ATHENS, Greece — 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.
PARIS — A French naval vessel fitted with sophisticated underwater sensors raced Friday toward the eastern Mediterranean Sea, as the window for locating the so-called black boxes of a downed Egyptian airliner rapidly closed.
A long-running Navy corruption scandal reached new heights Friday as a lieutenant commander and two retired officers were arrested on federal charges of feeding inside information to a Singapore-based defense contractor for sex, vacations and other favors.
BAGHDAD — Five days into an Iraqi military operation to push Islamic State fighters out of Fallujah, residents still inside the city are preparing for a long battle, with some saying they fear being trapped between two forces they don’t fully trust.
NEW YORK — A cyber security firm says North Korea might be connected to a recent attack that resulted in the theft of $101 million from the Bangladeshi central bank and the attempted thefts of millions more from other Asian banks.
More than 100 prominent physicians, bioethicists and scientists from around the world posted a letter Friday urging WHO Director-General Margaret Chan to exert pressure on Olympic authorities to move the Olympics from Rio de Janeiro or delay the games because of public health concerns over the Zika virus.
HIROSHIMA, Japan — With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons.
HARRISBURG — If proponents of expanded gambling have their way, Pennsylvania may fill part of its looming budget gap with income from around-the-clock cocktails in casinos, slots machines in airports and wagers made legally on phones and laptops.
SAN DIEGO — Donald Trump waded into California’s perennial water wars Friday, taking the side of agriculture and vowing to boost the state’s farmers even if it means cutting back environmental protections.
Quotations attributed to Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in the Quaker Valley High School yearbook have led district officials to offer an apology and refunds to students who were offended by the quotes.
Research in rats is re-igniting the long-running debate over whether mobile-phone use can cause cancer.
MIAMI — U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
HORSE CAVE, Ky. — One day after 19 people trudged through neck-deep water in a harrowing escape from a flooded Kentucky cave, the operator of the spelunking attraction says he is analyzing the incident for any possible safety lessons.
There’s a place where, according to Joyce Bender, you can see what America looked like for disabled workers before the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990 expanded broad civil rights and protected them from discrimination.
ATLANTA — Travelers who were dreading long airport security lines ahead of the Memorial Day weekend instead reported moving quickly through checkpoints Friday after authorities opened extra screening lanes and used bomb-sniffing dogs to give some passengers a break from removing their shoes.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore filed a federal lawsuit Friday against the state agency that leveled ethics charges against him, claiming the state law that led to his removal from the bench is unconstitutional.
HARRISBURG — Saying he's "tired of explaining the inexplicable," Chuck Ardo, the spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane, said Friday that he is quitting.
Pennsylvania doctors are getting ready for the new prescription drug monitoring program, even as a top federal official said that it should be improved.
The U.S. Federal Reserve should raise interest rates "in the coming months" if economic growth picks up as expected and jobs continue to be generated, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said on Friday.