Alabama chief justice suspended for defiance on gay marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.
Defense ministers discuss defusing South China Sea incidents
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) ? Singapore's defense minister said Friday that countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands.
Bumgarner pitches, hits as Giants win, Pagan body-slams fan
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Madison Bumgarner lined a key two-run double in the sixth and emphatically pumped his arms while yelling in celebration at second base, and the San Francisco Giants beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-3 on Friday night to maintain their slim lead for the second NL wild card.
Pope presses mission to improve ties with Georgian Orthodox
Philippine leader's Hitler remarks 'troubling' for Pentagon chief
Pentagon chief Ashton Carter on Friday criticized the "deeply troubling" remarks by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, in which he likened his deadly war on crime to Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews. Carter's comments came during a regional security summit with Southeast Asian ally nations, where he sought to reassure counterparts that Washington's ongoing commitment to its Asia "rebalance" would continue into the next US administration. Earlier Friday, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte had made televised remarks drawing parallels between his campaign to wipe out his country's drug problem and Adolf Hitler's genocidal drive.
California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man
EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions.
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US cling to 5-3 Ryder Cup lead after Europe fightback
Rory McIlroy took a bow before hostile fans after completing a European fightback at the Ryder Cup, but the United States still led 5-3 thanks to a foursomes whitewash. "They seemed to birdie every hole and Rory made a bunch of them," US captain Davis Love said.
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Darvish fans 12 as Texas Rangers clinch MLB home field advantage
The Texas Rangers' Japanese pitching ace Yu Darvish struck out a season-high 12 batters as the Rangers secured home-field advantage throughout the Major League Baseball playoffs with a 3-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Darvish Friday became just the third pitcher in Rangers history to strike out at least a dozen in six innings, joining Nolan Ryan and Matt Perisho. "I had good results today," said Darvish, whose 12 strikeouts were the most he's had in a start since 2014.