...

Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight gets probation

HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for interfering with a flight crew….

Man accused of biting during Hawaii flight gets probation

HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of biting a Hawaiian Airlines flight attendant during a July flight from American Samoa to Hawaii was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for interfering with a flight crew….

Lawmaker removes Capitol Hill art with pig in police uniform

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California lawmaker has removed a painting that showed a pig in a police uniform, one of hundreds of artworks on display at the Capitol and sponsored by a member of Congress….

Lawmaker removes Capitol Hill art with pig in police uniform

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California lawmaker has removed a painting that showed a pig in a police uniform, one of hundreds of artworks on display at the Capitol and sponsored by a member of Congress….