Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, poses for a photo with a supporter who asked him to her school's prom during a campaign stop at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus, Ind., Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

At crossroads, Cruz, Kasich defend anti-Trump pact

BORDEN, Ind. — Declaring the Republican presidential contest at “a fork in the road,” Ted Cruz and John Kasich defended their extraordinary new alliance on… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, poses for a photo with a supporter who asked him to her school's prom during a campaign stop at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus, Ind., Monday, April 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

Cleveland settles lawsuit over Rice shooting

CLEVELAND — The city on Monday reached a $6 million settlement in a lawsuit over the death of Tamir Rice, a 12-year-old black boy shot… Continue reading

FILE - In this Nov. 25, 2014, file photo, demonstrators block Public Square in Cleveland, during a protest over the police shooting of Tamir Rice. The city of Cleveland has reached a settlement Monday, April 25, 2016, in a lawsuit over the death of Rice, a black boy shot by a white police officer while playing with a pellet gun. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)

USA Today owner Gannett bids for LA Times publisher

NEW YORK — Newspaper publisher Gannett wants to buy Tribune Publishing for more than $388 million, in a deal that would give the owner of… Continue reading

Pentagon, Congress at odds over military bases

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes… Continue reading

‘Individual A’ sues Hastert for money over unpaid hush money

CHICAGO (AP) — A man who alleges he was sexually abused by former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert decades ago and was later promised $3.5… Continue reading

In this Thursday, March 24, 2016 photo, Army veteran Joe Aguirre drapes a tattooed arm across the back of his service dog, Munger, in Fayetteville, N.C. The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the middle of a multi-year study to determine whether it should pay for such psychiatric service dogs. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

VA study on whether dogs can heal vets with PTSD has critics

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Army veteran Joe Aguirre opens a restaurant door, then steps aside to let his golden retriever take point. “Clear,” Aguirre commands, and… Continue reading

In this Thursday, March 24, 2016 photo, Army veteran Joe Aguirre drapes a tattooed arm across the back of his service dog, Munger, in Fayetteville, N.C. The Department of Veterans Affairs is in the middle of a multi-year study to determine whether it should pay for such psychiatric service dogs. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

S. Korea covered up abuse, killing of ‘vagrants’

BUSAN, South Korea — Three decades ago, a policeman tortured Choi Seung-woo over a piece of bread he found in the boy’s schoolbag.After being stripped… Continue reading

US rig count drops 9 this week to 431, another all-time low

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by nine this week to 431, again reaching… Continue reading

In this April 20, 2016 photo,taxidermist Bill Fulcher starts a cleaning and repair process on "Monroe," a Kodiak bear at the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Ind. The bear was shot in 1949 by Roy Schmalz on a hunting trip to Kodiak, Alaska and was on display at his sporting goods store until it closed in 1988. (David Snodgress/Bloomington Herald-Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Monroe the Bear gets a ‘spa day’

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Monroe the Bear just got treated to a makeover.The Kodiak bear, often considered the centerpiece of the Monroe County History Center, on… Continue reading

In this April 20, 2016 photo,taxidermist Bill Fulcher starts a cleaning and repair process on "Monroe," a Kodiak bear at the Monroe County History Center in Bloomington, Ind. The bear was shot in 1949 by Roy Schmalz on a hunting trip to Kodiak, Alaska and was on display at his sporting goods store until it closed in 1988. (David Snodgress/Bloomington Herald-Times via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

In Saudi visit, Obama works to calm Gulf tensions with US

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama strained to ease tensions with Persian Gulf allies Thursday, pledging U.S. help in confronting Iran and other security… Continue reading

US Navy accuses Gulf commander of misconduct

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy officer relieved of commanding a Persian Gulf patrol ship allegedly failed to maintain equipment to the point… Continue reading

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to light the principal beacon to celebrate her 90th birthday, Thursday April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. The beacon will set in train a series of over 1,000 beacons across the country and worldwide. Beacons large and small, either specially built gas-fuelled structures or simple bonfires, will be lit across the country to mark the queen's birthday. (Arthur Edwards/Pool Photo via AP)

Many tributes for Queen Elizabeth on 90th birthday

WINDSOR, England — Fate unexpectedly made her queen. Duty and endurance have made her an institution and an icon.Queen Elizabeth II turned 90 on Thursday… Continue reading

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II arrives to light the principal beacon to celebrate her 90th birthday, Thursday April 21, 2016 in Windsor, England. The beacon will set in train a series of over 1,000 beacons across the country and worldwide. Beacons large and small, either specially built gas-fuelled structures or simple bonfires, will be lit across the country to mark the queen's birthday. (Arthur Edwards/Pool Photo via AP)
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, appear on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Trump to GOP leaders: Embrace me

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants pushed skeptical Republican leaders Thursday to embrace him as their likely presidential nominee, declaring he can deliver big… Continue reading

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump, appear on the NBC "Today" television program, in New York Thursday, April 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Clinton, relatives of Newtown victims talk gun violence

HARTFORD, Conn. — Hillary Clinton, sitting with relatives of victims of the Newtown school massacre, vowed Thursday to make sure gun violence is not ignored,… Continue reading

FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)

Pop superstar Prince dead at 57

CHANHASSEN, Minn. — Prince, one of the most inventive and influential musicians of modern times with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” “Let’s Go Crazy” and… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2016
  • By NEKESA MUMBI MOODY, HILLEL ITALIE and JEFF BAENEN
  • NewsNation-World
FILE - In this Feb. 18, 1985 file photo, Prince performs at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including "Little Red Corvette," ''Let's Go Crazy" and "When Doves Cry," was found dead at his home on Thursday, April 21, 2016, in suburban Minneapolis, according to his publicist. He was 57. (AP Photo/Liu Heung Shing, File)

Obama pushes Saudis, Gulf allies to step up Iraq aid

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With fresh friction wearing on an old alliance, President Barack Obama pressed Saudi Arabia and Persian Gulf nations on Wednesday to… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2016
  • By KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, LOLITA C. BALDOR and ADAM SCHRECK
  • NewsNation-World

Up to 500 feared dead in shipwreck

GENEVA — As many as 500 people are feared dead after a shipwreck last week in the Mediterranean Sea, two international groups said Wednesday, describing… Continue reading

Source: VW to pay $1B to diesel owners, buy back some cars

DETROIT — Volkswagen, the U.S. government and private lawyers have reached a deal for the automaker to buy back some of the 600,000 diesel cars… Continue reading

3 officials charged in Flint water crisis By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and ED WHITE

FLINT, Mich. — The Flint water crisis became a criminal case Wednesday when two state regulators and a city employee were charged with official misconduct,… Continue reading

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)

Hamilton stays on $10 bill; Tubman to go on $20 bill

WASHINGTON — Harriet Tubman, an African-American abolitionist who was born a slave, will stand with George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Benjamin Franklin among the iconic… Continue reading

FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 31, 2015, file photo, a woman holds a sign supporting Harriet Tubman for the $20 bill during a town hall meeting at the Women's Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, N.Y. A Treasury official said Wednesday, April 20, 2016, that Secretary Jacob Lew has decided to put Harriet Tubman on the $20 bill, making her the first woman on U.S. paper currency in 100 years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Thompson, File)