• Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting at Denmark Olar Elementary School in Denmark, S.C., Friday Feb. 12, 2016. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Presidential contenders fight for minority voters in SC

    DENMARK, S.C. (AP) — The fight for black voters turned into a tug-of-war over President Barack Obama’s legacy Friday as Democratic presidential hopefuls looked for an edge in South Carolina. Republicans, meanwhile, crisscrossed the state in search of a path out of Donald Trump’s long shadow.

  • US, Cuba to sign agreement on restarting commercial flights

    HAVANA (AP) — U.S. officials say the United States and Cuba will sign an agreement next week to restart commercial air traffic for the first time in five decades.

  • Grand jury indicts Las Cruces mom accused of child abuse

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a grand jury has indicted a Las Cruces mother of three accused of child abuse.

  • In this April 2, 2015 file photo, William Shatner arrives at the NBC Universal Summer Press Day at The Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena, Calif. Shatner's latest memoir, "Leonard: My Fifty-Year Friendship with a Remarkable Man," is out Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. In the book, Shatner details his conflicted relationship with friend and "Star Trek" comrade Leonard Nimoy, who died last February.  (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Q&A: Shatner boldly goes into Nimoy friendship in new memoir

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The walls and shelves inside William Shatner’s office are covered with the kinds of memorabilia you’d expect from someone who’s served for over 50 years as a pop-culture icon.

  • File- This Feb. 14, 2013, file photo shows Lenore Matusiewicz, 67, reading a court order obtained by Delaware authorities prohibiting  her from having any contact with her three granddaughters, in Bayville, N.J. Matusiewicz the ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges. Matusiewicz learned her fate while lying in a bed at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Randall Chase, File)

    Emergency sentencing for court gunman’s widow

    DOVER, Del. (AP) — The ailing widow of a man who killed his former daughter-in-law at a Delaware courthouse was sentenced Friday to life in prison on federal cyberstalking charges.

    Updated: 4:35 pm

  • Brazil’s Health Minister Marcelo Castro speaks during an interview at the Health Ministry headquarters, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. Castro made his remarks with a poster with an image of an Aedes aegypti mosquito and a text in Portuguese that reads "One Mosquito is not stronger that a country." (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

    Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s health minister said Friday that authorities were “absolutely sure” that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms.

  • Pope Francis greets people upon arrival to Benito Juarez International Airport in Mexico City, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016. The pontiff is in Mexico for a week-long visit. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

    The Latest: Pope, patriarch hold historic meeting in Cuba

    HAVANA (AP) — The latest on Pope Francis’s historic meeting in Cuba with Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill and his subsequent trip to Mexico (all times local):

    Updated: 7:39 pm

  • APNewsBreak: Feds open broad bias probe into Iowa athletics

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The University of Iowa is facing a wide-ranging federal civil rights investigation into allegations that its athletics department does not provide equal opportunities for female athletes, correspondence obtained by The Associated Press shows.

  • Students embrace after leaving campus, Friday, Feb. 12, 2016, in Glendale, Ariz. after two teens were shot Friday at Independence High School in the Phoenix suburb.   Two 15-year-old girls were shot once at the school, but it was not clear what led up to their deaths, Glendale Officer Tracey Breeden told reporters. Authorities were not looking for anyone else, and a gun was found near the bodies, she said. (AP Photo/Matt York)

    2 students killed in shooting at Phoenix-area high school

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Two 15-year-old girls died Friday in a shooting at a suburban Phoenix high school that initially caused panic among parents who could not reach their children but later emerged as a murder-suicide.

    Updated: 8:18 pm

  • Police talk inside the Columbus, Ohio, restaurant where they say a man attacked several people with a machete on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. They say the man fled the scene and was later fatally shot by police. (AP Photo/Kantele Franko)

    ‘No rhyme or reason’ for machete attack at Ohio restaurant

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — From the front door, the man with the machete didn’t have a straight path to people in the booths at the small suburban restaurant. He stepped by the welcoming greeting on the front glass, past the half-wall entryway divider and the display case of kataifi and other Mediterranean pastries.