By Kathleen Hennessey and Calvin Woodward Associated Press CLEVELAND – The art of the coronation has taken something of a beating at the Republican National Convention. Nevertheless, Donald Trump now has the crown – and a final chance to summon unity from the party’s restive ranks in the ritual’s closing days. The roll call of […]

By Erica Werner and Scott Bauer Associated Press CLEVELAND – The Trump campaign on Tuesday dismissed criticism that Melania Trump directly lifted two passages nearly word-for-word from the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention, calling the complaints “just absurd.” Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort insisted no mistakes […]

By Juliet Linderman Associated Press BALTIMORE – A judge acquitted a Baltimore police officer of manslaughter and other charges Monday in the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who was critically injured in a police transport van. It was the fourth straight trial prosecutors failed to win in the case. Lt. Brian Rice, the […]

By Suzan Fraser Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey – Members of Turkey’s armed forces said they had taken control of the country Friday as explosions, gunfire and a reported air battle between loyalist forces and coup supporters erupted in the capital. Turkey’s president remained defiant and called on people to take to the streets to show […]

By Julie Pace and Jill Colvin Associated Press WASHINGTON – Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice. A news conference […]

By Paisley Dodds Associated Press LONDON – France’s deadly truck attack marks a frightening new reality in European terrorism: assailants turning to an ever-expanding arsenal in bloodshed that is becoming harder to predict or prevent. Europe is no stranger to such violence, but Thursday’s death toll of at least 84 people represented one of the […]

Police officers secure the scene of an attack after a truck drove on to the sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of revelers who'd gathered to watch the fireworks in the French resort city of Nice, southern France on Friday. (AP Photo/Christian Alminana)

By Ciaran Fahey and Raphael Satter Associated Press NICE, France – A truck loaded with weapons and hand grenades drove onto a sidewalk for more than a mile, plowing through Bastille Day revelers who’d gathered to watch fireworks in the French resort city of Nice late Thursday. At least 77 people were killed before police […]

By Eric Tucker and Mike Schneider Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. – Orlando gunman Omar Mateen spoke in Arabic to a 911 dispatcher, identified himself an Islamic soldier and demanded to a crisis negotiator that the U.S. “stop bombing Syria and Iraq,” according to transcripts released by the FBI on Monday. The partial, printed transcripts were […]

By Jay Reeves and Terrance Harris Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – The body of a 2-year-old Nebraska boy who was snatched off a Walt Disney World beach by an alligator and dragged underwater was recovered Wednesday, ending a ghastly search at one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Divers found the body […]