House Speaker Paul Ryan says a proposal to revive the stalled Republican health care bill is gaining support

A high court has ordered the French state to pay damages to the parents of a teenage girl who managed to go to Syria in an apparent attempt to join Islamic extremists even though they had reported her missing to the police

A small Louisiana slaughterhouse has a mission: getting restaurants and home cooks to take a bite out of the state's $74 million-plus in annual damage from feral hogs

Scientists created an artificial womb enough like mom's to help tiny lambs grow for a month _ boosting hopes that it might one day help extremely premature babies

British Prime Minister Theresa May is taking time out from her election campaign to meet the European Union's chief Brexit negotiator and head of the bloc's executive

Florida's highest court will wait to hear all arguments before deciding if Florida's governor had the right to take away cases from a prosecutor who says her office won't seek the death penalty

One person has died and another was injured in hotly contested primary elections in the capital Nairobi, a Kenyan police official said Wednesday

Hungary's prime minister is dismissing concerns about a new higher education law after the EU launched legal action amid fears it is aimed at shutting down a George Soros-backed university

Boeing Co. is reporting a first-quarter profit of $1.45 billion, beating Wall Street expectations

Iraqi paramilitary forces say they have captured Hatra, a 2,000-year-old historical site near the northern city of Mosul, where U.S.-backed forces have been battling the Islamic State group for months

Tax investigators have launched a crackdown on suspected fraud in soccer in England and France with arrests and raids on teams after 180 officers were deployed in a far-reaching investigation

France's foreign minister says chemical analysis of samples taken from a deadly sarin gas attack in Syria shows that the nerve agent used "bears the signature" of President Bashar Assad's government and shows it was responsible

Authorities in Maryland are trying to determine whether a couple broke the law who posted controversial videos of themselves and their five children

Prosecutors say five inmates serving sentences for child pornography used contraband cellphones and removable storage cards to share videos and images of child pornography in the prison

Old cars can learn new tricks

Top-seeded Andy Murray advanced to the third round at the Barcelona Open after Bernard Tomic withdrew

The Livestrong cancer charity saw another fundraising and contributions nosedive in 2015 for a third straight year after founder Lance Armstrong's performance-enhancing drug scandal

State auditors in Missouri found the Ferguson court system "in disarray" during an audit launched amid the unrest following the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown

Police in Ohio are on the lookout for Bigfoot after a gift shop owner reported that painted concrete statues of the hairy creature vanished from outside her store

A former health minister of Azerbaijan who has been imprisoned since 2005 has been sentenced to seven more years behind bars

The religious soap opera at the ancient Knights of Malta religious order has taken on new drama on the eve of the election of a new leader

A jury has begun deliberations in the Medicare fraud trial of a prominent Florida eye doctor who is accused separately of bribing a U.S. senator

Former top-ranked player Amelie Mauresmo has given birth to a second child

A lawyer for the family of a man killed by police in South Carolina says he plans to continue his lawsuit after seeing video of the shooting

Historians say President Donald Trump's use of family members as advisers mirrors that of President John F. Kennedy

After protests turned violent in recent months, some colleges and universities are wondering if they'll be next

Saudi Arabia says its security forces thwarted an attempted attack on an Aramco oil distribution center involving an unmanned boat from Yemen, where the kingdom is at war with Shiite rebels

South African Airways on Wednesday cancelled nearly three dozen flights, most of them domestic, because of a strike by some cabin crew

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has ventured into the never-before-explored region between Saturn and its rings

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen has upstaged her French presidential opponent Emmanuel Macron by making a surprise campaign visit to a home appliance factory that symbolizes the loss of French jobs

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily blocked President Donald Trump's executive order to withhold funding from "sanctuary cities" that don't cooperate with immigration officials

Negotiations on a $1 trillion-plus catchall spending bill have hit a snag over former President Barack Obama's health care law

A New Hampshire lawmaker accused of creating a misogynistic online forum is resisting calls for his resignation and says he will "stand strong for men's rights."

