Police hunt for 2 gunmen behind cookout ambush that killed 6

WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police on Friday sought to identify the two men who ambushed a backyard cookout and methodically shot and killed six people, including a pregnant woman and her fetus. The gunmen appeared to have targeted one or two of the victims in the Wednesday...

Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists have given...

Panel: Finding climate fingerprints in wild weather is valid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Climate science has progressed so much that experts can accurately detect global warming’s fingerprints on certain extreme weather events, such as a heat wave, according to a high-level scientific advisory panel. For years scientists have given...

Extraordinary tactics as GOP foes struggle to stop Trump

MIAMI (AP) — Vote for home-state Gov. John Kasich in next Tuesday’s Ohio primary, not for Marco Rubio, Republicans are being urged … by Marco Rubio. It’s all part of the extraordinary tactics Donald Trump’s presidential foes are resorting to in...

Things to know about GMO mosquito test proposed in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — The spread of the Zika virus in Latin America is giving a boost to a British biotech firm’s proposal to deploy a genetically modified mosquito to try to stop transmission of the disease. Oxitec has genetically modified the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which...

South African teen finds possible MH370 plane debris

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African teenager vacationing in Mozambique may have found part of a wing from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which his family dismissed as “rubbish” and his mother nearly threw away, he said Friday. On Dec. 30, Liam Lotter was...

Republican presidential candidates clash over party unity

MIAMI (AP) — New divisions erupted in the Republican Party’s presidential contest on Friday amid competing calls for party unity as the GOP scrambled to blunt Donald Trump’s momentum. Trump intensified his insistence that party leaders embrace his candidacy...

Greece hopes to persuade migrants to leave border camp

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Authorities in Greece say they hope an overcrowded refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonian border can be emptied within two weeks, as people are slowly persuaded to move to nearby government-built shelters. Nikos Toskas, a deputy minister for public...

Presidential candidates offer dark visions to anxious voters

MIAMI (AP) — There was little sunshine in Florida this week after the presidential candidates arrived. In back-to-back debates just miles apart, Democrats and Republicans painted a dark vision of America, a place where jobs are vanishing, leaders are corrupt and threats...

Carson buries ‘the hatchet,’ endorses Trump for president

PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he and Donald Trump have “buried the hatchet” after months of political wrangling, and he is endorsing the GOP front-runner’s White House bid. At a press conference in Palm...