Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released
Kerry to push Malaysia on human trafficking during visitWASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry will push Malaysia to redouble its efforts against human trafficking during an upcoming visit for regional security talks, a senior State Department official said Friday.
Mets add hitting help, trade for Tigers OF Cespedes
APNewsBreak: Germany shelves Nazi crimes probe of US man
BERLIN (AP) ? German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.
Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Secretary of State John Kerry headed to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran.
News Guide: Super PAC backing Cruz gets $10 million donation
Walker, Cruz lead Mariners to 6-1 win over Twins
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) ? Taijuan Walker pitched a one-hitter for his first career complete game in 29 major league starts, and Nelson Cruz and Jesus Montero homered to lift the Seattle Mariners over the Minnesota Twins 6-1 on Friday night.
Pacific trade ministers announce progress in Hawaii talks
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) ? Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations made significant progress this week toward a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy, U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman said Friday.
Judge blocks release of recordings by anti-abortion group
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal judge on Friday blocked the release of any recordings made at meetings of an abortion providers' association by an anti-abortion group that previously revealed secretly recorded videos of a Planned Parenthood leader.
Mexican judge suspends U.S. extradition order for fugitive 'Chapo' Guzman
A Mexican judge temporarily suspended a U.S. extradition order on Friday for the fugitive drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman even though the federal attorney general's office had approved it a day earlier. Guzman, one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers, broke out of a maximum security prison earlier this month, escaping in a tunnel built right under his cell. The United States requested Guzman's extradition on June 25, just a couple weeks before his escape, but Mexican officials said in January that Guzman would not be handed over because he must first serve time in his home country.