DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia says its military intercepted five drones launched by Yemen's Houthi rebels targeting the kingdom. A Saudi military spokesman says the drones targeted Abha regional airport and Khamis Mushait and showed the Houthis were targeting civilian infrastructure in the kingdom. The development comes as tensions are rising in the Persian Gulf region.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is calling White House press secretary Sarah Sanders a "warrior" as she prepares to leave his administration at the end of the month. Trump says he's encouraging Sanders to run for governor when she returns home to Arkansas, where her father once held the job. Sanders is one of the president's closest and most trusted White House aides and one of the few remaining who worked on his campaign.
UNDATED (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock and U.S. Rep. Seth Moulton of Massachusetts won't make the roster of 20 Democratic hopefuls who qualified for the party's first presidential debate. The Democratic National Committee used polling and fundraising measures to make the selections. The debates, broken into two nights to handle the large field, are set for June 26-27 in Miami.
CHRISTCHURCH, New Zealand (AP) — The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks smirked as his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to terrorism, murder and attempted murder charges before a judge who set his trial for next May. The courtroom was filled with 80 survivors and family members of the 51 slain, while about another 60 watched the hearing on video in an overflow room at the Christchurch High Court.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Friends and relatives of a black man who was killed by a federal fugitive task force in Tennessee have peacefully gathered near the site of the shooting. A few dozen people gathered Thursday evening near the Memphis house where 20-year-old Brandon Webber was killed Wednesday. Protesters on Wednesday night had reacted to the shooting by throwing rocks and bricks, injuring 36 law enforcement officers. On Thursday, a couple of men spoke into megaphones as others talked among themselves.