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Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos announces that at least 26 leftist rebels have been killed in a raid in western Colombia, as he's flanked by Defense Minister Juan Carlos Pinzon, left, and Armed Forces Commander Gen. Juan Pablo Rodriguez, at the presidential palace in Bogota, Friday, May 22, 2015. Colombia's largest rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), announced they're ending a unilateral cease-fire in response to the military raid on their guerrilla camp. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict.



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Cavs’ Irving misses shootaround, questionable for Game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) moves the ball as Atlanta Hawks guard Jeff Teague (0) looks on during the first half in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals of the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 20, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)ATLANTA (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee.



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New species: Feathered dino, morbid wasp

An international committee of taxonomists selected their top 10 favorite new species for the annual list by State University of New York’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry.


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China: U.S. flights a threat

The Chinese government is calling U.S. surveillance flights over the South China Sea a threat to peace in the region and warning that they could lead to accidents in the air or at sea.


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What politicians aren’t telling you about ISIS

Despite months of an American-led bombing campaign, the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has conquered the Iraqi city of Ramadi. It is a major setback, and it should compel policymakers to assess whether our strategy — which in the near term boils down to containing and disrupting ISIS while we bolster stable governance in Iraq — is working. What it should not do is prompt half-baked calls for inserting more American troops into Iraq.


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Vaginal exam lawsuit raises tricky questions

Last Thursday, two students at Orlando’s Valencia College alleged in a lawsuit that instructors forced them into submitting to weekly transvaginal ultrasound exams performed by fellow students as part of their training.


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US stocks fall on lower oil prices; inflation ticks up

FILE - In this Aug. 8. 2011, file photo, a Wall Street sign hangs near the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks slipped in early trading Friday, May 22, 2015, as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks slipped in noon trading Friday as energy companies fell along with the price of oil. Investors are weighing the latest batch of corporate earnings results and a report showing a slight increase in inflation last month. They are looking ahead to a speech later in the day by Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen.



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Senator to Christie: Be ashamed

The chief Republican sponsor of the Senate bill to reform the Patriot Act slammed fellow Republican Gov. Chris Christie for saying “You can’t enjoy your civil liberties if you’re in a coffin.”


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Clinton emails to released soon

The State Department could release its first round of emails from Hillary Clinton’s time as Secretary of State as early as Friday, offering a new look at her handling of the attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.


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Obama: Iran nuclear deal ‘will have my name on it’

Obama: Iran nuclear deal 'will have my name on it'WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday he "forcefully" objects to suggestions that policy differences between his administration and the Israeli government signal his lack of support for the longtime U.S. ally.



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Cannes favorite Nanni Moretti explores loss in ‘My Mother’

In this photo taken Saturday, May 16, 2015, director Nanni Moretti leaves following the screening of the film Mia Madre (My Mother) at the 68th international film festival, Cannes, southern France. Moretti is a Cannes mainstay, who has brought more than half a dozen films to the festival. He won the Palme d'Or in 2001 for "The Son's Room," about a family devastated by the death of a teenage son. His film "Mia Madre" is competing for the Palme d'Or. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)CANNES, France (AP) — Director Nanni Moretti is pleased to hear that some audience members came out of "Mia Madre," his new movie about a filmmaker whose mother is dying, and immediately called their own moms to say "I love you."



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US delegation to visit IOC next week for talks on Boston bid

FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2010, file photo, Steve Pagliuca, managing director of Bain Capital, speaks during a conference at the New York Stock Exchange in New York. The group leading the bid to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston shook up its management Thursday, May 21, 2015, making Boston Celtics co-owner Pagliuca the new chairman in an attempt to revive the city's chances of hosting the Summer Games. Pagliuca takes over the effort to convince the IOC to send the Summer Olympics to the United States for the first time since 1996. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)LONDON (AP) — Boston and U.S. Olympic leaders will travel to Switzerland next week to sound out the IOC about their struggling candidacy for the 2024 Summer Games amid a leadership shake-up at the top of the bid.



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Stranded in horrific conditions

Iraqi refugees scrambling to flee from ISIS-controlled Ramadi end up stranded in a sandstorm without shelter. CNN’s Arwa Damon reports.


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Nazi-looted painting from Gurlitt art trove to go on sale

LONDON (AP) — A painting that was seized by the Nazis and only recently returned to the Jewish owner’s heirs is going on auction.
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Nadal, Djokovic face French Open last-eight duel

Serbia's Novak Djokovic and Spain's Rafael Nadal (R), seen here at the Monte-Carlo Masters, could face each other in the quarter-final of the French OpenNine-time champion Rafael Nadal and world number one Novak Djokovic were placed on a mouth-watering French Open quarter-final collision course in Friday's draw. Nadal is seeded a lowly sixth this year after slipping to seven in the rankings and as a result was always likely to face one of his major rivals in the last eight. "It's very strange," admitted Nadal, promoted to the sixth seeding after the injury-enforced pull-out of Canada's Milos Raonic.



