Kerry: Diverse graduating class is 'Trump's worst nightmare'
BOSTON (AP) ? U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry told college graduates on Friday that their diversity is "Donald Trump's worst nightmare" and that it's their job to stop the spread of violent extremism.
Correction: Panama money laundering story
PANAMA CITY (AP) ? In a story May 5 about the arrest of a businessman from Panama on money laundering charges, The Associated Press incorrectly described Abdul Waked's relationship with Nidal Waked. He is Nidal Waked's uncle, not his father.
Speaker Paul Ryan to meet Thursday with Donald Trump to discuss "Republican principles and ideas"Speaker Paul Ryan to meet Thursday with Donald Trump to discuss "Republican principles and ideas"
Murray and Nadal to meet in Madrid Open semifinals
Syrian government forces try to storm prison after inmates revolt, monitor saysSyrian government forces fired tear gas and live ammunition into Hama prison on Friday as they tried to put down a revolt by its inmates, a monitoring group said, and an opposition source said some prisoners had choked from the fumes. The prison has been surrounded by government forces since hundreds of prisoners rioted and seized several guards on Monday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. A Syrian opposition official in contact with prisoners said security forces had fired an unidentified gas into the facility, causing 25 cases of suffocation but no deaths.
Greece paralysed by strike over pension reforms and tax hikes
Public transport ground to a halt in Greece on Friday as trade unions launched a 48-hour general strike against government plans to overhaul pensions and increase taxes, as demanded by international creditors. In the capital Athens, the metro, tram and bus systems were all paralysed, leaving taxis as the only form of available public transport. The public sector was operating at a snail's pace, while most TV and radio stations were refusing to air news bulletins in the fourth crippling general strike since leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras came to office in January 2015.
AP Source: Angels' Richards likely needs major elbow surgery
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) ? Los Angeles Angels ace Garrett Richards is expected to need surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right elbow, sidelining him into next season, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press.
Labour's Khan becomes first Muslim mayor of London after bitter campaign
By William James and Elizabeth Piper LONDON (Reuters) - Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor on Friday, seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party. As New York mayor Bill de Blasio sent his congratulations, Khan had yet to receive official notification of his victory, which would go some way to soothing the wounds of Labour which suffered losses in Thursday's other local elections. Dealt a crushing blow in Scotland, where it came third behind the Scottish National Party and Britain's ruling Conservatives, Labour did better than expected in England, saving its left-leaning leader from an early challenge.
Rick Perry ditches glasses for portrait, defends Trump
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Ditching his now-famous black glasses Friday for his official Texas portrait, former Gov. Rick Perry is back looking like his old self but sounding far different when it comes to former presidential rival Donald Trump.
Little Rock settles lawsuit over 2010 police shootingLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) ? The city of Little Rock agreed to settle a lawsuit Friday from the family of 67-year-old black man who was fatally shot in 2010 after two off-duty, white police officers entered his apartment without a warrant, a city official told The Associated Press.