• Residents of Iraq’s IS-held Fallujah suffer under siege

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Jassim can only afford to provide one meal a day for his seven-member family — usually a stew made of locally grown leafy green vegetables or rice with a small portion of flat bread.

  • Pope Francis shakes hands with US vice president Joe Biden as he takes part at a congress on the progress of regenerative medicine and its cultural impact, being held in the Pope Paul VI hall at the Vatican,  Friday, April 29, 2016. (L'Osservatore Romano/Pool photo via AP)

    Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cures at Vatican

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden found common cause with Pope Francis on Friday at the Vatican for a global commitment to fund cancer research.

  • A mural honoring the late rock star Prince adorns a building in the Uptown area of Minneapolis Thursday, April 28, 2016, Prince died last week at his Paisley Park home at the age of 57. An investigation into his death continues. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

    Death raises questions: Did Prince die of an overdose?

    CHICAGO (AP) — Prince’s final days and unexpected death at age 57 raise questions among experts familiar with prescription painkiller overdoses. It’s possible the innovative musician’s demise represents one of the most public tragedies in an overdose crisis now gripping America.

  • A man wearing a full animal costume and surgical mask walks out of a TV station in Baltimore, Thursday, April 28, 2016. Baltimore police say a department sniper shot the man, who police say walked into a TV station displaying what appeared to be an explosive device on his chest. (Kenneth K. Lam/The Baltimore Sun via AP)  WASHINGTON EXAMINER OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    The Latest: Man who said he had bomb taken away in ambulance

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a man shot by police after he walked into a Baltimore TV station dressed in an animal costume and claiming to have a bomb: (all times local):

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell pauses during the national anthem before an NFL Play 60 event at Grant Park, Wednesday, April 27, 2016, in Chicago before Thursday's first round of the NFL football draft. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato)

    Goodell holds Q&A, with head injuries front and center

    CHICAGO (AP) — The floor belonged to Philip Feliciano, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell waited patiently for his question.

  • Critics of NFL concussion deal seek further court review

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Critics of the proposed $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims want a full U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to review a recent court decision that upheld the deal.

  • In this Nov. 22, 2015 file photo, Prince  presents the award for favorite album - soul/R&B at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles. ABC, NBC, CBS, and CNN, citing unidentified law enforcement sources, reported that prescription painkillers were found on the musician and in his home. The Star Tribune, also citing unnamed sources, reported that prescription pills were found but that it wasn't clear whether they had been prescribed to Prince. Prince was found dead in his Paisley Park home in suburban Minneapolis on April 21, 2016. He was 57. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)

    Reports: Prescription drugs found with Prince at death scene

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday.

  • Foundation, journalist dismiss suit over records now public

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government and a journalist have dismissed their lawsuit against the state Department of Health now releasing public records with names of licensed medical marijuana producers.

  • In this April 5, 2016 file photo, Vashti Whitfield, widow of actor Andy Whitfield, poses at the premiere of the film "Be Here Now (The Andy Whitfield Story)," in Beverly Hills, Calif. Andy Whitfield died of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2011. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    ‘Be Here Now’ film follows ‘Spartacus’ star’s cancer fight

    NEW YORK (AP) — Andy Whitfield found himself on the fast track in Hollywood in 2010, thanks to a starring role in the Starz series “Spartacus: Blood and Sand.” Then he was diagnosed with cancer.

  • In this Tuesday, April 26, 2016 photo, an elephant opens its mouth while being sprayed water to cool off at Dusit Zoo in Bangkok, Thailand. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke. April in Thailand is typically hot and sweaty but his year's scorching weather has set a record for the longest heat wave in at least 65 years. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

    Thailand is used to hot Aprils, but not this hot!

    BANGKOK (AP) — Animals at Bangkok’s zoo are being fed special frozen fruit pops. People are flocking to shopping malls just to soak up the air-conditioning. Authorities are telling people to stay out of the blazing sun to avoid heat stroke.