• Transcript of AP interview with Iraqi PM

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A transcript of an interview Saturday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi by The Associated Press.

  • Iran recruits Afghan and Pakistani Shiites to fight in Syria

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight with President Bashar al-Assad’s forces in Syria, lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600 and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, say counterterrorism officials and analysts.

  • St. Louis braces for more protests over cop’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for the second night on Saturday in reaction to the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused to disperse, breaking windows and throwing objects at police in riot gear, who eventually moved in and made arrests.

  • Is there a suspect in prostitute deaths? Prosecutor is coy

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — For years, the thicket along a beach highway on Long Island held a horrible secret. Hidden from passing drivers were the skeletal remains of 10 people, mostly young women who had worked as prostitutes. Who killed them, and why, is a mystery that has vexed a slew of seasoned homicide detectives.

  • Bangladesh accuses Myanmar of violating its airspace

    COX’S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi authorities summoned Myanmar’s envoy to protest what they said were violations of their airspace as the number of Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in western Myanmar in the past three weeks reached more than 400,000.

  • Appeals court taking foie gras off the menu in California

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court reinstated California’s ban on foie gras Friday, finding that a state law preventing sales of the luxury liver pate made by force-feeding ducks and geese was not pre-empted by federal authority to regulate poultry products.

  • Michigan doctor believes US ready for first Muslim governor

    DETROIT (AP) — Perhaps no state has embraced the political outsider as much as Michigan, where a venture capitalist won the last two governor’s elections and a real estate baron carried the presidential vote. Now Abdul El-Sayed is putting that affinity for newcomers to the test.

  • Latest: Chief appeals for calm after officer’s acquittal

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man in St. Louis (all times local):

  • Fleeing Rohingya Muslims watch as homes burn in Myanmar

    TUMBRU, Bangladesh (AP) — Days after fleeing their village on the Myanmar side of the border fence, a group of Rohingya Muslims watched from just inside Bangladesh as yet another house went up in flames.

  • Trump demands ESPN apologize for anchor’s tweets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling on ESPN to apologize days after one of the sports network’s anchors called him a “white supremacist” and “bigot.”