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A French court has acquitted a former Foreign Legion commander who took part in an outlawed anti-migrant protest in February in Calais, a northern port city hosting a sprawling migrant camp

Who are you going to trust, Trump's advisers or your lyin’ eyes?

North Koreans have been working at a faster pace for much of 2016.

Microsoft and Facebook are building a new sub-sea Internet cable that will cross the Atlantic Ocean to carry customers' data between North America and Southern Europe

A Norwegian consumers' group has taken inspiration from "slow television" to produce a marathon webcast of a team of readers going through the fine print of terms and conditions when downloading apps

A federal judge in Chicago has heard arguments whether the world champion U.S. women's soccer team has the right to strike for improved working conditions and wages before this year's Olympics

Police have identified the four victims shot following a fistfight in the VIP area of a New York City hip-hop concert featuring rapper T.I.

A senior official in the Greek Finance Ministry says the country is planning a gradual return to international debt markets next year

The University of Minnesota's police department is investigating allegations that several Golden Gophers wrestlers have been involved in selling and using drugs

John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination for president

Johnny Depp has asked a court to determine that he should not pay spousal support to his estranged wife Amber Heard, who filed for divorce after 15 months of marriage

President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his administration's efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapon and says he will use his visit to Hiroshima to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have" about nuclear disarmament

Hillary Clinton says a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign

Police in Congo's capital have fired tear gas to break up an opposition march, while one person died and dozens were injured in chaos surrounding similar marches around the country

Baylor University says a review of how it handles sexual assault investigations revealed a "fundamental failure" to follow federal regulations and investigate allegations of misconduct

Filmmaker Steven Spielberg is scheduled to deliver the commencement speech at Harvard University

What everyone's saying about Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders agreeing to debate each other.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver his first policy speech on energy on Thursday, hours after locking up enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination

US stocks slip in Thursday trading as chemicals makers give back some of their recent gains

PBS journalist Bill Moyers is turning down a $35,000 fee that Rutgers University offered for speaking at part of its graduation ceremony

German prosecutors investigating the slaying of a Chinese student whose body was found earlier this month in an eastern town say they are looking into a possible leak

Venus Williams is into third round of the French Open for the first time since 2010

The GOP-controlled House has moved to officially begin talks on legislation to fund the fight against the Zika virus but lawmakers immediately left town for the Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a compromise

In a video that has gone viral, a man seems to be lulled off to sleep as his Tesla Model S drives him down a busy road.

Police are looking for a man captured on surveillance footage firing a gun outside the green room of a New York City concert venue where hip-hop artist T.I. was set to perform

Baylor University's board of regents acted in response to questions about its handling of sexual assault cases committed by players.

Workers raising a waterfront home in New Jersey have uncovered a 44-foot wooden boat from the 19th century

The embattled online media company Gawker has hired an investment banker to explore options including a possible sale

A handful of new industrial reports shed light on the state of American manufacturing. But none of it looked very good.

A brain scan that measures energy use shows promise for helping doctors distinguish between patients in a vegetative state and those with hidden signs of consciousness

A new federal report says police chiefs and sheriffs across the country should put mental health programs in place for their officers as soon as possible to help them cope with the aftermath of mass shootings and other traumatic events

Money-losing Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. is hiring financial advisory and asset management firm Lazard to help tackle financial problems and massive recalls

Proposed federal guidelines would allow states to decide how to use a mix of test scores, academic growth and other measures like chronic absenteeism to identify failing schools and children who are struggling the most

Libertarian Gary Johnson sends sobering message to increasingly desperate anti-Trump movement: 'I'm it'

Illegal timber sales from Senegal to Gambia could see the Casamance forest depleted significantly in the next two years, the former environment minister said Thursday

The Dutch government is considering banning the country's millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedaling and phones are a dangerous mix

Scientists say that a pair of mysterious stone rings found deep inside a French cave was probably built by Neanderthals about 176,500 years ago, proving that our ancient cousins were capable of more complex behavior than previously thought

Under unprecedented security, the Tunisian island of Djerba is hosting an annual Jewish pilgrimage despite deadly Islamic extremist attacks last year that scared away tourists and raised fears of religious violence

Canadian diplomat became a national hero when he shot an armed gunman inside the Ottawa parliament.

The FBI wouldn’t divulge covert details, and now evidence in a child porn investigation has been tossed.

Oprah Winfrey's latest project continues her exploration of religion and spirituality

A YouTube prankster has been arrested after climbing the Hollywood sign

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder is calling for a halt of administrative investigations into how two state agencies dealt with the Flint drinking water crisis after being warned they are hampering state and federal criminal probes

The U.N. special envoy for Syria says he'll speak to the U.N. Security Council later in the day and after that announce plans for the resumption of stalled peace talks between the government and the opposition

Amy Schumer has taken to social media to fire back at critics of her body

The European Union has issued a warning to Hungary about the discrimination of Roma children in the country's education system

The billionaire businessman emerged from a field of 17 candidates to secure the Republican nomination.

