Trump backers yell foul over loss at Arizona GOP convention

PHOENIX (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz pulled out a strategic victory at the Arizona Republican Party convention, nailing down a large majority of delegates to the national convention amid cheating accusations from backers of businessman Donald Trump. The Cruz slate won...

Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner for the last time — wrapping up with “Obama out” and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered. Obama’s performance...

Iraq: PM orders arrest of protesters who attacked lawmakers

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday ordered authorities to arrest and prosecute protesters who attacked security forces, lawmakers and damaged state property after breaking into Baghdad’s heavily fortified Green Zone to protest delays in...

CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — When Carly Fiorina spoke at the California Republican Party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport, it was a brief homecoming of sorts for the newly minted vice presidential candidate. Fiorina grew up in the Bay Area and became chief...

GOP race shifts California’s political fault lines

BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) — The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching...

Officials: Collapsed Kenyan building had no occupancy permit

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A building that collapsed amid heavy rains in Nairobi, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 134, did not have an occupancy permit, officials said Saturday as they ordered its owner to turn himself in. Details about the residential building...

Terminating parental rights: State policies vary widely

NEW YORK (AP) — For child-welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate sanction: terminating the rights of parents to raise their own children due to concerns about abuse and neglect. All states resort to this step when deemed necessary for a...

Iran’s moderates get most parliament seats after runoff

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian moderates and reformists who support last year’s landmark nuclear deal have won the largest number of seats in parliament following runoff elections, marking a shift away from hard-liners and boosting moderate President Hassan Rouhani as he...

Iraqi protesters pour into Green Zone, storm parliament

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi anti-government protesters tore down walls and poured into the capital’s heavily-fortified Green Zone on Saturday, where they stormed parliament in a major escalation of a monthslong political crisis. Supporters of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr...

Fighting rages in Aleppo amid calm in other parts of Syria

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian government launched new airstrikes Saturday on insurgent-held neighborhoods in Aleppo while rebels shelled government-held parts of the northern city, as a truce in other parts of the country appeared to be holding on its first day. Contested...