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US plans test of defense system to shoot down an ICBM

Robert Burns, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

The Pentagon is planning its first test of a system for shooting down an intercontinental-range missile.

Carter national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski dies

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

Former President Jimmy Carter is remembering his national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski (ZBIG'-nyef breh-ZHIN'-skee), as "a superb public servant" as well as "brilliant, dedicated and loyal."

Girls are increasingly being married off in war-torn Yemen

Ahmed Al-Haj and Maggie Michael, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 27th - 12:43am

Nasrine's husband was once a happy, optimistic man. He made good money from a restaurant and butcher shop he owned. "With his hands, he could turn dust into gold," Nasrine says.

After trip's final day, Trump to return to tumult at home

Jonathan Lemire and Julie Pace, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 10:34pm

Down to the final day of his lengthy first international trip, President Donald Trump will lift off for Washington having rattled some allies and reassured others, returning to a White House that sits under a cloud of scandal.

$10,000 bill for getting car stuck in newly poured concrete

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 8:10pm

A driver could be facing a $10,000 bill after he plowed into newly poured concrete in Lincoln, Nebraska, and became stuck.

Russian bankers sue BuzzFeed over unverified Trump dossier

Karen Matthews, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:40pm

The owners of a Russian bank filed a lawsuit against the online publication BuzzFeed on Friday for publishing an uncorroborated dossier that alleged they were part of a Russian scheme to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Judge tosses suit against NFL over cheerleader wages

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 7:01pm

A lawsuit accusing the NFL and team owners of conspiring to suppress wages for cheerleaders lacks evidence to support that claim, a federal judge said.

Trump's budget dismays families hit by drug addiction crisis

Steve Peoples and Carla K. Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 6:10pm

He slept next to his son's ashes most nights back when Kraig Moss first met Donald Trump.

Allegiant announces second executive departure this month

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:03pm

Allegiant Air's parent says its chief operating officer has resigned, the second high-ranking executive to leave the discount carrier this month.

Jury convicts Florida co-pilot of operating plane drunk

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 5:00pm

A Michigan jury has convicted a Florida co-pilot of being drunk while preparing for a charter airline flight last summer.

'Property Wars' star facing trial for wire fraud in Phoenix

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:42pm

A former star on the "Property Wars" reality TV show has been accused of wire fraud and other charges involving furniture stores he owns and operates in the Phoenix metro area.

GameStop and Zoe's fall; Deckers and Costco climb

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:28pm

Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Friday:

More records, barely, as stocks rise for 7th day

Marley Jay, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:28pm

U.S. stocks made the tiniest of gains Friday as media companies and sellers of beauty products and food ticked higher. Major indexes added to their winning streak and record highs.

Colorado oil tank blast kills worker, spurs safety questions

Kristen Wyatt, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:06pm

An oil tank explosion in northern Colorado killed a worker and burned three others, shooting up flames just miles away from an unrelated gas blast last month and prompting fresh questions about safety in one of Colorado's largest industries — oil and gas extraction.

States struggle with oversight of online charter schools

Julie Carr Smyth and Kantele Franko, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 3:06pm

As U.S. children flock to virtual charter schools, states are struggling to catch up and develop rules to make sure the students get a real education and schools get the right funding.

Kuwaiti company settles claims of troop food contract fraud

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:56pm

A Kuwaiti logistics company has agreed to pay $95 million to resolve allegations that it inflated prices and defrauded the U.S. government for contracts to feed American troops in Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan.

The Latest: Colorado governor says recent blasts unrelated

The Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:50pm

The Latest on a fatal oil tank fire in northern Colorado (all times local):

South Carolina man admits to killing 7; gets life sentence

Jeffrey Collins, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:38pm

A prosecutor wanted to send a man who killed seven people in South Carolina to death row, but the state's lack of execution drugs and the desire of victims' relatives to never see him again led authorities to accept a deal for life in prison without parole for the serial killer.

Company faces backlash for pulling Hannity ads

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:29pm

Financial services firm USAA, facing a backlash to its decision to pull advertising from Sean Hannity's show on Fox News Channel, says it is withdrawing from other opinion-based television programs.

Trump 'evolving' on climate action, pressured by Europeans

Julie Pace and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted   May 26th - 2:19pm

Forceful face-to-face talks this week with fellow world leaders left President Donald Trump "more knowledgeable" and with "evolving" views about the global climate accord he's threatened to abandon, a top White House official said Friday. Trump also was impressed by their arguments about how crucial U.S. leadership is in supporting international efforts.