The candidates in the race for the White House are making the case to voters across the country in a fight to win the Republican and Democratic nominations

A Greek archaeologist who excavated the birthplace of Aristotle in northern Greece says a destroyed structure he discovered in the 1990s may have been the grave of the ancient philosopher and teacher of Alexander the Great

Zimbabwe is releasing all convicted female prisoners except for a few who are serving life sentences

Panelists at a major casino conference say two new casinos proposed for northern New Jersey near New York City could save Atlantic City _ or kill it

British singer Leona Lewis will play the ragged and lonely star Grizabella in the Broadway revival of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats."

A migrant boat sank off Libya's coast with about 100 passengers on board

Uganda: 7 convicted of carrying out twin bombings in which more than 70 people were killed in 2010 during World Cup final

Long-struggling retailer Sears says it plans to try to leverage Kenmore and Craftsman to help sustain itself.

EU officials say Bosnia must publish 2013 census results by July if it wants to proceed on its path toward EU membership

Riot police have used tear gas during violent clashes in central Paris to disperse crowds who attacked shop facades during a protest against a divisive labor law reform

A South African lion that escaped twice from a national park in the past year is moving to another park where, officials say, there is little chance of a breakout

The mortgage interest deduction undermines American schools.

James Corden will have some big names helping him hand out Tony Awards: Oprah Winfrey, Cate Blanchett, Carole King, Audra McDonald, Saoirse Ronan, Patina Miller and Nathan Lane have signed up to help present

Average 30-year US mortgage rate rises to 3.64 percent but still at low level

The Dakar Biennale, known as Dak'Art, the largest festival of contemporary art in Africa, is fueling new life into the continent's art world

Pending US home sales rise for third month, at highest level since February 2006

A $37 billion bill to fund the Energy Department and water projects for the upcoming budget year has crashed in the House, scuttled by a fight over LGBT rights

Thousands of dock workers have poured into a public square in the French port city of Le Havre, setting off smoke bombs as part of escalating nationwide protests against a labor bill that would loosen protections for French workers

Wall Street shares Atlantic City's concern about what the addition of two new casinos in northern New Jersey could do to the struggling seaside resort

Rafael Nadal set another milestone at the French Open on Thursday, posting the 200th Grand Slam match win of his career

Jennifer Aniston's mother, Nancy Dow, has died

The room would be the world's first pump-it-up room for astronauts.

Hanauma Bay in Hawaii is in the top slot.

The House approved a measure aimed at upholding an executive order that bars discrimination against LGBT employees.

Britain gained 333,000 people through immigration in 2015 _ a near-historic high that is fanning the debate about newcomers ahead of a vote next month on whether the country should remain in the European Union

He's a much-lauded, Academy Award-winning performer who created one of the greatest-ever movie villains in Hannibal Lecter

Congo: Joint army and UN campaign kills at least 23 rebels in the North Kivu province

Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.

A Pennsylvania school district is apologizing and after quotes from Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and an Islamic State terrorist leader were printed in the graduating class section of this year's high school yearbook

AP count: Billionaire businessman Donald Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president

Spanish police say they seized 74 illegally hunted African elephant tusks worth an estimated 200,000 euros ($222,000) and arrested a man who was trying to legalize possession of them so they could be sold

Pakistani prime minister's adviser on foreign affairs says all indicators confirm that the person killed in a drone strike in the country's southwest last week was the Taliban chief

A top European human rights official says it is "unacceptable" for any unaccompanied refugee and migrant children who arrive in Europe to be held in detention centers

A U.N. envoy has expressed "deep concern" over a newly-imposed limit on worship in Orthodox Christian churches inside ethnically divided Cyprus' breakaway Turkish Cypriot north

Miranda Lambert is closing her Pink Pistol clothing boutique in the tiny Oklahoma town where she and her ex-husband, Blake Shelton, once shared a home

The Ukrainian intelligence agency SBU says it has barred the last leader of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev from visiting Ukraine for the next five years

Wasserman Schultz has been accused of using her position to tip the scales in favor of Hillary Clinton.

Rick Wiley lasted just six weeks aboard the Trump train.

Iraq's prime minister has appealed to Iraqis to postpone weekly Friday protests so that security forces can focus on a key military operation aimed at retaking the city of Fallujah from the Islamic State group

European Union lawmakers want tougher limits set on the U.S. using information about EU citizens that's exchanged under a new trans-Atlantic data agreement

The Israeli military says its aircraft have struck two Hamas militant sites in southern Gaza in response to rocket fire toward Israel

Rocker Ozzy Osbourne, whose hits include "Crazy Train," has had a slightly more sober tram named after him in his English hometown

NBC's "Red Nose Day Special" promises to be as starry as a Hollywood awards show _ only the winners are children's charities around the world

A Massachusetts community is paying its final respects to a police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop

A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright

US durable goods orders up 3.4 percent in April, but business investment falls for third month

A large tornado that the National Weather Service says was on the ground for about 90 minutes damaged or destroyed about 20 homes in a rural area of northern Kansas and came within a mile of hitting a small town

State Department report provides fresh insights into the genesis of Hillary Clinton's email server

A Thai man is recovering from a bloody encounter with a 3-meter (10-foot) python that slithered through the plumbing of his home and bit him in the penis as he was using a squat toilet

Trump has angered many Hispanic voters, however, with his tone and language on immigration.

Obama said campaign has been dominated by 'personalities and character.'

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is urging fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to unite in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery

Applications for US unemployment benefits fell last week, a sign companies cut fewer jobs