German official, lawyers probed in bribes-for-asylum case

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities are investigating an official and three lawyers on suspicion of corruption in the granting of asylum to people who weren't eligible….

AP-NORC Poll: Americans expect Russia tension will get worse

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans largely fear the country's relationship with Russia and China will get worse in the coming year, and despite signs of diplomatic progress with Kim Jong Un on nuclear weapons, nearly half say the same about North Korea….

Wenger to leave Arsenal after more than 21 years in charge

LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger is leaving Arsenal after more than 21 years, ending a revolutionary reign that saw him introduce new methods to the Premier League and become the club's most successful manager….

German theater asks guests to wear swastikas for Hitler play

BERLIN (AP) — A theater in southern Germany is proceeding with plans to open a satirical play Friday about Adolf Hitler's youth in which some patrons will be wearing swastika armbands, despite objections and legal complaints….

Ariana Grande releases new song, first since 2017 bombing

NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande has released her first song since a 2017 terrorist attack during her concert in the United Kingdom….

Barbara Bush believed literacy could cure other ills

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — On a hot summer day in 1978, as her husband mulled his first presidential run, Barbara Bush headed to Houston's leafy Memorial Park for a jog while she thought about what issues she'd like to focus on should she become first lady….

Alabama mail-bomber the oldest executed in US modern times

ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama inmate convicted of the mail-bomb slayings of a federal judge and a civil rights lawyer during a wave of Southern terror in 1989 was executed by lethal injection Thursday, becoming the oldest prisoner put to death in the U.S. in modern times….

Large area of Berlin center evacuated for WWII bomb disposal

BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police were evacuating thousands of people from a central area of the German capital Friday and shutting down the main train station in preparation for the removal of an unexploded World War II bomb found during recent construction work….

Argentine women see legal abortion closer than ever

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Pushed by a wave of demonstrations by women's groups, the homeland of Pope Francis seems closer than ever to legalizing abortion….

Columbine, Parkland students unite for voter registration

DENVER (AP) — A planned national high school walkout for gun control on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine shooting Friday won't include student protests at the Colorado school that changed the way the nation viewed shootings….

As doors close in the US, China’s Huawei shifts to Europe

SHENZHEN, China (AP) — As trade disputes simmer, Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei, the No. 3 smartphone brand, is shifting its growth efforts toward Europe and Asia in the face of mounting obstacles in the U.S. market….

Global shares fall back on trade worries, tech outlook

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global shares fell back Friday on worries over trade tensions and tech outlook after a major supplier to Apple forecast continued weak demand for mobile devices. A warning by the head of the IMF over the potential for trade tensions to harm global growth also…

Embiid scores 23, 76ers top Heat 128-108 for 2-1 series lead

MIAMI (AP) — Joel Embiid had trouble with his new mask….

Mirotic, Davis lead Pelicans to 3-0 series lead over Blazers

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Nikola Mirotic watched his third 3-pointer of the first half swish through the hoop, turned to acknowledge the raucous, roaring crowd and raised his first triumphantly as he trotted back up court….

Players claimed off NHL waivers making most of 2nd chances

DENVER (AP) — Colorado defenseman Patrik Nemeth set career highs this season in goals, games and perhaps even grudges….

Intrigue, admiration, unrest: The Wenger years at Arsenal

Initially there was intrigue. Then there was admiration, many years of it. Next came pity, followed by a mixture of anger and apathy….

Durant leads Warriors to 3-0 lead over mourning Spurs

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Playing basketball seemed trivial to the Spurs following the death of Erin Popovich….

Bono gets new George W. Bush Medal for leadership

DALLAS (AP) — Rock star Bono, frontman for the band U2, has been presented with the first of what the George W. Bush Presidential Center intends to be an annual medal for individuals who change the world in some way….

Genesis Prize winner Portman pulls out of Israel ceremony

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. actress Natalie Portman, this year's recipient of a prize dubbed the "Jewish Nobel," has pulled out of the June awards ceremony in Israel because of extreme distress over recent events in the country, the Genesis Prize Foundation said….

Bette Midler to return to ‘Hello, Dolly’ for a summer run

NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler is not quite ready to say goodbye to her Dolly….

Judge to hear arguments about delaying Stormy Daniels case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Donald Trump's lawyer is asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay a court case brought by a porn actress who claims she had an affair with the president….

As Prince’s health waned, alarm grew in inner circle

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Some of Prince's closest confidants had grown increasingly alarmed about his health in the days before he died and tried to get him help as they realized he had an opioid addiction – yet none were able to give investigators the insight they needed to determine where…

Pacino, De Palma remember ‘Scarface’ at Tribeca reunion

NEW YORK (AP) — Old "Scarface" friends said hello again at a 35th anniversary screening Thursday that reunited stars Al Pacino, Michelle Pfeiffer and Steven Bauer and filmmaker Brian De Palma for an evening full of reflection on how the ferocious and garish gangster epic – like Tony Montana's rise…

Woman’s win of nursing home money a rarity in aging Japan

TOKYO (AP) — When her stay at the glamorous Grancreer residence turned into a nightmare of disrupted sleep and difficulties with the staff, retired harpist Yumi Makino opted out, and after a two-year legal battle got her deposit money back in a rare victory over a big real estate company….

Dutch probe ‘appalling’ euthanasia of dementia patient

In a rare series of moves, Dutch authorities are investigating whether doctors may have committed crimes in five euthanasia cases, including the deaths of two women with advanced Alzheimer's disease….

Volcano in southern Japan erupts for 1st time in 250 years

TOKYO (AP) — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain….

IndyCar star Dixon to try skills on “American Ninja Warrior”

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Scott Dixon will be the latest IndyCar driver to enter the realm of reality TV when he auditions in Indianapolis next week for "American Ninja Warrior."…

Grayson Murray handles the wind and leads Texas Open

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Grayson Murray fixed a flaw in his swing and hit the ball well enough that blustery conditions didn't matter at the Valero Texas Open. He made seven birdies in his round of 5-under 67 for a one-shot lead….

Braves’ Freeman avoids second major injury to wrist

ATLANTA (AP) — One-half inch may have been the difference between Freddie Freeman facing another extended stay on the disabled list and remaining in the Atlanta Braves' lineup….

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:…