Montenegro's pro-Russia opposition has vowed to freeze the Balkan country's future membership in NATO if it wins the next parliamentary election, saying upcoming approval of the accession treaty is illegal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has backed the country's foreign minister in a spat over his meeting with a rights group in Israel, saying it must be possible to meet critical organizations in a democracy

British detectives say they are still pursuing "critical" leads in the case of the disappearance of Madeleine McCann, 10 years after the girl _ then three years old _ vanished from a vacation home in Portugal

The United Nations World Food Program says a convoy of food aid blocked from entering Burundi has returned to Rwanda

Australia's foreign minister says North Korea has utterly disregarded international law and violated U.N. Security Council resolutions on numerous occasions

President Donald Trump is proposing "the biggest tax cut" ever, even as the government struggles with mounting debt

Prosecutors say a university student with an interest in weapons and extremism planted a homemade bomb on a London subway train with the intention of causing carnage

Small businesses are often more vulnerable than large corporations when they're in a public relations crisis

Pope Francis has warned the powerful to act humbly or risk ruin in a TED talk urging the world to show more solidarity with the poor and weak

The Syrian government has condemned a Turkish attack on U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria

British lawmakers say a U.K. man killed by a Royal Air Force drone strike in Syria had been an Islamic State group attack planner who posed a "very serious threat" to Britain

Turkey's state-run agency says that an explosion inside a van carrying university students in Istanbul has wounded seven people

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron is defending his plans for more retraining in a heated meeting outside a factory with workers who face losing their jobs to a plant in Poland

Twitter's frequent presence in the news _ as the preferred megaphone for President Donald Trump _ has not translated into profit or meaningful user growth for the company

The German government has criticized the detention of more than 1,000 people in Turkey as part of a probe into last year's coup attempt

Stock markets around the world made only modest moves on Wednesday, waiting to see what the White House has in store for U.S. tax policy


Carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday reported its first-quarter earnings rose by more than a third mainly due to improved performance in Europe and by its luxury Maserati brand

Former U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown's federal fraud and corruption trial is scheduled to begin in Jacksonville

A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women has failed to win enough votes in the kingdom's Shura Council, which advises the government

A suburban Cincinnati man accused of having a 14-year-old girl brought to his home by taxi while he was on electronic monitoring, holding her captive for months and raping her has pleaded guilty to charges in county court as his federal case is pending

A woman stuck on the top part of a construction crane in downtown Toronto for hours has been rescued after being strapped to a rappelling firefighter and lowered to the ground

Illinois officials will on Wednesday consider the status of Dennis Hastert's $28,000 pension for the time the he served in the state's General Assembly

An Associated Press review of recent data indicates little change in the rate at which minorities in Boston are subject to police stops, searches and frisks

Turkey's main opposition party says it will challenge the outcome of the April 16 referendum on expanding the president's powers at the European Court of Human Rights

Coke has introduced a version of its cola with fiber in Japan

Authorities in Florida say police shot and killed a man after he tried to grab an officer's stun gun during a confrontation

Ridley Scott is not a nostalgic person, but you wouldn't know that looking at the 2017 movie calendar

Stocks are mostly higher in early trading on Wall Street as investors focus on the latest batch of corporate earnings

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits Moscow on Thursday to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and pursue talks on joint economic projects aimed at a possible breakthrough in their decades-old island dispute

Dwayne Johnson is an entertainment machine, and wants to turn this summer's 'Baywatch' into his next winning franchise

Hershey beats 1Q profit expectations, but falls short on revenue

The death of the first black woman on New York's highest court has left both police and admirers mystified

The NBA is holding its Basketball Without Borders program in Israel for the first time this summer

A man is facing sentencing in the shooting of five black men who were demonstrating against the police killing of a black man in Minneapolis

A man has been wounded and an officer injured after the suspect gained control of a police car as authorities investigated a report of possible counterfeit money in western Kentucky

The Boston Bruins are bringing Bruce Cassidy back as coach, dropping interim tag.