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Dealing with rusty barrels turned into bombs

Plumbers, postmen and teachers join up to become a rescue team, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports. FULL STORY


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Private equity fund buying Cincinnati-based Frisch’s

CINCINNATI (AP) — Frisch’s Big Boy restaurants are being sold to a private equity fund, the company announced Friday, which will end family operation of the Cincinnati-based chain that dates to a 1939 drive-thru.
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Mali separatists say soldiers publicly killed 9 Tuaregs

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Malian soldiers publicly killed nine residents of a Tuareg village in the country’s north, a coalition of separatist groups said on Friday.
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Army removes WWII bomb near London’s Wembley Stadium

An army bomb disposal expert inspects an unexploded World War II bomb found in Wembley, north London, Thursday May 21, 2015. The 50-kilogram (110-pound) bomb was discovered by workers at a construction site near Wembley stadium. It is believed to have been dropped over London during German bombing raids in the early 1940s. (Sergeant Rupert Frere of the Royal Logistic Corrps/MoD Crown Copyright via AP) NO SALESLONDON (AP) — British police say the army has safely removed an unexploded World War II bomb found near London's Wembley Stadium.



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IS tightens grip on Iraq-Syria border in jihadist surge

The advance by Islamic State fighters on Palmyra has raised fears the Syrian world heritage site could be destroyedThe Islamic State group consolidated its control of the Iraq-Syria border Friday after capturing an Iraqi provincial capital and a famed Syrian heritage site in an offensive that has forced a review of US strategy. The jihadists, who now control roughly half of Syria, reinforced their self-declared transfrontier "caliphate" by seizing Syria's Al-Tanaf crossing on the Damascus-Baghdad highway late Thursday. It was the last regime-held border crossing with Iraq.



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Dutch govt eyes limited ban on face-covering clothing

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced plans Friday to introduce a limited ban on “face-covering clothing,” widely interpreted as a new attempt to outlaw burqas, the head-to-toe Islamic robe worn by only a few hundred women in this European nation of 17 million.
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Poland presidential vote could bring return to turbulence

Supporters of Andrzej Duda react in front of a tv studio during the second debate between opposition candidate Andrzej Duda, and incumbent Bronislaw Komorowski ahead of the May 24 presidential runoff in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo / Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Presidential candidate Andrzej Duda is a new face in Polish politics, but he may herald a return to an older era when his right-wing party held power.



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Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

This combination of undated photos provided by the Washington, D.C., police shows Daron Dylon Wint. The police issued a news release late Wednesday, May 20, 2015, saying they are looking for Wint in connection with last Thursday's quadruple homicide of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. (Metropolitan Police Department via AP)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. marshals and police tracked down and arrested a dangerous ex-convict and five others, bringing a sudden and safe ending to a multistate manhunt in the slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper, authorities said Friday.



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Time on my side, says ageless Serena

US tennis player Serena Williams says she's "living a dream" as she continues to rack up the Grand Slam titlesSerena Williams says that at 33 she believes that time is still on her side for her to set a new all-time record of Grand Slam singles title wins. The American bagged her 19th title at the Australian Open in January. With Wimbledon and the US Open to follow it could be that the French Open, played on clay, her least favourite surface, could be the main obstacle in the way of her becoming just the fourth women to complete the calendar Grand Slam.



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Suspect in Tunisia attack claims innocence at 1st hearing

In this photo taken on Feb. 17 2015, Abdelmajid Touil, right, waits to be disembarked in Porto Empedocle, Sicily, Italy. Touil Abdelmajid was arrested Tuesday evening at the home of his mother in Gaggiano, near Milan. Italian police have arrested the Moroccan man on a Tunisian arrest warrant accusing him of helping organize and execute the March 18 attack on Tunisia's Bardo museum that left 22 people dead, authorities said. (Pasquale Claudio Montana Lampo/ANSA via AP Photo) - ITALY OUTROME (AP) — The Moroccan migrant accused of being involved in Tunisia's Bardo Museum massacre insisted Friday on his innocence and refused to voluntarily be turned over to Tunisian authorities.



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Hundreds of NK spies in U.S.?

Looking at the poison pens and torch guns, you would be forgiven for thinking you were on a James Bond set. But these weapons are real and are still part of the arsenal of North Korean spies.


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Tobacco firms get partial win over claims on smoking effects

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says America’s largest tobacco companies must inform consumers that cigarettes were formulated to increase addiction, but not that they lied about the dangers of smoking.
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Demilitarizing the cops: States retool police training

In this photo taken May 6, 2015, a pair of recruits wrestle during training in fighting at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien, Wash. While some critics say that good officers already consider themselves protectors and that police need the best equipment to defend themselves and the public, many law enforcement leaders see a need for a broader change in police training and culture. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — When prosecutor Dan Satterberg used to visit Washington state's police academy, the seas would part before him. Recruits would snap to attention, backs to the walls, and allow him to pass.



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