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  • Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing’s South China Sea moves

    SINGAPORE (AP) — China’s land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won’t expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international…

  • Friday’s College Baseball Scores

    TOURNAMENTS NCAA Division I Regionals At Tallahassee, Fla. Coll. of Charleston 7, Auburn 6, 11 innings At Gainesville, Fla. South Florida 5, FAU 3 At Coral Gables, Fla. Columbia 6, East Carolina 3 At Louisville,…

  • Illinois takes lead in NCAA golf

    BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Illinois’ Thomas Detry shot 4-under 68 for a share of the individual lead and the Illini topped the team standings Friday after the first round of the NCAA tournament. Detry was…

  • 4 more bodies found after Texas flooding

    DALLAS (AP) — Authorities said Friday they reclaimed four more bodies from Texas waters, adding to the growing death toll inflicted by record-setting storms that continue to submerge highways and flood homes. At least 28…

  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    AP source: Former speaker paid hush money to conceal claims of sexual abuse from decades ago CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually…

  • Seattle LHP Paxton placed on DL with strained finger

    SEATTLE (AP) — Left-hander James Paxton became a second key member of the Seattle Mariners’ rotation to be placed on the disabled list, joining righty Hisashi Iwakuma. The Mariners put Paxton on the 15-day disabled…

  • Colorado’s Bettis loses perfect game in 7th, keeps No-No

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Colorado Rockies right-hander Chad Bettis lost his bid for a perfect game in the seventh inning when shortstop Troy Tulowitzki made an error on Ben Revere’s grounder up the middle but still…

  • Fire department: Hawaii man impaled, killed by fish’s bill

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii fire officials say a man is dead after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish. West Hawaii Acting Battalion Chief John Whitman says witnesses reported that a man…

  • Texas poised to allow open carry of handguns

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers on Friday approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most-populous state, sending the bill to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who immediately promised to sign it…

  • Cain hits tiebreaking double in 8th, Royals beat Cubs 8-4

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Kansas City Royals were sailing along with a three-run lead. In a flash, they lost it. Then, they regrouped for a win they sorely needed. Lorenzo Cain hit a tiebreaking RBI…

  • Father: Woman shot by sheriff told police it was an accident

    ATLANTA (AP) — The woman who was shot and critically wounded by a Georgia sheriff told a detective the shooting was an accident that happened while they were practicing self-defense tactics in an empty model…

  • Belichick avoids direct answers on deflated footballs

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Coach Bill Belichick shed little light Friday in his first public remarks since the report was issued on the Patriots’ use of deflated footballs. He avoided direct answers to most of…

  • Navy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishap

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial’s dock has sent investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened. Investigators will arrive this weekend…

  • Governor: Nebraska to proceed with executions of 10 inmates

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says lawmakers’ repeal of the death penalty won’t stop his administration from proceeding with executions of 10 people already sentenced to death. Ricketts said Friday that…

  • AP source: Hastert paid to conceal claims of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid hush money to conceal claims that the Illinois Republican sexually molested someone decades ago, a person familiar with the allegations said Friday. The person spoke to…