Viral videos showing alleged abuse by Indian forces is renewing anger among Kashmiris and fueling demands for an end to Indian rule over the disputed territory

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin says President Donald Trump's tax plan will amount to _ in Mnuchin's words _ "the biggest tax cut" and the "largest tax reform" in U.S. history

Jeff Goldblum is returning to the Jurassic Park franchise; The Hollywood Reporter says Goldblum will reprise his role as Dr. Ian Malcolm in next year's "Jurassic World" sequel

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame says next year's induction ceremony is scheduled for April 14 at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland

The European Union's head office says Greece is delivering on its fiscal targets and that an agreement to hand more bailout cash to the country could come next month

The Russian counterintelligence agency, the FSB, has announced the arrest of two suspected supporters of the Islamic State group who it says were planning a terror attack

Police in Ohio are still trying to identify and locate the owner of a pit bull that mauled a man to death

Police in Massachusetts say they shot and killed a bobcat that had attacked two dogs and was coming after officers

Thai police have arrested a taxi driver accused of raping a Brazilian woman who had just arrived from abroad at a Bangkok airport

Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says Trump to propose 'biggest tax cut' and 'largest tax reform in US history'

A man seen in a video being beaten and kicked by security guards at a Delaware hospital says he knew he'd be roughed up when they approached him

A top prison official says six inmates died and another 11 have been wounded in a brawl among prisoners in a penitentiary in eastern Venezuela

President Donald Trump took to Twitter in reaction to a federal judge's ruling that knocked down an immigration order, calling the decision 'ridiculous'

GlaxoSmithKline says new products helped first-quarter sales rise 17 percent from the year before but warned that competition from generic drugs may weigh on earnings later this year

Turkey's opposition party to challenge referendum on presidential powers at European court

Tennessee Valley Authority security officers at nuclear power plants will soon be prohibited from carrying handguns

Cleveland officials have committed the final chunk of financing for $140 million in upgrades planned at the Cavaliers' home, Quicken Loans Arena

Afghan officials say Islamic State militants have attacked the Taliban in the northern Jawzjan province, igniting heavy clashes in which dozens of fighters were killed

Three Ukrainian troops have been killed and four wounded in eastern Ukraine in an apparent flare-up of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels

Vermont police have arrested a man who acknowledged growing marijuana to prepare for possible statewide legalization of the drug

Turkish police have launched simultaneous operations across the country, detaining more than 1000 people with suspected links to U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen

A North Carolina prosecutor says an Army veteran and her boyfriend, who's also a soldier, can be heard laughing as they filmed themselves fatally shooting her service dog

Correction: Africa-Malaria Vaccine story

Higher prices helped lift PepsiCo's sales in the first quarter, as the company worked on transforming its lineup of products

Serena Williams says she was taking a personal photo of her progressing pregnancy on Snapchat when she accidentally pressed the wrong button and made the post public

Some residents of a Connecticut neighborhood aren't receiving their mail at home anymore because a local dog is reportedly biting the mailmen

An international rights group says Israel has granted a work visa to its regional director that was denied earlier this year

This year's Andrew Carnegie fellows will delve into a wide range of issues _ including immigration, the refugee crisis, American election processes and global violence against women in politics

The European Union says the referendum in Turkey has raised "serious concerns" on the democratic standards in Ankara and says it is up to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to clarify his position whether Turkey still wants to become an EU member

Businesswoman Gina Miller, who took the British government to court in a successful bid to win Parliament a vote on Brexit, is now urging voters to back pro-EU candidates at the ballot box

Donald Trump is far from the first president to enlist his children and in-laws in the work of the White House

Twitter Inc. is reporting a loss of $61.6 million in its first quarter

Italy's economic development minister says that failing airline Alitalia will receive a government bridge loan to keep it operational while a new owner is sought

Egyptian officials: Members of prominent local tribe in northern Sinai burn alive suspected Islamic State militant

