Simone Biles on top again at US gymnastics championships
Democrats reject platform proposal opposing trade dealST. LOUIS (AP) ? Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party's platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama.
The Latest: Delegate files suit to avoid voting for Trump
Two dead in California fires, thousands evacuated
At least two people have died in a fire in central California that has destroyed 100 structures and prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency, officials said Friday. The fast-moving blaze that erupted late Thursday afternoon in the Lake Isabella area of Kern County had spread to about 30,000 acres (121 square kilometers) by Friday afternoon and was five percent contained, authorities said. The Kern County Fire Department confirmed the two fatalities in a message on Twitter but provided no further details.
Joyce helps Pirates snap Dodgers' 6-game win streak, 8-6
PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Matt Joyce homered and doubled among his three hits as Pittsburgh beat Los Angeles 8-6 on Friday night, ending the Dodgers' six-game winning streak and giving Pirates manager Clint Hurdle his 1,000th career victory.
23 dead in West Virginia floods; search and rescue continues
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) ? As a deluge swamped southeast West Virginia ? a disaster that killed at least 23 people ? Ronnie Scott's wife called him and told him their house was filling up with water. She fled to the attic with two dogs and a cat and waited. She smelled natural gas.
The Latest: State agency updates flooding death toll to 23
Pope prays at Armenia memorial after denouncing 'genocide'
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) ? Pope Francis heads to Armenia's genocide memorial for a prayer service, fresh from his ad-libbed declaration that the Ottoman-era massacre of Armenians a century ago was a planned "genocide."
Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) ? A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races.
Briles officially out at Baylor after sexual assault scandalWACO, Texas (AP) ? Baylor and Art Briles have mutually agreed to part ways, almost a month after the release of a scathing report over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints against football players which led school regents to suspend the coach "with intent to terminate."