United States

Charles Manson supporter Leslie Van Houten denied parole again by California governor

The governor of California once again denied parole Friday for Leslie Van Houten, the youngest follower of murderous cult leader Charles Manson who blamed herself at her parole hearing for letting him control her life.

World

Croatia, Slovenia police bust human trafficking operation

Police in Croatia and Slovenia say they have busted a human trafficking operation and released dozens of mostly Chinese nationals who were forced to work in illegal call centers.

Sport

Preview: Florida tries to knock off No. 18 Kentucky in primetime SEC showdown

The Gators (13-5, 5-1) will be looking to hold onto a tie for first place in the Southeastern Conference.

Sport

Preview: Lightning begin long trek away from home with visit to Wild

The Tampa Bay Lightning begin an eight-game road trip when they take on the Minnesota Wild on Saturday night.

World

The Latest: Pope Francis arrives in northern Peru

The Latest on Pope Francis' visit to Peru (all times local): 10 a.m.

Sport

Preview: Panthers finish off back-to-back with showdown against Predators

The Florida Panthers begin a quick two-game road trip when they take on the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.

Sport

Preview: Heat gear up for Kemba Walker, Hornets as road trip continues

The Miami Heat continue their road trip when they take on Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets on Saturday night.

Politics

Trump travel ban: Timeline of a legal journey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in favor of President Trump’s travel ban affecting residents of six majority-Muslim countries.

Sport

Antetokounmpo to miss next two Bucks games

The Milwaukee Bucks will rest Giannis Antetokounmpo to manage soreness in his right knee

United States

Kansas archbishop elected to lead anti-abortion role

The archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas, has been chosen to a leading role in the Catholic Church's fight against abortion.

World

2 Americans, 2 Canadians abducted in Nigeria are freed

A Nigerian police spokesman says two Americans and two Canadians who were kidnapped in north-central Kaduna state on Tuesday have been released.

World

Spain rescues 56 migrants crossing Mediterranean Sea

Spain's maritime rescue service says it has saved 56 migrants trying to make the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa to European shores.

World

Serbian president visits Kosovo after politician's slaying

Serbia's president is visiting Serb-dominated areas of neighboring Kosovo days after a moderate Kosovo Serb politician was gunned down in an attack that fueled concerns of instability in the Balkans.

Technology

20 handy things you didn't know Google Photos can do

Most people think of Google Photos like a dusty old album on the shelf. Every once in a while, you flip through those old snapshots with a friend. Remember that trip to the beach? That was so nice.

World

Strong emotions ahead in drama about Serbia's Milosevic

Former Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, considered the main architect of a decade of bloody wars in the Balkans, is not the first person who comes to mind when thinking about subjects for a possible musical.

World

Turkish ski bus accident kills 11, injures 44

Turkish officials say a bus carrying mostly holiday-makers on a ski trip has crashed into trees on the side of a road, killing 11 passengers and injuring 44 others.

World

Germany's Social Democrats consider opening govt talks

The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats are making a final push to try and convince party members to approve opening talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a new coalition government.

Life & Style

Paul Bocuse, globe-trotting master of French cuisine, dies

Paul Bocuse, the master chef who defined French cuisine for nearly half a century and put it on tables around the world, a man who raised the profile of top chefs from invisible kitchen artists to international celebrities, has died at 91, French official

World

Officials say UN migration agency employee abducted in Yemen

Yemeni security officials say unidentified gunmen have abducted an employee at the U.N. migration agency in the capital, Sanaa.

World

Gabon says major ivory trafficking ring dismantled, 9 held

Gabon says a major ivory trafficking ring that smuggled more than 600 tusks out of the country in 2017 has been dismantled, in a victory against poachers who have killed large numbers of forest elephants in the Central African country.

World

French president warns: UK can't maintain full access to EU

French President Emmanuel Macron has warned Britain again that it cannot maintain full access to the European Union's single market if it doesn't accept the bloc's founding principles, including free movement of people and the jurisdiction of EU courts.

World

The Latest: Syrian forces reach rebel-held air base

The Latest on developments related to Syria (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Syrian state TV says government forces have reached the perimeter of a rebel-held air base deep inside what was once opposition territory in northwest Syria.

World

Myanmar soldiers sentenced for killing Kachin civilians

State police in Myanmar say the military has sentenced six soldiers to 10 years in prison with hard labor for killing three civilians in war-torn Kachin state.

World

Egypt presidential hopeful calls for neutrality in elections

Egypt's former military chief of staff, who announced he would run for president in March elections, has called on state institutions to maintain neutrality toward all candidates.

Politics

GOP rival labels Hawaii governor 'Doomsday David' after false alarm fiasco

A Hawaii GOP gubernatorial candidate has labeled Democratic incumbent Gov. David Ige "Doomsday David" and called on him to resign over the state's recent false alarm fiasco.

World

Turkish military 'retaliates' against fire from Syrian Kurds

Turkey's military says it has retaliated against fire into Turkey from across the border in a Kurdish-controlled enclave in northwest Syria.

Politics

Democrats Schumer, Pelosi quick to blame Trump after Senate fails to avert shutdown

After a midnight deadline came and went Friday night in a bid to avert a government shutdown, Democrats in Washington were quick to assign blame.

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