A Virginia town plans to unveil a mobile mural of its native daughter, singer Ella Fitzgerald

About 200 taxis and buses have parked outside the government offices, demanding that Uber and other online taxi services be outlawed in Romania

Two sharks have been tracked close to South Carolina's Myrtle Beach

Former Michigan State defensive end Auston Robertson is jailed on a $250,000 bond after being returned to Michigan from Indiana to face a third-degree criminal sexual conduct charge

China is talking with the European Space Agency about collaborating on a human outpost on the moon

Dubai races toward a future of self-driving cars, drones filling up its skies, but cybersecurity is a growing concern

US Navy says a guided-missile destroyer in fired a flare toward an Iranian Revolutionary Guard vessel in Persian Gulf

French police have arrested 10 people in an investigation of suspected suppliers of weapons to one of the attackers who killed 17 people at Charlie Hebdo magazine and a kosher store in January 2015, the Paris prosecutors' office said Wednesday

Maria Sharapova will find out next month if she can compete at the French Open

Government oil company in United Arab Emirates says it's opened first solar-powered gas station in Dubai

State officials have announced that rebuilding the collapsed section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta will cost up to $16.6 million

The German government is raising its growth forecast this year for the country's economy, Europe's biggest, slightly to 1.5 percent

The EU is launching talks with unions and employers to ensure that people's work and living conditions are protected as they turn to alternative jobs like self-driving taxis or fast food deliveries

The European Union's statistical agency says European countries granted refugee status or some other protection to more than 700,000 people last year, most of them Syrians

A group of U.S. senators led by Elizabeth Warren is pushing President Donald Trump's nominee to head the Food and Drug Administration for more information on how he plans to staff the agency

Among 10 Things to Know: Massive Trump tax cuts face big hurdles as debt mounts; AP: Little change on race in Boston police stops; US sets up missile defense in South Korea as North shows power

Israel's hawkish former defense minister attacks government, says he'll challenge it in next election

A South African court has ruled that government plans to increase the country's reliance on nuclear power with help from Russia and other countries is unlawful

Officials say that 27 Polish police officers have been hurt _ not in any engagement with criminals, but with ticks that had invaded their police station

Once home to some 50,000 people whose lives were connected to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, Pripyat is now a ghost town

The deaths of 25 paramilitary soldiers in an attack by Maoist rebels have raised concerns of a resurgence of the five-decade conflict

Researchers at U.S. antivirus firm McAfee say the cyberattacks that have hit Saudi Arabia over the past few months are continuing, revealing new details about an unusually disruptive campaign

An Arizona prisoner has been convicted of the gruesome killings of his best friend, the man's girlfriend and her four young children 12 years ago in what prosecutors called a crime motivated by money

AP Explains: Why S. Korea is debating US anti-missile system

German authorities have charged a 27-year-old caught on camera kicking a woman down a flight of stairs in a Berlin subway station with assault causing serious bodily harm

French Open prize money will increase by 12 percent this year

South Korean presidential front-runner Moon Jae-in has outraged members of the country's persecuted sexual minority groups by saying during a television debate that he opposes homosexuality

South Korea says it has installed key parts of a contentious U.S. missile defense system called THAAD, the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system

Maria Sharapova has returned to professional tennis after a 15-month doping ban

Hong Kong police have arrested two disqualified pro-independence lawmakers over their attempts to barge into the legislature last year in a dispute over their oaths

An unarmed Minuteman 3 intercontinental ballistic missile has been launched from a U.S. Air Force Base in California on a flight to a target in the Pacific Ocean

Saudi novelist wins what is considered to be the region's top literary award for Arab fiction

Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with in the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm

Martin Short stripped down to a nude bodysuit to perform a musical number and became a human bagpipe in the hands of a large, kilt-wearing man _ all for the sake of the environment

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is set to formally launch an office dedicated to helping American victims of immigrant crimes

The wife of a Thai man who hanged their 11-month-old daughter on Facebook Live says her husband is the only person to blame, and she bears no anger toward the social media site or the users who shared the horrific video

German automaker Daimler AG says net profit doubled in the first three months of the year as sales were boosted by the new version of the company's Mercedes-Benz E-class sedan and its SUV lineup

President Donald Trump is asking for a review of the designation of tens of millions of acres of land as "national monuments."

