SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump campaign rallies drew vocal crowds of protesters in San Diego and Fresno on Friday, all under heavy police presence following similar events around the country that led to violence and arrests.
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced Friday to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across South America and beyond.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island's health agency has given conditional approval to the transfer of obstetrics services from Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket to two affiliated hospitals.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A federal judge in Reno has ordered one of the key suspects in an alleged prescription drug trafficking-ring to return to the county jail when he's released from the hospital where he was taken for a medical emergency.
SHINE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified a state transportation worker who died after his pickup truck apparently breached a railing and went into the water off Hood Canal Bridge.
BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — At least one person has died in Texas and three are missing after torrential thunderstorms caused floods and at least one tornado that closed roads and schools, prompted evacuations, damaged homes and forced dozens of students to spend the night on campus, officials said Friday as they braced for more rain over the Memorial Day weekend.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A prickly steel-and-nails sculpture of a mama porcupine and its baby has replaced a statue that was stolen from an airport in Maine.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources says Iowa residents may fish without a license next weekend.
CASSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southwestern Missouri say an 8-year-old boy has drowned in a creek.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal study of the potential dangers of cellphone radiation, conducted in rats, found a slight increase in brain tumors in males and raised long-dormant concerns about the safety of spending so much time with cellphones glued to our ears.
MIAMI (AP) — Two top officials at the Pentagon issued a conciliatory response Friday to the military judge presiding over the Sept. 11 war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who had faulted both men in a ruling last month for publicly criticizing a temporary ban he issued on the use of female guards to transport the defendants.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with police.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Legislature adjourned Friday after passing a $6.8 billion budget that will require most state agencies to absorb deeper cuts to deal with the remaining shortfall.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on protests at Donald Trump campaign events in California (all times local):
DETROIT (AP) — A judge has dismissed a murder charge against two of three people accused in the fatal beating of a 59-year-old Detroit firefighter who was just months from retirement.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security — and vowing to retaliate.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Leftist rebels have freed a Spanish journalist who went missing in a lawless region of Colombia, ending a weeklong saga that recalled some of the most-volatile days of a long-running conflict that many in the country had thought were behind it.
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Calm winds, sunny skies and no campfire restrictions in national forests.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing the domestic violence arrest involving the husband of a top aide to Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a plan Friday that would reduce Chicago's payments to its police and fire pension funds for each of the next five years, calling it an irresponsible idea that will increase pension debt in the long term.
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The deadline is nearing for North Dakota hunters to submit a license application for the 2016 gun season.
ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A former northern Indiana teacher and wrestling coach has pleaded guilty to charges alleging he videotaped naked boys in a locker room.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.
PHOENIX (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates who pressed a racial profiling case against metro Phoenix's sheriff are urging a judge to recommend that a criminal investigation be launched against the lawman and his top aide for his defiance of court orders.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Autopsies released Friday of the 14 victims of the San Bernardino terror attack confirm that all died quickly after being shot at least twice but also reveal chilling details of the carnage.
DENVER (AP) — Colorado regulators say a proposal to require new oil and gas wells to be at least 2,500 feet from homes and schools would leave 90 percent of the state off-limits to future drilling.
DICKINSON, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota oil patch is experiencing a baby boom.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — State public safety officials are urging people to stay safe while traveling during this Memorial Day holiday weekend.
FORT PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Fort Pierre's city pool is opening for the season on Saturday.
OGDEN, Utah (AP) — Authorities in Weber County say they've found the body of a missing Utah man body in an Ogden-area reservoir.
Nearly 140 single-family homes in east Bryan were damaged when a tornado briefly touched down Thursday afternoon, Bryan officials said at a press conference late Friday.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A county sheriff is facing public corruption charges after being named in a 14-count indictment that accuses him and others of benefiting from a scheme to sell electronic cigarettes to inmates in the jail he oversees.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Medicaid commissioner says more than 400,000 people who received health insurance from the state's expanded program will likely not have to pay monthly premiums under Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's reforms. But he says they could have reduced benefits.
CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Authorities in a Mexican border state say they have arrested four alleged cartel assassins responsible for 11 executions.
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the search for a Northern California girl abducted at gunpoint (all times local):
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to order the state's public schools closed if lawmakers don't act by June 30.
CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — Drew Peterson's attorneys rested their case Friday in the former suburban Chicago police officer's murder-for-hire trial after calling three inmates who testified that the prosecution's key witness cannot be believed.
HONOLULU (AP) — Opponents of a giant telescope and the nonprofit company that wants to build it on Mauna Kea agree on something: It's time for a new hearings officer to oversee proceedings for the project's construction permit.
LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Arch Coal is giving up its stake in a joint venture to build a coal export port near Longview, Washington.
PHOENIX (AP) — A man is facing nearly 150 years in prison after being convicted in an Arizona sex trafficking case.
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The University of North Carolina system told a federal court Friday that it won't enforce a law requiring transgender students to use bathrooms corresponding to the sex on their birth certificates.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police are investigating after a man was found shot to death inside a car in a Cottonwood Heights parking lot.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri mega-donor Rex Sinquefield is pouring millions of dollars into political committees before the Aug. 2 primary and Nov. 8 general election.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Bruce Rauner has reversed course on broadening Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program and is now supporting a plan to extend it roughly two years and add more qualifying health conditions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he will wait to debate the official Democratic nominee, and not debate Bernie Sanders, calling the Democratic nominating process "totally rigged."
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Kansas Supreme Court's ruling on school funding (all times local):
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — An Illinois man accused of hacking his wife to death in Wisconsin has taken a plea deal, more than a month before he was slated to go on trial.