'Shield' actor's words used against him in murder trial
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:47:26 -0400
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor who played a police officer on TV show "The Shield" is guilty of murder because of remarks he made about the killing to detectives, his brother-in-law and in text messages to his dead wife, a prosecutor told a jury Friday.
Putin in Greek trip as EU sanctions talks loom
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:45:47 -0400
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed several economic deals with Athens on Friday during a visit to Greece aimed at reinforcing a relationship with one of his few friends in the EU amid tensions with the West. The visit, Putin's first to the EU since December, comes at a low ebb in relations between Russia and Europe over the conflict in Ukraine that broke out in 2014, with sanctions still in force against Moscow. It also comes as Athens desperately seeks to come out of recession.
Catholic priest says Colombia rebels free Spanish journalist
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:41:47 -0400
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.
Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson could be next PM - Cameron
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:34:05 -0400
By Kylie MacLellan ISE-SHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - Former London mayor Boris Johnson could be Britain's next prime minister despite heading the campaign to leave the European Union, Prime Minister David Cameron said. Last year, Cameron, who has said he will not stand for a third term at a national election due in 2020, cited Johnson, along with Home Secretary Theresa May and Chancellor George Osborne, as potential successors. Cameron and Johnson now find themselves rivals on opposing sides of an increasingly bitter debate ahead of Britain's June 23 referendum on EU membership.
Trump rules out presidential debate with Sanders
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:30:20 -0400
By Emily Stephenson FRESNO, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Friday ruled out a one-on-one debate with second-place Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders, killing off a potentially high-ratings television spectacle. The suggested debate would have sidelined likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton but given Sanders a huge platform ahead of California's June 7 primary. A day after saying he would welcome a debate with Sanders, Trump called the idea "inappropriate" because as the Republican presumptive nominee he should only face the Democrats' final choice.
Argentine court convicts 15 ex-army officers for atrocities
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:30:02 -0400
An Argentine court sentenced 15 South American ex-army officers Friday for their role in Operation Condor, a program by the continent's military regimes to torture and kill dissidents in the 1970s and 1980s. The court, the first to try atrocities committed under the six-nation plan, sentenced former Argentine dictator Reynaldo Bignone to 20 years and retired Uruguayan colonel Manuel Cordero -- the only non-Argentine national in the dock -- to 25 years.
Parents of woman killed in San Francisco sues city, feds
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:25:02 -0400
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed on a San Francisco pier have sued the city and two federal agencies, accusing them of contributing to her death because the man charged in the slaying was in the country illegally.
Thunder look to close out defending champion Warriors
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:23:10 -0400
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Thunder won't say they have to win Game 6 against the Golden State Warriors on Saturday to win the Western Conference finals.
Cellphone radiation study raises concerns despite low risk
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:21:29 -0400
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.
NASA taking another stab at inflating space station room
Fri, 27 May 2016 17:21:28 -0400
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is taking a second crack at inflating an experimental room at the International Space Station.