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The Latest: Putin says NKorea sovereignty should be ensured

May. 25, 2018 2:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and North Korea (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Vladimir Putin says finding a solution to the North Korea nuclear tensions is of great importance to Russia and says North Korea's sovereignty should be guaranteed. The Russian president said Friday that "a...

Colombia's presidential election spawns fear, division

May. 25, 2018 2:36 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — In a ramshackle house with smog-stained walls in Colombia's capital, the fears and divisions arising from the country's first presidential election since the signing of a historic peace accord are palpable. On one side of the tenement's open patio, Ivan Martinez has plastered images...

The Latest: Oklahoma City shooter was licensed to carry gun

May. 25, 2018 2:34 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a restaurant in Oklahoma City (all times local): 1:30 p.m. The man suspected of shooting three people inside an Oklahoma City restaurant before being fatally shot was licensed as an armed security guard. Gerald Konkler with the Oklahoma Council on Law...

The Latest: Missouri lawmakers subpoena Greitens to testify

May. 25, 2018 2:26 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 1:20 p.m. Missouri lawmakers have subpoenaed Gov. Eric Greitens to testify before a special panel considering whether to try to impeach and remove him from office. The chairman of the House...

UN says issues 'narrowed' over Greece-Macedonia name dispute

May. 25, 2018 2:23 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. mediator trying to resolve a 25-year-old dispute between Greece and Macedonia over the former Yugoslav republic's name said Friday the issues "have been narrowed" and both sides are determined to reach an agreement. Matthew Nimetz told reporters that talks "have been...

Judge delays Manafort trial due to family medical procedure

May. 25, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has delayed the trial of President Donald Trump's campaign chairman, Paul Manafort. U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III says in an order Friday that he's pushing back Manafort's trial on tax evasion and bank fraud charges because of a medical procedure involving...

2 members of secretive sect plead guilty to fraud charges

May. 25, 2018 2:18 PM EDT

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A father and son who belong to a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina pleaded guilty Friday to federal criminal charges in an unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was part of a plan to keep money flowing into the church. As part of an ongoing...

Newcomer struggles to give Italy 1st populist government

May. 25, 2018 2:17 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The law professor tapped to try to form Italy's first populist government spent a second day in talks Friday, a possible indication the political novice was finding tough going in assembling a Cabinet that could keep rival forces together in a coalition. Giuseppe Conte returned on Friday...

Weinstein faces sex charges amid #MeToo reckoning

May. 25, 2018 2:15 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — It was the moment the #MeToo movement had been waiting for: Harvey Weinstein in handcuffs. His face pulled in a strained smile and his hands locked behind his back, the once-powerful Hollywood figure emerged from a police station Friday facing rape and criminal sex act charges, a searing...

Student says science teacher tackled Indiana school shooter

May. 25, 2018 2:11 PM EDT

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A male student opened fire at a suburban Indianapolis middle school Friday morning, wounding another student and a teacher before being taken into custody, authorities said. Seventh-grader Ethan Stonebraker said the science teacher likely prevented even more injuries by confronting...