Students from Florida to Chicago started streaming out of their schools Friday in the latest round of gun-control activism following the February shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida.
NEW YORK (AP) — Avicii, the Grammy-nominated electronic dance DJ who performed sold-out concerts for feverish fans around the world and also had massive success on U.S. pop radio, died Friday. He was 28.
BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to a five-year prison term with all but six months suspended after his perjury conviction.
COVINGTON, La. (AP) — Prosecutors say a 41-year-old woman used another woman's ID to get a job in Louisiana and was quickly promoted to a senior position with a six-figure salary, but her scheme had a flaw: She couldn't do the work.
The Latest on national school walkouts protesting gun violence (all times local):
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Senate Democrat is using marijuana's informal holiday to announce a change of heart about the drug, another sign of the growing political acceptance of pot.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The driver of a big rig involved in the deaths of 10 smuggled immigrants in Texas last year was sentenced Friday to life in prison.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — USA Gymnastics has reached a confidential settlement in a Georgia lawsuit that spurred a newspaper investigation into the organization's practices for reporting child abuse.
HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on the death of former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the Syria conflict (all times local):
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit by porn actress Stormy Daniels seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement about an alleged affair with President Donald Trump (all times local):
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli soldiers firing Friday from across a border fence killed four Palestinians, including a 15-year-old boy, and wounded more than 150 others, health officials said, as several thousand people in blockaded Gaza staged a fourth round of weekly protests on the border with Israel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is lashing out at China, Iran, Russia and North Korea for being "forces of instability" because of human rights abuses of their own citizens and others.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis-area church pastor who also drives a school bus says his rights to free speech and to practice his religion were violated when he was taken off his route for leading students in prayer.
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple had a little bit of fun naming their 14th son.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas appeals court has ruled unconstitutional a state law that punishes those who post intimate images from previous or current relationships online without consent.
LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles has spent a lifetime waiting to be king, the job he was born to do. On Friday the 69-year-old heir to the British throne got another position to wait for — he was approved as the next head of the 53-nation Commonwealth of the U.K. and its former colonies.
U.S. stocks veered broadly lower in afternoon trading Friday, extending the market's modest losses from a day earlier. Technology stocks accounted for a big slice of the slide. Consumer goods companies also posted hefty losses. Energy companies slumped along with the price of crude oil. Banks eked out small gains, rising along with bond yields.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Actress Natalie Portman has snubbed a prestigious prize known as the "Jewish Nobel" because of "extreme distress" over recent events in Israel, triggering an angry backlash Friday from some in the country's political establishment.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators have learned there was a romantic relationship between a 16-year-old boy and the 17-year-old boy he is suspected of fatally stabbing in suburban Los Angeles, authorities say.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Four young men pleaded not guilty on Friday to criminal charges in the drinking death of a Louisiana State University fraternity pledge.
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State militants agreed to give up their last pocket in Damascus on Friday, state media reported, as the government seeks to retake the entire Syrian capital and its surrounding areas for the first time since 2011.
MONTVERDE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida are trying to determine who is responsible for spray-painting a tortoise and putting concrete on its legs.
FORT LAUDERDALE , Fla. (AP) — Panic and fear gripped another Florida school Friday when a gunman opened fire, wounding one student before being taken into custody on a day planned for a national classroom walkout to protest gun violence, authorities said.
TRENTON, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida say they may never know why a man - a recluse from a rural farm community who rarely ventured into town - killed two sheriff's deputies while they sat in a Chinese restaurant.
BALTIMORE (AP) — Carryout food and drink containers made from plastic foam are no longer welcome in the city of Baltimore.
HOUSTON (AP) — A spray of flowers covered the closed silver casket of former first lady Barbara Bush in the sanctuary of a Houston church as hundreds of mourners began arriving Friday to pay their final respects.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has set May 24 for the next court appearance by President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, as he fights to limit what criminal prosecutors can see from raids on his home and office.
MILAN (AP) — A court in Palermo has convicted eight defendants, including a close associate of Silvio Berlusconi, on charges showing collusion between the Sicilian Mafia and the government during the early 1990s.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — There's bourbon-tasting and hot air balloons, fashion shows and fireworks, a belle and a ball, and the event that started it all, the Pegasus Parade.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A pastor and two family members accused by police of robbing a Sunday school teacher at gunpoint at their Ohio church have pleaded no contest to reduced charges.
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said Friday that the U.S. sought out and respected Moscow's positions in Syria when it launched its air strikes last week.
BARSTOW, Calif. (AP) — Family members and attorneys are disputing the official account of a fatal police shooting of a 26-year-old black man during a traffic stop this month in Barstow, California.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Firefighters in Virginia have rescued a man who got stuck in a tree while trying to retrieve a cat.
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Jurors got a look at Bill Cosby's travel records on Friday as his lawyers made the case that he never visited his suburban Philadelphia mansion in the month he's accused of drugging and molesting a woman there.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person.
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Commonwealth heads of government meeting (all times local):
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — For nearly his whole career, a South Carolina police chief has been making his officers give him narcotics legally prescribed to their families, according to indictments filed against him on Friday.
BENTONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Retail giant Walmart is testing a new dress code that gives employees more freedom.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A California judge who faces a recall vote over his handling of a sexual assault case involving a Stanford University swimmer said he supports the movement to improve the way sexual assault victims are treated but ousting him won't help the cause.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here is the latest from the spring meetings of the Group of 20 major economies, the 189-nation International Monetary Fund and its sister lending institution, the World Bank. (All times local)
AIX-EN-PROVENCE, France (AP) — U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens will open play for the U.S. against Pauline Parmentier of France in the Fed Cup semifinals.
MONACO (AP) — Rafael Nadal won nine straight games to open his match against Dominic Thiem, quickly advancing to the Monte Carlo Masters semifinals with a 6-0, 6-2 victory on Friday.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Peters has not been able to lead the Carolina Hurricanes back to the NHL playoffs and after coming up short following his fourth season with the club, announced Friday that he is resigning.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Democratic National Committee on Friday sued President Donald Trump's campaign, Trump's son, his son-in-law, the Russian Federation and Wikileaks, saying they conspired to help Trump win the 2016 presidential election by breaking into DNC computers and stealing tens of thousands of emails and documents.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kerry Washington hopes that when people look back on "Scandal," they remember the show as courageous and bold.
POINT PLEASANT BEACH, N.J. (AP) — On the anniversary of the largest marine oil spill in the petroleum industry, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill Friday prohibiting oil and natural gas drilling in state waters, as well as preventing infrastructure like pipelines that could support drilling in more distant federal waters.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A federal judge is expected to rule whether a high school student who fled his native Zambia can compete in a government-funded national poetry contest.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Earle Bruce embraced the difficult task of following his mentor, Woody Hayes, as Ohio State's head football coach. In his later years, he became a much-loved patriarch of the program he helped build.
ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Friday declined to hold a new sentencing for a condemned Georgia inmate who argued he should be resentenced because he wouldn't get the death penalty if he were sentenced today.