• Islamic State attacks Syrian state-held areas, 52 killed

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group attacked several government-held villages in central Syria on Thursday, capturing at least one of them in violence that left 52 people dead including more than two dozen women and children, some of whom were beheaded, as well as Syrian troops, state media, medical officials and an opposition monitoring group said.

  • Roger Ailes, media guru and political strategist, dies at 77

    NEW YORK (AP) — Roger Ailes, the communications maestro who transformed television news and America’s political conversation by creating and ruling Fox News Channel for two decades before being ousted last year for alleged sexual harassment, died Thursday, according to his wife, Elizabeth Ailes. He was 77.

  • Saudi Arabia working to dazzle Trump in busy overseas visit

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival Iran.

  • Poll says blacks less likely to have enough for retirement

    CHICAGO (AP) — Older white Americans are nearly twice as likely as African-Americans to say they’ve saved enough for retirement, a new poll found.

  • Jury acquits Tulsa cop in shooting of unarmed black man

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Tulsa leaders on Thursday called for a peaceful response to a jury’s decision to acquit a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, and said more must be done to fight racial divisions in Oklahoma’s second-largest city.

  • Sunnis seek greater say in post-IS Iraq but face resistance

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s Sunni minority is pushing for a greater say in power once the Islamic State group is defeated, reflecting growing sentiment that the country’s government must be more inclusive to prevent extremism from gaining ground once again.

  • Donald Trump Jr., Dubai business partner discuss ‘new ideas’

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Donald Trump Jr. traveled to Dubai and met a billionaire business partner in the city-state, discussing “new ideas” as the Emirati’s real estate firm still lists possible plans for future joint projects while Trump’s father is in the White House.

  • The Latest: Oklahoma governor appeals for calm after verdict

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the not guilty verdict in the manslaughter trial of a white Oklahoma police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man. (all times local):

  • Colorado man to be freed early now in immigration custody

    DENVER (AP) — A Colorado man whose 98-year prison term was cut short by a judge has been detained by immigration officials just as he was set to be released.

  • Albuquerque chief urges citations for low-level crimes

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque Police Chief Gorden Eden has issued a special order that directs officers to issue citations rather than make arrests when it comes to some low-level misdemeanor crimes.