By PETER LEONARD, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 8:01 p.m.
KIEV, Ukraine — Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday.
By SARAH EL DEEB and BASSEM MROUE, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 7:47 p.m.
BEIRUT — Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday.
By E. EDUARDO CASTILLO and MARK STEVENSON, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 7:36 p.m.
ECUANDUREO, Mexico — About 40 people were killed Friday in what authorities described as a fierce gunbattle between suspected drug traffickers and federal forces on a ranch in western Mexico, the deadliest such confrontation in recent memory.
By BOUBACAR DIALLO, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 7:35 p.m.
CONAKRY, Guinea — Relatives of Ebola victims are transporting their bodies on public transportation in Guinea, seating the corpses upright between other passengers to skirt health controls and contributing to the spread of the deadly disease here, authorities said.
By ALLEN REED, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 2:51 p.m.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — TLC pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule on Friday, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against one of the stars, Josh Duggar, stemming from when he was a juvenile.
By ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 12:21 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops, including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday.
By BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 11:26 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — The company responsible for a pipeline that spilled thousands of gallons of oil along the California coast was ordered to take a series of steps before it can restart the line, federal regulators said Friday.
By ROBIN McDOWELL and JOCELYN GECKER, Associated Press
May 22, 2015 11:24 a.m.
YANGON, Myanmar — Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do.
By Simon Denyer, The Washington Post
May 22, 2015 11:22 a.m.
BEIJING — China accused the United States on Friday of "very irresponsible" and potentially dangerous actions after a surveillance plane flew near disputed islands in the South China Sea and was warned off by the Chinese navy earlier this week.