France retools anti-extremism efforts after public failures
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:28:27 -0500

LENS, France (AP) — France's efforts to combat homegrown terrorism are in turmoil: A group home intended to turn young people away from Islamic extremism sits empty. Plans to segregate prison...  Full Story

The Latest: May says EU's bill for Brexit hasn't come due
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:23:58 -0500

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):

7:15 p.m.

British Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain has not received a multi-billion dollar exit bill from the Europe...  Full Story

Braves' new ballpark could be game-changer for industry
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:16:39 -0500

ATLANTA (AP) — The Braves' new ballpark looks like a throwback stadium with its green seats, brick walls and its old-school, intimate feel.

That's from an initial glance inside the par...  Full Story

Olympic figure skater Michelle Kwan, Clay Pell to divorce
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:32:13 -0500

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Olympic medalist figure skater Michelle Kwan and Rhode Island attorney and political activist Clay Pell are getting divorced.

Pell says in a statement issued We...  Full Story

Photo op turns into chance encounter with big gator on links
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:46:01 -0500

KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Carrie Moores says she'd only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina. That changed this week during a chance enco...  Full Story

First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 12:30:15 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of ...  Full Story

'Unreal when it targets you': Faceless trolls attack online
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 13:42:53 -0500

One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone — and burst into tears.

With mounting h...  Full Story

2 former Christie aides get prison for bridge revenge plot
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:34:15 -0500

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Two former aides to Gov. Chris Christie were sentenced to prison Wednesday over a political revenge plot involving traffic jams at the country's busiest bridge, a scandal ...  Full Story

Iraqi officials: Suicide truck bombing kills 15 in Baghdad
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 15:32:12 -0500

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say a suicide truck bomb has targeted a police checkpoint in southern Baghdad, killing 15 people and wounding 45.

Security and hospital officials say the...  Full Story

Poll: Americans dislike GOP's, Trump's plan on health care
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 14:21:42 -0500

WASHINGTON (AP) — Note to President Donald Trump and House Republicans: People really don't like your approach to overhauling America's health care. If you're hoping to revive the effort, you...  Full Story