Argentine court sentences ex-dictator for Operation Condor
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) ? Argentina's last dictator and 14 other former military officials were sentenced Friday to prison for human rights crimes committed during the Operation Condor conspiracy to hunt down dissidents across South America and beyond.
Kessel out; Matthews in as World Cup of Hockey rosters set
Porcupine sculpture stolen from Maine airport is replacedPORTLAND, Maine (AP) ? A prickly steel-and-nails sculpture of a mama porcupine and its baby has replaced a statue that was stolen from an airport in Maine.
Search for abducted teen moves to Northern California coast
VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) ? Authorities on Friday narrowed their frantic search for a missing teenager to a remote area about 65 miles from where she was last seen being dragged by an armed acquaintance who later died in a gun battle with police.
Catholic priest says Colombia rebels free Spanish journalist
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.
Putin blasts West on first trip to EU country this year
ATHENS, Greece (AP) ? On his first trip to a European Union country this year, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday sharply criticized western policy toward Moscow, describing a newly expanded U.S. missile defense system as a threat to his country's security ? and vowing to retaliate.
Brazil police identify 4 of 30-plus men wanted in gang rape
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ? Police said Friday that they have identified and are searching for four of the more than 30 men suspected in the gang rape of a 16-year-old girl, a case that has rocked Latin America's largest nation and highlighted its endemic problem of violence against women.
Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on child-porn chargesLOS ANGELES (AP) ? Mark Salling, who played bad-boy Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the Fox musical dramedy "Glee," was charged Friday with receiving and possessing child pornography.
Odor's suspension reduced to 7 games, starts FridayARLINGTON, Texas (AP) ? Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor started serving his suspension Friday for punching Toronto's Jose Bautista after the penalty was reduced from eight to seven games.
SpaceX makes fourth successful rocket landing
SpaceX launched an Asian communications satellite into a distant orbit Friday and for the fourth time managed to recover the rocket that did the work. Under blue skies dotted with clouds, the shiny white Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida at 5:40 pm (2140 GMT) carrying the Thaicom 8 satellite. SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California erupted in cheers as the rocket touched down.