• This is an image taken Wednesday May 4, 2016  of Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu speaks during a news conference in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey has hailed the European Union executive Commission's recommendation to grant Turkish citizens the right to travel to Europe without visas as "a new page" in relations between Turkey and the EU. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici, File)

    Turkey eyes visa-free travel to Europe but hurdles remain

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Visa-free travel to Europe may be finally within Turkey’s grasp, but the remaining benchmarks it must meet by June are not easy hurdles to clear. Turkish leaders have explicitly warned the European Union that they will stop cooperating on the migrant crisis if the visa requirement isn’t lifted.

  • FILE- In this Aug. 11, 2011, file photo, Lorie Van Auken poses for The Associated Press in her East New Brunswick, N.J. home. Fifteen years after Van Auken lost her husband, Kenneth Warren Van Auken, in the Sept. 11 attacks,  Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11. She wants to know what's in 28 classified pages locked away in a basement room in the U.S. Capitol which describe investigative leads about "specific sources of foreign support" for the terrorists. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

    Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn’t been told the whole truth about 9/11.

  • Pakistani army chief confirms death sentences for 11 Taliban

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s army chief signed off on the death sentences of 11 members of the Taliban convicted of terrorism, kidnappings, attacks on civilians as well as assaults on police and army officers, an army statement said.

  • In this March 16, 2016 file photo, a woman holds up a poster with a photo of slain environmental leader Berta Caceres during a protest in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Caceres reported receiving threats from DESA security personnel, as well as an attempt by a company official to bribe her to call off the demonstrations, according to Billy Kyte, a senior campaigner on land and environmental defense at London-based Global Witness. DESA, or Desarrollos Energeticos SA, is the company carrying out the Agua Zarca hydroelectric project that Caceres lead protests against. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio, File)

    Court files show bid to tar slain Honduran activist Caceres

    TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — For months before her death, environmental activist Berta Caceres complained of repeated threats warning her to stop leading protests opposing a hydroelectric project on her Lenca people’s ancestral lands.

  • Guantanamo workforce to include SC National Guard unit

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Military police from the South Carolina Army National Guard have been ordered to prepare for a possible deployment to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba as early as this fall, a Guard official said Tuesday.

  • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, right, welcomes Staffan de Mistura, UN Special Envoy of the Secretary-General for Syria, as they arrive for their talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. The United Nations’ envoy for Syria and Russia’s foreign minister have began talks in Moscow about strengthening the faltering cease-fire in Syria. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    The Latest: Syrian army says it is repelling rebel attack

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on Syria’s civil war and the escalating violence in the contested northern city of Aleppo (all times local):

  • This image made from undated militant video, shows Canadians John Ridsdel, right, and Robert Hall. Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that the decapitated head of a Caucasian male recovered Monday, April 25, 2016, in the southern Philippines belongs to Ridsdel, who was taken hostage by Abu Sayyaf militants in September 2015. (Militant Video via AP Video) NO SALES, MANDATORY CREDIT

    After hostage beheading, is Philippines facing IS threat?

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Months before Abu Sayyaf militants beheaded retired Canadian mining executive John Ridsdel in the tropical jungles of the southern Philippines, they showed him pleading for life in a video with three other hostages that demanded a record-high ransom.