• At JFK’s centennial, book chronicles presidency, day-by-day

    John F. Kennedy was born 100 years ago Monday, and a new book recounts his brief but eventful presidency — and the style and wit with which he shaped the hopes of a generation — through day-by-day reports drawn from coverage at the time, right up to his assassination in November 1963.

  • Police: Man hurling racial slurs kills 2, injures 1 on train

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two people died Friday and another was hurt in a stabbing on a Portland light-rail train after a man yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim, one of whom was wearing a hijab, police said.

  • New ‘Blue Lives Matter’ laws raise concerns among activists

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen states this year have passed “Blue Lives Matter” laws that come down even harder on crimes against law enforcement officers. The new laws came in reaction to a spike in deadly attacks on police last year.

  • How a Haiti child sex ring was whitewashed in UN system

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The general sat on a plastic lawn chair in the garden of his mother’s home, the scent of tropical blooms filling the air as he talked about the alleged rape and sodomy of a Haitian teenager by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper.

  • Sri Lankan sex abuse in Haiti reveals cracks in UN system

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — When a Haitian teenager alleged that she had been raped and sodomized by a Sri Lankan peacekeeper, the government here dispatched a high-ranking general suspected of war crimes to lead the investigation.

  • Ex-tennis great avoids Qantas over same-sex marriage edict

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — Former tennis great and now Christian pastor Margaret Court says she will stop using Qantas “where possible” in protest over the Australian airline’s promotion of same-sex marriage.

  • Mexican journalists caught in crossfire of rival cartels

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Just as each batch of the weekly newspapers was dropped off at newsstands around Culiacan, men quickly bought them up as they followed the delivery trucks along their routes.

  • Accidental shootings involving kids often go unpunished

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Amy Pittman learned on her first day in jail to bottle up her grief.

  • Women CEOs earned more last year, but few were in top job

    NEW YORK (AP) — Women CEOs earned big bucks last year, but there’s still very few of them running the world’s largest companies.

  • States rejecting bills intended to keep guns away from kids

    In state after state, proposals that would create or toughen laws intended to keep kids from getting ahold of unsecured guns have stalled — caught up in a debate over whether they are effective prevention measures or just government overreach.