Court documents show that the mother of a Tennessee teen allegedly kidnapped by her teacher has abused the girl for months

Columbus is the fourth stop on Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson's national listening tour

Many of the players have changed in Congress and the White House, but the same gridlock and partisan brinksmanship of the past eight years have lawmakers scrambling to avoid a government shutdown this week

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, appeared to violate U.S. law when he failed to seek permission or inform the government about accepting money from Russian organizations

A missing 5-year-old boy's father has been released from jail in an unexpected twist that only deepens the mystery behind the boy's disappearance

A friend of Susan Berman testified that Berman tapped New York real estate heir Robert Durst as her potential killer years before she was executed in her home

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, and California has canceled its drought emergency, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires

LEADING OFF: Pedroia set to return for Boston, Bundy emerging as young ace for O's, bids coming in to buy Marlins, Mets come back from timely day off

Milwaukee Brewers first baseman Eric Thames has bashed his way into the team's record book

Fairly or not, T.J. Watt will draw comparisons to his big brother J.J. when he gets to the pros

Gordon Hayward scored 27 points, Utah controlled the paint, and the Jazz beat the Los Angeles Clippers 96-92 to take a 3-2 lead in their first-round playoff series

Now that Dale Earnhardt Jr. plans to retire, NASCAR has its work cut out in developing new stars

Manny Pacquiao has had bigger, more significant fights while compiling world titles in an unprecedented eight divisions

Egypt's government and its most prominent Muslim institution, Al-Azhar, in blistering fight over who speaks for Islam

Trea Turner hit for the third cycle in Nationals history and drove in a career-high seven runs, helping Washington to a 15-12 win over the Colorado Rockies on a frigid night

Swiss bank Credit Suisse has reported a return to profit in its first quarter, while announcing plans to raise about 4 billion Swiss francs (dollars) by issuing new shares in the coming weeks

James Harden and the Houston Rockets are feeling great heading into the Western Conference semifinals for one big reason

The nation's first double execution in more than 16 years is raising a new issue involving transparency and the death penalty: Should witnesses be allowed to hear what goes on in the death chamber

Stephen Sondheim accepted an honorary prize and the Trump administration came under repeated criticism at the annual gala for PEN America, the literary and human rights organization

Iran confirms rejecting final appeal by British-Iranian woman detained in Iran against her 5-year sentence

Japan's disaster reconstruction minister has resigned over his remark that "it was good" that the March 2011 quake and tsunami had hit northern Japan instead of areas closer to Tokyo

Kole Calhoun ripped a two-out single in the 11th inning to score Danny Espinosa and send the Los Angeles Angels to a 2-1 victory over the Oakland Athletics

Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs to match a team record with his fourth straight multi-RBI game, Patrick Corbin struck out nine in seven innings and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled over the San Diego Padres 9-3

Tuesday's NBA Playoff Capsules

A fiery wreck involving two big trucks and smaller vehicles has killed one person, injured 10 and snarled traffic on Interstate 5 in Los Angeles

Clayton Kershaw struck out seven over seven innings in another impressive performance in San Francisco's home ballpark, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Giants 2-1 to end a four-game losing streak against their rival

Eric Thames hit his major league-leading 11th home run _ his eighth against Cincinnati this season _ and the Milwaukee Brewers cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Reds

James Harden had 34 points and his supporting cast helped the Houston Rockets overcome a 47-point game by Russell Westbrook to get a 105-99 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night and advance to the Western Conference semifinals

A diary kept by John F. Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II is up for auction this week

