MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Friday charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians, including fugitive former regional president Carles Puigdemont, with rebellion for their attempt to declare independence from Spain.
TOKYO (AP) — Prosecutors pressed charges Friday against four of Japan's biggest construction companies for allegedly colluding on bids for a showcase high-speed maglev train line connecting Tokyo and central Japan.
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — In a sleek new high-rise in Uganda's capital, an enthusiastic lecturer described his financial success with the cryptocurrency bitcoin while his earnings were projected on a screen.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Charging ahead with the dramatic remaking of his White House, President Donald Trump said he would replace national security adviser H.R. McMaster with the former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton, a foreign policy hawk entering an administration facing key decisions on Iran and North Korea.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union agreed on guidelines Friday that will govern negotiations on future relations and trade links with Britain after Brexit, almost exactly a year before the country leaves the bloc.
BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes killed at least 37 people in a Syrian town in the eastern Ghouta region near the Syrian capital, Damascus, as another rebel group called for a cease-fire to negotiate evacuations with the government and its backer Russia, rescuers and a rebel spokesman said Friday.
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TOKYO (AP) — The Norwegian ski resort of Lillehammer, site of the popular 1994 Winter Olympics, could be in the running to host again.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late scuffles and conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City firefighter has been killed after a massive fire broke out at a building in Harlem where a movie directed by Edward Norton was being shot.
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union leaders say that they want the temporary exemption to U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum the tariffs to be made permanent.
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Nissan's chief planning officer said Friday the Japanese automaker does not plan to change its road tests for self-driving vehicles after the recent fatal accident of an Uber autonomous vehicle.
PARIS (AP) — French airline Air France says that 30 percent of its long-haul and medium-haul flights to and from Paris are not operating Friday due to a strike over pay.
BEIJING (AP) — Foreign policy hard-liner John Bolton's appointment as U.S. national security adviser comes at a particularly sensitive time for relations with Beijing following President Donald Trump's approval of new tariffs on China and a law encouraging closer relations with Taiwan.
HONG KONG (AP) — Fears of a trade war roiled financial markets and sent the dollar wobbling Friday after Beijing retaliated against the Trump administration's tariff hikes by threatening import duties on U.S. goods.
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Residents startled awake by loud noise and smoke signaled for help with lit mobile phones and crawled onto cranes from their balconies to escape a fire Friday at a large condominium complex in southern Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City. At least 13 people were killed and 28 injured, with police saying it was unclear if anyone was missing.
PERTH, Australia (AP) — More than 150 whales have become stranded in Hamelin Bay in western Australia, and only 15 of them were still alive on Friday, authorities said.
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Protesters decrying this week's fatal shooting of an unarmed black man marched from Sacramento City Hall and onto a nearby freeway Thursday, disrupting rush hour traffic and holding signs with messages like "Sac PD: Stop killing us!"
WASHINGTON (AP) — The $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress approved early Friday was shaped by battles over major issues like immigration, health care and defense. But one of the last disputes involved a Republican Idaho senator's effort to prevent a wilderness area from being renamed for his state's deceased Democratic governor.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kaitlynn Willoughby was frustrated by how quickly gun control debates stalled after the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state is on its last gasp.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A powerful storm in California that swelled rivers, flooded streets and triggered water rescues throughout the state was on its last gasp.
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods for possible retaliation in a tariff dispute with President Donald Trump and girded for a bigger battle over technology policy as financial markets sank on fears of disruption to global commerce.
Loyola-Chicago and its game-planning nun are headed to the Elite Eight. So too are Kansas State, Florida State and Michigan in this maddest of Marches.
ATLANTA (AP) — The graying reminders of Loyola-Chicago's basketball history are hanging on the Ramblers' captivating run through the NCAA Tournament.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After the first package exploded on an Austin doorstep, police assured the public that there was no wider threat, no signs of terrorism. The idea of a serial bomber striking random strangers never came up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Playboy model apologized to first lady Melania Trump for a 10-month affair she claims she had with President Donald Trump that started with him offering her money after the first time they had sex.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with suspected serial bomber Mark Conditt in a home north of Austin says her son was kept in police custody until after Conditt died in a fatal confrontation with officers.
ATLANTA (AP) — Barry Brown Jr. darted into the lane, blowing by everybody in blue, and delivered a rare burst of offense just in the nick of time.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Sloppy blood collection and identification by Afghanistan's army may have led to the deaths of injured soldiers who received the wrong blood type, a U.S. watchdog said. Its report also questioned whether blood was being properly tested for disease.
PFLUGERVILLE, Texas (AP) — The mother of a man who lived with the suspected Austin bomber said Thursday that her son was handcuffed, taken into custody by SWAT officers and held overnight before police found the suspect who blew himself up.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Terance Mann grabbed the basketball with both hands and screamed, relishing his turn to be the high-scoring hero while Florida State steadily pulled away from Gonzaga.
A teenage girl was brain dead days after being shot when a classmate opened fire inside their Maryland high school and was to be removed from life support, her mother said Thursday.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress gave final approval Friday to a giant $1.3 trillion spending bill that ends the budget battles for now, but only after late obstacles skirted close to another shutdown as conservatives objected to big outlays on Democratic priorities at a time when Republicans control the House, Senate and White House.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't true, it wasn't true — until it was.
DENVER (AP) — Anze Kopitar was asked over and over about scoring four goals. All he wanted to do was talk about earning two points. That's the No. 1 figure on his mind.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with a rare tweet by a woman who had — "maybe" — 28 followers on Twitter.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michigan took all the drama out of this NCAA Tournament victory, burying Texas A&M under a barrage of 3-point shots.
BEIJING (AP) — China announced a $3 billion list of U.S. goods including pork, apples and steel pipe on Friday that it said may be hit with higher tariffs in a spiraling trade dispute with President Donald Trump that companies and investors worry could depress global commerce.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's lead lawyer in the special counsel's Russia investigation has resigned. The move on Thursday has shaken up the legal team just as Trump intensifies attacks on an inquiry he calls nothing more than a witch hunt.
Some members of a now-closed Penn State fraternity facing charges over the death of a pledge last year are due back in court on Friday.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The man due to become Peru's next president has scarce experience governing but is known as a consensus builder who might have a shot at bridging divides after one of the most-bitter political crises in the Andean nation's recent history.
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's congress is expected to vote Friday to accept President Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki*s resignation and swear in as his replacement a politician who the vast majority of voters never even heard of until recently.
ATLANTA (AP) — With Loyola-Chicago's captivating NCAA Tournament run hanging in the balance, it was Marques Townes' turn to deliver another memorable finish.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — It's a beautiful day to honor Mister Rogers with a postage stamp.
WASHINGTON (AP) — When we last left off, an irked Sen. Rand Paul was blasting what he considered a bloated budget bill on the Senate floor. For hours, he forced Congress to delay passage until the federal government — briefly and imperceptibly — shut its doors.
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