• Smoke rises from Islamic State group positions after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in the Iraqi city of Ramadi in this Dec. 25, 2015 file photo during the Iraqi government offensive that drove the militants out of the city. Ramadi, the provincial capital of Iraq’s Sunni heartland, was declared “fully liberated” early this year. But the cost of victory may have been the city itself, with widespread destruction from strikes, artillery and the militants' scorched earth tactic of destroying buildings and infrastructure as they fled. (AP Photo, File)

    Iraq routed IS from Ramadi at a high cost: A city destroyed

    RAMADI, Iraq (AP) — This is what victory looks like in the Iraqi city of Ramadi: In the once thriving Haji Ziad Square, not a single structure still stands. Turning in every direction yields a picture of devastation.

  • In this May 19, 2013, file photo, Prince performs at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. In a newspaper report published Wednesday, May 4, 2016, Prince had arranged to meet a California doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

    Questions: Did Prince’s call for help get right response?

    CHICAGO (AP) — Dramatic details emerging about how a California doctor reacted to a desperate call for help from Prince’s staff a day before the musician was found dead have drawn criticism from experts in addiction medicine.

    Updated: 6:53 pm

  • 3 allegedly attack another teen in Dona Ana Detention Center

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — The Dona Ana County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an assault involving three detainees in the juvenile section of the county Detention Center.

  • The Latest: NC universities taking Justice letter seriously

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Justice Department’s letter stating that Wednesday a North Carolina law that limits protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws (all times local):

  • Johnny Manziel booked in domestic violence case

    DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel has been booked and posted bond in a domestic violence case, one day before the former Cleveland Browns quarterback faces his first court hearing.

  • This image released by Sundance Selects shows Claudine Vinasithamby, left, and Jesuthasan Antonythasan in a scene from "Dheepan." (Paul Arnaud/Sundance Selects via AP)

    Review: In Paris-set ‘Dheepan,’ a timely refugee thriller

    NEW YORK (AP) — French director Jacques Audiard is a curious combination of art-house auteur and genre filmmaker, a brazen showman and gritty naturalist. He makes tender and brutal movies that recast themselves as they twist their way toward unpredictable finales. To suit tales of transformation (his specialty), he switches genres mid-movie like a character changing wardrobe.

  • Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder pauses as he speaks at Flint Northwestern High School in Flint, Mich., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Snyder apologized. President Barack Obama is in Flint, Mich., to talk about the ongoing water crisis. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Michigan’s Snyder under siege over racial impact of strategy

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — When Gov. Rick Snyder was elected in 2010, he bragged about being a “tough nerd” who’d use his business background to fix Michigan’s sagging economy and debt-wracked cities. He led Detroit through the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. He cut corporate taxes. He was mentioned as a possible presidential candidate.

  • Suit: Louisiana voter registration law is discriminatory

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A century-old Louisiana law discriminates against foreign-born, naturalized U.S. citizens by arbitrarily subjecting them to “heightened” voter registration requirements that don’t apply to native-born citizens, civil rights groups claim in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

  • North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory pauses while making comments concerning House Bill 2 during a government affairs conference in Raleigh, N.C., Wednesday, May 4, 2016. A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can't be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

    US government: North Carolina LGBT law violates civil rights

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina law limiting protections to LGBT people violates federal civil rights laws and can’t be enforced, the U.S. Justice Department said Wednesday, putting the state on notice that it is in danger of being sued and losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funding.

    Updated: 6:43 pm

  • Sheriff's deputies surround Knight Transportation after a recently dismissed man opened fire inside the facility, fatally shooting a former co-worker before turning the gun on himself, Wednesday, May 4, 2016, in Katy, Texas.  (Michael Ciaglo/Houston Chronicle via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

    Fired employee kills co-worker, self at Houston-area company

    KATY, Texas (AP) — A man dismissed last month from a Houston-area transportation company stormed into the facility and opened fire on Wednesday, fatally shooting a former co-worker and injuring two others before turning the gun on himself, saying his life had been ruined, sheriff’s officials said.

    Updated: 7:35 pm