Ervin Santana delivered his fourth straight outstanding start, Miguel Sano sparked a seven-run fifth inning with a leadoff homer and the Minnesota Twins pounded the Texas Rangers 8-1

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries

President Donald Trump's style of speaking is challenging language scholars to parse his distinctive oratory, full of bravado and rambling, aside-filled bursts

Chris Coghlan made an acrobatic, run-scoring leap over St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina, and Marcus Stroman came across with the go-ahead run after pinch hitting in the 11th inning and doubling for his first major league hit in Toronto's 6-5 win

James McCann, Justin Upton and Alex Avila homered for Detroit _ and that was before the Tigers added nine runs in the fifth inning en route to a 19-9 rout of the Seattle Mariners

The newborn fawn walks unsteadily among the trees that were once the Chinese emperor's hunting grounds, the site where more than a century before its forebears died out of their native China

Venezuela is threatening to quit the Organization of American States as the socialist government's response to political unrest that has been blamed for 26 deaths in recent weeks draws rebuke from the hemisphere's major powers

Internet companies are readying for a showdown with a Republican-controlled government over threats to net neutrality, a key issue for them and their users

An international human rights watchdog is calling on Southeast Asian leaders to take a stand against the Philippines' war on drugs that has left thousands dead under President Rodrigo Duterte, the host of this week's regional summit

So far Cuba is weathering the storm of political unrest rocking Venezuela, which is the island's greatest ally and source of highly subsidized oil, but Cubans are nervously watching the troubles for signs of a grimmer future

Today in History

Todd Frazier drove in three runs, Leury Garcia had three hits and Chicago beat Kansas City 10-5 in its second straight one-sided win over the Royals

President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order Wednesday aimed at minimizing the federal government's role in education

China's state-owned airline will resume flights from Beijing to North Korea that had been suspended because of poor ticket sales

A Chinese court has sentenced an American woman to 3 years in prison for spying charges, in a case that has drawn criticism from the United Nations and human rights advocates

Mariners star Felix Hernandez is going back to Seattle to have a stiff right shoulder checked by team doctors after lasting only two innings in his start at Detroit

Kyle Hendricks rediscovered his 2016 form, limiting the Pittsburgh Pirates to four hits over six innings to outduel Gerrit Cole and lead the Chicago Cubs to a 1-0 win

Substitute starter Austin Pruitt combined with four other Tampa Bay relievers on a two-hitter, and the Rays capitalized on Wade Miley's wildness in a 2-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles

Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner will not require surgery on his sprained pitching shoulder and is scheduled to begin light rehab activities in four or five days

Dallas Keuchel pitched a complete game to extend his promising start to the season and the Houston Astros beat the Cleveland Indians 4-2 even though Jose Altuve and Teoscar Hernandez left following a frightening collision in the eighth inning

Former NBC news reporter and Latina journalism pioneer Cecilia Alvear has died in California

The World Trade Organization rules that Mexico's tuna industry has been harmed by U.S. "dolphin-safe" labeling rules and says the country can seek retaliatory measures worth hundreds of millions of dollars

A board member of San Diego public schools says bullying of Muslim students across the country is pervasive and underreported, defending his district's plans to fight Islamophobia

Chinese state media say China has launched its 2nd aircraft carrier and 1st domestically built

Federal Police in Brazil say 12 men have been arrested on suspicion of taking part in a dramatic, multimillion-dollar theft from an armored car company in a Paraguayan border city

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warns of a "thickening" border between Canada and the U.S. after the Trump administration imposes new tariffs on softwood lumber

After struggling through a subpar season by his standards, Henrik Lundqvist was at his best when the Rangers needed him in the first round

The Latest: Venezuela's government is threatening to quit the Organization of American States over what it sees as attempts by foreign governments to meddle in its affairs by taking sides in political unrest that has worsened in recent weeks

Eleven former and current employees of Fox News Channel have filed a lawsuit accusing the network of allowing racial discrimination, saying they repeatedly complained about an executive's racist behavior but no action was taken




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