World

Russia, NATO military chiefs meet in Azerbaijan

Russia's top military officer has met with his NATO counterpart, the first such encounter since relations between Moscow and the alliance have sunk to post-Cold War lows over the Ukrainian crisis.

United States

Suspect in Vegas casino picnic shooting arrested in Texas

Authorities say a casino dealer identified as the suspect in a deadly company picnic shooting on Sunday has been arrested in a small town in the Texas Panhandle.

United States

Prosecutor: Former Texas nurse confessed in deaths of babies

A Texas prosecutor says an imprisoned former nurse who authorities believe could be responsible for the deaths of up to 60 children has confessed in the past to killing children in her care.

Sport

Alex Rodriguez's nephew kidnapped in New York City hotel over $600G Lamborghini sale

Alex Rodriguez’s nephew was kidnapped and held for ransom in a New York City hotel early Thursday after a deal involving two people and a $600,000 Lamborghini went bad.

Science

Rare Titanic rescue letters surface

Two extremely rare letters written by a passenger on Titanic rescue ship RMS Carpathia are up for auction in the U.K. this weekend.

World

Police: 2 die in light airplane crash in Northern Ireland

Police say two people have died in the crash of a light airplane in Northern Ireland.

Entertainment

Kevin Smith 'unrecognizable' in new weight loss photo taken months after 'massive' heart attack

"Clerks" director Kevin Smith surprised fans Wednesday with a side-by-side photo demonstrating his dramatic weight loss since his near-fatal heart attack back in February.

United States

Firefighter, nurse on Southwest flight 'felt moved to act'

Two strangers with backgrounds in emergency response who found themselves in the middle of rescue efforts Tuesday when a Southwest jet engine blew apart said it was just another part of their training.

United States

House where Rosa Parks sought refuge will be displayed

The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after she fled the south will be displayed in Rhode Island for at least a month after all because several groups have provided money.

United States

After Syria missile strikes, US stuck in holding pattern

The drama of U.S. and allied missiles strikes on Syria has obscured a sobering fact: The U.S.-led campaign to eliminate the Islamic State from Syria has stalled.

United States

Wisconsin appeals court reinstates spa shooting lawsuit

A state appeals court reinstated a lawsuit Thursday against operators of a website that facilitated the purchases of a gun used in a mass shooting in suburban Milwaukee five years ago.

Sport

Rob Gronkowski buys stake in Kentucky Derby horse named after him

Rob Gronkowski has a horse in the Kentucky Derby – and it shares his name.

United States

Pentagon: No civilian casualties in Syria strikes

The Pentagon says there have been no reports of civilian casualties from last week's missile strikes by the United States, France and Britain.

United States

'Yup, shot him': Prosecutors say ex-lawman hid double life

In the rural western New York town where he lived on a gentleman's farm, Joseph Mlyniec was a respected public servant with two decades as a sheriff's sergeant and four years on the town board.

United States

Syracuse University suspends fourth fraternity this academic year after shocking racist video emerges

Syracuse University’s student association is calling on administrators to expedite plans to audit the institution’s troubled Greek life community after a shocking video emerged this week showing one fraternity’s members spewing racist slurs and enga

United States

Judge refuses to suppress lottery scam suspect's statements

A Rhode Island woman accused of funneling lottery scam money between the U.S. and Jamaica through her airline job has lost her battle in federal court in North Dakota to have evidence suppressed.

World

Kim Jong Un's cheerleading wife rises in ranks to achieve first lady title

Once a member of North Korea’s “army of beauties” cheerleading squad and a former pop singer, Kim Jong Un’s wife will be called the “revered first lady” for the first time since marrying the despot nearly a decade ago.

Entertainment

Prince doctor agrees to pay $30K for illegal prescription

A Minnesota doctor accused of illegally prescribing an opioid painkiller for Prince a week before the musician died from a fentanyl overdose has agreed to pay $30,000 to settle a federal civil violation, according to documents made public Thursday.

Health

E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce expands to 16 states

An E. coli outbreak involving romaine lettuce from Arizona has sickened 53 people across 16 states, with 31 patients requiring hospitalization.

World

Indian police arrest 18 Rohingya Muslims

Indian police say they have arrested 18 Rohingya Muslims in a remote northeastern region as they prepared to board a train for New Delhi after entering illegally from Bangladesh.

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